Rockies’ Tyler Anderson tops players for Friday, June 29; Mariners’ Gonzales tops AL players

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Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Anderson struck out eight over eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 3-1 win over the Dodgers.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 29:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 16.4
2 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 15.7
3 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 13.4
4 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 12.0
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 12.0
6 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 11.8
7 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 11.0
8 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7
9 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 10.4
10 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 10.0
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Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, 32nd among National League pitchers.

Anderson had a Box-Toppers game score Friday of +11.0, tied with Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove, who was Player of the Game in the 6-3 win over the Padres (7IP 7H 0R 2BB 5K W). But Anderson earned overall Player of the Day (and the extra 1.0 bonus Box-Toppers point) on a tiebreaker—he pitched more innings Friday than Musgrove, eight vs. seven.

American League Player of the Day—Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales pitched a complete game, allowing one run, six hits, no walks and striking out seven, in the 4-1 win over the Royals.

National League Batter of the Day—Juan Soto of the Nationals hit two home runs and went 4-for-6, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 17-7 win over the Phillies.

American League Batter of the Day—Miguel Andujar of the Yankees homered and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 8-1 win over the Red Sox.

Notable—Braves pitcher Julio Teheran has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday.

Teheran (6IP 2H 0R 2BB 4K W in the 5-1 win over the Cardinals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.7 for the season, 18th among all players and fifth among NL pitchers.

Streak—Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo has now earned Box-Toppers points for 12 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2018 Friday.

Gallardo (7.1IP 4H 3R BB 7K W in the 11-3 win over the White Sox) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2007 with the Brewers and has 91.7 career points, 100th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He ranks 12th in career points among active AL pitchers. His best season was 2011 with the Brewers when he had 19.9 Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players. In 2017, he had 1.0 Box-Toppers point with the Mariners.

Debut—Lewis Brinson of the Marlins made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Brinson (HR 2B 3-4 2R BI in the 8-2 win over the Mets) made his Major League debut June 11, 2017, and was playing in his 101st career game. He is the 4,010th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gonzales earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Soto and Andujar each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.

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Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

6/29 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 11.0 COL 3, LAD 1 Tyler Anderson (W, 5‑3) 8.0 4 0 0 1 8
11.0 PIT 6, SD 3 Joe Musgrove (W, 3‑3) 7.0 7 0 0 2 5
AL 8.0 SEA 4, KC 1 Marco Gonzales (W, 8‑5) 9.0 6 1 1 0 7
7.1 OAK 3, CLE 1 Paul Blackburn (W, 2‑2) 6.1 3 0 0 1 5
BAT 6.0 WSH 17, PHI 7 Juan Soto LF 6 3 4 5
6.0 MIL 8, CIN 2 Keon Broxton CF 4 3 3 4
6.0 ATL 5, STL 1 Julio Teheran (W, 6‑5) 6.0 2 0 0 2 4
4.1 LAA 7, BAL 1 Felix Pena (W, 1‑0) 5.1 5 0 0 1 5
3.1 TEX 11, CHW 3 Yovani Gallardo (W, 2‑0) 7.1 4 3 3 1 7
BAT 3.0 NYY 8, BOS 1 Miguel Andujar 3B 4 1 3 3
3.0 CHC 10, MIN 6 Jason Heyward RF 4 3 2 2
3.0 TB 3, HOU 2 Wilmer Font (W, 2‑3) 5.0 1 1 1 2 3
3.0 SF 2, ARI 1 Will Smith (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 MIA 8, NYM 2 Lewis Brinson CF 4 2 3 1
2.0 TOR 3, DET 2 Marcus Stroman (W, 1‑5) 7.0 5 2 2 0 4
MLB—Overall Box-Toppers Player of the Day, worth 2.0 total Box-Toppers points.
AL—Overall American League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
NL—Overall National League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
BAT—Top AL or NL Batter of the Day, worth 1.5 total Box-Toppers points.
All other players listed here earn Player of the Game honors, worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
` Pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.

Box-Toppers point totals of the day’s top players

Here are Box-Toppers point totals of each of the Player of the Game winners. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (’18). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’17-18), the period 2013-2018 (’13-18) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2018 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2017 total (+/-).

Player of the Game Pos Team ’18 ’17‑18 ’13‑18 Career +/‑
Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 8.7 13.7 60.2 60.2 +3.7
Gonzales, Marco 3408 pi sp sea al 7.4 8.4 11.4 11.4 +6.4
Anderson, Tyler 3656 pi sp col nl 5.0 8.0 10.0 10.0 +2.0
Soto, Juan 3994 lf dc nl 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
Musgrove, Joe 3705 pi sp pit nl 2.0 4.0 7.7 7.7 0.0
Blackburn, Paul 3869 pi sp oak al 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +1.0
Font, Wilmer 4007 pi sp tb al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Pena, Felix 4002 pi sp ana al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Andujar, Miguel 3839 3b nyy al 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 +0.5
Broxton, Keon 3785 cf mil nl 1.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 ‑5.5
Stroman, Marcus 3327 pi sp tor al 1.0 5.7 28.8 28.8 ‑3.7
Heyward, Jason 2695 rf chi nl 1.0 3.0 9.0 21.5 ‑1.0
Gallardo, Yovani 2333 pi sp tex al 1.0 2.0 27.4 91.7 0.0
Smith, Will 3073 pi cp sf nl 1.0 1.0 6.0 9.0 +1.0
Brinson, Lewis 4010 cf fla nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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