Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 6:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||15.4|
|2||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||13.7|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||10.1|
|4||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||10.0|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||10.0|
|6||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|7||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||9.0|
|8||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||7.7|
|9||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||7.7|
|10||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||7.7|
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Gray struck out eight over eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 3-0, 13-inning win over the Blue Jays. Gray picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the game was in a scoreless tie when he exited.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana struck out 10 over 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, three hits and two walks, in the 7-5 win over the Phillies. Quintana picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the Phillies tied the game and later took the lead after he exited, before the Cubs won with a walk-off grand slam by Jason Heyward.
Quintana earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 7.1 points for the season, most among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Quintana ranks 12th among all players in 2018 Box-Toppers points, fourth among NL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Anthony Rendon of the Nationals hit two doubles and went 4-for-5, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 11-2 win over the Rays.
American League Batter of the Day—Jurickson Profar of the Rangers hit two home runs and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 8-2 win over the Athletics.
Scoring—Gray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Quintana earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Rendon and Profar each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||12.0||`NYY 3, TOR 0 (F/13)||Sonny Gray||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||2||0||0||2||8|
|NL||6.2||`CHC 7, PHI 5||Jose Quintana||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||2||2||2||10|
|BAT||6.0||WSH 11, TB 2||Anthony Rendon 3B||5||4||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||6.0||TEX 8, OAK 2||Jurickson Profar SS||4||2||3||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|6.0||CLE 3, MIL 1||Carlos Carrasco (W, 7‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||8||1||1||1||10|
|6.0||BAL 1, NYM 0||Dylan Bundy (W, 4‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||3||5|
|5.0||SD 3, ATL 1||Brad Hand (S, 18)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|4.1||LAA 4, KC 3||Blake Parker (S, 5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||MIA 11, STL 3||Derek Dietrich LF||5||2||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||BOS 7, DET 1||Christian Vazquez C||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||PIT 11, LAD 9||Corey Dickerson LF||4||4||3||0||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||COL 6, CIN 3||Ian Desmond 1B||2||2||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||SF 5, ARI 4 (F/10)||Alen Hanson PH||1||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||CHW 5, MIN 2||Tim Anderson SS||4||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||HOU 7, SEA 5||Evan Gattis DH||3||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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 playersHere 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||+/‑|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||7.1||22.1||51.9||57.3||-7.9|
|Bundy, Dylan 3655||pi sp||bal al||6.7||16.1||22.1||22.1||-2.7|
|Hand, Brad 2907||pi cp||sd nl||6.0||10.7||19.7||20.7||+1.3|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.7||27.5||68.6||74.0||-16.1|
|Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||nyy al||5.0||13.4||46.2||46.2||-3.4|
|Profar, Jurickson 3665||ss||tex al||2.5||2.5||3.5||3.5||+2.5|
|Anderson, Tim 3659||ss||chi al||2.0||2.0||6.5||6.5||+2.0|
|Rendon, Anthony 3258||3b||dc nl||1.5||9.5||21.5||21.5||-6.5|
|Dietrich, Derek 3199||lf 3b 2b||fla nl||1.0||6.5||11.5||11.5||-4.5|
|Vazquez, Christian 3380||ca||bos al||1.0||6.0||10.0||10.0||-4.0|
|Dickerson, Corey 3222||lf||pit nl||1.0||4.0||20.5||20.5||-2.0|
|Parker, Blake 3823||pi cp mr||ana al||1.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||-2.0|
|Gattis, Evan 3179||dh ca||hou al||1.0||2.0||13.0||13.0||0.0|
|Desmond, Ian 2673||1b||col nl||1.0||2.0||17.7||29.2||0.0|
|Hanson, Alen 3747||cf ph||sf nl||1.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||0.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.