Yankees’ Sonny Gray tops players for Wednesday, June 6; Cubs’ Quintana tops NL players

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Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 6:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
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 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7
10 Pivetta, Nick 3825 pi sp phi nl 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 game

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

6/6 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
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
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 +/‑
Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 7.1 22.1 51.9 57.3 -7.9
Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 6.7 28.5 69.6 75.0 -15.1
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
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
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