Twins’ Jose Berrios tops players for Thursday, June 7, rises to 3rd in player rankings

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Twins pitcher Jose Berrios is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in season player rankings.

Also Thursday, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 7:  

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 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 11.4
4 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 10.1
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 10.0
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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Player of the Day—Berrios pitched a complete game, striking out 10 and allowing two runs, six hits and no walks, in the 7-2 win over the White Sox.

Berrios earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season. He rises from sixth to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings, second among American League pitchers, behind Luis Severino of the Yankees (13.7).

Berrios becomes the sixth player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points. It is his first season to reach 10 points. In 2017, he had 9.0 Box-Toppers points.

National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas struck out five over seven innings, allowing one run, three hits and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Marlins.

National League Batter of the Day—Joc Pederson of the Dodgers hit two home runs and doubled, going 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 8-7 win over the Pirates.

American League Batter of the Day—Mitch Haniger of the Mariners homered and went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 5-4 win over the Rays.

Rankings—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Thursday.

Cole (6IP 3H R 3BB 8K W in the 5-2 win over the Rangers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season, rising from fifth to fourth place in season player rankings, third among AL pitchers.

Debut—Jesse Winker of the Reds made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Winker (HR 3-3 R 2BI in the 7-5, 13-inning win over the Rockies) made his Major League debut April 14, 2017, and was playing in his 101st career game. He is the 3,988th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Berrios earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Mikolas earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Pederson and Haniger each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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)

6/7 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 MIN 7, CHW 2 Jose Berrios (W, 7‑5) 9.0 6 2 2 0 10
NL 7.0 STL 4, MIA 1 Miles Mikolas (W, 7‑1) 7.0 3 1 0 1 5
6.0 HOU 5, TEX 2 Gerrit Cole (W, 7‑1) 6.0 3 1 1 3 8
BAT 4.0 LAD 8, PIT 7 Joc Pederson LF 5 3 3 3
4.0 OAK 4, KC 1 Paul Blackburn (W, 1‑0) 6.0 3 1 1 0 3
3.0 CIN 7, COL 5 (F/13) Jesse Winker PH‑LF 3 1 3 2
BAT 3.0 SEA 5, TB 4 Mitch Haniger RF 3 1 2 3
3.0 TOR 5, BAL 4 (F/10) Danny Barnes (W, 2‑1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 DET 7, BOS 2 Leonys Martin CF 4 2 2 2
1.0 CHC 4, PHI 3 Anthony Rizzo 1B 3 1 1 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 +/‑
Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 11.4 20.4 20.4 20.4 +2.4
Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.0 18.0 53.9 53.9 +4.0
Mikolas, Miles 3034 pi sp stl nl 6.7 6.7 8.4 9.4 +6.7
Haniger, MItch 3772 rf sea al 5.5 10.0 10.0 10.0 +1.0
Pederson, Joc 3621 cf lf lad nl 3.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 +2.0
Rizzo, Anthony 3063 1b chi nl 2.5 18.0 40.0 45.0 -13.0
Martin, Leonys 3053 cf det al 2.5 2.5 8.0 10.0 +2.5
Barnes, Danny 3807 pi cp mr tor al 1.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 -2.0
Blackburn, Paul 3869 pi sp oak al 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
Winker, Jesse 3988 lf ph cin nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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