Indians‘ pitcher Trevor Bauer tops players for Friday, June 8; Blue Jays‘ Happ rises to 8th in player rankings

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Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Friday, Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ rises to eighth 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 8:  
 

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 Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 8.7
9 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 7.7
10 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 7.7
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Player of the Day—Bauer struck out 12 over eight innings, allowing one run, seven hits and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Tigers.

Bauer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season, 13th among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and allowing two hits and no walks, in the 7-3 win over the Braves.

Buehler earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 6.1 for the season, eighth among NL pitchers.

National League Batter of the Day—Ryan Braun of the Brewers hit two home runs and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 12-4 win over the Phillies.

American League Batter of the Day—Jose Altuve of the Astros homered and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Despite having a Box-Toppers game score of just +1.0, lowest among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday, Altuve earned AL Batter of the Day honors (worth an extra 0.5 bonus Box-Toppers points) because he was the only AL batter to earn Player of the Game honors Friday.

Altuve earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 2.5 for the season, which matches his 2017 point total. Altuve was voted AL Most Valuable Player in 2017 despite having only 2.5 Box-Toppers points during the season, 90th among AL batters.

Rankings—Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.

Happ (7IP 2H R 0ER 2BB 3K W in the 5-1 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.7 for the season. He ranks sixth among AL pitchers.

Debut—Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Ramirez (1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K W in the 4-2 win over the Twins) made his Major League debut July 3, 2015, and was playing in his 74th career game. He is the 3,989th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Bauer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Buehler earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Braun and Altuve 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)

6/8 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 10.0 CLE 4, DET 1 Trevor Bauer (W, 5‑4) 8.0 7 1 1 1 12
9.0 CHW 1, BOS 0 Dylan Covey (W, 2‑1) 6.0 3 0 0 1 7
9.0 `NYY 4, NYM 1 Masahiro Tanaka 5.0 1 1 1 1 8
NL 5.1 LAD 7, ATL 3 Walker Buehler (W, 4‑1) 5.1 2 1 1 0 4
BAT 5.0 MIL 12, PHI 4 Ryan Braun LF 4 2 2 5
5.0 TOR 5, BAL 1 J.A.Happ (W, 8‑3) 7.0 2 1 0 2 3
4.1 MIA 4, SD 0 Caleb Smith (W, 5‑6) 5.1 4 0 0 2 5
4.1 LAA 4, MIN 2 Noe Ramirez (W, 2‑2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
4.0 ARI 9, COL 4 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 5 3 3 3
4.0 STL 7, CIN 6 (F/10) Jose Martinez 1B 4 2 2 4
3.1 OAK 7, KC 2 Lou Trivino (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 SF 9, WSH 5 Alen Hanson 3B 3 2 2 1
1.1 SEA 4, TB 3 Marco Gonzales (W, 7‑3) 7.1 5 2 2 0 3
1.1 CHC 3, PIT 1 Pedro Strop (S, 1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1
BAT 1.0 HOU 7, TEX 3 Jose Altuve 2B 4 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 +/‑
Happ, J.A. 2536 pi sp tor al 8.7 14.4 49.6 65.6 +3.0
Smith, Caleb 3952 pi sp fla nl 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 +6.4
Buehler, Walker 3943 pi sp lad nl 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 +6.1
Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 6.0 15.7 43.2 45.2 -3.7
Gonzales, Marco 3408 pi sp sea al 5.7 6.7 9.7 9.7 +4.7
Martinez, Jose 3830 1b stl nl 5.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 +1.0
Tanaka, Masahiro 3305 pi sp nyy al 4.7 16.1 50.9 50.9 -6.7
Covey, Dylan 3974 pi sp chi al 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
Trivino, Lou 3939 pi cp mr oak al 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
Braun, Ryan J. 2300 lf mil nl 2.5 6.0 29.5 94.2 -1.0
Altuve, Jose 3007 2b hou al 2.5 5.0 30.5 34.0 0.0
Goldschmidt, Paul 2935 1b ari nl 2.0 9.4 40.8 49.3 -5.4
Hanson, Alen 3747 3b ph sf nl 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 +1.0
Strop, Pedro 3005 pi cp chi nl 1.0 1.0 5.0 8.0 +1.0
Ramirez, Noe 3989 pi mr ana al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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