Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of June 8:
|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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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|
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.