Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 14:
|1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|2||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|3||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||15.1|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||14.7|
|5||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||14.0|
|6||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||13.4|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||13.0|
|8||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7|
|9||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||12.4|
|10||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8|
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Player of the Day—Greinke struck out seven over 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks, in the 3-0 win over the Braves.
Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 185.2 career points, eighth among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails seventh-ranked player Alex Rodriguez (187.0). Greinke ranks fourth among active players in career points.
Greinke also has 9.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, sixth among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Royals pitcher Danny Duffy struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks, in the 5-0 win over the White Sox.
American League Batter of the Day—Jake Bauers of the Rays homered, doubled and went 2-for-5, scoring four times and driving in four runs, in the 19-6 win over the Twins.
National League Batter of the Day—Javier Baez of the Cubs homered, doubled and went 2-for-5, scoring once and driving in five runs, in the 11-6 win over the Padres.
Rankings—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises from ninth to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings Saturday after earning Player of the Game honors.
Cole (5.2IP 3H R 4BB 8K W in the 9-1 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.0 for the season. He ranks fifth among AL pitchers.
Debut—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday, each with their first career Player of the Game honor:
- Orioles pitcher Yefry Ramirez (5IP 2H 0R 3BB 7BB ND in the 1-0 win over the Rangers) made his Major League debut June 13 and was playing in his fifth career game. He is the 4,021st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Pirates pitcher Clay Holmes (6IP 4H 0R 2BB 6K W in the 6-2 win over the Brewers) made his Major League debut April 6 and was playing in his fourth career game. He is the 4,022nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Pirates pitcher Richard Rodriguez (1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K W in the 2-1 win over the Brewers) made his Major League debut Sept. 2, 2017, and was playing in his 38th career game. He is the 4,023rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Duffy earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Bauers and Baez each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||10.2||ARI 3, ATL 0||Zack Greinke (W, 10‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.2||4||0||0||0||7|
|AL||8.0||KC 5, CHW 0||Danny Duffy (W, 5‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||3||8|
|7.0||`BAL 1, TEX 0||Yefry Ramirez||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||2||0||0||3||7|
|6.1||`BOS 6, TOR 2 (F/10)||Eduardo Rodriguez||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||0||0||0||5|
|6.0||PIT 6, MIL 2||Clay Holmes (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|5.1||COL 4, SEA 1||Jon Gray (W, 8‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||5||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||5.0||TB 19, MIN 6||Jake Bauers 1B||5||4||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.2||HOU 9, DET 1||Gerrit Cole (W, 10‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||1||1||4||8|
|4.0||MIA 2, PHI 0||Trevor Richards (W, 3‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||0||0||2||4|
|3.1||NYY 5, CLE 4||David Robertson (W, 7‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||1||3|
|3.1||PIT 2, MIL 1||Richard Rodriguez (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||3.0||CHC 11, SD 6||Javier Baez 2B||5||1||2||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||CIN 8, STL 2||Jose Peraza SS||6||1||5||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||LAA 5, LAD 4 (F/10)||Justin Upton LF||4||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||NYM 7, WSH 4||Michael Conforto LF||3||1||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||OAK 4, SF 3||Mark Canha PH‑LF||2||1||1||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||+/‑|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||13.0||20.0||55.9||55.9||+6.0|
|Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480||pi sp||bos al||9.7||18.4||29.1||29.1||+1.0|
|Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||9.0||29.1||95.4||185.2||-11.1|
|Gray, Jon 3634||pi sp||col nl||7.7||12.4||19.4||19.4||+3.0|
|Duffy, Danny 2915||pi sp||kc al||6.7||10.7||37.4||40.4||+2.7|
|Baez, Javier 3395||2b ss 3b||chi nl||6.0||11.2||15.7||15.7||+0.8|
|Upton, Justin 2411||lf||ana al||4.0||11.5||39.9||62.6||-3.5|
|Conforto, Michael 3622||lf rf cf||nym nl||3.0||9.0||14.0||14.0||-3.0|
|Peraza, Jose 3691||ss||cin nl||3.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||+2.0|
|Richards, Trevor 3945||pi sp||fla nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||+3.0|
|Bauers, Jake 3993||1b||tb al||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||+2.5|
|Canha, Mark 3454||1b lf ph||oak al||2.0||4.0||6.5||6.5||0.0|
|Robertson, David 2774||pi mr cp||nyy al||1.0||7.0||28.0||33.0||-5.0|
|Holmes, Clay 4022||pi sp||pit nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Ramirez, Yefry 4021||pi sp||bal al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Rodriguez, Richard 4023||pi mr||pit nl||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.