White Sox’ Giolito tops players for Sunday, July 15; Nationals’ Hellickson tops NL players

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day as teams now take an All-Star break from the regular season before returning Friday.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 15:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
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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Giolito struck out six over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks, in the 10-1 win over the Royals.

Giolito earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season. He ranks 74th among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson struck out six over six innings, allowing one run, two hits and two walks, in the 6-1 win over the Mets.

American League Batter of the Day—Brian Dozier of the Twins hit a walk-off, 10th-inning grand slam in the 11-7, 10-inning win over the Rays. Dozier went 2-for-6, scoring twice and driving in five runs.

National League Batter of the Day—Brian Anderson of the Marlins homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-5 win over the Phillies.

Notable—Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco ranks highest in Box-Toppers season player rankings among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday.

Carrasco (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K W in a rare middle relief appearance in the 5-2 win over the Yankees) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.7 for the season. He ranks 15th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, 12th among AL pitchers.

Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Sunday with their first career Player of the Game honors:

  • Rockies pitcher Scott Oberg (1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB K W in the 4-3 win over the Mariners) made his Major League debut April 14, 2015, and was playing in his 179th career game. He is the 4,024th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • Jeimer Candelario of the Tigers (HR 1-2 R 2BI in the 6-3 win over the Astros) made his Major League debut July 3, 2016, and was playing in his 126th career game. He is the 4,025th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Giolito earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hellickson earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Dozier and Anderson each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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)

7/15 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 7.1 CHW 10, KC 1 Lucas Giolito (W, 6‑8) 6.1 2 0 0 3 6
NL 6.0 WSH 6, NYM 1 Jeremy Hellickson (W, 4‑1) 6.0 2 1 1 2 6
6.0 STL 6, CIN 4 John Gant (W, 3‑3) 4.0 0 0 0 2 4
5.1 ATL 5, ARI 1 Julio Teheran (W, 7‑6) 6.1 4 0 0 3 6
BAT 3.0 MIN 11, TB 7 (F/10) Brian Dozier 2B 6 2 2 5
BAT 3.0 MIA 10, PHI 5 Brian Anderson RF 5 2 3 3
3.0 BAL 6, TEX 5 Manny Machado SS 1 2 1 1
3.0 BOS 5, TOR 2 Craig Kimbrel (S, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
3.0 CLE 5, NYY 2 Carlos Carrasco (W, 11‑5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.1 COL 4, SEA 3 Scott Oberg (W, 4‑0) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1
2.0 OAK 6, SF 2 Stephen Piscotty RF 4 2 2 2
2.0 LAD 5, LAA 3 Yasmani Grandal C 3 1 3 1
2.0 CHC 7, SD 4 Anthony Rizzo 1B 3 2 2 1
2.0 DET 6, HOU 3 Jeimer Candelario 3B 2 1 1 2
1.0 PIT 7, MIL 6 (F/10) Corey Dickerson LF 5 2 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 +/‑
Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 9.7 31.5 72.6 78.0 -12.1
Teheran, Julio 3176 pi sp atl nl 9.7 14.7 61.2 61.2 +4.7
Anderson, Brian W. 3954 rf fla nl 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 +6.5
Kimbrel, Craig 2825 pi cp bos al 6.0 14.7 52.4 73.4 -2.7
Hellickson, Jeremy 2778 pi sp dc nl 5.4 9.4 34.5 54.2 +1.4
Rizzo, Anthony 3063 1b chi nl 4.5 20.0 42.0 47.0 -11.0
Machado, Manny 3087 ss bal al 4.0 11.0 33.2 34.7 -3.0
Piscotty, Stephen 3570 rf oak al 3.5 5.0 13.2 13.2 +2.0
Grandal, Yasmani 3058 ca lad nl 3.0 4.5 18.7 21.7 +1.5
Gant, John 3660 pi cp sp mr stl nl 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 +3.0
Dozier, Brian 3219 2b min al 2.5 8.0 21.7 21.7 -3.0
Dickerson, Corey 3222 lf pit nl 2.0 5.0 21.5 21.5 -1.0
Giolito, Lucas 3900 pi sp chi al 2.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 -1.0
Candelario, Jeimer 4025 3b det al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
Oberg, Scott 4024 pi mr col nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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