Cubs’ Victor Caratini tops players for Thursday, July 19, in the day's only scheduled game

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Victor Caratini of the Cubs is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day in the day’s only scheduled game.

Caratini went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in one run, in the 9-6 win over the Cardinals.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 19:  

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 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 14.4
5 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 14.0
6 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 13.7
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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It was not only the only game of the day, making its Player of the Game also Player of the Day, it was also Caratini’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Caratini made his Major League debut June 28, 2017, and was playing in his 67th career game. He is the 4,026th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Caratini earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day (1.0 for being Player of the Game and 1.0 bonus point for being Player of the Day), giving him 2.0 points for the season, 348th among all players and 79th among National League batters.

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)

7/19 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +4.0 CHC 9, STL 6 Victor Caratini C 3 3 3 1
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 +/‑
Caratini, Victor 4026 ca chi nl 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
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