Brewers pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 23:
|1||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||16.4|
|3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||16.4|
|4||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||15.1|
|5||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4|
|6||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||14.0|
|7||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||13.4|
|8||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||13.0|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7|
|10||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||12.0|
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Also Monday, Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Chacin struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run, two hits and no walks, in the 6-1 win over the Nationals.
Chacin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, 12th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello pitched six scoreless innings, allowing six hits, one walk and striking out six, in the 5-3 win over the Orioles.
American League Batter of the Day—Matt Chapman of the Athletics hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 15-3 win over the Rangers.
National League Batter of the Day—Josh Harrison of the Pirates hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 7-0, rain-shortened, six-inning win over the Indians.
Rankings—Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
Corbin (7IP 6H R 0BB 9K W in the 7-1 win over the Cubs) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.0 for the season. He ranks third among NL pitchers, behind Max Scherzer of the Nationals (16.4) and Aaron Nola of the Phillies (13.4).
Notable—Box-Toppers season player rankings leader Luis Severino failed to add to his lead as his Yankees lost Monday.
Severino, who leads players with 16.7 Box-Toppers points in 2018, had a Box-Toppers game score of -11.0 in the 7-6 loss to the Rays, the lowest among all Yankees (5IP 11H 7R 6ER 0BB 8K L).
Player of the Day was Rays pitcher Matt Andriese (3.2IP 3H 2R 0ER 0BB 5K W).
Also notable—Cardinals pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon pitched seven no-hit innings in his Major League debut Monday but did not earn Box-Toppers points because his team lost.
Poncedeleon had a Box-Toppers game score of +7.0 (7IP 0H 0R 3BB 3K ND in the 2-1 loss to the Reds). He was pulled after 116 pitches and would have earned the win and Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors, but the Cardinals bullpen gave up five hits and two runs as the Reds pulled ahead in the bottom of the ninth.
Player of the Game was Reds pitcher Luis Castillo with a Box-Toppers game score of +3.1 (5.1IP 4H R BB 5K ND).
Scoring—Chacin earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Porcello earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Chapman and Harrison each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||MIL 6, WSH 1||Jhoulys Chacin (W, 9‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||2||1||1||0||9|
|+8.0||ARI 7, CHC 1||Patrick Corbin (W, 7‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||1||1||0||9|
|AL||+5.0||BOS 5, BAL 3||Rick Porcello (W, 12‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||+4.0||OAK 15, TEX 3||Matt Chapman 3B||5||2||3||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||+4.0||PIT 7, CLE 0 (F/6)||Josh Harrison 2B||3||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.2||TB 7, NYY 6||Matt Andriese (W, 3‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.2||3||2||0||0||5|
|+3.1||`CIN 2, STL 1||Luis Castillo||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||1||1||1||5|
|+3.0||SD 3, NYM 2||Kirby Yates (S, 3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||ATL 12, MIA 1||Charlie Culberson 2B||6||1||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||DET 5, KC 4||Jim Adduci 1B||4||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||CHW 5, LAA 3||Jose Abreu 1B||4||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||LAD 7, PHI 6||Max Muncy 1B||3||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||MIN 8, TOR 3||Logan Morrison DH||5||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||12.0||21.7||48.2||54.2||+2.3|
|Chacin, Jhoulys 2711||pi sp||mil nl||8.0||19.4||30.8||47.2||-3.4|
|Porcello, Rick 2573||pi sp||bos al||6.4||9.4||36.1||52.1||+3.4|
|Abreu, Jose 3308||1b||chi al||5.0||6.0||26.0||26.0||+4.0|
|Harrison, Josh 2947||2b||pit nl||3.5||4.5||11.0||12.5||+2.5|
|Muncy, Max 3969||3b lf 2b 1b||lad nl||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5||+3.5|
|Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||3.0||11.4||11.4||11.4||-5.4|
|Culberson, Charlie 3324||lf 2b ph||atl nl||3.0||3.0||5.0||5.0||+3.0|
|Chapman, Matt 3849||3b||oak al||2.5||5.0||5.0||5.0||0.0|
|Andriese, Matt 3505||pi mr sp||tb al||2.0||5.7||10.7||10.7||-1.7|
|Morrison, Logan 2794||dh 1b||min al||1.0||7.7||17.2||25.2||-5.7|
|Yates, Kirby 3628||pi cp mr||sd nl||1.0||3.0||5.0||5.0||-1.0|
|Adduci, Jim 3303||1b||det al||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||+1.0|
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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.