Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka tops players for Tuesday, July 24; Berrios, Cole rise in top 10 rankings

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 24:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
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 16.1
5 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 14.4
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 14.0
7 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 14.0
8 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 13.4
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 Tuesday, two players in the top 10 of Box-Toppers season player rankings earned Player of the Game honors—Twins pitcher Jose Berrios maintained his fourth-place ranking and Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rose to seventh place.

Player of the Day—Tanaka pitched a complete game shutout, striking out nine and allowing three hits and one walk, in the 4-0 win over the Rays.

Tanaka earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season, 20th among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Austin Gomber struck out six over 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks, in the 4-2, 11-inning win over the Reds. Gomber picked up a no-decision and did not earn the win because the score was tied, 2-2, when he exited. Gomber allowed no hits through 6 1/3 innings in his first Major League start. He made his Box-Toppers debut June 2 as a middle reliever.

National League Batter of the Day—J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins homered and went 1-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-3 win over the Braves.

American League Batter of the Day—Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles homered and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 7-6 win over the Red Sox.

Rankings—Two players ranked in the top 10 in Box-Toppers season player rankings earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday:

  • Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (7IP 4H 0R BB 9K W in the 5-0 win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 16.1 for the season, maintaining his fourth-place rank. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
  • Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole (6.1IP 5H 2R BB 9K ND in the 8-2, 10-inning win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.0 for the season, rising from eighth to seventh in season player rankings. He ranks sixth among AL pitchers.

Scoring—Tanaka earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gomber earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Realmuto and Schoop each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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)

7/24 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +14.0 NYY 4, TB 0 Masahiro Tanaka (W, 8‑2) 9.0 3 0 0 1 9
+11.0 MIN 5, TOR 0 Jose Berrios (W, 10‑7) 7.0 4 0 0 1 9
+6.2 CHW 4, LAA 2 Carlos Rodon (W, 3‑3) 7.2 2 2 2 3 8
+5.1 KC 5, DET 4 Burch Smith (W, 1‑1) 6.1 1 2 2 2 6
+5.1 `HOU 8, COL 2 (F/10) Gerrit Cole 6.1 5 2 2 1 9
NL +4.1 `STL 4, CIN 2 (F/11) Austin Gomber 6.1 2 2 2 2 6
BAT +4.0 MIA 9, ATL 3 J.T. Realmuto C 3 2 1 4
+4.0 OAK 13, TEX 10 (F/10) Jeurys Familia (W, 6‑4) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
+3.0 PIT 9, CLE 4 Corey Dickerson LF 3 2 2 2
+3.0 SF 4, SEA 3 Will Smith (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.0 MIL 5, WSH 4 (F/10) Lorenzo Cain CF 5 2 4 1
BAT +2.0 BAL 7, BOS 6 Jonathan Schoop 2B 4 1 2 3
+2.0 NYM 6, SD 3 Michael Conforto LF 4 2 2 2
+2.0 ARI 5, CHC 1 Steven Souza RF 3 1 3 1
+2.0 PHI 7, LAD 4 (F/16) Trevor Plouffe 3B 3 1 1 3
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 +/‑
Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 16.1 25.1 25.1 25.1 +7.1
Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 14.0 21.0 56.9 56.9 +7.0
Tanaka, Masahiro 3305 pi sp nyy al 6.7 18.1 52.9 52.9 -4.7
Realmuto, J.T. 3491 ca fla nl 5.5 9.5 20.0 20.0 +1.5
Conforto, Michael 3622 lf rf cf nym nl 5.0 11.0 16.0 16.0 -1.0
Dickerson, Corey 3222 lf pit nl 4.5 7.5 24.0 24.0 +1.5
Familia, Jeurys 3446 pi cp oak al 4.0 4.0 20.0 20.0 +4.0
Schoop, Jonathan 3307 2b bal al 3.5 9.5 19.0 19.0 -2.5
Cain, Lorenzo 3171 cf mil nl 3.5 9.0 29.7 29.7 -2.0
Smith, Will 3073 pi cp sf nl 3.0 3.0 8.0 11.0 +3.0
Gomber, Austin 3985 pi mr sp stl nl 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 +2.7
Rodon, Carlos 3494 pi sp chi al 2.0 5.0 21.1 21.1 -1.0
Souza, Steven Jr. 3461 rf ari nl 1.0 5.0 16.2 16.2 -3.0
Plouffe, Trevor 2869 3b 1b phi nl 1.0 3.0 17.0 26.5 -1.0
Smith, Burch 3281 pi sp kc al 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 +1.0
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