Nationals’ Tanner Roark tops players for Wednesday, July 25; Indians’ Bauer rises to 10th in player rankings

Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark is Wednesday’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 25:  
 

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 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 12.1
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Also Wednesday, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

Player of the Day—Roark struck out 11 over eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 7-3 win over the Brewers.

Roark earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, 47th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 4-0 win over the Pirates.

Bauer earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 12.1 for the season, rising to 10th place in season player rankings, eighth among AL pitchers.

American League Batter of the Day—Mitch Garver of the Twins homered, doubled and went 4-for-6, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 12-6, 11-inning win over the Blue Jays.

National League Batter of the Day—Carlos Santana of the Phillies tripled and went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 7-3 win over the Phillies.

All-time leaders

Here are Box-Toppers top 20 players since record keeping began in 1995:
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Randy Johnson pi sp retired 278.8
2 Pedro Martinez pi sp retired 244.8
3 Clayton Kershaw pi sp lad nl 210.8
4 CC Sabathia pi sp nyy al 196.7
5 Curt Schilling pi sp retired 194.1
6 Albert Pujols 1b dh ana al 189.3
7 Zack Greinke pi sp ari nl 187.2
8 Alex Rodriguez dh retired 187.0
9 Felix Hernandez pi sp sea al 174.1
10 Max Scherzer pi sp dc nl 173.1
11 Roy Halladay pi sp retired 170.7
12 Justin Verlander pi sp hou al 168.4
13 Manny Ramirez lf dh retired 167.2
14 Johan Santana pi sp free agent 166.6
15 Roger Clemens pi sp retired 164.8
16 John Smoltz pi sp retired 160.9
17 Jon Lester pi sp chi nl 160.6
18 Cole Hamels pi sp tex al 159.8
19 Tim Hudson pi sp retired 157.0
20 Bartolo Colon pi sp tex al 155.9
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Notable—Cubs pitcher Jon Lester rises to 17th place on Box-Toppers “all-time” career points list after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.

Lester (6IP 4H R 0BB 7K ND in the 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 160.6 career points. He passes Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels (159.8) to rank 17th in career points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 16th-ranked player John Smoltz (160.9). (It should be noted Smoltz would have an estimated 255 career points if his entire career from 1988 were tracked.) Passing Hamels, Lester now ranks eighth among active players in career points.

Lester now has 6.7 Box-Toppers points for the season, 17th among NL pitchers.

Debut—Rays pitcher Jaime Schultz made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Schultz (3IP H R BB 4K ND in the 3-2 win over the Yankees) made his Major League debut May 29 and was playing in his seventh career game. He is the 4,032nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Roark earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bauer earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Garver and Santana each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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)

7/25 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +15.0 WSH 7, MIL 3 Tanner Roark (W, 4‑12) 8.0 3 0 0 1 11
AL +13.0 CLE 4, PIT 0 Trevor Bauer (W, 9‑6) 7.0 2 0 0 2 10
+8.0 LAA 11, CHW 3 Tyler Skaggs (W, 8‑6) 6.0 4 2 1 0 9
+7.0 `COL 3, HOU 2 Jon Gray 7.0 1 2 1 2 6
+7.0 `CHC 2, ARI 1 Jon Lester 6.0 4 1 1 0 7
BAT +5.0 MIN 12, TOR 6 (F/11) Mitch Garver C 6 2 4 5
+4.0 OAK 6, TEX 5 Khris Davis DH 5 2 2 5
+4.0 NYM 6, SD 4 Anthony Swarzak (S, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3
+4.0 SEA 3, SF 2 Edwin Diaz (S, 38) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
BAT +3.0 PHI 7, LAD 3 Carlos Santana 1B 3 1 2 3
+3.0 DET 8, KC 4 Jose Iglesias SS 3 2 1 3
+3.0 `TB 3, NYY 2 Jaime Schultz 3.0 1 1 1 1 4
+2.0 CIN 7, STL 3 Adam Duvall LF 3 2 2 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 +/‑
Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 12.1 21.8 49.3 51.3 +2.4
Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 8.7 13.4 20.4 20.4 +4.0
Skaggs, Tyler 3183 pi sp ana al 7.7 10.7 23.1 23.1 +4.7
Lester, Jon 2173 pi sp chi nl 6.7 17.4 80.6 160.6 -4.0
Diaz, Edwin 3690 pi cp sea al 5.0 14.0 21.0 21.0 -4.0
Duvall, Adam 3573 lf ph cin nl 4.5 9.0 17.0 17.0 0.0
Roark, Tanner 3261 pi sp dc nl 4.0 11.0 39.7 39.7 -3.0
Iglesias, Jose 3532 ss det al 3.5 11.5 12.5 12.5 -4.5
Davis, Khris 3242 dh oak al 3.5 8.0 24.7 24.7 -1.0
Garver, Mitch 3950 ca min al 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 +3.5
Santana, Carlos 2757 1b phi nl 2.5 3.5 17.2 26.2 +1.5
Swarzak, Anthony 2603 pi cp mr nym nl 1.0 5.0 8.0 12.7 -3.0
Schultz, Jaime 4032 pi mr tb al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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