Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark is Wednesday’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 25:
|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||16.1|
|4||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||15.4|
|5||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||14.4|
|6||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4|
|7||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||14.0|
|8||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.0|
|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 leadersHere are Box-Toppers top 20 players since record keeping began in 1995:
|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|
|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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List of top 100 players since 1995 at the end of the 2017 season.
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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
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.