Dodgers’ Rich Hill tops players for Thursday, July 26; Twins’ Gibson tops AL players

Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill is Thursday’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 26:  
 

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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Hill struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 8-2 win over the Braves.

Hill earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, 45th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson struck out seven over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits and two walks, in the 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

National League Batter of the Day—Asdrubal Cabrera of the Mets homered and hit two doubles, going 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-6 win over the Pirates.

American League Batter of the Day—Ian Kinsler of the Angels homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 12-8 win over the White Sox.

Notable—Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday.

Gray (5IP 3H 0R 2BB 5K W in the 7-2 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season, 25th among all players and 20th among AL pitchers.

Debut—David Bote of the Cubs made his Box-Toppers debut Thursday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors.

Bote (HR 2-4 2R 2BI in the 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks) made his Major League debut April 21 and was playing in his 21st career game. He is the 4,032nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Hill earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gibson earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Cabrera and Kinsler each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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)

7/26 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.0 LAD 8, ATL 2 Rich Hill (W, 4‑4) 7.0 3 0 0 1 8
AL +7.0 MIN 2, BOS 1 Kyle Gibson (W, 5‑7) 8.0 4 1 1 2 7
+5.0 NYY 7, KC 2 Sonny Gray (W, 8‑7) 5.0 3 0 0 2 5
+4.1 TB 4, BAL 3 Austin Pruitt (S, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
BAT +4.0 NYM 12, PIT 6 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 5 2 3 4
BAT +4.0 LAA 12, CHW 8 Ian Kinsler 2B 4 3 3 2
+4.0 OAK 7, TEX 6 Matt Chapman 3B 3 3 3 1
+3.1 MIL 7, SF 5 Josh Hader (W, 3‑0) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
+3.0 PHI 9, CIN 4 Nick Williams RF 5 2 4 2
+2.0 WSH 10, MIA 3 Trea Turner SS 6 2 3 3
+2.0 CHC 7, ARI 6 David Bote 2B 4 2 2 2
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 +/‑
Gray, Sonny 3259 pi sp nyy al 7.0 15.4 48.2 48.2 -1.4
Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 6.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 +3.7
Gibson, Kyle 3312 pi sp min al 6.4 8.4 25.4 25.4 +4.4
Kinsler, Ian 2144 2b ana al 6.0 7.5 30.5 69.6 +4.5
Hill, Rich 2215 pi sp lad nl 4.0 16.7 35.1 54.8 -8.7
Turner, Trea 3730 ss dc nl 4.0 5.7 8.2 8.2 +2.3
Chapman, Matt 3849 3b oak al 3.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 +1.0
Williams, Nick 3852 rf ph phi nl 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +2.0
Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362 2b 3b nym nl 2.5 5.5 14.0 48.2 -0.5
Pruitt, Austin 3773 pi cp mr sp  tb al 2.0 7.7 7.7 7.7 -3.7
Bote, David 4032 2b chi nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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