Marlins’ Trevor Richards tops players for Saturday, July 28; Angels’ Arcia tops AL players

Marlins pitcher Trevor Richards is Saturday’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 28:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 18.4
2 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 18.1
3 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 16.7
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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Richards struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, in the 2-1, 10-inning win over the Nationals. Richards did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the Nationals tied the game after he exited.

Richards earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, 44th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Francisco Arcia of the Angels homered and hit two doubles, going 3-for-4, scoring twice an driving in six runs, in the 11-5 win over the Mariners.

This was Arcia’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Arcia made his Major League debut July 26 and was playing in his second career game. He is the 4,033rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

National League Batter of the Day—Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals hit a grand slam, going 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 7-3 win over the Astros.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Saturday because AL Player of the Day is AL batter Francisco Arcia.

Notable—Brewers pitcher Jhoulys Chacin had the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 16 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.

Chacin (7IP 3H R BB 6K W in the 7-1 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.0 for the season, 23rd among all players and eighth among NL pitchers.

Debut—In addition to Arcia, two other players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday, each with their first career Player of the Game honors:

  • Joey Rickard of the Orioles (HR 2-2B 3-4 3R 5BI in the 11-2 win over the Rays) made his Major League debut April 4, 2016, and was playing in his 239th career game. He is the 4,034th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
  • Rosell Herrera of the Royals (2-2B 2-4 2R 2BI in the 10-5 win over the Yankees) made his Major League debut April 26 and was playing in his 39th career game. He is the 4,035th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Richards earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Arcia earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ozuna earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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)

7/28 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +9.0 `MIA 2, WSH 1 (F/10) Trevor Richards 6.0 3 0 0 2 8
AL +7.0 LAA 11, SEA 5 Francisco Arcia C 4 2 3 6
+7.0 BAL 11, TB 2 Joey Rickard RF‑CF 4 3 3 5
+7.0 MIL 7, SF 1 Jhoulys Chacin (W, 10‑3) 7.0 3 1 1 1 6
+5.2 LAD 5, ATL 1 Alex Wood (W, 7‑5) 5.2 1 0 0 4 5
+5.0 TEX 7, HOU 3 Rougned Odor 2B 5 3 5 2
BAT +4.0 STL 6, CHC 2 Marcell Ozuna LF 4 1 3 4
+3.0 ARI 9, SD 4 Jeff Mathis C 3 2 2 2
+3.0 BOS 10, MIN 4 Jackie Bradley CF 2 2 1 2
+3.0 DET 2, CLE 1 Jacoby Jones LF 1 1 1 2
+3.0 CHW 9, TOR 5 Daniel Palka PH‑DH 1 1 1 2
+3.0 PIT 5, NYM 0 Trevor Williams (W, 9‑7) 6.0 5 0 0 3 5
+3.0 `COL 4, OAK 1 Adam Ottavino (H, 22) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.0 KC 10, NYY 5 Rosell Herrera DH 4 2 2 2
+2.0 `CIN 6, PHI 2 Matt Harvey 5.0 2 2 2 2 5
+1.0 NYY 5, KC 4 Neil Walker 1B 3 1 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 +/‑
Chacin, Jhoulys 2711 pi sp mil nl 9.0 20.4 31.8 48.2 -2.4
Richards, Trevor 3945 pi sp fla nl 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 +5.0
Williams, Trevor 3792 pi sp pit nl 4.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 -1.0
Harvey, Matt 3075 pi sp cin nl 4.0 5.0 38.4 41.4 +3.0
Palka, Daniel 3949 dh rf ph chi al 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 +3.5
Wood, Alex 3246 pi sp lad nl 3.0 18.7 38.1 38.1 -12.7
Odor, Rougned 3336 2b tex al 3.0 11.7 22.7 22.7 -5.7
Bradley, Jackie Jr. 3293 cf lf bos al 2.5 4.5 20.5 20.5 +0.5
Ottavino, Adam 3054 pi cp mr col nl 2.0 3.0 8.0 10.0 +1.0
Mathis, Jeff 2412 ca ph ari nl 2.0 2.0 6.5 13.5 +2.0
Jones, Jacoby 3942 lf det al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Arcia, Francisco 4033 ca ana al 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 +1.7
Ozuna, Marcell 3190 lf stl nl 1.5 10.7 29.2 29.2 -7.7
Walker, Neil 2756 1b 2b nyy al 1.0 3.0 20.5 33.5 -1.0
Herrera, Rosell 4035 dh kc al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
Rickard, Joey 4034 rf cf bal al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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