Marlins pitcher Trevor Richards is Saturday’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 28:
|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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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|
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.