Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela tops players for Tuesday, July 3; Red Sox’ Martinez rises to lead AL batter rankings

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Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela is Tuesday’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 3:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 16.7
2 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 16.4
3 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 14.0
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 13.4
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 12.0
6 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 11.8
7 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 11.7
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 11.0
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 11.0
10 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 10.7
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Also Tuesday, J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox rises to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings among American League batters after earning AL Batter of the Day honors.

Player of the Day—Senzatela pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, no walks and striking out four, in the 8-1 win over the Giants.

Senzatela earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, 57th among National League pitchers.

Senzatela had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +8.0, tied with Brewers pitcher Junior Guerra, who was Player of the Game in the 2-0 win over the Twins (5IP 2H 0R 3BB 8K W). But Senzatela won Player of the Day honors over Guerra because he had more innings pitched—seven vs. five.

American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago struck out six over two scoreless innings, allowing no hits and one walk and earning the win to close out the game in the 12-8, 12-inning win over the Reds.

American League Batter of the Day–J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox homered and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-4 win over the Nationals.

Martinez earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.5 for the season, rising to first place among AL batters, passing previous leader Francisco Lindor of the Indians, who only took the lead Monday, holding it for just one day with 7.9 Box-Toppers points. Martinez ranks 20th among all players in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

National League Batter of the Day—Max Muncy of the Dodgers hit two homers and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-3 win over the Pirates.

Muncy had a Box-Toppers game score of +3.0 in the game. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the active leader in career Box-Toppers points (209.8), started the game and had a Box-Toppers game score of 0.0 (6IP 4H 2R 0BB 2K W) and did not earn Player of the Game honors.

Debut—Rays pitcher Ryne Stanek made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Stanek (2IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K ND in the 9-6, 16-inning win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut May 14, 2017, and was playing in his 44th career game. He is the 4,014th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.

Scoring—Senzatela earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Santiago earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Martinez and Muncy each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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)

7/3 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 8.0 COL 8, SF 1 Antonio Senzatela (W, 3‑1) 7.0 3 0 0 0 4
8.0 MIL 2, MIN 0 Junior Guerra (W, 5‑5) 5.0 2 0 0 3 8
AL 7.0 CHW 12, CIN 8 (F/12) Hector Santiago (W, 3‑3) 2.0 0 0 0 1 6
5.0 SEA 4, LAA 1 Wade LeBlanc (W, 4‑0) 7.0 3 1 1 1 4
5.0 HOU 5, TEX 3 Dallas Keuchel (W, 5‑8) 7.0 5 2 2 1 7
5.0 `TB 9, MIA 6 (F/16) Ryne Stanek 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
4.2 NYY 8, ATL 5 A.J. Cole (W, 3‑1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 4
4.0 PHI 3, BAL 2 Zac Eflin (W, 7‑2) 7.0 5 2 2 0 6
BAT 3.0 BOS 11, WSH 4 J.D. Martinez RF 5 2 2 4
BAT 3.0 LAD 8, PIT 3 Max Muncy 2B 4 2 3 2
3.0 OAK 6, SD 2 Chad Pinder LF 2 2 2 1
3.0 CHC 5, DET 3 Justin Wilson (W, 3‑2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.2 TOR 8, NYM 6 John Axford (W, 2‑1) 1.2 1 0 0 1 3
2.0 ARI 4, STL 2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 4 1 2 3
2.0 CLE 6, KC 4 Yonder Alonso 1B 3 1 3 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 +/‑
Martinez, J.D. 2922 lf dh rf bos al 8.5 14.0 27.2 31.2 +3.0
Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp phi nl 5.7 6.7 10.7 10.7 +4.7
LeBlanc, Wade 2669 pi sp sea al 5.0 9.0 12.0 19.0 +1.0
Guerra, Junior 3633 pi sp mil nl 5.0 5.0 14.0 14.0 +5.0
Goldschmidt, Paul 2935 1b ari nl 4.5 11.9 43.3 51.8 -2.9
Alonso, Yonder 2945 1b cle al 3.5 11.5 18.0 24.5 -4.5
Pinder, Chad 3871 lf 2b oak al 3.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 -0.5
Senzatela, Antonio 3760 pi mr sp col nl 3.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 0.0
Keuchel, Dallas 3050 pi sp hou al 2.7 12.1 52.9 54.9 -6.7
Muncy, Max 3969 3b lf 2b lad nl 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 +2.5
Axford, John 2726 pi cp mr tor al 2.0 2.0 7.0 20.0 +2.0
Cole, A.J. 3727 pi cp mr nyy al  2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 +2.0
Santiago, Hector 3109 pi cp sp chi al 1.7 1.7 30.5 33.5 +1.7
Wilson, Justin 3140 pi mr cp chi nl 1.0 5.0 11.0 11.0 -3.0
Stanek, Ryne 4014 pi mr tb al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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