Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb is Sunday’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 29:
|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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Newcomb had a no-hitter intact through 8 2/3 innings before giving up his only hit. He struck out eight over 8 2/3 innings, allowing one run, one hit and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Dodgers.
Newcomb earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.4 for the season, 14th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five, in the 3-0 win over the Twins.
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Davis of the Orioles hit a pair of two-run homers and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-5 win over the Rays.
National League Batter of the Day—Buster Posey of the Giants doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-5 win over the Brewers.
Notable—Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Kluber (7.1IP 5H R BB 5K W in the 8-1 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season, 14th among all players and 10th among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Newcomb earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Eovaldi earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Davis and Posey each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||+12.2||ATL 4, LAD 1||Sean Newcomb (W, 10‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.2||1||1||1||1||8|
|+11.0||CIN 4, PHI 0||Luis Castillo (W, 6‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||1||9|
|AL||+8.0||BOS 3, MIN 0||Nathan Eovaldi (W, 4‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|+7.0||CHC 5, STL 2||Kyle Hendricks (W, 7‑9)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||2||2||0||8|
|+7.0||NYM 1, PIT 0||Zack Wheeler (W, 5‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||0||0||1||7|
|BAT||+6.0||BAL 11, TB 5||Chris Davis 1B||3||3||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+6.0||MIA 5, WSH 0||Jose Urena (W, 3‑10)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||1||0||0||4||5|
|+5.2||COL 3, OAK 2||German Marquez (W, 9‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.2||5||2||2||1||8|
|+5.0||TEX 4, HOU 3||Mike Minor (W, 7‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||2||2||1||8|
|+4.1||CLE 8, DET 1||Corey Kluber (W, 13‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||5||1||1||1||5|
|BAT||+4.0||SF 8, MIL 5||Buster Posey C||5||2||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||NYY 6, KC 3||Aaron Hicks CF||3||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||SEA 8, LAA 5||Ben Gamel RF||3||2||3||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||ARI 5, SD 4||Brad Boxberger (S, 25)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||TOR 7, CHW 4||Brandon Drury 3B‑2B||3||2||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||11.7||33.7||99.1||99.1||-10.3|
|Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||8.7||13.4||13.4||13.4||+4.0|
|Newcomb, Sean 3831||pi sp||atl nl||8.4||11.4||11.4||11.4||+5.4|
|Eovaldi, Nathan 2928||pi sp||bos al||5.7||5.7||27.8||31.5||+5.7|
|Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||4.0||12.4||12.4||12.4||-4.4|
|Urena, Jose 3492||pi sp||fla nl||4.0||10.0||13.7||13.7||-2.0|
|Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||4.0||7.7||35.8||35.8||+0.3|
|Hicks, Aaron 3170||cf||nyy al||4.0||7.0||12.0||12.0||+1.0|
|Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||4.0||6.0||22.4||33.1||+2.0|
|Wheeler, Zack 3204||pi sp||nym nl||4.0||5.0||16.7||16.7||+3.0|
|Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||2.5||6.0||43.4||63.9||-1.0|
|Gamel, Ben 3784||lf rf ph||sea al||2.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||-4.0|
|Boxberger, Brad 3111||pi cp mr||ari nl||2.0||3.0||14.0||15.0||+1.0|
|Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||1.5||11.0||34.0||44.0||-8.0|
|Drury, Brandon 3744||3b 2b||tor al||1.0||5.5||7.0||7.0||-3.5|
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.