Mariners pitcher James Paxton is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 30:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||18.4|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||17.1|
|3||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|4||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|5||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|6||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||14.4|
|7||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.4|
|8||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||14.0|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7|
|10||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||12.1|
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Paxton struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 2-0 win over the Astros.
Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 16.0 for the season, rising from seventh to fifth place in season player rankings, fourth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Giants pitcher Will Smith struck out four over 1 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing no hits and no walks, in the 5-3, 12-inning win over the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers hit two home runs and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Monday because no NL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Red Sox pitcher David Price now has 119.3 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.
Price (8IP 8H R BB 5K ND in the 2-1, 13-inning win over the Phillies) rises to 41st place among all players in career points since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his point Monday, he passes Carlos Delgado (118.7) and Cliff Lee (119.1). He now trails 40th-ranked player Gary Sheffield (124.1).
Price has 8.4 Box-Toppers points for the season, 17th among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Smith earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Choo earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||+12.0||SEA 2, HOU 0||James Paxton (W, 9‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||0||8|
|NL||+5.1||SF 5, SD 3 (F/12)||Will Smith (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||0||4|
|+4.2||OAK 10, TOR 1||Edwin Jackson (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||0||0||3||5|
|+4.2||`STL 5, COL 4 (F/10)||Carlos Martinez||‑||‑||‑||‑||4.2||4||2||2||1||9|
|BAT||+3.0||TEX 9, ARI 5||Shin‑Soo Choo RF||5||2||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||MIL 5, LAD 2||Josh Hader (W, 4‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||0||0||0||2||3|
|+2.0||ATL 5, MIA 3||A.J. Minter (S, 6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||`BOS 2, PHI 1 (F/13)||David Price||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||8||1||1||1||5|
|+1.0||MIN 5, CLE 4||Miguel Sano 3B||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||+/‑|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0||29.7||40.8||40.8||+2.3|
|Price, David 2593||pi sp||bos al||8.4||13.1||73.4||119.3||+3.7|
|Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp mr||mil nl||7.7||10.7||10.7||10.7||+4.7|
|Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||dh||tex al||6.5||12.5||29.0||60.2||+0.5|
|Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||6.0||15.5||42.6||42.6||-3.5|
|Smith, Will 3073||pi cp||sf nl||4.7||4.7||9.7||12.7||+4.7|
|Sano, Miguel 3527||3b||min al||4.0||12.5||21.5||21.5||-4.5|
|Jackson, Edwin 1812||pi sp||oak al||3.0||5.0||15.0||48.8||+1.0|
|Minter, A.J. 3946||pi cp||atl nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||+2.0|
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.