Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson is Wednesday’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 4:
|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||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||12.4|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||12.0|
|7||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8|
|8||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||11.0|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||11.0|
|10||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||10.7|
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Also Wednesday, Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Anderson struck out nine over eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 1-0 win over the Giants.
Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, 10th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez struck out six over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 3-0 win over the Nationals.
National League Batter of the Day—Willson Contreras of the Cubs homered, doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 5-2 win over the Tigers.
Both Contreras and Yasmani Grandal of the Dodgers, Player of the Game in his team’s win Wednesday (2B 2-3 R 3BI in the 6-4 win over the Pirates), had Box-Toppers game scores of +3.0 and very similar line scores. But Contreras edged Grandal to earn NL Batter of the Day because he homered in his game, while Grandal’s biggest extra base hit was a double.
American League Batter of the Day—Stephen Piscotty of the Athletics hit three doubles and went 3-for-4, driving in three runs, in the 4-2 win over the Padres.
Rankings—Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Nola (7IP 7H R 2BB 9K W in the 4-1 win over the Orioles) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 12.4 for the season. He ranks second among NL pitchers, behind Max Scherzer of the Nationals (16.4).
Notable—Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer becomes the 12th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Bauer (7.2IP 7H 2R BB 8K W in the 3-2 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.4 for the season, 12th among all players and ninth among AL pitchers.
This is Bauer’s second season with 10 or more points. In 2016, he had 11.4 points with the Indians, 12th among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Tyler Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Rodriguez earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Contreras and Piscotty each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||13.0||COL 1, SF 0||Tyler Anderson (W, 6‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||2||0||0||2||9|
|AL||8.0||BOS 3, WSH 0||Eduardo Rodriguez (W, 10‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||0||0||1||6|
|6.0||`MIA 3, TB 0||Jose Urena||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||3||0||0||2||6|
|5.1||`MIL 3, MIN 2||Chase Anderson||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||3||1||1||1||5|
|5.0||PHI 4, BAL 1||Aaron Nola (W, 11‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||7||1||1||2||9|
|4.2||CLE 3, KC 2||Trevor Bauer (W, 8‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.2||7||2||1||1||8|
|3.1||LAA 7, SEA 4||Garrett Richards (W, 5‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||3||2||1||8|
|BAT||3.0||CHC 5, DET 2||Willson Contreras C||3||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||LAD 6, PIT 4||Yasmani Grandal C||3||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|3.0||HOU 5, TEX 4 (F/10)||Collin McHugh (W, 4‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|2.0||STL 8, ARI 4||Tommy Pham CF||5||1||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||2.0||OAK 4, SD 2||Stephen Piscotty RF||4||0||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|2.0||CIN 7, CHW 4||Jesse Winker RF||3||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||NYM 6, TOR 3||Todd Frazier 3B||4||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|1.0||NYY 6, ATL 2||Giancarlo Stanton DH||4||1||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||12.4||28.2||36.9||36.9||-3.4|
|Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||10.4||20.1||47.6||49.6||+0.7|
|Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480||pi sp||bos al||7.7||16.4||27.1||27.1||-1.0|
|Anderson, Tyler 3656||pi sp||col nl||7.0||10.0||12.0||12.0||+4.0|
|Richards, Garrett 3042||pi sp||ana al||5.7||6.7||38.1||40.1||+4.7|
|Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf lf||nyy al||4.0||18.2||41.9||57.4||-10.2|
|Contreras, Willson 3776||ca||chi nl||4.0||9.5||9.5||9.5||-1.5|
|Winker, Jesse 3988||lf rf ph||cin nl||4.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||+4.0|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||3.7||14.1||30.1||30.1||-6.7|
|Urena, Jose 3492||pi sp||fla nl||3.0||9.0||12.7||12.7||-3.0|
|Frazier, Todd 2929||3b||nym nl||2.5||4.0||29.1||33.1||+1.0|
|Piscotty, Stephen 3570||rf||oak al||2.5||4.0||12.2||12.2||+1.0|
|McHugh, Collin 3316||pi cp mr sp||hou al||2.0||5.7||37.9||37.9||-1.7|
|Grandal, Yasmani 3058||ca||lad nl||2.0||3.5||17.7||20.7||+0.5|
|Pham, Thomas 3596||cf||stl nl||1.0||6.5||9.5||9.5||-4.5|
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.