Rays pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Eovaldi struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and no walks, in the 9-0 win over the Mets.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 8:
|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||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||12.7|
|6||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||12.7|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||12.0|
|8||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||hou al||11.8|
|9||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||11.4|
|10||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||ari nl||11.0|
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Eovaldi earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, 42nd among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Pablo Sandoval of the Giants hit a three-run home run and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 13-8 win over the Cardinals.
American League Batter of the Day—Ryon Healy of the Mariners hit a three-run homer, doubled and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in five runs, in the 6-4 win over the Rockies.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Sunday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Pablo Sandoval.
Notable—Yankees pitcher Domingo German has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday.
German (6IP 4H R 2BB 5K ND in the 2-1, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 8.0 for the season, 22nd among all players and 15th among AL pitchers.
German ranks first on Box-Toppers “improvers” list. He has 8.0 more Box-Toppers points than he did in 2017 (when he had 0.0), more than any other player and ahead of second-place player, Rays pitcher Blake Snell (+7.7). German, who is a rookie, made his Box-Toppers debut May 1.
Debut—Padres pitcher Miguel Diaz made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Diaz (2IP H 0R 0BB 5K ND in the 4-3, 16-inning win over the Diamondbacks) made his Major League debut April 3, 2017, and was playing in his 32nd career game. He is the 4,016th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Eovaldi earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Sandoval earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Healy earns 1.5 points for being AL 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||15.0||TB 9, NYM 0||Nathan Eovaldi (W, 3‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||1||0||0||0||9|
|6.1||TEX 3, DET 0||Austin Bibens‑Dirkx (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||3||0||0||1||5|
|NL||6.0||SF 13, STL 8||Pablo Sandoval 3B||5||3||3||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|6.0||MIA 10, WSH 2||Adam Conley (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|6.0||`SD 4, ARI 3 (F/16)||Miguel Diaz||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||1||0||0||0||5|
|5.0||MIL 10, ATL 3||Jesus Aguilar 1B||4||3||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|5.0||LAA 4, LAD 3||Andrew Heaney (W, 5‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||3||3||3||10|
|5.0||MIN 10, BAL 1||Jake Odorizzi (W, 4‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||0||0||1||5|
|BAT||4.0||SEA 6, COL 4||Ryon Healy 1B||4||1||2||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|4.0||PIT 4, PHI 1||Nick Kingham (W, 3‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|3.0||OAK 6, CLE 0||Brett Anderson (W, 1‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||3||0||0||2||3|
|3.0||CHC 6, CIN 5 (F/10)||Luke Farrell (W, 3‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||HOU 2, CHW 1||Hector Rondon (S, 7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||`NYY 2, TOR 1 (F/10)||Domingo German||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||1||1||2||5|
|2.0||BOS 7, KC 4||Xander Bogaerts SS||3||1||2||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||+/‑|
|German, Domingo 3957||pi mr||nyy al||8.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||+8.0|
|Healy, Ryon 3685||1b||sea al||5.5||15.2||18.2||18.2||-4.2|
|Heaney, Andrew 3515||pi sp||ana al||4.7||5.7||9.7||9.7||+3.7|
|Aguilar, Jesus 3787||1b||mil nl||4.5||9.5||9.5||9.5||-0.5|
|Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||4.0||15.1||41.2||41.2||-7.1|
|Eovaldi, Nathan 2928||pi sp||tb al||4.0||4.0||26.1||29.8||+4.0|
|Sandoval, Pablo 2524||2b 1b 3b||sf nl||3.7||5.7||16.7||36.2||+1.7|
|Bogaerts, Xander 3383||ss||bos al||3.5||9.0||15.5||15.5||-2.0|
|Farrell, Luke 3955||pi mr cp||chi nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||+3.0|
|Kingham, Nick 3951||pi sp||pit nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||+3.0|
|Rondon, Hector 3201||pi cp||hou al||2.0||2.0||12.0||12.0||+2.0|
|Conley, Adam 3594||pi sp||fla nl||1.0||5.7||15.4||15.4||-3.7|
|Anderson, Brett 2597||pi sp||oak al||1.0||2.0||12.0||29.7||0.0|
|Bibens-Dirkx, Austin 3820||pi sp||tex al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Diaz, Miguel 4016||pi mr||sd nl||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.