Rays’ Nathan Eovaldi tops players for Sunday, July 8; Giants’ Sandoval tops NL players

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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 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of July 8:  
 

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 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

7/8 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
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
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 +/‑
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
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