Athletics’ Mike Fiers tops players for Monday, Aug. 20; Brewers’ Anderson tops NL players

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Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Fiers struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 9-0 win over the Rangers.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of Aug. 20:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 21.1
2 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 20.1
3 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 16.7
4 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 16.4
5 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 16.1
6 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 16.0
7 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 16.0
8 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 15.4
9 Carrasco, Carlos 2885 pi sp cle al 15.1
10 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp ari nl 15.0
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Fiers earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season, most among the 10 who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. He is 50th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, 23rd among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson struck out six over six innings, allowing two runs, two hits and no walks, in the 5-2 win over the Reds.

American League Batter of the Day—Kendrys Morales of the Blue Jays homered twice and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 5-3 win over the Orioles.

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.

Debut—Braves pitcher Bryse Wilson made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Wilson (5IP 3H 0R 3BB 5K W in the 1-0 win over the Pirates) was also making his Major League debut.

Notable—Robinson Cano of the Mariners earned his first Box-Toppers Player of the Game honor since returning from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy.

Cano (HR 2-2B 3-5 2R 3BI in the 7-4 win over the Astros) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 2.0 for the season.

Scoring—Fiers earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Anderson earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Morales 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 game

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

8/20 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +13.0 OAK 9, TEX 0 Mike Fiers (W, 9‑6) 7.0 1 0 0 1 8
+8.1 TB 1, KC 0 Ryan Yarbrough (W, 12‑5) 5.1 2 0 0 1 6
NL +6.0 MIL 5, CIN 2 Chase Anderson (W, 8‑7) 6.0 2 2 2 0 6
BAT +4.0 TOR 5, BAL 3 Kendrys Morales DH 4 2 2 4
+4.0 ATL 1, PIT 0 Bryse Wilson (W, 1‑0) 5.0 3 0 0 3 5
+3.0 SEA 7, HOU 4 Robinson Cano 1B 5 2 3 3
+3.0 `SF 2, NYM 1 (F/13) Derek Holland 5.0 4 1 1 1 5
+3.0 STL 5, LAD 3 Bud Norris (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3
+2.0 CHW 8, MIN 5 Matt Davidson 3B 5 2 2 3
+1.0 CLE 5, BOS 4 Michael Brantley LF 4 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 +/‑
Fiers, Michael 3029 pi sp oak al 7.7 14.1 32.5 40.2 +1.3
Davidson, Matt 3292 3b dh 1b chi al 7.7 10.7 12.7 12.7 +4.7
Anderson, Chase 3328 pi sp mil nl 6.4 16.8 32.8 32.8 -4.0
Yarbrough, Ryan 3962 pi mr tb al 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 +6.0
Morales, Kendrys 2142 dh tor al 5.0 11.5 31.2 50.7 -1.5
Holland, Derek 2634 pi sp sf nl 4.0 9.0 29.4 54.8 -1.0
Norris, Bud 2638 pi cp stl nl 3.0 9.0 30.4 55.1 -3.0
Cano, Robinson 2092 2b 1b sea al 2.0 6.0 39.5 81.4 -2.0
Brantley, Michael 2785 lf cle al 1.0 1.0 16.4 22.4 +1.0
Wilson, Bryse 4048 pi sp atl nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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