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 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of Aug. 20:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||21.1|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||19.1|
|3||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||17.4|
|4||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|5||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|6||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||16.1|
|7||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||16.0|
|9||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||15.4|
|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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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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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.