Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty 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 Aug. 22:
|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||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||17.1|
|5||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|6||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|7||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|8||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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Flaherty struck out 10 over six innings, allowing one run and two walks, in the 3-1 win over the Dodgers. Flaherty did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because when he exited, the Cardinals trailed, 1-0.
Flaherty earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 11.4 for the season, most among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Flaherty is 22nd in Box-Toppers season player rankings, eighth among National League pitchers.
Flaherty becomes the 26th player this season to reach 10 Box-Toppers points. There were 38 in 2017. It is Flaherty’s first 10-point season in his first season earning Box-Toppers points.
American League Player of the Day—Rangers pitcher Mike Minor pitched six scoreless innings, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out four, in the 4-2 win over the Athletics.
American League Batter of the Day—Martin Maldonado of the Astros homered, doubled and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-7 win over the Mariners.
National League Batter of the Day—Ian Desmond of the Rockies tripled and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 6-2 win over the Padres.
Notable—Braves pitcher Julio Teheran becomes the 27th player to reach 10 Box-Toppers points in 2018 after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Teheran (7IP 2H R BB 5K W in the 2-1 win over the Pirates) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.7 for the season, 24th among all players and ninth among NL pitchers.
This is the fourth season Teheran has earned 10 or more Box-Toppers points in a season in the six seasons in which he has earned points, all with the Braves:
In 2013, he had 13.7 points.
In 2014, he had 14.4 points, ninth among NL pitchers.
In 2016, he had 10.7 points.
Teheran had 5.0 points in 2017.
Debut—Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Pannone made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Pannone (7IP H 0R 2BB 3K W in the 6-0 win over the Orioles) made his Major League debut Aug. 10 and was playing in his fifth career game.
Scoring—Flaherty earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Minor earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Maldonado and Desmond 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||+11.0||`STL 3, LAD 1||Jack Flaherty||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||1||1||1||2||10|
|+10.0||ARI 5, LAA 1||Clay Buchholz (W, 7‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||0||7|
|+9.0||MIL 4, CIN 0||Freddy Peralta (W, 6‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||2||7|
|AL||+8.0||TEX 4, OAK 2||Mike Minor (W, 10‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||1||0||0||1||4|
|+7.0||ATL 2, PIT 1||Julio Teheran (W, 9‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||1||1||1||5|
|+7.0||TOR 6, BAL 0||Thomas Pannone (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||1||0||0||2||3|
|+4.1||`MIA 9, NYY 3||Trevor Richards||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||3||2||2||3||9|
|BAT||+3.0||HOU 10, SEA 7||Martin Maldonado C||5||2||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||+3.0||COL 6, SD 2||Ian Desmond 1B||3||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||TB 6, KC 3||Carlos Gomez RF||3||2||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||CHC 8, DET 2||David Bote 3B||2||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||NYM 5, SF 3||Noah Syndergaard (W, 9‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||2||2||1||6|
|+1.1||WSH 8, PHI 7||Matt Grace (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|+1.0||BOS 10, CLE 4||Xander Bogaerts SS||5||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||CHW 7, MIN 3||Carlos Rodon (W, 5‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||2||2||3||5|
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||+/‑|
|Flaherty, Jack 3971||pi sp||stl nl||11.4||11.4||11.4||11.4||+11.4|
|Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||10.7||15.7||62.2||62.2||+5.7|
|Peralta, Freddy 3965||pi sp||mil nl||8.7||8.7||8.7||8.7||+8.7|
|Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||6.7||8.7||25.1||35.8||+4.7|
|Richards, Trevor 3945||pi sp||fla nl||6.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||+6.0|
|Bogaerts, Xander 3383||ss||bos al||5.5||11.0||17.5||17.5||0.0|
|Rodon, Carlos 3494||pi sp||chi al||4.7||7.7||23.8||23.8||+1.7|
|Buchholz, Clay 2363||pi sp||ari nl||4.7||4.7||32.5||63.6||+4.7|
|Maldonado, Martin 3082||ca||hou al||4.5||5.5||10.0||13.0||+3.5|
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||4.0||7.0||34.1||34.1||+1.0|
|Gomez, Carlos 2397||rf||tb al||4.0||6.5||23.5||38.5||+1.5|
|Bote, David 4032||2b 3b||chi nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||+3.0|
|Desmond, Ian 2673||1b||col nl||2.5||3.5||19.2||30.7||+1.5|
|Grace, Matt 3888||pi cp||dc nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Pannone, Thomas 4051||pi sp||tor al||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.