Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks is Sunday’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. 26:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||21.1|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||20.1|
|3||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||18.1|
|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||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||15.1|
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Also Sunday, Rays pitcher Blake Snell rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.
Player of the Day—Hendricks pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits, one walk and striking out five, in the 9-0 win over the Reds.
Hendricks earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season, 41st among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Rays pitcher Blake Snell struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run, two hits and two walks, in the 9-1 win over the Red Sox.
Snell earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 17.1 for the season, rising from ninth to fourth place in season player rankings, second place among AL pitchers, behind Chris Sale of the Red Sox (20.1).
American League Batter of the Day—Jason Kipnis of the Indians hit an inside-the-park homer and went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 12-5 win over the Royals.
National League Batter of the Day—Mark Reynolds of the Nationals hit a grand slam and went 1-for-1, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 15-0 win over the Mets.
Notable—Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke now has 189.2 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Greinke (6.2IP 5H R 0ER 2BB 6K W in the 5-2 win over the Mariners) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point Sunday, giving him 13.0 for the season, 17th among all players and fifth among NL pitchers.
Greinke’s 189.2 career points ranks seventh among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails sixth-ranked player Albert Pujols of the Angels (190.8). Greinke ranks fourth among active players in career points.
Also notable—Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, who ranked fourth in Box-Toppers season player rankings going into Sunday, did not earn Player of the Game honors in his team’s win.
Severino (5.2IP 4H 3R 2ER 2BB 8K W in the 5-3 win over the Orioles) had a Box-Toppers game score of +2.2. Player of the Game was teammate Luke Voit (HR 3-3 2R 2BI) with a Box-Toppers game score of +4.0. This was Voit’s second Player of the Game honor in three days. He was also Player of the Game Friday in the 7-5, 10-inning win over the Orioles.
Severino has 16.7 Box-Toppers points for the season and has not earned Player of the Game honors since July 1. He falls from fourth to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after being passed by Sunday’s AL Player of the Day Blake Snell of the Rays. He also falls to third place among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Hendricks earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Snell earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Kipnis and Reynolds each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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||+9.0||CHC 9, CIN 0||Kyle Hendricks (W, 10‑10)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||0||0||1||5|
|AL||+8.0||TB 9, BOS 1||Blake Snell (W, 16‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||2||1||1||2||8|
|+8.0||ATL 4, MIA 0||Kevin Gausman (W, 9‑9)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||1||0||0||1||5|
|BAT||+6.0||CLE 12, KC 5||Jason Kipnis 2B||5||3||4||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||+6.0||WSH 15, NYM 0||Mark Reynolds PH‑2B||1||2||1||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.2||ARI 5, SEA 2||Zack Greinke (W, 13‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||5||1||0||2||6|
|+4.0||LAD 7, SD 3||Justin Turner 3B||5||1||3||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||NYY 5, BAL 3||Luke Voit 1B||3||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||`HOU 3, LAA 1||Brad Peacock (H, 9)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|+3.0||PHI 8, TOR 3||Wilson Ramos C||5||1||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||STL 12, COL 3||Matt Carpenter 1B||5||2||4||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||OAK 6, MIN 2||Matt Chapman 3B||5||3||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.1||SF 3, TEX 1||Derek Holland (W, 7‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||3||1||1||3||4|
|+2.0||MIL 7, PIT 4||Mike Moustakas 3B||3||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.2||CHW 7, DET 2||Jace Fry (S, 3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||0.2||0||0||0||0||1|
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||+/‑|
|Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||17.1||22.1||26.1||26.1||+12.1|
|Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||13.0||33.1||99.4||189.2||-7.1|
|Reynolds, Mark 2297||1b 3b 2b ph||dc nl||7.5||12.5||25.5||63.9||+2.5|
|Carpenter, Matt 2987||1b||stl nl||6.5||6.5||31.0||36.0||+6.5|
|Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||6.0||9.7||37.8||37.8||+2.3|
|Ramos, Wilson 2904||ca||phi nl||6.0||9.5||21.5||25.5||+2.5|
|Holland, Derek 2634||pi sp||sf nl||5.0||10.0||30.4||55.8||0.0|
|Chapman, Matt 3849||3b||oak al||4.5||7.0||7.0||7.0||+2.0|
|Peacock, Brad 2968||pi mr||hou al||4.0||11.4||18.1||20.8||-3.4|
|Gausman, Kevin 3191||pi sp||atl nl||3.7||14.8||39.0||39.0||-7.4|
|Moustakas, Mike 2967||3b||mil nl||3.5||8.5||23.2||30.7||-1.5|
|Voit, Luke 4053||1b||nyy al||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||+2.5|
|Fry, Jace 4044||pi mr cp||chi al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||+2.0|
|Kipnis, Jason 2933||2b||cle al||1.5||4.0||17.5||26.0||-1.0|
|Turner, Justin 2865||3b||lad nl||1.0||3.5||11.0||15.5||-1.5|
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.