Giants’ Chris Stratton tops players for Monday, Aug. 27; Astros’ Bregman tops AL players

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Giants pitcher Chris Stratton is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of Aug. 27:  

Player Pos Team BTP
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 19.1
4 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 18.8
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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Stratton struck out six over eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits and no walks, in the 2-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Stratton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.4 for the season, most among the seven who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. He is 67th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, 29th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Alex Bregman of the Astros homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-4 win over the Athletics.

Batters of the Day—There is no American League Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Alex Bregman. There is no National League Batter of the Day for Monday because no NL batters earned Player of the Game honors.

Notable—Nationals pitcher Tim Collins earned his first Box-Toppers Player of the Game honor in more than five years Monday.

Collins (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K ND in the 5-3 win over the Phillies) last earned Player of the Game honors on Aug. 7, 2013, when he was with the Royals. He earned 6.0 career Box-Toppers points from 2011 to 2013 and now has 7.0.

Collins did not pitch in the Major Leagues from 2015 to 2017, undergoing two Tommy John surgeries. He’s pitched in 24 games this season.

Scoring—Stratton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bregman earns 1.7 points for being AL Player 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)

827 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +9.0 SF 2, ARI 0 Chris Stratton (W, 9‑7) 8.0 5 0 0 0 6
AL +5.0 HOU 11, OAK 4 Alex Bregman 3B 5 2 4 4
+5.0 BAL 7, TOR 0 Trey Mancini DH 4 2 2 5
+4.0 LAA 10, COL 7 Mike Trout CF 3 3 2 2
+3.0 `WSH 5, PHI 3 Tim Collins (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.2 CHC 7, NYM 4 Jesse Chavez (S, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2
0.0 CHW 6, NYY 2 Tim Anderson SS 5 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 +/‑
Stratton, Chris 3883 pi sp sf nl 7.4 11.1 11.1 11.1 +3.7
Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 6.5 11.5 48.0 60.5 +1.5
Bregman, Alex 3721 3b hou al 5.2 8.2 10.2 10.2 +2.2
Anderson, Tim 3659 ss chi al 4.5 4.5 9.0 9.0 +4.5
Chavez, Jesse 2780 pi cp sp chi nl 2.0 6.0 25.1 26.1 -2.0
Mancini, Trey 3766 dh lf 1b bal al 1.0 8.2 8.2 8.2 -6.2
Collins, Tim 2834 pi mr dc nl 1.0 1.0 3.0 7.0 +1.0
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