Giants pitcher Chris Stratton is Monday’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. 27:
|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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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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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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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.