Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, becoming the 31st player this season with 10 Box-Toppers points.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of Aug. 30:
|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||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||17.1|
|5||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||17.1|
|6||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|7||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|8||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|9||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||16.0|
|10||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||15.4|
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Clevinger struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (none earned), four hits and one walk, in the 5-3 win over the Twins.
Clevinger earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.0 for the season, 31st among all players and 16th among American League pitchers.
This is Clevinger’s second season and second straight season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points. In 2017, he had 11.4 points with the Indians, ninth among AL pitchers.
In 2017, 38 players had 10 or more points. On this date a year ago, 21 players had 10 or more points.
National League Player of the Day—Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray struck out nine over 5 1/3 innings, allowing one run, four hits and two walks, in the 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
American League Batter of the Day—Victor Martinez of the Tigers hit two home runs and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 8-7 win over the Yankees.
National League Batter of the Day—Tommy La Stella of the Cubs hit a sixth-inning, pinch-hit, go-ahead, two-run home run in the 5-4 win over the Braves.
Scoring—Clevinger earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Ray earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Martinez and La Stella each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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||+8.2||CLE 5, MIN 3||Mike Clevinger (W, 10‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||4||2||0||1||9|
|NL||+6.1||ARI 3, LAD 1||Robbie Ray (W, 4‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.1||4||1||1||2||9|
|+6.0||LAA 5, HOU 2||Andrew Heaney (W, 8‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||0||0||1||6|
|+5.2||STL 5, PIT 0||John Gant (W, 6‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||0||0||3||6|
|+5.1||`MIL 2, CIN 1 (F/11)||Wade Miley||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||5||1||1||1||6|
|+5.0||SEA 7, OAK 1||Wade LeBlanc (W, 8‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||3||4|
|+4.0||`SD 3, COL 2 (F/13)||Eric Lauer||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||0||1||0||2||2|
|BAT||+3.0||DET 8, NYY 7||Victor Martinez DH||5||2||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||+3.0||CHC 5, ATL 4||Tommy La Stella PH||1||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||BOS 9, CHW 4||Blake Swihart PH‑C||1||2||1||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||+/‑|
|Clevinger, Mike 3707||pi sp||cle al||10.0||21.4||24.4||24.4||-1.4|
|LeBlanc, Wade 2669||pi sp||sea al||9.7||13.7||16.7||23.7||+5.7|
|Heaney, Andrew 3515||pi sp||ana al||6.7||7.7||11.7||11.7||+5.7|
|Gant, John 3660||pi sp||stl nl||6.0||6.0||7.0||7.0||+6.0|
|Martinez, Victor 1695||dh||det al||4.0||5.0||26.7||77.1||+3.0|
|La Stella, Tommy 3367||2b ph||chi nl||4.0||4.0||8.0||8.0||+4.0|
|Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||3.7||19.7||30.4||30.4||-12.3|
|Miley, Wade 3006||pi sp||mil nl||3.0||6.7||30.4||43.1||-0.7|
|Lauer, Eric 4017||pi sp||sd nl||2.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||+2.7|
|Swihart, Blake 3565||ca ph||bos al||1.0||1.0||5.0||5.0||+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.