Yankees’ Lance Lynn tops players for Monday, Aug. 6; Astros’ Morton rises to 8th in player rankings

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Yankees pitcher Lance Lynn 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. 6:  
 

Player Pos Team BTP
1 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 20.1
2 Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 18.1
3 Severino, Luis 3567 pi sp nyy al 16.7
4 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 16.1
5 Paxton, James 3280 pi sp sea al 16.0
6 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 15.4
7 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 14.0
8 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 13.8
9 Kluber, Corey 3200 pi sp cle al 13.7
10 Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 13.4
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Also Monday, Astros pitcher Charlie Morton rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Player of the Day—Lynn struck out nine over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 7-0 win over the White Sox.

This was Lynn’s first start with the Yankees since being traded from the Twins.

Lynn earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, 54th among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland struck out five over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks, in the 2-0 win over the Pirates.

National League Batter of the Day—Wilmer Flores of the Mets went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 6-4 win over the Reds.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no AL Batter of the Day for Monday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors. In fact, only one batter earned Player of the Game honors in Monday’s 10 games—Wilmer Flores of the Mets. The other nine Player of the Game winners are pitchers.

Rankings—Astros pitcher Charlie Morton rises from 10th to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.

Morton (7IP 3H R 3BB 8K ND in the 3-1 win over the Giants) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.8 for the season. He ranks seventh among AL pitchers.

Notable—Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer now has 13.1 Box-Toppers points on the season after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.

Bauer (6IP 3H 0R 3BB 11K W in the 10-0 win over the Twins) ranks 11th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, ninth among AL pitchers.

Scoring—Lynn earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Freeland earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Flores earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter 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)

8/6 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +13.1 NYY 7, CHW 0 Lance Lynn (W, 8‑8) 7.1 2 0 0 1 9
+11.0 CLE 10, MIN 0 Trevor Bauer (W, 11‑6) 6.0 3 0 0 3 11
NL +7.0 COL 2, PIT 0 Kyle Freeland (W, 10‑7) 7.0 2 0 0 3 5
+7.0 `HOU 3, SF 1 Charlie Morton 7.0 3 1 1 3 8
+6.2 MIA 2, STL 1 Wei‑Yin Chen (W, 4‑8) 5.2 1 0 0 2 4
+5.1 `SEA 4, TEX 3 (F/12) Wade LeBlanc 6.1 2 1 1 1 4
+5.0 LAA 6, DET 2 Nick Tropeano (W, 5‑6) 5.0 1 1 1 1 4
+4.1 `ARI 3, PHI 2 (F/14) Zack Godley 7.1 5 2 2 1 7
+3.0 CHC 3, KC 1 Pedro Strop (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
BAT +2.0 NYM 6, CIN 4 Wilmer Flores 1B 4 1 3 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 +/‑
Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp hou al 13.8 21.5 38.2 49.2 +6.1
Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 13.1 22.8 50.3 52.3 +3.4
Godley, Zack 3538 pi sp ari nl 8.7 19.7 24.4 24.4 -2.3
LeBlanc, Wade 2669 pi sp sea al 7.7 11.7 14.7 21.7 +3.7
Freeland, Kyle 3763 pi sp col nl 7.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +1.4
Tropeano, Nick 3451 pi sp ana al 5.0 5.0 10.7 10.7 +5.0
Strop, Pedro 3005 pi mr cp chi nl 4.0 4.0 8.0 11.0 +4.0
Lynn, Lance 2992 pi sp nyy al 3.0 11.7 49.9 67.6 -5.7
Flores, Wilmer 3345 1b 3b 2b ph nym nl 2.5 2.5 12.0 12.0 +2.5
Chen, Wei-Yin 3026 pi sp fla nl 2.0 3.0 21.4 30.1 +1.0
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