Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard 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 Sept. 2:
|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||18.1|
|5||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||17.7|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||17.1|
|7||Kluber, Corey 3200||pi sp||cle al||16.7|
|8||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|9||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|10||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||16.0|
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Also Sunday, Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs rises to lead National League batters in Box-Toppers points after earning NL Batter of the Day honors.
Player of the Day—Syndergaard pitched a complete game two-hitter, striking out 11 and allowing one run and one walk, in the 4-1 win over the Giants.
Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season, 47th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Blue Jays pitcher Sean Reid-Foley struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one run, four hits and one walk, in the 6-1 win over the Marlins.
This was Reid-Foley’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Reid-Foley made his Major League debut Aug. 13 and was playing in his third career game.
American League Batter of the Day—Stephen Piscotty of the Athletics homered twice and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 8-2 win over the Mariners.
National League Batter of the Day—Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs homered and went 2-for-2, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 8-1 win over the Phillies.
Rizzo earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.5 for the season, rising to first place among NL batters in Box-Toppers points. He passes previous leader, David Peralta of the Diamondbacks, who also has 8.5 points this season. But Rizzo ranks higher because he has more 2017 points—15.5 vs. 2.0.
Rizzo ranks 51st among all players and fourth among all batters. He led all batters in Box-Toppers points in 2017 with 15.5
Notable—Braves pitcher Julio Teheran has the most Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Teheran (7IP 4H R 2BB 5K ND in the 5-1 win over the Pirates) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.7 for the season, 22nd among all players and ninth among NL pitchers.
Also notable—White Sox pitcher James Shields now has 105.4 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Shields (6IP 4H 0R 2BB 6K W in the 8-0 win over the Red Sox) rises to 67th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his point Sunday, he passes two players on the “all-time” list—Scott Kazmir (105.1) and Tigers pitcher Francisco Lindor (105.2). Shields now trails 66th-ranked player Aramis Ramirez (105.8).
Shields has 4.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, 56th among AL pitchers.
Debut—In addition to Reid-Foley, two other players made their Box-Toppers debut Sunday with their first career Player of the Game honors:
- Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez (7IP 5H R 0BB 8K W in the 9-1 win over the Orioles) made his Major League debut Sept. 29, 2015, and was playing in his 17th career game.
- Brandon Dixon of the Reds (HR 1-1 R BI in the 6-4, 10-inning win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut May 22 and was playing in his third career game.
Scoring—Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Reid-Foley earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Piscotty and Rizzo 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||+15.0||NYM 4, SF 1||Noah Syndergaard (W, 10‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||9.0||2||1||1||1||11|
|AL||+10.0||TOR 6, MIA 1||Sean Reid‑Foley (W, 1‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||1||1||1||10|
|+8.1||`LAD 3, ARI 2||Walker Buehler||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||2||1||1||3||9|
|+8.0||KC 9, BAL 1||Jorge Lopez (W, 1‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||1||1||0||8|
|BAT||+6.0||OAK 8, SEA 2||Stephen Piscotty RF||3||2||2||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+6.0||CHW 8, BOS 0||James Shields (W, 6‑15)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||0||0||2||6|
|+6.0||MIL 9, WSH 4||Brandon Woodruff (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||4.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|BAT||+5.0||CHC 8, PHI 1||Anthony Rizzo 1B||2||3||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||TEX 18, MIN 4||Jurickson Profar 3B‑SS||5||3||4||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||`ATL 5, PIT 1||Juiio Teheran||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||1||1||2||5|
|+3.0||TB 6, CLE 4||Ryan Yarbrough (W, 13‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||2||1||1||1||3|
|+2.0||DET 11, NYY 7||Nick Castellanos DH||5||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||HOU 4, LAA 2||George Springer RF||5||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||CIN 6, STL 4 (F/10)||Brandon Dixon RF||1||1||1||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||COL 7, SD 3||David Dahl RF||3||1||1||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||+/‑|
|Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||11.7||16.7||63.2||63.2||+6.7|
|Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||9.1||9.1||9.1||9.1||+9.1|
|Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||8.5||24.0||46.0||51.0||-7.0|
|Yarbrough, Ryan 3962||pi mr||tb al||7.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||+7.0|
|Castellanos, Nicholas 3349||rf||det al||6.5||11.0||24.7||24.7||+2.0|
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||6.0||9.0||36.1||36.1||+3.0|
|Piscotty, Stephen 3570||rf||oak al||5.0||6.5||14.7||14.7||+3.5|
|Springer, George 3337||rf||hou al||4.5||9.5||20.0||20.0||-0.5|
|Shields, James 2157||pi sp||chi al||4.0||6.0||39.8||105.4||+2.0|
|Profar, Jurickson 3665||ss 3b||tex al||3.5||3.5||4.5||4.5||+3.5|
|Dahl, David 3714||rf ph||col nl||2.5||2.5||3.5||3.5||+2.5|
|Reid-Foley, Sean 4059||pi sp||tor al||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7||+1.7|
|Woodruff, Brandon 3868||pi mr||mil nl||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Dixon, Brandon 4061||rf||cin nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Lopez, Jorge 4060||pi sp||kc al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+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.