Reds’ Luis Castillo tops players for Tuesday, April 9, rises to 8th in season player rankings

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Reds pitcher Luis Castillo is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Castillo struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 14-0 win over the Marlins.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 9.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 5.2
2 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0
3 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 4.0
4 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 4.0
5 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 3.7
6 Shoemaker, Matt 3290 pi sp tor al 3.7
7 Beckham, Tim 3452 ss dh sea al 3.5
8 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 3.0
9 deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 2.7
10 Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp phi nl 2.7
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Castillo earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, rising to eighth in season player rankings, second among National League pitchers, behind Brewers closer Josh Hader (4.0).

American League Player of the Day—Jurickson Profar of the Athletics homered and went 4-for-4, scoring three times and driving in five runs, in the 13-2 win over the Orioles.

National League Batter of the Day—Jarrod Dyson of the Diamondbacks hit a pinch-hit, two-run, walk-off homer in the 5-4 win over the Rangers.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Jurickson Profar.

Streak—Giants pitcher Derek Holland has now earned Box-Toppers points for 11 consecutive seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2019 Tuesday.

Holland (7IP 5H R 2BB 9K W in the 7-2 win over the Padres) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2009 with the Rangers and has 56.8 career points, 23rd among active NL pitchers. His best season was 2011 with the Rangers when he had 12.7 Box-Toppers points, 13th among AL pitchers. In 2018, he had 5.0 points with the Giants.

Scoring—Castillo earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Profar earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Dyson earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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)

4/9 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +12.0 CIN 14, MIA 0 Luis Castillo (W, 1‑1) 7.0 2 0 0 1 8
AL +7.0 OAK 13, BAL 2 Jurickson Profar 2B 5 3 4 5
+7.0 SF 7, SD 2 Derek Holland (W, 1‑1) 7.0 5 1 1 2 9
+5.0 TB 10, CHW 5 Austin Meadows LF 5 2 4 4
+5.0 CLE 8, DET 2 Brad Miller 2B 2 3 2 2
+4.0 MIN 14, NYM 8 Mitch Garver C 5 3 4 2
+4.0 LAA 11, MIL 8 Tommy La Stella 2B 4 2 2 4
+3.1 STL 4, LAD 0 John Brebbia (W, 1‑0) 1.1 0 0 0 1 3
BAT +3.0 ARI 5, TEX 4 Jarrod Dyson PH 1 1 1 2
+3.0 ATL 7, COL 1 Max Fried (W, 2‑0) 6.0 5 1 0 1 4
+3.0 `WSH 10, PHI 6 (F/10) Joe Ross 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
+2.0 SEA 6, KC 3 Dee Gordon 2B 4 1 3 2
+2.0 HOU 6, NYY 3 Hector Rondon (W, 1‑0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2
+1.0 TOR 7, BOS 5 Billy McKinney RF 3 2 2 0
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 (’19). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’18-19), the period 2013-2018 (’14-19) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2019 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2018 total (+/-).

Player of the Game Pos Team ’19 ’18‑19 ’14‑19 Career +/‑
Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840 pi sp cin nl 3.0 11.0 19.4 19.4 -5.0
Garver, Mitch 3950 ca min al 2.5 10.0 10.0 10.0 -5.0
Fried, Max 4011 pi sp atl nl 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +1.0
Profar, Jurickson 3665 2b ss 3b 1b oak al 1.7 6.7 7.7 7.7 -3.3
Dyson, Jarrod 2813 cf ph ari nl 1.5 1.5 7.0 10.5 +1.5
Holland, Derek 2634 pi sp sf nl 1.0 6.0 19.7 56.8 -4.0
La Stella, Tommy 3367 2b ana al 1.0 5.0 9.0 9.0 -3.0
McKinney, Billy 4049 rf tor al 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 -1.5
Rondon, Hector 3201 pi mr cp hou al\ 1.0 3.0 12.0 13.0 -1.0
Gordon, Dee 2990 2b cf sea al 1.0 2.0 9.5 10.5 0.0
Brebbia, John 4080 pi mr stl nl 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
Meadows, Austin 4079 lf tb al 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
Ross, Joe 3499 pi mr sp dc nl 1.0 1.0 14.7 14.7 +1.0
Miller, Brad 3227 ss cle al 1.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 +1.0
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