Rockies’ German Marquez tops players for Sunday, April 14, rises to 3rd in season player rankings

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Rockies pitcher German Marquez is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in season player rankings.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 14.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 5.2
2 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0
3 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 4.0
4 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 4.0
5 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 4.0
6 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 3.7
7 Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp mr tb al 3.7
8 Shoemaker, Matt 3290 pi sp tor al 3.7
9 Beckham, Tim 3452 ss dh sea al 3.5
10 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 3.0
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Marquez pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking none, in the 4-0 win over the Giants.

Marquez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to first place among National League pitchers, passing Josh Hader of the Brewers (4.0). (He ranks ahead of Hader because he has more 2018 points—14.7 vs. 11.7.)

American League Player of the Day—Red Sox pitcher David Price struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 4-0 win over the Orioles.

Price has now earned Box-Toppers points for 11 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of the season. Price earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2009 with the Rays and has 127.0 career Box-Toppers points, 39th among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Sunday, he passes Mariano Rivera (126.4) on the “all-time” list. He now trails 38th-ranked Roy Oswalt (127.2). Price ranks 12th in career points among active players.

Price’s best season was 2015 with the Tigers and the Blue Jays when he had 21.1 Box-Toppers points, fifth among all players and second among AL pitchers. Price has seven seasons with 10 or more points and three seasons with 15 or more points. In 2018, he had 14.4 points with the Red Sox, 12th among AL pitchers.

American League Batter of the Day—Lucas Duda of the Royals hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 9-8 win over the Indians.

National League Batter of the Day—David Peralta of the Diamondbacks hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 8-4 win over the Padres.

Scoring—Marquez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Price earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Duda and Peralta 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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

4/14 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +17.0 COL 4, SF 0 German Marquez (W, 2‑1) 9.0 1 0 0 0 9
AL +11.0 BOS 4, BAL 0 David Price (W, 1‑1) 7.0 3 0 0 0 7
+9.0 HOU 3, SEA 2 Gerrit Cole (W, 1‑2) 6.0 4 2 2 0 11
+8.0 PHI 3, MIA 1 (F/14) Victor Arano (W, 1‑0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 6
+4.2 MIN 6, DET 4 Jose Berrios (W, 2‑1) 6.2 4 2 2 1 7
BAT +4.0 KC 9, CLE 8 Lucas Duda DH 3 1 2 4
BAT +4.0 ARI 8, SD 4 David Peralta PH 1 1 1 3
+4.0 LAD 7, MIL 1 Ross Stripling (W, 1‑1) 8.0 4 1 1 1 3
+3.0 STL 9, CIN 5 Marcell Ozuna LF 5 2 2 4
+3.0 TEX 8, OAK 7 Elvis Andrus SS 4 2 3 2
+3.0 PIT 4, WSH 3 Josh Bell 1B 3 2 2 2
+3.0 TB 8, TOR 4 Guillermo Heredia PH‑LF 1 1 1 2
+3.0 ATL 7, NYM 3 Charlie Culberson PH 1 1 1 2
+2.0 CHW 5, NYY 2 Tim Anderson SS 4 1 1 4
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 +/‑
Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 4.0 18.7 23.4 23.4 -10.7
Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 3.0 20.8 29.8 29.8 -14.8
Anderson, Tim 3659 ss chi al 2.5 7.0 11.5 11.5 -2.0
Ozuna, Marcell 3190 lf stl nl 2.0 4.5 29.7 32.2 -0.5
Price, David 2593 pi sp bos al 1.7 16.1 73.4 127.0 -12.7
Peralta, David 3370 lf ph ari nl 1.5 10.0 23.9 23.9 -7.0
Duda, Lucas 2818 dh 1b kc al 1.5 5.5 16.5 21.5 -2.5
Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 1.0 19.0 57.2 61.9 -17.0
Stripling, Ross 3629 pi sp lad nl 1.0 9.7 15.4 15.4 -7.7
Culberson, Charlie 3324 lf 2b ph atl nl 1.0 4.0 6.0 6.0 -2.0
Bell, Josh E. 3682 1b pit nl 1.0 3.5 9.0 9.0 -1.5
Andrus, Elvis 2582 ss tex al 1.0 2.0 22.2 32.7 0.0
Arano, Victor 3915 pi mr phi nl 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 0.0
Heredia, Guillermo 3859 lf tb al 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 0.0
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