Rockies pitcher German Marquez is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to third place in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 14.
|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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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 (’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|
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.