Yankees’ James Paxton tops players for Tuesday, April 16; 3 players rise in top 10 player rankings

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Yankees pitcher James Paxton is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 16.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 5.4
2 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 5.2
3 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf lf mil nl 4.5
4 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0
5 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 4.0
6 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 4.0
7 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 4.0
8 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 3.7
9 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 3.7
10 Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp mr tb al 3.7
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Meanwhile, three players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday: Christian Yelich of the Brewers rises to third place, Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana rises to eighth place and Indians pitcher Shane Bieber rises to ninth place.

Player of the Day—Paxton struck out 12 over eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 8-0 win over the Red Sox.

Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first of the season, and ranks 28th in season player rankings.

Paxton had the most 2018 Box-Toppers points of any player to change teams in the offseason. He had 17.0 points with the Mariners, ninth among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits and no walks, in the 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Quintana earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season, rising to eighth in season player rankings, third among NL pitchers.

National League Batter of the Day—Christian Walker of the Diamondbacks homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 9-6 win over the Braves.

American League Batter of the Day—Avisail Garcia of the Rays homered and went 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 4-2 win over the Orioles.

Rankings—Christian Yelich of the Brewers rises to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Yelich (HR 2-5 R 3BI in the 8-4 win over the Cardinals) now has 4.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, second among NL batters, behind Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (5.2).

Tuesday was the second straight day Yelich earned Player of the Game honors. He was also Player of the Day Monday in the Brewers’ 10-7 win over the Cardinals.

Yelich led NL batters in Box-Toppers points in 2018 with 11.5.

Also Tuesday, Indians pitcher Shane Bieber rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Bieber (6IP 4H R 3BB 5K W in the 4-2 win over the Mariners) has 3.7 Box-Toppers points on the season and ranks fourth among AL pitchers.

Streak—Justin Smoak of the Blue Jays has now earned Box-Toppers poitns in 10 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Smoak (1-3 R 2BI in the 6-5 win over the Twins) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2010 with the Mariners and now has 36.4 career points, 19th among active AL batters. His best season was 2017 with the Blue Jays when he had 6.5 Box-Toppers points, seventh among AL first basemen. In 2018, he had 6.0 points with the Blue Jays, third among AL first basemen.

Scoring—Paxton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Quintana earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Walker and Garcia each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s 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)

4/16 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +17.0 NYY 8, BOS 0 James Paxton (W, 2‑2) 8.0 2 0 0 1 12
+11.0 TEX 5, LAA 0 Mike Minor (W, 2‑1) 9.0 3 0 0 2 7
NL +8.0 CHC 4, MIA 0 Jose Quintana (W, 2‑1) 7.0 6 0 0 0 7
+7.0 HOU 9, OAK 1 Collin McHugh (W, 3‑1) 6.0 2 0 0 2 5
+7.0 PHI 14, NYM 3 Jerad Eickhoff (S, 1) 4.0 3 0 0 0 6
+4.0 COL 8, SD 2 Jon Gray (W, 1‑3) 7.0 3 1 1 3 5
BAT +3.0 ARI 9, ATL 6 Christian Walker 1B 4 2 3 2
+2.2 LAD 6, CIN 1 Kenta Maeda (W, 3‑1) 6.2 4 1 1 3 5
BAT +2.0 TB 4, BAL 2 Avisail Garcia RF 4 1 2 3
+2.0 CLE 4, SEA 2 Shane Bieber (W, 2‑0) 6.0 4 1 1 3 5
+2.0 CHW 5, KC 1 Reynaldo Lopez (W, 1‑2) 6.0 5 1 1 2 5
+2.0 PIT 5, DET 3 (F/10) Nick Kingham (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
+1.0 MIL 8, STL 4 Christian Yelich RF 5 1 2 3
+1.0 SF 7, WSH 3 Brandon Belt 1B 4 2 2 1
+1.0 TOR 6, MIN 5 Justin Smoak 1B 3 1 1 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 (’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 +/‑
Yelich, Christian 3334 rf mil nl 4.5 16.0 36.5 36.5 -7.0
Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 3.7 13.8 51.9 64.0 -6.4
Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 3.7 10.1 10.1 10.1 -2.7
Belt, Brandon 2943 1b sf nl 3.0 7.0 20.0 30.0 -1.0
McHugh, Collin 3316 pi sp hou al 3.0 6.0 41.9 41.9 0.0
Walker, Christian 3958 1b ph ari nl 2.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 +1.0
Paxton, James 3280 pi sp nyy al 2.0 19.0 41.1 43.8 -15.0
Minor, Mike 2894 pi sp tex al 2.0 9.7 18.1 38.8 -5.7
Garcia, Avisail 3256 rf tb al 1.5 2.5 19.2 20.2 +0.5
Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 1.0 12.7 24.4 24.4 -10.7
Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp mr lad nl 1.0 11.7 31.7 31.7 -9.7
Smoak, Justin 2731 1b tor al 1.0 7.0 23.0 36.4 -5.0
Lopez, Reynaldo 3712 pi sp chi al 1.0 6.7 8.7 8.7 -4.7
Kingham, Nick 3951 pi cp sp pit nl 1.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 -3.0
Eickhoff, Jerad 3566 pi cp sp phi nl 1.0 1.0 17.0 17.0 +1.0
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