Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to eighth 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 17.
|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||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.7|
|9||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||chi nl||3.7|
|10||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||3.7|
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Also Wednesday, Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings—and rises two spots to 13th place on the “all-time” career points list—after earning National League Player of the Day honors.
Player of the Day—Carrasco struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks in the 1-0 win over the Mariners.
Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season, fourth among American League pitchers. In 2018, Carrasco had 19.1 Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players.
National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 6-0 win over the Marlins.
Hamels earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season, rising to ninth place in season player rankings, third among NL pitchers.
All-time leadersHere are Box-Toppers top 20 players since record keeping began in 1995:
|1||Randy Johnson||pi sp||retired||278.8|
|2||Pedro Martinez||pi sp||retired||244.8|
|3||Clayton Kershaw||pi sp||lad nl||215.8|
|4||CC Sabathia||pi sp||nyy al||201.4|
|5||Curt Schilling||pi sp||retired||194.1|
|6||Albert Pujols||1b dh||ana al||190.8|
|7||Zack Greinke||pi sp||ari nl||190.7|
|9||Max Scherzer||pi sp||dc nl||181.8|
|10||Justin Verlander||pi sp||hou al||181.1|
|11||Felix Hernandez||pi sp||sea al||174.1|
|12||Roy Halladay||pi sp||retired||170.7|
|13||Cole Hamels||pi sp||chi nl||168.2|
|14||Manny Ramirez||lf dh||retired||167.2|
|15||Johan Santana||pi sp||retired||166.6|
|16||Roger Clemens||pi sp||retired||164.8|
|17||Jon Lester||pi sp||chi nl||164.6|
|18||John Smoltz||pi sp||retired||160.9|
|19||Tim Hudson||pi sp||retired||157.0|
|20||Bartolo Colon||pi sp||free agent||155.9|
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List of top 100 players since 1995 at the end of the 2018 season.
Hamels now has 168.2 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 13th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Wednesday, he passes two players on the “all-time” list—Johan Santana (166.6) and Manny Ramirez (167.2). Hamels now trails 12th-ranked player Roy Halladay (170.7). Because of the way players on the career points list are bunched up, Hamels, in just the past week, has risen four spots, from 17th to 13th place on the career points list after earning Player of the Game honors twice (he also was Player of the Day on April 12).
Hamels ranks eighth among active players in career points.
American League Batter of the Day—Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers tripled and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 5-4 win over the Angels.
National League Batter of the Day—Howie Kendrick of the Nationals homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in one run, in the 9-6 win over the Giants.
Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, each with their first career Player of the Game honor:
Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K W in the 3-2, 10-inning win over the Tigers) made his Major League debut Sept. 18, 2018, and was playing in his 11th career game.
Hunter Dozier of the Royals (HR 2-4 R 2BI in the 4-3, 10-inning win over the White Sox) made his Major League debut Sept. 12, 2016, and was playing in his 126th career game.
Scoring—Carrasco earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hamels earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Choo and Kendrick each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||+14.0||CLE 1, SEA 0||Carlos Carrasco (W, 2‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||2||12|
|NL||+12.0||CHC 6, MIA 0||Cole Hamels (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||0||0||0||8|
|+9.1||LAD 3, CIN 2||Walker Buehler (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||3||1||0||1||8|
|+8.0||TB 8, BAL 1||Yonny Chirinos (W, 3‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||1||0||0||1||5|
|+5.1||OAK 2, HOU 1||Frankie Montas (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||3||1||1||2||6|
|BAT||+3.0||TEX 5, LAA 4||Shin‑Soo Choo LF||3||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||STL 6, MIL 3||Michael Wacha (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||2||2||1||7|
|+3.0||PIT 3, DET 2 (F/10)||Nick Burdi (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+3.0||MIN 4, TOR 1||Blake Parker (S, 4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||NYY 5, BOS 3||Brett Gardner CF||4||1||1||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||+2.0||WSH 9, SF 6||Howie Kendrick 2B||3||2||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||ARI 3, ATL 2 (F/10)||Archie Bradley (W, 1‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||1||0||0||1||2|
|+1.2||PHI 3, NYM 2||Hector Neris (S, 2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||0.2||1||0||0||0||2|
|+1.0||KC 4, CHW 3 (F/10)||Hunter Dozier 3B||4||1||2||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 (’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||+/‑|
|Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||3.7||22.8||85.7||91.1||-15.4|
|Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||chi nl||3.7||14.8||69.8||168.2||-7.4|
|Chirinos, Yonny 4039||pi sp||tb al||3.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||+1.0|
|Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||rf lf dh||tex al||2.5||9.0||24.5||62.7||-4.0|
|Parker, Blake 3823||pi cp||min al||2.0||4.0||7.0||7.0||0.0|
|Montas, Frankie 3803||pi sp||oak al||2.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||0.0|
|Kendrick, Howie 2191||2b lf 1b||dc nl||1.5||1.5||15.5||37.0||+1.5|
|Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||1.0||16.1||16.1||16.1||-14.1|
|Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||1.0||6.5||12.7||26.7||-4.5|
|Wacha, Michael 3276||pi sp||stl nl||1.0||5.0||28.7||31.7||-3.0|
|Neris, Hector 3553||pi cp mr||phi nl||1.0||3.0||13.0||13.0||-1.0|
|Bradley, Archie 3438||pi mr sp||ari nl||1.0||1.0||6.0||6.0||+1.0|
|Burdi, Nick 4113||pi mr||pit nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Dozier, Hunter 4114||3b||kc al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
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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.