Mets’ Zack Wheeler tops players for Tuesday, April 23; Cubs’ Quintana rises to 4th in player rankings

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler 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 23.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 5.4
2 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 5.2
3 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 4.7
4 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 4.7
5 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 4.7
6 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf lf mil nl 4.5
7 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0
8 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 4.0
9 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 4.0
10 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 4.0
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Also Tuesday, Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings—rising to first among National League pitchers—after earning Player of the Game honors.

Player of the Day—Wheeler struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and no walks, in the 9-0 win over the Phillies.

Wheeler earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season and ranks 44th among all players, 15th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks struck out seven over 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 5-2 win over the Royals.

American League Batter of the Day—Ronny Rodriguez of the Tigers homered and hit two doubles in the 7-4 win over the Red Sox. Rodriguez went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs.

This was Rodriguez’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Rodriguez made his Major League debut May 31, 2018, and was playing in his 66th career game. 

National League Batter of the Day—Franmil Reyes of the Padres hit two home runs and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 6-3 win over the Mariners.

Rankings—Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings—first place among NL pitchers—after earning Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Quintana (7IP 4H 2R 2BB 7K W in the 7-2 win over the Dodgers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 4.7 for the season. He passes previous NL pitching leader Luis Castillo of the Reds (4.7). (Though Quintana and Castillo both have 4.7 points on the season, Quintana ranks ahead because he has more 2018 Box-Toppers points—10.0 vs. 8.0.)

Scoring—Wheeler earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Beeks earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Rodriguez and Reyes 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)

4/23 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +13.0 NYM 9, PHI 0 Zack Wheeler (W, 2‑2) 7.0 5 0 0 0 11
AL +7.2 TB 5, KC 2 Jalen Beeks (W, 1‑0) 4.2 2 0 0 2 7
+7.1 MIA 3, CLE 1 Pablo Lopez (W, 2‑3) 6.1 2 1 0 2 6
+5.2 NYY 7, LAA 5 Domingo German (W, 4‑1) 6.2 4 1 0 1 5
+5.0 `STL 4, MIL 3 Daniel Ponce de Leon 5.0 2 1 1 3 7
+4.1 ARI 2, PIT 1 Luke Weaver (W, 2‑1) 6.1 6 1 1 1 7
+4.1 WSH 6, COL 3 Sean Doolittle (S, 3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
+4.0 CHC 7, LAD 2 Jose Quintana (W, 3‑1) 7.0 4 2 2 2 7
+4.0 BAL 9, CHW 1 Andrew Cashner (W, 4‑1) 7.0 5 1 1 1 5
BAT +3.0 DET 7, BOS 4 Ronny Rodriguez SS 4 2 3 2
BAT +3.0 SD 6, SEA 3 Franmil Reyes RF 4 2 2 3
+3.0 HOU 10, MIN 4 George Springer CF 3 2 2 2
+3.0 SF 7, TOR 6 Will Smith (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.2 CIN 7, ATL 6 Robert Stephenson (W, 2‑0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2
+2.0 OAK 11, TEX 5 Stephen Piscotty RF 5 3 4 0
+2.0 DET 4, BOS 2 Brandon Dixon 1B 4 0 3 3
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 2014-2019 (’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 +/‑
Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 4.7 14.8 52.9 65.0 -5.4
Piscotty, Stephen 3570 rf oak al 2.5 8.5 18.2 18.2 -3.5
Wheeler, Zack 3204 pi sp nym nl 2.0 12.7 21.4 25.4 -8.7
German, Domingo 3957 pi sp nyy al 2.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 -6.0
Weaver, Luke 3719 pi sp ari nl 2.0 6.0 15.7 15.7 -2.0
Cashner, Andrew 2807 pi sp bal al 2.0 4.0 21.7 35.4 0.0
Beeks, Jalen 4047 pi mr tb al 1.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 -0.3
Reyes, Franmil 4036 rf sd nl 1.5 4.2 4.2 4.2 -1.2
Rodriguez, Ronny 4119 ss det al 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 +1.5
Smith, Will 3073 pi cp sf nl 1.0 6.7 8.7 14.7 -4.7
Doolittle, Sean 3052 pi cp dc nl 1.0 6.0 22.0 25.0 -4.0
Springer, George 3337 cf hou al 1.0 5.5 21.0 21.0 -3.5
Poncedeleon, Daniel 4037 pi sp mr stl nl 1.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 -1.0
Lopez, Pablo 4028 pi sp fla nl 1.0 2.7 2.7 2.7 -0.7
Dixon, Brandon 4061 rf det al 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
Stephenson, Robert 3617 pi mr sp cp cin nl 1.0 1.0 5.7 5.7 +1.0
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