Padres’ Paddack tops players for Wednesday, April 24; Astros’ Verlander rises to lead season player rankings

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Padres pitcher Chris Paddack is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fourth 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 24.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 6.4
2 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 5.4
3 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 5.2
4 Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 5.0
5 Quintana, Jose 3040 pi sp chi nl 4.7
6 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 4.7
7 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf lf mil nl 4.5
8 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0
9 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 4.0
10 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 4.0
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Also Wednesday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander rises to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

Player of the Day—Paddack struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk, in the 1-0 win over the Mariners.

Paddack earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 points for the season, rising to fourth in season player rankings, first among National League pitchers, passing previous leader Jose Quintana of the Cubs (4.7), who only took the lead Tuesday.

Though this is Paddack’s first Major League win, he had earned Player of the Game honors three times previously this season (earning 1.0 Box-Toppers point each time) when he picked up a no-decision. This is Paddack’s first career Player of the Day honor.

American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Justin Verlander struck out eight over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits an no walks, in the 7-1 win over the Twins.

Verlander earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 6.4 points for the season, rising to take the lead in season player rankings, passing previous leader, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer (5.4 points). He also passes Bauer for the lead among AL pitchers.

This is the first time Verlander has led Box-Toppers season player rankings at any point in a season since he led all players in points at the end of the 2012 season with 24.8 points. (Verlander was with the Tigers then.)

Verlander also now has 184.5 career Box-Toppers points, ninth among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails eighth-ranked player Alex Rodriguez (187.0). Verlander ranks fifth among active players in career points, fourth among active pitchers.

American League Batter of the Day—Jose Ramirez of the Indians homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in four runs, in the 6-2 win over the Marlins.

National League Batter of the Day—Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 11-2 win over the Pirates. Marte went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs.

Scoring—Paddack earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Verlander earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Ramirez and Marte 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 game

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

4/24 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +14.0 SD 1, SEA 0 Chris Paddack (W, 1‑1) 7.0 1 0 0 1 9
AL +10.0 HOU 7, MIN 1 Justin Verlander (W, 4‑0) 8.0 4 1 1 0 8
+7.0 SF 4, TOR 0 Drew Pomeranz (W, 1‑2) 6.0 2 0 0 2 5
+6.0 BOS 11, DET 4 Eduardo Rodriguez (W, 2‑2) 6.0 2 1 1 3 7
+5.0 PHI 6, NYM 0 Vince Velasquez (W, 1‑0) 5.0 3 0 0 3 6
BAT +4.0 CLE 6, MIA 2 Jose Ramirez 3B 4 1 3 4
+4.0 BAL 4, CHW 3 John Means (W, 3‑2) 5.0 4 1 1 1 6
+3.0 KC 10, TB 2 Adalberto Mondesi SS 5 1 3 4
BAT +3.0 ARI 11, PIT 2 Ketel Marte CF 5 2 2 4
+3.0 STL 5, MIL 2 Marcell Ozuna LF 3 1 2 3
+2.2 ATL 3, CIN 1 Mike Soroka (W, 1‑1) 5.2 5 1 1 3 7
+2.0 COL 9, WSH 5 Nolan Arenado 3B 4 1 2 3
+2.0 NYY 6, LAA 5 DJ LeMahieu 2B 4 1 2 3
+1.2 CHC 7, LAD 6 Brad Brach (W, 2‑0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
+1.0 OAK 6, TEX 5 Marcus Semien SS 5 1 2 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 +/‑
Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 6.4 30.5 70.3 184.5 -17.7
Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 +5.0
Ozuna, Marcell 3190 lf stl nl 3.0 5.5 30.7 33.2 +0.5
Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480 pi sp bos al 2.7 16.1 35.5 35.5 -10.7
Marte, Ketel 3630 2b ss cf ari nl 2.5 6.5 7.5 7.5 -1.5
Arenado, Nolan 3306 3b col nl 2.0 7.0 36.9 36.9 -3.0
Means, John 4115 pi cp bal al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Ramirez, Jose 3436 3b cle al 1.5 7.5 22.5 22.5 -4.5
Velasquez, Vince 3611 pi sp phi nl 1.0 9.4 18.4 18.4 -7.4
LeMahieu, DJ 3091 2b nyy al 1.0 4.5 27.0 30.0 -2.5
Soroka, Mike 3956 pi sp atl nl 1.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 -2.0
Semien, Marcus 3302 ss oak al 1.0 3.5 14.5 15.5 -1.5
Mondesi, Adalberto 3750 ss kc al 1.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 -1.0
Pomeranz, Drew 3061 pi sp sf nl 1.0 1.0 28.8 32.8 +1.0
Brach, Brad 3374 pi mr cp chi nl 1.0 1.0 11.0 11.0 +1.0
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