Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke tops players for Thursday, April 25, rises to 7th in season player rankings

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Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to seventh 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 25.
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 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 4.5
8 Yelich, Christian 3334 rf lf mil nl 4.5
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 4.0
10 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 4.0
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Greinke struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 5-0 win over the Pirates.

Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 4.5 for the season, rising to seventh among all players and fourth among National League pitchers.

Greinke also now has 193.7 career Box-Toppers points, sixth-most among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails fifth-ranked Curt Schilling (194.1) by only 0.4 points. (It should be noted that Schilling would have an estimated 232 career Box-Toppers points if his entire career from 1988 were tracked.) Greinke ranks third among active players in career points, behind Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (215.8) and Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (201.4).

American League Player of the Day—Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits and no walks, in the 14-2 win over the Rangers.

American League Batter of the Day—David Fletcher of the Angels tripled and went 2-for-4, driving in five runs, in the 11-5 win over the Yankees.

National League Batter of the Day—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 4-2 win over the Braves.

Scoring—Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gonzales earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Fletcher and Suarez each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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)

4/25 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.0 ARI 5, PIT 0 Zack Greinke (W, 4‑1) 7.0 2 0 0 1 7
AL +10.0 SEA 14, TEX 2 Marco Gonzales (W, 5‑0) 7.0 6 0 0 0 9
+8.0 `MIA 3, PHI 1 (F/10) Caleb Smith 6.0 3 1 1 1 8
+4.2 `LAD 2, CHC 1 Ross Stripling 4.2 5 0 0 1 6
BAT +3.0 LAA 11, NYY 5 David Fletcher SS 4 0 2 5
BAT +3.0 CIN 4, ATL 2 Eugenio Suarez 3B 3 1 2 3
+2.0 CLE 2, HOU 1 Brad Hand (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
+1.0 BOS 7, DET 3 Andrew Benintendi LF 3 1 2 1
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 +/‑
Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 4.5 17.5 84.5 193.7 -8.5
Gonzales, Marco 3408 pi sp sea al 2.7 13.1 17.1 17.1 -7.7
Fletcher, David 4111 lf 2b ss ana al 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 +2.5
Stripling, Ross 3629 pi sp lad nl 2.0 10.7 16.4 16.4 -6.7
Smith, Caleb 3952 pi sp fla nl 2.0 8.4 8.4 8.4 -4.4
Benintendi, Andrew 3815 lf bos al 2.0 6.5 13.7 13.7 -2.5
Suarez, Eugenio 3355 3b cin nl 1.5 9.0 26.5 26.5 -6.0
Hand, Brad 2907 pi cp cle al 1.0 8.0 21.7 22.7 -6.0
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