White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 28.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||6.4|
|2||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||6.2|
|3||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||5.4|
|4||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||5.0|
|5||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||5.0|
|6||Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||4.7|
|7||Castillo, Luis 3840||pi sp||cin nl||4.7|
|8||Glasnow, Tyler 3948||pi sp||tb al||4.7|
|9||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||4.5|
|10||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf lf||mil nl||4.5|
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Player of the Day—Lopez struck out 14 over six innings, allowing one run, two hits and three walks, in the 4-1 win over the Tigers.
Lopez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, 12th among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty struck out four over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 5-2 win over the Reds.
National League Batter of the Day—Ozzie Albies of the Braves hit two home runs and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in two runs.
American League Batter of the Day—Luke Voit of the Yankees went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 11-5 win over the Giants.
Voit earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 4.0 for the season, rising to second place among AL batters, behind Joey Gallo of the Rangers (4.0). (Though both Voit and Gallo each have 4.0 points on the season, Gallo ranks higher on a tiebreaker because he has more 2018 Box-Toppers points—5.0 vs. 4.0.)
Rankings—Two players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday:
Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (HR 2-3 R 3BI in the 7-6 win over the Pirates) rises from third to second place with 6.2 Box-Toppers points. He increases his lead among NL batters, ahead of second-place Christian Yelich of the Brewers (4.5). He trails overall leader, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (6.4).
Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (6.2IP 6H 2R BB 9K W in the 5-2 win over the Red Sox) rises to eighth place with 4.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks third among AL pitchers.
Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Sunday, each with their first career Player of the Game honor:
Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton (5IP 2H R 5BB 7K ND in the 5-4, 11-inning win over the Athletics) made his Major League debut March 31 and was playing in his sixth career game.
Tomas Nido of the Mets (2B 1-1 0R 2BI in the 5-2 win over the Brewers) made his Major League debut Sept. 13, 2017, and was playing in his 42nd career game.
Scoring—Lopez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Flaherty earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Albies and Voit each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||CHW 4, DET 1||Reynaldo Lopez (W, 2‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||2||1||0||3||14|
|+8.0||MIN 4, BAL 1||Kyle Gibson (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||1||1||0||6|
|+6.0||TEX 14, SEA 1||Lance Lynn (W, 3‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||1||1||3||9|
|NL||+6.0||STL 5, CIN 2||Jack Flaherty (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||1||4|
|+5.0||LAA 7, KC 3||Matt Harvey (W, 1‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||1||1||3||5|
|+4.2||TB 5, BOS 2||Tyler Glasnow (W, 5‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||6||2||2||1||9|
|+4.0||`WSH 7, SD 6 (F/11)||Erick Fedde||‑||‑||‑||‑||4.0||2||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||+3.0||ATL 8, COL 7||Ozzie Albies 2B||5||3||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|BAT||+3.0||NYY 11, SF 5||Luke Voit 1B||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||LAD 7, PIT 6||Cody Bellinger 1B||3||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||CHC 6, ARI 5 (F/15)||Ben Zobrist LF||2||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||HOU 4, CLE 1||Robinson Chirinos C||2||1||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||PHI 5, MIA 1||Zach Eflin (W, 3‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||9.0||7||1||1||0||3|
|+3.0||`TOR 5, OAK 4 (F/11)||Trent Thornton||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||2||1||1||5||7|
|+2.0||NYM 5, MIL 2||Tomas Nido PH||1||0||1||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 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||+/‑|
|Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf 1b||lad nl||6.2||6.2||14.9||14.9||+6.2|
|Glasnow, Tyler 3948||pi sp mr||tb al||4.7||10.7||10.7||10.7||-1.3|
|Voit, Luke 4053||1b dh||nyy al||4.0||8.0||8.0||8.0||0.0|
|Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||3.7||11.4||16.4||16.4||-4.0|
|Lopez, Reynaldo 3712||pi sp||chi al||3.0||8.7||10.7||10.7||-2.7|
|Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||3.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||+1.0|
|Flaherty, Jack 3971||pi sp||stl nl||2.7||15.8||15.8||15.8||-10.4|
|Gibson, Kyle 3312||pi sp||min al||2.0||9.4||28.4||28.4||-5.4|
|Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||tex al||2.0||5.0||35.8||69.6||-1.0|
|Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||ana al||1.0||8.0||27.4||45.4||-6.0|
|Chirinos, Robinson 2924||ca||hou al||1.0||7.0||15.0||16.0||-5.0|
|Zobrist, Ben 2216||lf 2b rf 1b||chi nl||1.0||5.0||13.0||37.0||-3.0|
|Fedde, Erick 4065||pi mr sp||dc nl||1.0||2.7||2.7||2.7||-0.7|
|Nido, Tomas 4121||ph||nym nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Thornton, Trent 4120||pi sp||tor al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
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.