Brewers’ Freddy Peralta tops players for Wednesday, April 3; Blue Jays’ Shoemaker rises to lead player rankings

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Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Wednesday, Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker rises to lead Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 3.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Shoemaker, Matt 3290 pi sp tor al 3.7
2 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf 1b lad nl 3.7
3 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 3.0
4 deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 2.7
5 Lucchesi, Joey 3936 pi sp sd nl 2.7
6 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 2.0
7 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 2.0
8 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 2.0
9 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 2.0
10 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 2.0
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Player of the Day—Peralta struck out 11 over eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks, in the 1-0 win over the Reds.

Peralta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season and ranks 12th in season player rankings.

Peralta had a Box-Toppers game score Wednesday of +17.0, the same as Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who was Player of the Game in the 6-4 win over the Marlins (7IP 3H 0R BB 14K W). But Peralta won Player of the Day honors over deGrom because he had more innings pitched (eight vs. seven). And though both players had the same game score, Peralta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points while deGrom earns just 1.0.

deGrom now has 2.7 Box-Toppers points on the season and rises to fourth in season player rankings.

American League Player of the Day—Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 5-3 win over the Orioles.

Shoemaker earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 3.7 for the season, rising to become the new season Box-Toppers points leader, passing Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (3.7 points). Though both Shoemaker and Bellinger have 3.7 points, Shoemaker ranks ahead because he had more 2018 Box-Toppers points (2.7 vs. 0.0).

National League Batter of the Day—Juan Soto of the Nationals hit a three-run homer and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 9-8 win over the Phillies.

American League Batter of the Day—Mitch Garver of the Twins doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 7-6 win over the Royals.

Rankings—Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.

Lucchesi (5IP 4H 0R BB 6K W in the 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks) now has 2.7 Box-Toppers points on the season.

Debut—Red Sox pitcher Colten Brewer made his Box-Toppers debut with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Brewer (1.2IP 0H 0R BB 2K ND in the 6-3 win over the Athletics) made his Major League debut April 12, 2018, and was playing in his 14th career game.

Scoring—Peralta earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Shoemaker earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Soto and Garver 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)

4/3 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +17.0 MIL 1, CIN 0 Freddy Peralta (W, 1‑0) 8.0 2 0 0 0 11
+17.0 NYM 6, MIA 4 Jacob deGrom (W, 2‑0) 7.0 3 0 0 1 14
AL +12.0 TOR 5, BAL 3 Matt Shoemaker (W, 2‑0) 7.0 2 0 0 1 8
+11.0 CHW 8, CLE 3 Carlos Rodon (W, 1‑1) 6.0 2 1 0 1 9
+9.1 `DET 2, NYY 1 Matthew Boyd 6.1 5 1 1 3 13
+8.0 `COL 1, TB 0 (F/11) German Marquez 7.0 3 0 0 3 7
+7.0 TEX 4, HOU 0 Mike Minor (W, 1‑1) 7.0 5 0 0 2 7
+6.0 SD 4, ARI 1 Joey Lucchesi (W, 2‑0) 5.0 4 0 0 1 6
BAT +4.0 WSH 9, PHI 8 Juan Soto LF 4 2 3 3
BAT +3.0 MIN 7, KC 6 Mitch Garver C 4 2 3 2
+2.2 `BOS 6, OAK 3 Colten Brewer 1.2 0 0 0 1 2
+2.0 LAD 5, SF 3 Enrique Hernandez 2B 3 2 2 1
+2.0 STL 5, PIT 4 (F/10) Harrison Bader CF 3 2 1 2
+2.0 ATL 6, CHC 4 Dansby Swanson SS 2 1 1 2
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 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 +/‑
Shoemaker, Matt 3290 pi sp tor al 3.7 6.4 33.8 34.8 +1.0
deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 2.7 19.5 80.3 80.3 -14.1
Lucchesi, Joey 3936 pi sp sd nl 2.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 -3.3
Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 2.0 16.7 21.4 21.4 -12.7
Peralta, Freddy 3965 pi sp mil nl 2.0 10.7 10.7 10.7 -6.7
Garver, Mitch 3950 ca min al 1.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 -6.0
Soto, Juan 3994 lf dc nl 1.5 9.0 9.0 9.0 -6.0
Boyd, Matthew 3550 pi sp det al 1.0 10.7 20.8 20.8 -8.7
Minor, Mike 2894 pi sp tex al 1.0 8.7 17.1 37.8 -6.7
Swanson, Dansby 3751 ss atl nl 1.0 5.5 10.0 10.0 -3.5
Rodon, Carlos 3494 pi sp chi al 1.0 5.0 24.1 24.1 -3.0
Hernandez, Enrique 3541 2b ss rf cf lad nl 1.0 4.0 7.0 7.0 -2.0
Bader, Harrison 4071 cf stl nl 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
Brewer, Colton 4097 pi mr bos al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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