Pirates’ Joe Musgrove tops players for Friday, April 5; Rays’ Glasnow tops AL players

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Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Musgrove struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 2-0 win over the Reds.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of April 5.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 3.7
2 Shoemaker, Matt 3290 pi sp tor al 3.7
3 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf 1b lad nl 3.7
4 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 3.0
5 deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 2.7
6 Lucchesi, Joey 3936 pi sp sd nl 2.7
7 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 2.0
8 Berrios, Jose 3791 pi sp min al 2.0
9 Marquez, German 3788 pi sp col nl 2.0
10 Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 2.0
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Musgrove earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season. He ranks 15th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, highest among all of Friday’s Player of the Game winners.

American League Player of the Day—Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow struck out six over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 5-2 win over the Giants.

American League Batter of the Day—Tim Anderson of the White Sox homered and went 3-for-4, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 10-8 win over the Mariners.

National League Batter of the Day—Orlando Arcia of the Brewers homered and went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 13-10 win over the Cubs.

Scoring—Musgrove earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Glasnow earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Anderson and Arcia each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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)

4/5 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.0 PIT 2, CIN 0 Joe Musgrove (W, 1‑0) 7.0 3 0 0 1 8
+10.0 ATL 4, MIA 0 Kevin Gausman (W, 1‑0) 7.0 2 0 0 2 7
AL +8.0 TB 5, SF 2 Tyler Glasnow (W, 2‑0) 6.0 3 0 0 1 6
+7.0 `CLE 3, TOR 2 Shane Bieber 6.0 2 2 2 2 9
BAT +6.0 CHW 10, SEA 8 Tim Anderson SS 4 4 3 3
BAT +5.0 MIL 13, CHC 10 Orlando Arcia SS 3 3 3 2
+4.0 ARI 15, BOS 8 Ketel Marte 2B‑SS 5 2 2 5
+4.0 PHI 10, MIN 4 Rhys Hoskins 1B 4 1 3 4
+3.2 `LAA 3, TEX 1 Felix Pena 4.2 4 1 1 2 7
+3.0 LAD 10, COL 6 Max Muncy 1B 4 1 3 3
+3.0 SD 5, STL 3 Hunter Renfroe PH 1 1 1 2
+2.0 HOU 3, OAK 2 Collin McHugh (W, 1‑1) 6.0 3 1 1 3 4
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 +/‑
Musgrove, Joe 3705 pi sp pit nl 2.0 6.0 11.7 11.7 -2.0
Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp mr tb al 1.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 -4.3
Anderson, Tim 3659 ss chi al 1.5 6.0 10.5 10.5 -3.0
Arcia, Orlando 3717 ss mil nl 1.5 2.5 5.0 5.0 +0.5
Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 1.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 -5.4
Pena, Felix 4002 pi sp ana al 1.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 -4.0
Muncy, Max 3969 1b 3b lf 2b lad nl 1.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 -3.5
Marte, Ketel 3630 2b ss ari nl 1.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 -3.0
Gausman, Kevin 3191 pi sp atl nl 1.0 4.7 36.0 40.0 -2.7
Renfroe, Hunter 3749 lf ph sd nl 1.0 4.2 10.7 10.7 -2.2
McHugh, Collin 3316 pi mr cp hou al 1.0 4.0 39.9 39.9 -2.0
Hoskins, Rhys 3909 1b lf phi nl 1.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 -1.0
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