White Sox’ Reynaldo Lopez tops players for Monday, May 13; Phillies’ Hernandez tops NL players

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White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Lopez struck out six over 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned), two hits and two walks, in the 5-2 win over the Indians.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of May 13.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 8.4
2 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 7.0
3 Eflin, Zach 3679 pi sp phi nl 6.7
4 Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp tb al 6.7
5 Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 6.7
6 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 6.4
7 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 6.2
8 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 6.2
9 Snell, Blake 3688 pi sp tb al 6.0
10 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 5.7
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Lopez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season and ranks 14th in season player rankings, fifth among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies homered and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 7-4 win over the Brewers.

American League Batter of the Day—Jake Marisnick of the Astros homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-1 win over the Tigers.

National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Cesar Hernandez.

Notable—Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, who led AL rookies in 2018 Box-Toppers points, earned his first Player of the Game honor of 2019 Monday.

Ohtani (HR 2-3 R 2BI in the 5-4 win over the Twins) earned 8.0 Box-Toppers points in 2018—4.0 as a batter and 4.0 as a pitcher. Tommy John surgery in the offseason is limiting him to batting in 2019. He was playing in his sixth game Monday since returning from the injured list.

Scoring—Lopez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hernandez earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Marisnick earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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)

5/13 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +6.2 CHW 5, CLE 2 Reynaldo Lopez (W, 3‑4) 7.2 2 2 1 2 6
NL +4.0 PHI 7, MIL 4 Cesar Hernandez 2B 3 3 2 2
+3.0 ARI 9, PIT 3 Eduardo Escobar 3B 5 2 3 3
BAT +3.0 HOU 8, DET 1 Jake Marisnick CF 3 2 2 2
+2.0 LAA 5, MIN 4 Shohei Ohtani DH 3 1 2 2
+2.0 SEA 6, OAK 5 (F/10) Daniel Vogelbach DH 3 1 1 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 +/‑
Lopez, Reynaldo 3712 pi sp chi al 5.0 10.7 12.7 12.7 -0.7
Vogelbach, Daniel 4070 dh sea al 4.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 +3.0
Hernandez, Cesar 3770 2b phi nl 2.7 3.7 5.7 5.7 +1.7
Escobar, Eduardo 3135 3b ari nl 2.0 6.5 20.9 21.9 -2.5
Marisnick, Jake 3428 cf hou al 1.5 3.5 10.2 10.2 -0.5
Ohtani, Shohei 3933 dh pi sp ana al 1.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 -7.0
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