Dodgers’ Ryu tops players for Thursday, May 30, rises to 4th in player rankings; Rays’ Morton rises to 3rd

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Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fourth 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 May 30.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 12.1
2 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 10.0
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 8.8
4 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 8.7
5 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf 1b lad nl 8.2
6 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 7.7
7 Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp chi nl 7.7
8 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 7.7
9 Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 7.7
10 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 7.4
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Also Thursday, Rays pitcher Charlie Morton rises to third place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

Player of the Day—Ryu struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 9-3 win over the Mariners.

Ryu earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.7 for the season.  He ranks fourth among all players and second among National League pitchers, behind Josh Hader of the Brewers (10.0).

American League Player of the Day—Rays pitcher Charlie Morton struck out six over seven innings, allowing two runs, four hits and no walks, in the 14-3 win over the Twins.

Morton earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 8.8 for the season. He ranks third among all players and second among AL pitchers, behind overall leader Justin Verlander of the Astros (12.1).

National League Batter of the Day—Mike Moustakas of the Brewers hit two home runs and went 4-for-6, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 11-5 win over the Pirates.

American League Batter of the Day—Adalberto Mondesi of the Royals homered and went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in one run, in the 4-2 win over the Rangers.

Scoring—Ryu earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Morton earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Moustakas and Mondesi 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)

5/30 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +9.2 LAD 9, SEA 3 Hyun‑Jin Ryu (W, 8‑1) 7.2 4 0 0 1 7
AL +5.0 TB 14, MIN 3 Charlie Morton (W, 6‑0) 7.0 4 2 2 0 6
BAT +4.0 MIL 11, PIT 5 Mike Moustakas 3B 6 2 4 4
+3.0 COL 11, ARI 10 (F/10) David Dahl RF 5 2 4 2
BAT +3.0 KC 4, TEX 2 Adalberto Mondesi SS 3 2 3 1
+3.0 CHW 10, CLE 4 Yonder Alonso DH 3 2 2 2
+2.0 LAA 2, NYM 0 Kole Calhoun RF 4 2 2 2
+2.0 STL 5, PHI 3 Matt Carpenter PH 1 1 1 1
+1.0 SF 3, MIA 1 Brandon Crawford SS 4 1 2 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 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 +/‑
Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 8.8 23.6 45.0 59.0 -6.0
Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 8.7 18.8 35.2 44.9 -1.4
Dahl, David 3714 cf rf col nl 2.5 6.0 7.0 7.0 -1.0
Mondesi, Adalberto 3750 ss kc al 2.5 4.5 5.5 5.5 +1.0
Alonso, Yonder 2945 1b dh chi al 2.0 5.5 17.0 26.5 -1.5
Moustakas, Mike 2967 3b mil nl 1.5 5.0 22.7 32.2 -2.0
Crawford, Brandon 2878 ss sf nl 1.0 8.5 18.7 26.7 -6.5
Carpenter, Matt 2987 1b ph stl nl 1.0 7.5 24.5 37.0 -5.5
Calhoun, Kole 3279 rf ana al 1.0 4.0 22.2 23.2 -2.0
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