Rays’ Tyler Glasnow tops players for Friday, May 3, rises to lead Box-Toppers player rankings

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Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to take the lead 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 2.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp tb al 6.7
2 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 6.4
3 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 6.2
4 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf lad nl 6.2
5 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 6.0
6 Ozuna, Marcell 3190 lf stl nl 5.5
7 Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cle al 5.4
8 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 5.0
9 Marte, Ketel 3630 2b cf ss ari nl 5.0
10 Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 5.0
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Also Friday, two other players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list after earning Player of the Game honors—Brewers pitcher Josh Hader rises to fifth place and Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks rises to ninth place.

Player of the Day—Glasnow struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 7-0 win over the Orioles.

Glasnow earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.7 for the season, rising to first place in season player rankings, passing previous leader, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (6.4 points), who had led player rankings since April 24. Glasnow also now leads among American League pitchers, ahead of Verlander.

National League Player of the Day—Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks pitched a complete game shutout, striking out three and allowing four hits and no walks, in the 4-0 win over the Cardinals.

American League Batter of the Day—Josh Phegley of the Athletics homered, hit two doubles and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in eight runs, in the 14-1 win over the Pirates.

National League Batter of the Day—Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks hit two homers and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 10-9 win over the Rockies.

Marte earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, rising to ninth place in season player rankings, third among NL batters. He is now one of three NL batters among the overall top 10 players, joining Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (in fourth place with 6.2 points) and Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals (in sixth place with 5.5 points).

Rankings—Brewers closing pitcher Josh Hader rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.

Hader (2IP H 0R BB 5K Sv in the 3-1 win over the Mets) now has 6.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, rising from sixth to fifth in overall rankings. Hader ranks second among NL pitchers, behind Zack Greinke of the Diamondbacks (6.2).

Streak—Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale has now earned Box-Toppers points in 10 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2019 Friday.

Sale (6IP 3H 0R BB 10K W in the 6-1 win over the White Sox) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2010 with the White Sox and now has 132.6 career points, 32nd among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 31st-ranked player Jason Giambi (133.4). Sale ranks 11th among active players in career points.

Sale’s best season was 2017 with the Red Sox when he led all players with 25.1 Box-Toppers points. In 2018, he had 20.1 points with the Red Sox, sixth among all players. He’s ranked among the overall top 10 players four times—the other two were 2014 (17.4 points, ninth place) and 2015 (18.8 points, 10th place), both seasons with the White Sox.

This is the latest in a season Sale has earned his first Player of the Game honor since 2011, when he did not earn his first Box-Toppers point of the season until Aug. 9. Sale had just 3.0 Box-Toppers points in 2011, making 58 relief appearances. From 2012 to 2018, Sale, as a starting pitcher, earned his first Player of the Game honor no later than April 15.

Scoring—Glasnow earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hendricks earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Phegley and Marte 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)

5/3 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +12.0 TB 7, BAL 0 Tyler Glasnow (W, 6‑0) 7.0 3 0 0 0 8
+12.0 BOS 6, CHW 1 Chris Sale (W, 1‑5) 6.0 3 0 0 1 10
BAT +9.0 OAK 14, PIT 1 Josh Phegley C 5 2 4 8
+9.0 `TOR 1, TEX 0 (F/12) Trent Thornton 7.0 1 0 0 2 5
NL +8.0 CHC 4, STL 0 Kyle Hendricks (W, 2‑4) 9.0 4 0 0 0 3
+6.2 `CLE 2, SEA 1 Shane Bieber 7.2 6 1 1 1 8
+6.0 DET 4, KC 3 Matthew Boyd (W, 3‑2) 7.0 5 2 2 1 9
BAT +5.0 ARI 10, COL 9 Ketel Marte CF‑2B 5 3 3 4
+5.0 SF 12, CIN 11 (F/11) Stephen Vogt C 3 3 3 2
+5.0 MIL 3, NYM 1 Josh Hader (S, 8) 2.0 1 0 0 1 5
+4.0 NYY 6, MIN 3 Jonathan Holder (W, 2‑0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
+4.0 LAD 4, SD 3 Kenley Jansen (S, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
+4.0 `PHI 4, WSH 2 Jerad Eickhoff 5.0 3 1 1 3 7
+2.0 ATL 7, MIA 2 Brian McCann C 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 +/‑
Glasnow, Tyler 3948 pi sp mr tb al 6.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 +0.7
Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 6.0 17.7 20.7 20.7 -5.7
Marte, Ketel 3630 2b cf ss ari nl 5.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 +1.0
Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 4.7 11.1 11.1 11.1 -1.7
Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp chi nl 3.7 12.4 44.2 44.2 -5.0
Eickhoff, Jerad 3566 pi cp sp phi nl 3.7 3.7 19.7 19.7 +3.7
Boyd, Matthew 3550 pi sp det al 3.0 12.7 22.8 22.8 -6.7
Jansen, Kenley 2871 pi cp lad nl 2.0 4.0 27.0 47.4 0.0
Holder, Jonathan 4118 pi cp mr nyy al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Thornton, Trent 4120 pi sp tor al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Phegley, Josh 3269 ca oak al 1.5 1.5 3.5 4.5 +1.5
Sale, Chris 2806 pi sp bos al 1.0 21.1 95.8 132.6 -19.1
McCann, Brian 2179 ca atl nl 1.0 1.0 21.2 63.4 +1.0
Vogt, Stephen 3503 ca sf nl 1.0 1.0 8.5 8.5 +1.0
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