Braves pitcher Julio Teheran is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of May 5.
|1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||7.0|
|2||Glasnow, Tyler 3948||pi sp||tb al||6.7|
|3||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||6.4|
|4||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||6.2|
|5||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||6.2|
|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|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Also Sunday, Brewers closing pitcher Josh Hader rises to lead Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Teheran struck out four over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, in the 3-1, 10-inning win over the Marlins.
Teheran did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the Marlins tied the game after he exited.
Teheran earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first points of the season, and ranks 78th among all players, 24th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Mariners pitcher Erik Swanson struck out three over six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and three walks, in the 10-0 win over the Indians.
This was Swanson’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Swanson made his Major League debut April 11 and was playing in his fifth career game.
National League Batter of the Day—Hunter Renfroe of the Padres hit a walk-off, pinch-hit grand slam in the 8-5 win over the Dodgers.
American League Batter of the Day—Asdrubal Cabrera of the Rangers hit a three-run homer and doubled in the 10-2 win over the Blue Jays. Cabrera went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs.
New leader—Brewers closing pitcher Josh Hader rises to take the lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Hader (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K Sv in the 3-2 win over the Mets) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season, rising from fifth to first in player rankings, passing Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (6.7 points), who took the lead Friday.
Hader also takes the lead among NL pitchers, moving ahead of Zack Greinke of the Diamondbacks (6.2).
The last time a closing pitcher led in Box-Toppers season player rankings at any point in the season was June 17 and 18, 2003, when Dodgers closer Eric Gagne led all players for the season with 11.0 Box-Toppers points. Gagne finished that 2003 season with 19.0 Box-Toppers points, fifth among all players and fourth among NL pitchers. Gagne holds the distinction of being the only non-starter to lead a league’s pitchers in season Box-Toppers points (player tracking began in 1995). He did it in 2004, when he led NL pitchers with 19.7 points, which was third among all players. (Gagne later admitted to use of performing enhancing drugs.)
Hader has already earned Player of the Game honors seven times this season. In 2018, he led NL closers with 11.7 Box-Toppers points, earning Player of the Game honors 11 times.
Notable—Alex Bregman of the Astros earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors for the second straight day Sunday.
Bregman (GS 2-5 R 4BI in the 10-4 win over the Angels) was also Player of the Game Saturday (2HR 3-5 3R 4BI in the 14-2 win over the Angels). Bregman has 2.0 Box-Toppers points on the season, both earned Saturday and Sunday.
Scoring—Teheran earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Swanson earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Renfroe and Cabrera each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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.
Box-Toppers strives for accuracy. See a mistake in a post? A wrong name, wrong team, grammar error, spelling goof, etc.? Thanks for pointing it out! Contact Box-Toppers here. Let's fix it and make it right.
Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||+6.0||`ATL 3, MIA 1 (F/10)||Julio Teheran||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||2||0||0||2||4|
|BAT||+5.0||SD 8, LAD 5||Hunter Renfroe PH||1||1||1||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|AL||+5.0||SEA 10, CLE 0||Erik Swanson (W, 1‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||1||0||0||3||3|
|+4.2||NYY 4, MIN 1 (F/8)||Domingo German (W, 6‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||4||1||1||3||7|
|+5.0||`DET 5, KC 2 (F/10)||Spencer Turnbull||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||+4.0||TEX 10, TOR 2||Asdrubal Cabrera 3B||4||2||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||CHC 13, STL 5||Kris Bryant 3B||4||2||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||PHI 7, WSH 1||Zach Eflin (W, 4‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||1||1||2||5|
|+4.0||MIL 3, NYM 2||Josh Hader (S, 9)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|+4.0||`BOS 9, CHW 2||Rick Porcello||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||2||2||0||7|
|+3.0||SF 6, CIN 5||Buster Posey C||4||2||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||HOU 10, LAA 4||Alex Bregman 3B||5||1||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||PIT 5, OAK 3 (F/13)||Starling Marte CF||5||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||COL 8, ARI 7||Raimel Tapia LF||4||1||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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 playersHere 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||+/‑|
|Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||7.0||18.7||21.7||21.7||-4.7|
|Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||4.7||12.4||17.4||17.4||-3.0|
|Cabrera, Asdrubal 2362||3b||tex al||3.5||7.0||17.5||52.7||0.0|
|German, Domingo 3957||pi sp||nyy al||3.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||-5.0|
|Turnbull, Spencer 4086||pi sp||det al||3.0||4.0||4.0||4.0||+2.0|
|Renfroe, Hunter 3749||lf ph||sd nl||2.5||5.7||12.2||12.2||-0.7|
|Teheran, Julio 3176||pi sp||atl nl||2.0||14.7||52.5||66.2||-10.7|
|Porcello, Rick 2573||pi sp||bos al||2.0||13.4||37.1||59.1||-9.4|
|Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||2.0||8.2||13.2||13.2||-4.2|
|Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||2.0||3.5||29.0||46.0||+0.5|
|Swanson, Erik 4131||pi sp||sea al||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7||+1.7|
|Marte, Starling 3122||cf||pit nl||1.0||2.0||13.5||17.0||0.0|
|Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||1.0||1.0||26.0||26.0||+1.0|
|Tapia, Raimel 3824||lf||col nl||1.0||1.0||3.0||3.0||+1.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.