Yankees’ Gio Urshela tops players for Tuesday, June 11; Cardinals’ Hudson tops NL players

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Gio Urshela of the Yankees is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Urshela homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-5 win over the Mets.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of June 11.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 13.8
2 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 11.8
3 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 11.0
4 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 9.7
5 Giolito, Lucas 3900 sp pi chi al 9.7
6 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 9.4
7 Odorizzi, Jake 3291 pi sp min al 9.4
8 Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp chi nl 8.7
9 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 8.4
10 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 8.2
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Urshela earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season. He ranks 150th among all players and 24th among American League batters.

Urshela had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of +5.0, which is the lowest for any Player of the Day this season on a day in which multiple games were played. (On both March 20 and March 21, the Player of the Day winners had lower Box-Toppers game scores, but those were days in which only one game was played each day in the opening Japan series between the Mariners and the Athletics.)

Two other Player of the Game winners Tuesday also had Box-Toppers game scores of +5.0, both were pitchers (Dakota Hudson of the Cardinals and Brad Hand of the Indians). Urshela beat them out for Player of the Day honors, because in cases of game score ties, batters rank ahead of pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson struck out six over seven innings, allowing one run, four hits and two walks, in the 7-1 win over the Marlins.

National League Batter of the Day—Brian McCann of the Braves hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 7-5, eight-inning win over the Pirates. McCann went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Tuesday because the overall Player of the Day is AL batter Gio Urshela.

Notable—Indians closing pitcher Brad Hand has the most 2019 Box-Toppers points among the 16 who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday.

Hand (2IP 0H 0R BB 4K W in the 2-1, 10-inning win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 6.0 for the season, 27th among all players, 13th among AL pitchers and first among AL closing pitchers, ahead of second-place Blake Treinen of the Athletics (5.0).

Scoring—Urshela earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Hudson earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. McCann earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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)

6/11 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +5.0 NYY 12, NYM 5 Gio Urshela 3B 4 2 3 4
NL +5.0 STL 7, MIA 1 Dakota Hudson (W, 5‑3) 7.0 4 1 1 2 6
+5.0 CLE 2, CIN 1 (F/10) Brad Hand (W, 3‑2) 2.0 0 0 0 1 4
BAT +4.0 ATL 7, PIT 5 (F/8) Brian McCann C 4 2 2 4
+4.0 CHW 7, WSH 5 Eloy Jimenez LF 3 3 2 2
+4.0 TEX 9, BOS 5 Hunter Pence DH 2 3 1 2
+3.0 HOU 10, MIL 8 Yuli Gurriel 3B 5 2 3 3
+3.0 NYM 10, NYY 4 Pete Alonso 1B 3 2 1 3
+3.0 COL 10, CHC 3 Chris Iannetta C 2 3 1 1
+3.0 BAL 4, TOR 2 John Means (W, 6‑4) 5.0 4 1 1 3 7
+3.0 SF 6, SD 5 Mark Melancon (W, 3‑1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+3.0 KC 3, DET 2 Ian Kennedy (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.2 LAA 5, LAD 3 Hansel Robles (S, 9) 1.2 2 0 0 0 3
+2.0 MIN 6, SEA 5 Jorge Polanco SS 3 1 3 1
+2.0 PHI 7, ARI 4 Scott Kingery CF 3 1 1 3
+1.0 OAK 4, TB 3 Matt Olson 1B 3 1 1 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 +/‑
Hand, Brad 2907 pi cp cle al 6.0 13.0 26.7 27.7 -1.0
Pence, Hunter 2287 lf dh ph tex al 4.5 6.5 18.0 62.2 +2.5
Jimenez, Eloy 4107 lf chi al 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +4.0
Means, John 4115 pi cp bal al 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +4.0
Alonso, Pete 4118 1b nym nl 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 +3.5
Robles, Hansel 3580 pi cp mr ana al 3.0 3.0 7.7 7.7 +3.0
Urshela, Gio 4135 3b nyy al 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
McCann, Brian 2179 ca atl nl 2.5 2.5 22.7 64.9 +2.5
Polanco, Jorge 3739 ss min al 2.5 2.5 8.0 8.0 +2.5
Kennedy, Ian 2723 pi cp sp kc al 2.0 5.0 37.4 77.5 -1.0
Iannetta, Chris 2239 ca col nl 2.0 2.0 11.2 23.7 +2.0
Hudson, Dakota 4035 pi sp stl nl 1.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 +0.7
Olson, Matt 3836 1b oak al 1.0 6.2 7.7 7.7 -4.2
Gurriel, Yuli 3796 3b 1b hou al 1.0 3.7 6.4 6.4 -1.7
Kingery, Scott 3938 cf ss phi nl 1.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 -0.5
Melancon, Mark 2792 pi mr cp sf nl 1.0 1.0 19.0 26.0 +1.0
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