Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of June 15.
|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||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||10.4|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||10.2|
|6||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||9.7|
|7||Giolito, Lucas 3900||sp pi||chi al||9.7|
|8||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|9||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||9.4|
|10||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||9.2|
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Player of the Day—Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one run, two hits and one walk, in the 2-1 win over the Dodgers. Darvish did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the Cubs trailed, 1-0, when he exited.
Darvish earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 3.0 for the season, 139th among all players and 49th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Shane Bieber struck out 12 over 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, four hits and one walk, in the 4-2 win over the Tigers.
Bieber earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 9.4 for the season. He ranks sixth among AL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—David Dahl of the Rockies tripled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 14-8 win over the Padres.
Dahl earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, rising to seventh among NL batters.
American League Batter of the Day—Marcus Semien of the Athletics homered and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 11-2 win over the Mariners.
Notable—Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale now has 137.6 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Sale (6IP 6H 2R 2BB 8K W in the 7-2 win over the Orioles) ranks 31st in career points among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 30th-ranked player Andy Pettitte (138.5). Sale ranks 11th among active players in career points.
Sale now has 6.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, 29th among all players and 13th among AL pitchers.
Debut—Harold Ramirez of the Marlins made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Ramirez (3-4 R BI in the 4-3 win over the Pirates) made his Major League debut May 11 and was playing in his 29th career game.
Scoring—Darvish earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bieber earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Dahl and Semien each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||+12.0||`CHC 2, LAD 1||Yu Darvish||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||1||1||1||10|
|AL||+10.2||CLE 4, DET 2||Shane Bieber (W, 6‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.2||4||2||2||1||12|
|BAT||+5.0||COL 14, SD 8||David Dahl LF||4||3||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+5.0||BOS 7, BAL 2||Chris Sale (W, 3‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||2||2||1||10|
|BAT||+4.0||OAK 11, SEA 2||Marcus Semien SS||4||3||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||HOU 7, TOR 2||Framber Valdez (W, 3‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||2||2||2||8|
|+3.0||NYM 8, STL 7||J.D. Davis LF||5||3||4||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||SF 8, MIL 7||Stephen Vogt C||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||ARI 10, WSH 3||Ketel Marte CF||4||3||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||PHI 6, ATL 5||Scott Kingery CF||3||1||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||NYY 8, CHW 4||Gary Sanchez C||3||2||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||`TEX 4, CIN 3||Jose Leclerc (H, 5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||LAA 5, TB 3||Kevan Smith C||3||2||2||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||MIA 4, PIT 3||Harold Ramirez RF||4||1||3||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||MIN 5, KC 4||Marwin Gonzalez RF||4||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||9.4||15.8||15.8||15.8||+3.0|
|Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||6.0||26.1||100.8||137.6||-14.1|
|Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf||ari nl||6.0||10.0||11.0||11.0||+2.0|
|Dahl, David 3714||rf cf lf||col nl||5.0||8.5||9.5||9.5||+1.5|
|Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||4.0||6.5||17.5||18.5||+1.5|
|Darvish, Yu 3003||pi sp||chi nl||3.0||8.4||44.2||77.0||-2.4|
|Valdez, Framber 4048||pi mr sp||hou al||2.7||4.7||4.7||4.7||+0.7|
|Davis, J.D. 4146||lf ph||nym nl||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||+2.5|
|Sanchez, Gary 3701||dh ca||nyy al||2.0||7.5||15.5||15.5||-3.5|
|Gonzalez, Marwin 3078||dh rf||min al||2.0||4.0||12.7||16.2||0.0|
|Kingery, Scott 3938||cf ss||phi nl||2.0||3.5||3.5||3.5||+0.5|
|Vogt, Stephen 3503||ca||sf nl||2.0||2.0||9.5||9.5||+2.0|
|Leclerc, Jose 3768||pi mr cp||tex al||1.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||-1.0|
|Smith, Kevan 3872||ca||ana al||1.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||+1.0|
|Ramirez, Harold 4164||rf||fla nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+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.