Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka tops players for Monday, June 17; Padres’ Lucchesi tops NL players

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Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of June 17.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 13.8
2 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 12.0
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 11.8
4 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 10.7
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 10.4
6 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 10.2
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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Tanaka pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking one, in the 3-0 win over the Rays.

Tanaka earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season. He ranks 50th among all players and 21st among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi struck out five over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks, in the 2-0 win over the Brewers.

Lucchesi earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 8.4 for the season, most among the 11 who earned Player of the Game honors Monday. Lucchesi rises to 13th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, sixth among NL pitchers.

American League Batter of the Day—Mike Trout of the Angels homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-5 win over the Blue Jays.

National League Batter of the Day—Ozzie Albies of the Braves homered and went 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-3 win over the Mets.

Albies earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.5 for the season, rising to sixth place among NL batters.

Debut—Giants pitcher Tyler Beede made his Box-Toppers debut Monday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Beede (6IP 3H R 5BB 7K W in the 3-2 win over the Dodgers) made his Major League debut April 10, 2018, and was playing in his ninth career game. 

Scoring—Tanaka earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lucchesi earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Trout and Albies each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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)

6/16 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +16.0 NYY 3, TB 0 Masahiro Tanaka (W, 5‑5) 9.0 2 0 0 1 10
+10.0 BOS 2, MIN 0 Rick Porcello (W, 5‑6) 7.0 4 0 0 1 8
+8.0 TEX 7, CLE 2 Lance Lynn (W, 8‑4) 7.0 6 1 1 0 9
NL +6.0 SD 2, MIL 0 Joey Lucchesi (W, 6‑4) 7.0 3 0 0 3 5
BAT +4.0 LAA 10, TOR 5 Mike Trout CF 5 2 4 3
BAT +4.0 ATL 12, NYM 3 Ozzie Albies 2B 5 2 3 4
+4.0 STL 5, MIA 0 Miles Mikolas (W, 5‑7) 6.0 6 0 0 0 4
+4.0 KC 6, SEA 4 Brian Flynn (W, 1‑0) 2.0 1 0 0 1 4
+3.2 OAK 3, BAL 2 Mike Fiers (W, 7‑3) 6.2 3 2 0 2 4
+3.0 SF 3, LAD 2 Tyler Beede (W, 1‑2) 6.0 3 1 1 5 7
+1.2 CIN 3, HOU 2 Michael Lorenzen (S, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
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 +/‑
Lucchesi, Joey 3936 pi sp sd nl 8.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 +2.4
Albies, Ozzie 3953 2b atl nl 5.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 +3.5
Tanaka, Masahiro 3305 pi sp nyy al 5.0 18.4 64.6 64.6 -8.4
Porcello, Rick 2573 pi sp bos al 5.0 16.4 40.1 62.1 -6.4
Fiers, Mike 3029 pi sp oak al 5.0 15.7 40.5 48.2 -5.7
Lynn, Lance 2992 pi sp tex al 5.0 8.0 38.8 72.6 +2.0
Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 3.5 11.5 49.5 65.5 -4.5
Mikolas, Miles 3034 pi sp stl nl 2.0 13.7 15.4 16.4 -9.7
Flynn, Brian 4018 pi mr kc al 1.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 -1.0
Lorenzen, Michael 3479 pi cp cin nl 1.0 2.5 8.5 8.5 -0.5
Beede, Tyler 4166 pi sp sf nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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