Athletics’ Frankie Montas tops players for Thursday, June 20; Reds’ Roark tops NL players

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Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas is Thursday’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 20.
 
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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Montas struck out nine over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits and no walks, in the 5-4 win over the Rays. Montas did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the game was tied, 1-1, when he exited.

Montas earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.4 for the season, most among the 12 who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. Montas rises to 15th in Box-Toppers season player rankings, seventh among American League pitchers.

National League Player of the Day—Reds pitcher Tanner Roark struck out seven over six innings, allowing one run, three hits and no walks, in the 7-1 win over the Brewers.

American League Batter of the Day—Gleyber Torres of the Yankees hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 10-6 win over the Astros.

National League Batter of the Day—Victor Robles of the Nationals hit a three-run homer and went 2-for 3, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 7-4 win over the Phillies.

Debut—Two players made their Box-Toppers debut Thursday, each with their first career Player of the Game honor:

  • Cubs pitcher Adbert Alzolay (4IP H R 2BB 5K W in the 7-4 win over the Mets) was also making his Major League debut.

  • Marlins pitcher Zac Gallen (5IP 5H R 2BB 6K ND in the 7-6, 11-inning win over the Cardinals) was also making his Major League debut.

Scoring—Montas earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Roark earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Torres and Robles each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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)

6/20 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.0 `OAK 5, TB 4 Frankie Montas 8.0 4 1 1 0 9
NL +8.0 CIN 7, MIL 1 Tanner Roark (W, 5‑6) 6.0 3 1 1 0 7
+7.1 SEA 5, BAL 2 Wade LeBlanc (W, 4‑2) 6.1 4 0 0 2 7
+7.0 `LAD 9, SF 8 Julio Urias 3.0 1 0 0 0 5
+4.0 TEX 4, CLE 2 Mike Minor (W, 7‑4) 8.0 3 1 1 3 4
+4.0 CHC 7, NYM 4 Adbert Alzolay (W, 1‑0) 4.0 1 1 1 2 5
BAT +3.0 NYY 10, HOU 6 Gleyber Torres 2B 4 2 2 3
+3.0 TOR 7, LAA 5 (F/10) Eric Sogard DH 3 2 3 1
BAT +3.0 WSH 7, PHI 4 Victor Robles CF 3 1 2 3
+2.0 KC 4, MIN 1 Glenn Sparkman (W, 2‑3) 7.0 5 1 1 1 3
+2.0 COL 6, ARI 4 (F/10) Scott Oberg (W, 5‑0) 2.0 2 0 0 1 3
+2.0 `MIA 7, STL 6 (F/11) Zac Gallen 5.0 5 1 1 2 6
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 +/‑
Montas, Frankie 3803 pi sp oak al 8.4 10.4 11.4 11.4 +6.4
Minor, Mike 2894 pi sp tex al 8.0 15.7 24.1 44.8 +0.3
Roark, Tanner 3261 pi sp cin nl 4.7 8.7 39.4 44.4 +0.7
Torres, Gleyber 3972 ss  nyy al 4.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 +3.0
Oberg, Scott 4024 pi cp mr col nl 3.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 -1.0
Urias, Julio 3652 pi sp lad nl 3.0 3.0 9.7 9.7 +3.0
LeBlanc, Wade 2669 pi mr sp sea al 2.0 11.7 18.7 25.7 -7.7
Sparkman, Glenn 4125 pi sp kc al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Robles, Victor 4087 cf dc nl 1.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0
Sogard, Eric 3174 dh ss 3b 2b tor al 1.0 1.0 6.0 8.0 +1.0
Alzolay, Adbert 4170 pi mr chi nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
Gallen, Zac 4171 pi sp fla nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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