Rangers pitcher Lance Lynn is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Lynn struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 5-0 win over the Rays.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of June 28.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||14.8|
|2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||14.7|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||11.8|
|4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||10.7|
|5||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||10.4|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||10.4|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||10.2|
|8||Giolito, Lucas 3900||sp pi||chi al||9.7|
|9||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||9.4|
|10||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4|
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Lynn earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, 28th among all players and 12th among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Pirates closing pitcher Felipe Vazquez struck out four over two scoreless and hitless innings, allowing no walks and picking up the win, in the 3-2 win over the Brewers.
American League Batter of the Day—Matt Olson of the Athletics hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 7-2 win over the Angels. Olson went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs.
National League Batter of the Day—Nolan Arenado of the Rockies homered, doubled and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 13-9 win over the Dodgers.
Arenado earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, most among the 14 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday. Arenado ranks 21st in Box-Toppers season player rankings and rises to second among NL batters, behind Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (9.2).
Debut—Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Hernandez (5.2IP 3H 2R 2BB 7K W in the 6-2 win over the Phillies) made his Major League debut May 10, 2018, and was playing in his fifth career game.
Scoring—Lynn earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Vazquez earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Olson and Arenado each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||+14.0||TEX 5, TB 0||Lance Lynn (W, 10‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||3||0||0||1||10|
|+8.0||BAL 13, CLE 0||John Means (W, 7‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||1||0||0||1||5|
|BAT||+7.0||OAK 7, LAA 2||Matt Olson 1B||3||2||3||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|NL||+6.0||PIT 3, MIL 2||Felipe Vazquez (W, 2‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||0||0||0||0||4|
|+5.0||WSH 3, DET 1||Anibal Sanchez (W, 4‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||1||1||1||8|
|+3.2||MIA 6, PHI 2||Elieser Hernandez (W, 1‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||2||2||2||7|
|+3.1||CIN 6, CHC 3||Sonny Gray (W, 4‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||4||2||2||1||6|
|+3.1||TOR 6, KC 2||Daniel Hudson (W, 4‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||1||0||0||0||3|
|+3.1||SD 3, STL 1||Kirby Yates (S, 27)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||+3.0||COL 13, LAD 9||Nolan Arenado 3B||5||2||4||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||ATL 6, NYM 2||Austin Riley LF||3||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||`HOU 2, SEA 1 (F/10)||Roberto Osuna||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||SF 6, ARI 3||Buster Posey C||4||1||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||CHW 6, MIN 4||Alex Colome (S, 17)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
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||+/‑|
|Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.0||13.0||42.9||42.9||+3.0|
|Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||tex al||7.0||10.0||40.8||74.6||+4.0|
|Riley, Austin 4144||lf||atl nl||5.5||5.5||5.5||5.5||+5.5|
|Means, John 4115||pi cp||bal al||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||+5.0|
|Vazquez, Felipe 3579||pi cp||pit nl||4.7||10.7||15.7||15.7||-1.3|
|Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||cin nl||4.0||12.7||49.9||53.9||-4.7|
|Sanchez, Anibal 2187||pi sp||dc nl||4.0||12.4||22.8||79.7||-4.4|
|Colome, Alex 3189||pi cp||chi al||4.0||7.0||29.7||30.7||+1.0|
|Hudson, Dan 2776||pi mr||tor al||4.0||5.0||8.0||25.0||+3.0|
|Yates, Kirby 3628||pi cp||sd nl||3.0||8.0||12.0||12.0||-2.0|
|Posey, Buster 2745||ca||sf nl||3.0||4.5||30.0||47.0||+1.5|
|Olson, Matt 3836||1b||oak al||2.5||7.7||9.2||9.2||-2.7|
|Osuna, Roberto 3512||pi mr cp||hou al||1.0||4.0||15.0||15.0||-2.0|
|Hernandez, Elieser 4181||pi sp||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.