Marlins’ Pablo Lopez tops players for Tuesday, June 4; Ryu, Hendricks, Castillo rise in player rankings top 10

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Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez is Tuesday’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 4.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 13.8
2 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 10.0
3 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 9.7
4 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 8.8
5 Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp chi nl 8.7
6 Castillo, Luis 3840 pi sp cin nl 8.4
7 Odorizzi, Jake 3291 pi sp min al 8.4
8 Bellinger, Cody 3781 rf 1b lad nl 8.2
9 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 7.7
10 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 7.7
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Also Tuesday, three players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors—Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu rises to third place, Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks rises to fifth place and Reds pitcher Luis Castillo rises to sixth place.

Player of the Day—Lopez struck out seven over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 16-0 win over the Brewers.

Lopez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season. He ranks 25th among all players and 12th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Dwight Smith of the Orioles hit a three-run homer and doubled, going 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in six runs, in the 12-11 win over the Rangers.

National League Batter of the Day—Jay Bruce of the Phillies hit two homers, including a grand slam, and doubled, in the 9-6 win over the Padres. Bruce went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in six runs.

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

Rankings—Three players who earned Player of the Game honors Tuesday rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list:

Box-Toppers season streaks

Here are the players who have earned Box-Toppers points in the most consecutive seasons. In 2019, Albert Pujols and CC Sabathia have tied Carlos Beltran and Jason Giambi for the longest streak—19 straight seasons. Players are listed by length of their streak. Also shown is the duration of their streak and their career Box-Toppers point (BTP) total. (Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995.)
 


Streak

Player

Pos

Duration
Career
BTP
1 19 Jason Giambi 1b 1995‑2013 133.4
1 19 Carlos Beltran rf 1999‑2017 108.6
1 19 CC Sabathia* pi sp 2001‑2019 201.4
1 19 Albert Pujols* 1b 2001‑2019 194.8
5 18 Jim Thome 1b dh 1995‑2012 146.7
5 18 Chipper Jones 3b 1995‑2012 149.0
5 18 Johnny Damon lf 1995‑2012 63.0
5 18 Alex Rodriguez 3b 1996‑2013 187.0
9 17 Mariano Rivera pi cp 1995‑2011 126.4
9 17 Derek Jeter ss 1996‑2012 76.4
9 17 Paul Konerko 1b 1998‑2014 100.7
9 17 Tim Hudson pi sp 1999‑2015 157.0
9 17 Torii Hunter cf 1999‑2015 115.9
9 17 David Ortiz dh 2000‑2016 145.9
9 17 Miguel Cabrera* 1b 2003‑2019 148.9
16 16 Manny Ramirez lf 1995‑2010 167.2
16 16 Andy Pettitte pi sp 1995‑2010 138.5
16 16 Jamie Moyer pi sp 1995‑2010 104.0
16 16 Scott Rolen 3b 1996‑2011 97.6
16 16 Kevin Millwood pi sp 1997‑2012 108.3
16 16 Derek Lowe pi sp 1998‑2013 91.5
16 16 Aramis Ramirez 3b 2000‑2015 105.8
16 16 Mark Buehrle pi sp 2000‑2015 116.7
16 16 Ichiro Suzuki rf 2001‑2016 53.7
25 15 Randy Johnson pi sp 1995‑2009 278.8
25 15 Garret Anderson lf 1995‑2009 86.5
25 15 Ivan Rodriguez ca 1995‑2009 79.0
25 15 Tony Clark 1b 1995‑2009 63.8
25 15 Gary Sheffield lf 1995‑2009 124.1
25 15 Jason Kendall ca 1996‑2010 40.9
25 15 Vladimir Guerrero rf 1997‑2011 128.3
25 15 Bobby Abreu rf 1997‑2011 95.5
25 15 Mike Cameron cf 1997‑2011 70.3
25 15 Miguel Tejada ss 1997‑2011 102.3
25 15 Jorge Posada ca 1997‑2011 79.5
25 15 Livan Hernandez pi sp 1997‑2011 76.7
25 15 Kyle Lohse pi sp 2001‑2015 89.0
25 15 Jake Peavy pi sp 2002‑2016 141.8
25 15 Joe Mauer 1b 2004‑2018 82.6
25 15 Edwin Encarnacion* dh 2005‑2019 87.2
BTP: Box-Toppers points
* Active streak of a player active in 2019.
  • Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (7IP 3H 0R 0BB 2K W in the 9-0 win over the Diamondbacks) rises from fourth to third place with 9.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks second among NL pitchers, behind Josh Hader of the Brewers (10.0).

  • Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks (7IP 6H 3R BB 10K W in the 6-3 win over the Rockies) rises from eighth to fifth place with 8.7 Box-Toppers points. He ranks third among NL pitchers, behind Hader (10.0) and Ryu (9.7).

  • Reds pitcher Luis Castillo (6IP 2H R 4BB 8K W in the 4-1 win over the Cardinals) rises to sixth place with 8.4 Box-Toppers points. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.

Streak—Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers has now earned Box-Toppers points in 17 straight seasons after earning his first Player of the Game honor of 2019 Tuesday.

Cabrera (GS 2B 3-4 R 5BI in the 9-6 win over the Rays) earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2004 with the Marlins and has 148.9 career points, rising to 25th place among all players since 1995. With his 1.0 point earned Tuesday, he passes Javier Vazquez (148.3) on the “all-time” list and now trails 24th-ranked player Chipper Jones (149.0). Cabrera ranks 10th among active players in career points, second among active batters, behind Albert Pujols of the Angels (194.8).

Cabrera’s best season was 2013 with the Tigers when he had 16.9 Box-Toppers points, eighth among all players and first among AL batters. He also led AL batters in 2009 with the Tigers with 16.5 points. In 2018, he had a career-low 1.0 Box-Toppers point with the Tigers.

Cabrera’s streak of 17 straight seasons earning Box-Toppers points is the third-longest active streak behind Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Albert Pujols of the Angels, who both have 19 season streaks (2001-2019). It is in a seven-way tie for the ninth-longest streak since 1995, when tracking began. Other players who achieved 17-season streaks are Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko, Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter and David Ortiz

Scoring—Lopez earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Smith earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Bruce 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)

6/4 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +9.0 MIA 16, MIL 0 Pablo Lopez (W, 4‑5) 6.0 3 0 0 1 7
BAT +8.0 PHI 9, SD 6 Jay Bruce LF 4 3 3 6
AL +7.0 BAL 12, TEX 11 Dwight Smith LF 4 2 3 6
+6.0 LAD 9, ARI 0 Hyun‑Jin Ryu (W, 9‑1) 7.0 3 0 0 0 2
+6.0 CIN 4, STL 1 Luis Castillo (W, 6‑1) 6.0 2 1 1 4 8
+5.0 DET 9, TB 6 Miguel Cabrera DH 4 1 3 5
+5.0 CLE 5, MIN 2 Francisco Lindor SS 3 2 3 3
+4.0 WSH 9, CHW 5 Anthony Rendon 3B 4 1 2 5
+4.0 BOS 8, KC 3 Eduardo Nunez PH‑2B 1 1 1 3
+4.0 CHC 6, COL 3 Kyle Hendricks (W, 6‑4) 7.0 6 3 3 1 10
+3.0 ATL 12, PIT 5 Austin Riley LF 4 3 1 3
+3.0 OAK 4, LAA 2 Ramon Laureano CF 2 1 2 2
+2.1 `TOR 4, NYY 3 Daniel Hudson (H, 5) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2
+2.0 HOU 11, SEA 5 Alex Bregman 3B 4 1 2 3
+2.0 SF 9, NYM 3 (F/10) Pablo Sandoval PH‑3B 3 1 2 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 +/‑
Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 9.7 19.8 36.2 45.9 -0.4
Hendricks, Kyle 3386 pi sp chi nl 8.7 17.4 49.2 49.2 0.0
Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840 pi sp cin nl 8.4 16.4 24.8 24.8 +0.4
Lopez, Pablo 4028 pi sp fla nl 6.0 7.7 7.7 7.7 +4.3
Smith, Dwight Jr. 4112 lf bal al 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 +4.7
Bregman, Alex 3721 3b hou al 4.5 10.7 15.7 15.7 -1.7
Sandoval, Pablo 2524 1b 3b ph sf nl 3.0 6.7 14.7 39.2 -0.7
Riley, Austin 4144 lf atl nl 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 +3.0
Bruce, Jay 2453 rf lf phi nl 2.5 4.0 31.2 72.8 +1.0
Rendon, Anthony 3258 3b dc nl 2.0 8.5 27.5 28.5 -4.5
Hudson, Dan 2776 pi mr tor al 2.0 3.0 6.0 23.0 +1.0
Lindor, Francisco 3586 ss cle al 1.0 10.6 22.1 22.1 -8.6
Cabrera, Miguel 1776 dh 1b det al 1.0 2.0 33.2 148.9 0.0
Laureano, Ramon 4054 cf oak al 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0
Nunez, Eduardo 2795 2b lf 3b ph bos al 1.0 1.0 14.0 19.0 +1.0
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