Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of June 4.
|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 streaksHere 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.)
|1||19||CC Sabathia*||pi sp||2001‑2019||201.4|
|5||18||Jim Thome||1b dh||1995‑2012||146.7|
|9||17||Mariano Rivera||pi cp||1995‑2011||126.4|
|9||17||Tim Hudson||pi sp||1999‑2015||157.0|
|16||16||Andy Pettitte||pi sp||1995‑2010||138.5|
|16||16||Jamie Moyer||pi sp||1995‑2010||104.0|
|16||16||Kevin Millwood||pi sp||1997‑2012||108.3|
|16||16||Derek Lowe||pi sp||1998‑2013||91.5|
|16||16||Mark Buehrle||pi sp||2000‑2015||116.7|
|25||15||Randy Johnson||pi sp||1995‑2009||278.8|
|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|
* 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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|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||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|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|
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.