Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels is Friday’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 7.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||13.8|
|2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||10.0|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||9.8|
|4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||9.7|
|5||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||9.4|
|6||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|7||Castillo, Luis 3840||pi sp||cin nl||8.4|
|8||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||8.4|
|9||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf 1b||lad nl||8.2|
|10||Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||7.7|
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Also Friday, two players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list after earning Player of the Game honors—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to fifth place and Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin rises to 10th place.
Player of the Day—Hamels struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
Hamels earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.7 for the season, 30th among all players and 15th among National League pitchers.
Hamels also now has 170.2 career Box-Toppers points, rising to 13th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. With his points Friday, he passes teammate Jon Lester (168.6) on the “all-time” list and now trails 12th-ranked player Roy Halladay (170.7). Passing Lester, Hamels now ranks eighth among active players in career points.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole struck out 14 over seven innings, allowing three runs (one earned), four hits and no walks, in the 4-2, 11-inning win over the Orioles. Cole did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the game was tied, 3-3, when he exited.
All-time leadersHere are Box-Toppers top 20 players since record keeping began in 1995:
|1||Randy Johnson||pi sp||retired||278.8|
|2||Pedro Martinez||pi sp||retired||244.8|
|3||Clayton Kershaw||pi sp||lad nl||219.5|
|4||CC Sabathia||pi sp||nyy al||201.4|
|5||Zack Greinke||pi sp||ari nl||196.4|
|6||Albert Pujols||1b dh||ana al||194.8|
|7||Curt Schilling||pi sp||retired||194.1|
|8||Justin Verlander||pi sp||hou al||191.9|
|10||Max Scherzer||pi sp||dc nl||184.8|
|11||Felix Hernandez||pi sp||sea al||174.1|
|12||Roy Halladay||pi sp||retired||170.7|
|13||Cole Hamels||pi sp||chi nl||170.2|
|14||Jon Lester||pi sp||chi nl||168.6|
|15||Manny Ramirez||lf dh||retired||167.2|
|16||Johan Santana||pi sp||retired||166.6|
|17||Roger Clemens||pi sp||retired||164.8|
|18||John Smoltz||pi sp||retired||160.9|
|19||Tim Hudson||pi sp||retired||157.0|
|20||Bartolo Colon||pi sp||free agent||155.9|
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List of top 100 players since 1995 at the end of the 2018 season.
Cole earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 9.4 for the season, rising from ninth to fifth place in season player rankings. He ranks third among AL pitchers, behind teammate Justin Verlander (13.8) and Rays pitcher Charlie Morton (9.8).
American League Batter of the Day—Marcus Semien of the Athletics hit two home runs, including a ninth-inning, two-run, tiebreaking homer, in the 5-3 win over the Rangers. Semien went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs.
National League Batter of the Day—David Peralta of the Diamondbacks homered and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 8-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Rankings—Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin rises to 10th place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Friday.
Eflin (6.1IP 4H 2R ER 4BB 6K W in the 4-2 win over the Reds) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.7 for the season. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers.
Debut—Twins pitcher Ryne Harper made his Box-Toppers debut Friday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Harper (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K W in the 6-3 win over the Tigers) made his Major League debut March 31 and was playing in his 27th career game.
Scoring—Hamels earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Cole earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Semien and Peralta 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||CHC 3, STL 1||Cole Hamels (W, 5‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||3||0||0||1||10|
|AL||+13.0||`HOU 4, BAL 3 (F/11)||Gerrit Cole||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||3||1||0||14|
|+10.0||TB 5, BOS 1||Yonny Chirinos (W, 7‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||2||0||0||2||6|
|+8.0||`SF 2, LAD 1||Drew Pomeranz||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||3||0||0||1||7|
|+7.0||ATL 7, MIA 1||Mike Soroka (W, 7‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||3||1||1||2||6|
|BAT||+6.0||OAK 5, TEX 3||Marcus Semien SS||5||3||4||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+5.0||MIL 10, PIT 4||Brandon Woodruff (W, 8‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||3||3||1||10|
|+4.0||MIN 6, DET 3||Ryne Harper (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|+4.0||CLE 5, NYY 2||Brad Hand (S, 19)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|+3.2||SEA 6, LAA 2||Marco Gonzales (W, 6‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||2||1||1||3||5|
|+3.2||`SD 5, WSH 4||Nick Margevicius||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.2||3||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||+3.0||ARI 8, TOR 2||David Peralta LF||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||KC 6, CHW 4||Adalberto Mondesi SS||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||COL 5, NYM 1||David Dahl RF||4||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.1||PHI 4, CIN 2||Zach Eflin (W, 6‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||4||2||1||4||6|
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||+/‑|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||9.4||27.4||65.6||70.3||-8.6|
|Eflin, Zach 3679||pi sp||phi nl||7.7||15.4||20.4||20.4||0.0|
|Soroka, Mike 3956||pi sp||atl nl||6.4||9.4||9.4||9.4||+3.4|
|Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||chi nl||5.7||16.8||71.8||170.2||-5.4|
|Hand, Brad 2907||pi cp||cle al||5.0||12.0||25.7||26.7||-2.0|
|Chirinos, Yonny 4039||pi sp||tb al||5.0||7.0||7.0||7.0||+3.0|
|Woodruff, Brandon 3868||pi sp||mil nl||5.0||6.0||7.0||7.0||+4.0|
|Gonzales, Marco 3408||pi sp||sea al||3.7||14.1||18.1||18.1||-6.7|
|Dahl, David 3714||rf cf||col nl||3.5||7.0||8.0||8.0||0.0|
|Mondesi, Adalberto 3750||ss||kc al||3.5||5.5||6.5||6.5||+1.5|
|Peralta, David 3370||lf ph||ari nl||3.0||11.5||25.4||25.4||-5.5|
|Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||2.5||5.0||16.0||17.0||0.0|
|Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||sf nl||2.0||2.0||29.8||33.8||+2.0|
|Margevicius, Nick 4102||pi sp||sd nl||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||+2.0|
|Harper, Ryne 4157||pi mr||min al||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.