Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of June 9.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||13.8|
|2||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||11.0|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||9.8|
|4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||9.7|
|5||Giolito, Lucas 3900||sp pi||chi al||9.7|
|6||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||9.4|
|7||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4|
|8||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||8.7|
|9||Castillo, Luis 3840||pi sp||cin nl||8.4|
|10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||ari nl||8.2|
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Player of the Day—Syndergaard struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks, in the 6-1 win over the Rockies.
Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 5.0 for the season, 45th among all players and 19th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez struck out eight over six innings, allowing one run, four hits and one walk, in the 5-2 win over the Royals.
National League Batter of the Day—Matt Joyce of the Braves hit two doubles and went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in one run, in the 7-6, 12-inning win over the Marlins.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Sunday because no AL batter earned Player of the Game honors.
Rankings—Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi rises from ninth to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Odorizzi (6IP 5H R BB 8K W in the 12-2 win over the Tigers) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 9.4 for the season. He ranks fifth among AL pitchers.
Notable—Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg now has 120.1 career Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.
Strasburg (7IP 6H R 0BB 7K W in the 5-2 win over the Padres) ranks 43rd in career points among players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 42nd-ranked player, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (121.9). He ranks 14th among active players in career points.
Strasburg also has 8.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, sixth among NL pitchers.
Debut—Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Cortes (3IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K ND in the 7-6, 10-inning win over the Indians) made his Major League debut March 31, 2018, and was playing in his ninth career game.
Scoring—Syndergaard earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lopez earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Joyce earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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||+11.0||NYM 6, COL 1||Noah Syndergaard (W, 4‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||1||0||0||2||7|
|+10.0||LAD 1, SF 0||Walker Buehler (W, 7‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||0||0||1||9|
|AL||+7.0||CHW 5, KC 2||Reynaldo Lopez (W, 4‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||1||1||1||8|
|+6.2||ARI 8, TOR 2||Robbie Ray (W, 5‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||5||2||2||1||10|
|+6.0||MIN 12, DET 2||Jake Odorizzi (W, 9‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||1||1||1||8|
|+5.0||WSH 5, SD 2||Stephen Strasburg (W, 7‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||6||1||1||0||6|
|+5.0||TB 6, BOS 1||Blake Snell (W, 4‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||1||1||1||7|
|+5.0||`NYY 7, CLE 6 (F/10)||Nestor Cortes||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+3.0||OAK 9, TEX 8||Frankie Montas (W, 8‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||7||3||2||1||10|
|+3.0||SEA 9, LAA 3||Wade LeBlanc (W, 3‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||2||2||1||8|
|+3.0||HOU 4, BAL 0||Wade Miley (W, 6‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||6||0||0||2||5|
|+3.0||`MIL 5, PIT 2||Chase Anderson||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||4||2||2||1||6|
|BAT||+2.0||ATL 7, MIA 6 (F/12)||Matt Joyce RF||4||2||3||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||CHC 5, STL 1||Kyle Schwarber LF||3||1||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.1||CIN 4, PHI 3||Raisel Iglesias (S, 13)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||1||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||+/‑|
|Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||9.4||16.4||51.6||53.6||+2.4|
|Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||8.0||35.2||44.2||44.2||-19.2|
|Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||8.0||14.7||83.0||120.1||+1.3|
|Lopez, Reynaldo 3712||pi sp||chi al||6.7||12.4||14.4||14.4||+1.0|
|Montas, Frankie 3803||pi sp||oak al||6.4||8.4||9.4||9.4||+4.4|
|Buehler, Walker 3943||pi sp||lad nl||5.0||20.1||20.1||20.1||-10.1|
|Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||5.0||13.0||43.1||43.1||-3.0|
|Miley, Wade 3006||pi sp||hou al||4.7||8.7||30.1||48.8||+0.7|
|Iglesias, Raisel 3467||pi cp||cin nl||4.0||7.0||18.7||18.7||+1.0|
|Ray, Robbie 3502||pi sp||ari nl||2.7||10.4||37.1||37.1||-5.0|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||2.0||8.4||34.8||34.8||-4.4|
|Joyce, Matt 2480||rf||atl nl||1.5||1.5||12.0||34.7||+1.5|
|LeBlanc, Wade 2669||pi mr sp||sea al||1.0||10.7||17.7||24.7||-8.7|
|Schwarber, Kyle 3536||lf||chi nl||1.0||5.0||14.5||14.5||-3.0|
|Cortes, Nestor Jr. 4160||pi mr||nyy 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.