Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman is Box-Toppers Player of the Game as AL wins 2019 All-Star Game

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Yankees closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman is Box-Toppers 2019 All-Star Game Player of the Game.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 7.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 14.8
2 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 14.8
3 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 14.7
4 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
5 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 13.2
6 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 13.1
7 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 12.1
8 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 11.7
9 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 11.4
10 Giolito, Lucas 3900 sp pi chi al 10.7
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Chapman struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning, allowing no hits, no walks and earning the save, in the American League’s 4-3 win Tuesday over the National League.

Chapman had a Box-Toppers game score of +4.0, which was tied for the highest score among the players on the winning AL team with Indians pitcher Shane Bieber (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K ND), who pitched the fifth inning. Chapman won Player of the Game honors over Bieber because he earned the save while Bieber did not earn the win or save, picking up a no-decision.

Bieber, however, was named All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, perhaps because the All-Star Game was held in Cleveland, his home ballpark?

Chapman has 2.0 Box-Toppers points in 2019, 275th among all players, 71st among AL pitchers and 12th among AL closing pitchers. Chapman ranks second among all AL closers from 2014-2019 with 30.1 Box-Toppers points, behind only Ian Kennedy of the Royals (37.4), who had been a starting pitcher until serving as a closer this season.

Bieber has 12.1 Box-Toppers points in 2019, seventh among all players and fourth among AL pitchers. Bieber was not on the initial AL All-Star roster and until he was added as a late replacement, was deemed Box-Toppers’ most worthy but unchosen All-Star

Joey Gallo of the Rangers had the highest Box-Toppers game score (+2.0) among AL batters (HR 1-1 R BI). Gallo has 6.0 Box-Toppers points in 2019, 49th among all players and fifth among AL batters.

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who leads all players in 2019 Box-Toppers points (14.8), started the game for the AL and had the third-highest Box-Toppers game score (+3.0) on the team (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K ND).

Brett Gardner of the Yankees, who leads AL batters with 7.0 Box-Toppers points, was not selected for the All-Star Game. Mike Trout of the Angels, who has the most 2019 Box-Toppers points of AL batters selected as All-Stars (6.7, ranked second), had a Box-Toppers game score Tuesday of -2.0 (0-2 0R 0BI).

Indians closing pitcher Brad Hand had the lowest Box-Toppers game score (-6.0) among all AL All-Stars (1IP 2H 2R 2BB K ND).

Pete Alonso of the Mets had the highest-ranked Box-Toppers game score (+1.0) among batters on the losing NL team (1-2 0R 2BI). Luis Castillo of the Reds had the highest-ranked Box-Toppers game score (+3.0) among NL pitchers (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K ND).

Scoring—Just as All-Star Game statistics don’t count in a player’s regular season statistics, no Box-Toppers points are awarded for the All-Star Game.

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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Box-Toppers game scores of AL All-Star players

Here are all the players who played for the winning American League team in Tuesday's All-Star Game, listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score. Aroldis Chapman is Box-Toppers Player of the Game (POG) with a game score of +4.0.

7/9 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
POG +4.0 Yankees Aroldis Chapman (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
+4.0 Indians Shane Bieber 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
+3.0 Astros Justin Verlander 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
+2.0 Rangers Joey Gallo LF 1 1 1 1
+2.0 Twins Jose Berrios 1.0 1 0 0 0 2
+1.0 Astros Michael Brantley LF 1 0 1 1
+1.0 Athletics Matt Chapman 3B 0 1 0 0
+1.0 Athletics Liam Hendriks 1.0 1 1 1 0 3
+1.0 White Sox Lucas Giolito 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
+1.0 Yankees Masahiro Tanaka (W, 6‑5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
+1.0 Tigers Shane Greene 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
0.0 Twins Jorge Polanco SS 2 0 1 1
0.0 Astros Alex Bregman 3B 2 1 1 0
0.0 Yankees Gary Sanchez C 2 1 1 0
0.0 White Sox James McCann C 1 0 1 0
0.0 Red Sox Mookie Betts RF 0 0 0 0
‑1.0 Astros George Springer RF 2 0 1 0
‑1.0 Yankees Gleyber Torres PH‑2B 2 0 1 0
‑1.0 White Sox Jose Abreu 1B 1 0 0 0
‑1.0 Mariners Daniel Vogelbach PH‑DH 1 0 0 0
‑1.0 Rays Austin Meadows LF‑RF 1 0 0 0
‑1.0 Red Sox Xander Bogaerts PH 1 0 0 0
‑2.0 Indians Francisco Lindor PH‑SS 2 0 0 0
‑2.0 Yankees DJ LeMahieu 2B 2 0 0 0
‑2.0 Angels Mike Trout CF 2 0 0 0
‑2.0 Royals Whit Merrifield CF 2 0 0 0
‑2.0 Red Sox J.D. Martinez DH 2 0 0 0
‑3.0 Indians Carlos Santana 1B 3 0 0 0
‑6.0 Indians Brad Hand 1.0 2 2 2 2 1
POG—2019 All-Star Game Player of the Game.
No Box-Toppers points are awarded for the All-Star Game.