Padres’ Paddack tops players for Wednesday, July 17, rises to 7th in player rankings; Astros’ Cole rises to 5th

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Padres pitcher Chris Paddack is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to seventh in season player rankings.

Also Wednesday, Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 17.
 
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 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 14.1
6 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 13.2
7 Paddack, Chris 4093 sp pi sd nl 12.4
8 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 12.1
9 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 11.7
10 Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 11.4
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Player of the Day—Paddack struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run, one hit and one walk, in the 3-2 win over the Marlins. Paddack was pitching a no-hitter into the eighth inning before giving up a home run.

Paddack earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.4 for the season, rising to seventh place in season player rankings, fourth among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger struck out 12 over six innings, allowing one run, six hits and one walk, in the 7-2 win over the Tigers.

National League Batter of the Day—Ahmed Rosario of the Mets homered, tripled and went 4-for-4, scoring four times and driving in three runs, in the 14-4 win over the Twins.

American League Batter of the Day–Jurickson Profar of the Athletics hit two home runs and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 10-2 win over the Mariners.

Rankings—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole rises from sixth to fifth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Cole (7IP 7H R BB 11K W in the 11-2 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 14.1 for the season, just 0.7 points behind overall leader, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (14.8). Cole ranks third among AL pitchers, behind Verlander and Rays pitcher Charlie Morton (14.8).

Scoring—Paddack earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Clevinger earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Rosario and Profar each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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)

7/17 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.2 SD 3, MIA 2 Chris Paddack (W, 6‑4) 7.2 1 1 1 1 8
+11.0 CHC 5, CIN 2 Yu Darvish (W, 3‑4) 6.0 2 0 0 0 7
AL +9.0 CLE 7, DET 2 Mike Clevinger (W, 3‑2) 6.0 6 1 1 1 12
+8.0 HOU 11, LAA 2 Gerrit Cole (W, 10‑5) 7.0 7 1 1 1 11
BAT +7.0 NYM 14, MIN 4 Ahmed Rosario SS 4 4 4 3
BAT +6.0 OAK 10, SEA 2 Jurickson Profar 2B 3 3 2 4
+6.0 STL 6, PIT 5 John Brebbia (W, 3‑3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4
+5.0 BAL 9, WSH 2 Trey Mancini RF 3 3 2 3
+4.2 MIL 5, ATL 4 Chase Anderson (W, 5‑2) 5.2 1 0 0 3 3
+3.2 LAD 7, PHI 2 Pedro Baez (W, 4‑2) (BS, 4) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2
+3.0 SF 11, COL 8 Donovan Solano SS 5 2 4 2
+3.0 BOS 5, TOR 4 Rafael Devers 3B 5 1 3 4
+2.0 ARI 19, TEX 4 Eduardo Escobar 2B 7 2 2 5
+2.0 KC 7, CHW 5 Whit Merrifield 2B 3 1 3 1
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 +/‑
Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 14.1 32.1 70.3 75.0 -3.9
Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 +12.4
Clevinger, Mike 3707 pi sp cle al 7.4 21.1 35.5 35.5 -6.3
Devers, Rafael 4038 3b bos al 7.0 9.5 9.5 9.5 +4.5
Darvish, Yu 3003 pi sp chi nl 5.7 11.1 46.9 79.7 +0.3
Escobar, Eduardo 3135 3b ari nl 5.5 10.0 24.4 25.4 +1.0
Merrifield, Whit 3855 2b rf 1b kc al 5.0 6.0 10.0 10.0 +4.0
Profar, Jurickson 3665 2b ss 3b 1b oak al 3.2 8.2 9.2 9.2 -1.8
Anderson, Chase 3328 pi sp mil nl 3.0 9.4 35.8 35.8 -3.4
Brebbia, John 4080 pi mr stl nl 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +2.0
Solano, Donovan 3096 2b ss sf nl 3.0 3.0 5.0 7.0 +3.0
Rosario, Amed 3879 ss nym nl 1.5 2.5 4.5 4.5 +0.5
Mancini, Trey 3766 rf dh 1b bal al 1.0 2.0 9.2 9.2 0.0
Baez, Pedro 3678 pi mr lad nl 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 +1.0
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