Mets’ Jacob deGrom tops players for Thursday, July 25; Red Sox’ Bogaerts tops AL players

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Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

deGrom struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 4-0 win over the Padres.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 25.
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 16.8
2 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 16.1
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 15.8
4 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 15.7
5 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
6 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 14.1
7 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 13.7
8 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 13.2
9 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 12.7
10 Corbin, Patrick 3027 sp pi dc nl 12.4
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deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.7 for the season, most among the nine who earned Player of the Game honors Thursday. deGrom rises to 32nd in Box-Toppers season player rankings, 14th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 19-3 win over the Yankees. Bogaerts went 4-for-6, scoring four times and driving in four runs.

Bogaerts had a Box-Toppers game score Thursday of +6.0, the same as two other AL batters, but Bogaerts had more at bats (six vs. five) and so won AL Player of the Day honors and the extra 0.7 Box-Toppers points on that tiebreaker. The other two AL batters with +6.0 game scores are:

  • Danny Santana of the Rangers (GS 2B 3-5 2R 6BI in the 11-3 win over the Athletics).

  • Nelson Cruz of the Twins (3HR 3-5 3R 5BI in the 10-3 win over the White Sox).

The highest Box-Toppers game score for an AL pitcher earning Player of the Game honors Thursday was +2.0 by Nick Goody of the Indians (2IP H 0R 0BB K W in the 5-4, 14-inning win over the Royals).

National League Batter of the Day—Ryan McMahon of the Rockies homered and went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 8-7 win over the Nationals.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Thursday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Xander Bogaerts.

Scoring—deGrom earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Bogaerts earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. McMahon earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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)

7/25 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +11.0 NYM 4, SD 0 Jacob deGrom (W, 6‑7) 7.0 4 0 0 1 9
AL +6.0 BOS 19, NYY 3 Xander Bogaerts SS 6 4 4 4
+6.0 TEX 11, OAK 3 Danny Santana LF 5 2 3 6
+6.0 MIN 10, CHW 3 Nelson Cruz DH 5 3 3 5
BAT +4.0 COL 8, WSH 7 Ryan McMahon 3B 3 2 2 3
+2.0 SEA 10, DET 2 J.P. Crawford SS 4 3 2 1
+2.0 CLE 5, KC 4 (F/14) Nick Goody (W, 2‑0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
+2.0 `BAL 10, LAA 8 (F/16) Gabriel Ynoa 3.0 1 0 0 0 0
+1.0 STL 6, PIT 3 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 3 1 2 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 +/‑
deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 7.7 24.5 85.3 85.3 -9.1
Cruz, Nelson Ramon 2224 dh min al 5.5 8.0 30.5 67.2 +3.0
McMahon, Ryan 4004 2b 3b col nl 5.5 7.2 7.2 7.2 +3.8
Goldschmidt, Paul 2935 1b stl nl 5.0 12.5 37.6 59.8 -2.5
Santana, Danny 3350 1b cf lf ph tex al 3.5 3.5 8.0 8.0 +3.5
Bogaerts, Xander 3383 ss bos al 3.2 8.7 20.7 20.7 -2.3
Crawford, J.P. 3937 ss sea al 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 +2.0
Goody, Nick 4190 pi mr cle al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Ynoa, Gabriel 3743 pi mr bal al 1.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 +1.0
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