Rays’ Charlie Morton tops players for Tuesday, July 2, rising to 3rd in season player rankings

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Rays pitcher Charlie Morton is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to third place in season player rankings.

Morton struck out 12 over seven innings, allowing one run, four hits and one walk, in the 6-3 win over the Orioles.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 2.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 14.8
2 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 14.7
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 13.8
4 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 12.4
5 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 11.4
6 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 11.2
7 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 11.1
8 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 10.7
9 Giolito, Lucas 3900 sp pi chi al 10.7
10 Bell, Josh E. 3682 1b pit nl 9.7
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Morton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 13.8 for the season, rising from fourth to third in season player rankings. He maintains his second place spot among American League pitchers, edging to within 1.0 point of Justin Verlander of the Astros (14.8), the overall leader.

National League Player of the Day—Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola struck out eight over eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks, in the 2-0 win over the Braves.

American League Batter of the Day—Rafael Devers of the Red Sox hit two home runs and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in six runs, in the 10-6 win over the Blue Jays.

National League Batter of the Day—Evan Longoria of the Giants hit two home runs—including a three-run shot—and doubled in the 10-4 win over the Padres. Longoria went 4-for-5, scoring three times and driving in five runs.

This was the second straight day Longoria earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. He was also Player of the Game Monday in the 13-2 win over the Padres (HR 2B 2-4 3R 2BI). He now has 2.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, all earned in the past two days.

Notable—Ross Stripling of the Dodgers became the fourth pitcher this season to earn Player of the Game honors for batting.

Stripling (2-2 0R BI in the 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks) had a +1.0 Box-Toppers game score for batting, best among all Dodgers players Tuesday. He had a game score of -5.8 for pitching (4.2IP 7H 4R 2BB 7K ND).

The other pitchers who have earned Player of the Game honors for batting in 2019 are Zack Greinke of the Diamondbacks on April 2 and German Marquez of the Rockies and Luke Weaver of the Diamondbacks, both on May 26.

In 2018, pitchers earned Player of the Game honors for batting three times.

Debut—Mariners pitcher Austin Adams made his Box-Toppers debut Tuesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Adams (1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 4K W in the 5-4 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut July 15, 2017, and was playing in his 29th career game.

Scoring—Morton earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Nola earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Devers and Longoria each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Tuesday’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)

7/2 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +12.0 TB 6, BAL 3 Charlie Morton (W, 9‑2) 7.0 4 1 1 1 12
NL +9.0 PHI 2, ATL 0 Aaron Nola (W, 7‑2) 8.0 4 0 0 3 8
BAT +7.0 BOS 10, TOR 6 Rafael Devers 3B 5 2 4 6
BAT +7.0 SF 10, SD 4 Evan Longoria 3B 5 3 4 5
+6.0 PIT 5, CHC 1 Adam Frazier 2B 4 3 4 3
+6.0 `WSH 3, MIA 2 Patrick Corbin 7.0 6 1 1 0 7
+5.1 SEA 5, STL 4 Austin Adams (W, 1‑0) 1.1 0 0 0 0 4
+4.1 `NYM 4, NYY 2 Zack Wheeler 6.1 5 2 2 1 8
+4.0 HOU 9, COL 8 Yuli Gurriel 1B 5 2 3 4
+3.0 CLE 9, KC 5 Jake Bauers LF 5 1 4 3
+3.0 OAK 8, MIN 6 Chris Herrmann C 3 1 1 4
+2.0 LAA 9, TEX 4 Justin Bour PH 1 0 1 2
+1.0 CIN 5, MIL 4 (F/11) Yasiel Puig RF 4 2 2 1
+1.0 LAD 5, ARI 4 Ross Stripling P 2 0 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 +/‑
Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 13.8 28.6 50.0 64.0 -1.0
Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 9.4 25.4 44.2 67.6 -6.6
Nola, Aaron 3569 pi sp phi nl 6.7 27.8 52.3 52.3 -14.4
Wheeler, Zack 3204 pi sp nym nl 6.0 16.7 25.4 29.4 -4.7
Devers, Rafael 4038 3b bos al 5.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 +2.5
Stripling, Ross 3629 pi sp lad nl 3.0 11.7 17.4 17.4 -5.7
Longoria, Evan 2423 3b sf nl 2.5 4.0 16.5 53.0 +1.0
Bauers, Jake 3993 dh lf 1b cle al 2.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 -3.5
Puig, Yasiel 3193 rf cin nl 2.0 7.0 21.0 22.5 -3.0
Gurriel, Yuli 3796 3b 1b hou al 2.0 4.7 7.4 7.4 -0.7
Frazier, Adam 3771 2b pit nl 1.0 3.5 8.0 8.0 -1.5
Bour, Justin 3433 1b ph ana al 1.0 3.0 21.0 21.0 -1.0
Herrmann, Chris 3196 ca oak al 1.0 2.0 5.0 9.5 0.0
Adams, Austin Lance 4184 pi mr sea al 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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