Rockies’ Jon Gray tops players for Monday, July 29; Nationals’ Corbin rises to 8th in player rankings

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Rockies pitcher Jon Gray is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Top 10 players

Here are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of July 29.
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 17.1
2 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 16.8
3 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 15.8
4 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 15.7
5 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 15.7
6 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 14.4
7 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 14.1
8 Corbin, Patrick 3027 sp pi dc nl 13.4
9 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp ari nl 13.2
10 Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139 pi sp lad nl 12.7
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Also Monday, Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin rises to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

Player of the Day—Gray struck out six over eight innings, allowing one run, three hits and three walks, in the 9-1 win over the Dodgers.

Gray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, 29th among all players and 14th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Cavan Biggio of the Blue Jays homered and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 7-3 win over the Royals.

National League Batter of the Day—Eric Hosmer of the Padres hit two home runs, including a three-run shot, in the 8-1 win over the Orioles. Hosmer went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in five runs.

American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall AL Player of the Day is batter Cavan Biggio.

Rankings—Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin rises from 10th to eighth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.

Corbin (6IP 5H 2R BB 8K W in the 6-3 win over the Braves) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 13.4 for the season. He ranks fourth among NL pitchers.

Notable—Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers becomes the 24th player to reach 150 career Box-Toppers points (since 1995 when player tracking began) after earning Player of the Game honors Monday.

Cabrera (HR 2-4 R 3BI in the 7-2 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 150.9 career points, 24th-most among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails 23rd-ranked player Greg Maddux (151.7). (It should be noted that Maddux would have an estimated 250 career Box-Toppers points if his entire career from 1986 were tracked.)

Cabrera ranks 10th among active players in career points. He ranks second among active batters in career points, behind Albert Pujols of the Angels (198.8). He ranks fifth among all batters in career points since Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995.

Cabrera now has 3.0 Box-Toppers points for the season, 53rd among AL batters. This is his best season since 2016, when he had 12.0 points, fourth among AL batters.

Scoring—Gray earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Biggio earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Hosmer earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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)

7/28 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +6.0 COL 9, LAD 1 Jon Gray (W, 10‑7) 8.0 3 1 1 3 6
BAT +5.0 SD 8, BAL 1 Eric Hosmer 1B 4 2 2 5
+4.0 WSH 6, ATL 3 Patrick Corbin (W, 9‑5) 6.0 5 2 2 1 8
AL +3.0 TOR 7, KC 3 Cavan Biggio 2B 5 3 3 2
+3.0 MIA 11, ARI 6 Caleb Smith (W, 7‑4) 7.0 4 4 4 1 9
+2.0 CIN 11, PIT 6 Joey Votto 1B 4 1 3 2
+2.0 DET 7, LAA 2 Miguel Cabrera DH 4 1 2 3
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 +/‑
Corbin, Patrick 3027 pi sp dc nl 13.4 29.4 48.2 71.6 -2.6
Gray, Jon 3634 pi sp col nl 8.0 19.7 31.4 31.4 -3.7
Smith, Caleb 3952 pi sp fla nl 6.0 12.4 12.4 12.4 -0.4
Cabrera, Miguel 1776 dh det al 3.0 4.0 35.2 150.9 +2.0
Biggio, Cavan 4183 rf 2b tor al 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 +2.7
Hosmer, Eric 2886 1b sd nl 1.5 4.0 33.5 44.5 -1.0
Votto, Joey 2366 1b cin nl 1.0 1.0 20.5 69.2 +1.0
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