Rangers pitcher Mike Minor is Sunday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Aug. 11.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||20.8|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||18.8|
|3||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||16.1|
|4||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8|
|5||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|6||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||15.7|
|7||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||15.4|
|8||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|9||Corbin, Patrick 3027||sp pi||dc nl||13.4|
|10||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||13.4|
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Also Sunday, Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu rises to seventh place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors.
Player of the Day—Minor struck out 11 over eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, in the 1-0 win over the Brewers.
Minor earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 12.7 for the season, 12th among all players and sixth among American League pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out four over seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and one walk, in the 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Ryu earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 15.4 for the season, rising from eighth to seventh in season player rankings, third among NL pitchers, behind Josh Hader of the Brewers (15.7) and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals (15.7).
Ryu becomes the seventh player this season to reach 15 Box-Toppers points. It is his first season with 15 or more points. His best previous season was 2014 with the Dodgers, when he had 11.4 Box-Toppers points, 15th among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Jorge Soler of the Royals hit two home runs, doubled and went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 10-2 win over the Tigers.
National League Batter of the Day—Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals homered and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 11-9 win over the Pirates.
Debut—Cubs pitcher Rowan Wick made his Box-Toppers Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
Wick (2IP H 0R 0BB 4K ND in the 6-3 win over the Reds) made his Major League debut Aug. 31, 2018, and was playing in his 24th career game.
Scoring—Minor earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Ryu earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Soler and Goldschmidt each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’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 gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||+14.0||TEX 1, MIL 0||Mike Minor (W, 11‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||4||0||0||1||11|
|+13.2||TB 1, SEA 0||Ryan Yarbrough (W, 11‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.2||3||0||0||0||8|
|+9.0||NYY 1, TOR 0||Masahrio Tanaka (W, 8‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||3||0||0||0||4|
|+8.0||OAK 2, CHW 0||Chris Bassitt (W, 8‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||4||0||0||2||7|
|BAT||+7.0||KC 10, DET 2||Jorge Soler DH||3||2||3||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+5.0||CLE 7, MIN 3 (F/10)||Carlos Santana 1B||4||2||2||5||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|NL||+5.0||LAD 9, ARI 3||Hyun‑Jin Ryu (W, 12‑2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||5||0||0||1||4|
|+5.0||`CHC 6, CIN 3||Rowan Wick (H, 2)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.0||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||+4.0||STL 11, PIT 9||Paul Goldschmidt 1B||5||2||4||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||COL 8, SD 3||German Marquez (W, 11‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||8.0||5||3||3||2||9|
|+3.2||`LAA 5, BOS 4 (F/10)||Ty Buttrey||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.2||0||0||0||1||3|
|+3.0||SF 9, PHI 6||Evan Longoria 3B||4||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||ATL 5, MIA 4||Ender Inciarte CF||3||1||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||WSH 7, NYM 4||Victor Robles CF||1||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||BAL 8, HOU 7||Jace Peterson LF||5||2||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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 playersHere 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||+/‑|
|Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||15.4||25.5||41.9||51.6||+5.3|
|Minor, Mike 2894||pi sp||tex al||12.7||20.4||28.8||49.5||+5.0|
|Yarbrough, Ryan 3962||pi mr sp||tb al||8.4||15.4||15.4||15.4||+1.4|
|Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||7.7||22.4||27.1||27.1||-7.0|
|Soler, Jorge 3403||dh||kc al||7.2||8.7||15.4||15.4||+5.7|
|Tanaka, Masahiro 3305||pi sp||nyy al||7.0||20.4||66.6||66.6||-6.4|
|Bassitt, Chris 3413||pi sp mr||oak al||6.7||8.7||12.7||12.7||+4.7|
|Goldschmidt, Paul 2935||1b||stl nl||6.5||14.0||39.1||61.3||-1.0|
|Buttrey, Ty 4124||pi mr||ana al||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||+5.0|
|Santana, Carlos 2757||1b||cle al||3.5||7.0||20.7||30.7||0.0|
|Longoria, Evan 2423||3b||sf nl||3.5||5.0||17.5||54.0||+2.0|
|Robles, Victor 4087||cf rf||dc nl||3.5||5.0||5.0||5.0||+2.0|
|Inciarte, Ender 3360||cf||atl nl||2.0||4.0||16.5||16.5||0.0|
|Peterson, Jace 3469||lf||bal al||1.0||1.0||5.5||5.5||+1.0|
|Wick Rowan 4217||pi mr||chi nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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.