Rangers’ Mike Minor tops players for Sunday, Aug. 11; Dodgers‘ Ryu rises to 7th in player rankings

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Rangers pitcher Mike Minor is Sunday’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 Aug. 11.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)

8/11 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
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
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 +/‑
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
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