Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough is Saturday’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. 17.
|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 Saturday, Gleyber Torres of the Yankees rises to first place among American League batters in Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Yarbrough struck out 10 over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks, in the 1-0, 13-inning win over the Tigers. Yarbrough did not earn the win, picking up a no-decision, because the game was in a scoreless tie when he exited.
Yarbrough earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 10.4 for the season, 26th among all players and 12th among AL pitchers.
Yarbrough becomes the 28th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points. It is his first season with 10 or more points. In his only previous season, 2018 with the Rays, he had 7.0 Box-Toppers points, 42nd among AL pitchers.
National League Player of the Day—Christian Yelich of the Brewers hit two home runs and went 5-for-6, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 15-14, 14-inning win over the Nationals.
Yelich earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being NL Player of the Day, giving him 9.7 for the season, rising to second among NL batters behind Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (10.2).
American League Batter of the Day—Matt Chapman of the Athletics hit two doubles and went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in one run, in the 8-4 win over the Astros.
Chapman earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day, giving him 8.0 for the season, sixth among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Saturday because the overall NL Player of the Day is batter Christian Yelich.
Rankings—Gleyber Torres of the Yankees rises to lead AL batters in 2019 Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.
Torres (2HR 2-4 2R 2BI in the 6-5 win over the Indians) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 10.5 for the season. He passes previous AL batting leader Nelson Cruz of the Twins (9.5). Torres ranks 23rd among all players, highest among all batters, ahead of the NL batting leader, Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers (10.2).
Torres also becomes the 29th player this season with 10 or more Box-Toppers points. He is the second batter to reach that mark and the first AL batter. This is Torres’s first season with 10 or more points. In his only previous season, 2018 with the Yankees, he had 1.5 points.
Notable—Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has the most 2019 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Saturday.
deGrom (7IP 3H R 2BB 5K W in the 4-1 win over the Royals) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.4 for the season, 18th among all players and 10th among NL pitchers.
Debut—Three players made their Box-Toppers debut Saturday, each with their first career Player of the Game honor:
Mariners pitcher Matt Magill (1IP H 0R 0BB 3K Sv in the 4-3 win over the Blue Jays) made his Major League debut April 27, 2013, and was playing in his 88th career game.
Padres pitcher Andres Munoz (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K ND in the 5-3 win over the Phillies) made his Major League debut July 12 and was playing in his 14th career game.
Aristides Aquino of the Reds (HR 1-4 R 3BI in the 6-1 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut Aug. 19, 2018, and was playing in his 17th career game.
Scoring—Yarbrough earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Yelich earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Chapman earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||+13.1||`TB 1, DET 0 (F/13)||Ryan Yarbrough||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.1||3||0||0||0||10|
|NL||+6.0||MIL 15, WSH 14 (F/14)||Christian Yelich RF||6||3||5||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+5.1||BOS 4, BAL 0||Eduardo Rodriguez (W, 14‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.1||4||0||0||2||4|
|+5.0||COL 11, MIA 4||Trevor Story SS||3||2||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+5.0||NYM 4, KC 1||Jacob deGrom (W, 8‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||3||1||1||2||5|
|+4.0||SF 11, ARI 6||Kevin Pillar CF||5||3||5||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||`LAA 6, CHW 5||Cam Bedrosian (H, 14)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||+3.0||OAK 8, HOU 4||Matt Chapman 3B||3||2||3||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||SEA 4, TOR 3||Matt Magill (S, 1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|+3.0||`SD 5, PHI 3||Andres Munoz (H, 4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||MIN 12, TEX 7||Miguel Sano 3B||6||3||3||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||NYY 6, CLE 5||Gleyber Torres SS||4||2||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.1||ATL 4, LAD 3||Sean Newcomb (W, 6‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.1||0||0||0||0||0|
|+1.0||CIN 6, STL 1||Aristides Aquino RF||4||1||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.0||CHC 2, PIT 0||Kris Bryant 3B||2||1||1||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
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||+/‑|
|deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||11.4||28.2||89.0||89.0||-5.4|
|Torres, Gleyber 3972||ss||nyy al||10.5||12.0||12.0||12.0||+9.0|
|Yarbrough, Ryan 3962||pi mr sp||tb al||10.4||17.4||17.4||17.4||+3.4|
|Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||9.7||21.2||41.7||41.7||-1.8|
|Chapman, Matt 3849||3b||oak al||8.0||12.5||15.0||15.0||+3.5|
|Rodriguez, Eduardo 3480||pi sp||bos al||7.7||21.1||40.5||40.5||-5.7|
|Story, Trevor 3607||ss||col nl||6.0||12.0||21.0||21.0||0.0|
|Bryant, Kris 3465||3b||chi nl||5.5||5.5||30.5||30.5||+5.5|
|Pillar, Kevin 3486||cf rf||sf nl||3.5||5.5||13.0||13.0||+1.5|
|Newcomb, Sean 3831||pi mr sp||atl nl||2.7||14.1||17.1||17.1||-8.7|
|Sano, Miguel 3527||3b ph||min al||2.0||6.0||23.5||23.5||-2.0|
|Bedrosian, Cam 3694||pi mr cp||ana al||1.0||1.0||8.0||8.0||+1.0|
|Aquino, Aristides 4223||rf||cin nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Magill, Matt 4221||pi cp||sea al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Munoz, Andres 4222||pi mr||sd 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.