Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Aug. 7.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||20.8|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||18.8|
|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||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||15.1|
|7||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|8||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||13.7|
|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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Player of the Day—Quintana struck out seven over seven innings, allowing one run, two hits and no walks, in the 10-1 win over the Athletics.
Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 8.7 for the season, 29th among all players and 14th among National League pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over six innings, allowing two runs, three hits and no walks, in the 14-3 win over the Rockies.
Cole earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 18.8 for the season, second among all players and second among AL pitchers, behind teammate Justin Verlander (20.8 points) by 2.0 points.
National League Batter of the Day—Keston Hiura of the Brewers hit two home runs, doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 8-3 win over the Pirates.
American League Batter of the Day—Tim Anderson of the White Sox went 4-for-4, scoring three runs.
Debut—Dodgers pitcher Dustin May made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with his first career Player of the Game honor.
May (5.2IP 5H R BB 7K ND in the 2-1 win over the Cardinals) made his Major League debut Aug. 2 and was playing in his second career game.
Scoring—Quintana earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Cole earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Hiura and Anderson each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||+10.0||CHC 10, OAK 1||Jose Quintana (W, 10‑7)||‑||‑||‑||‑||7.0||2||1||1||0||7|
|AL||+9.0||HOU 14, COL 3||Gerrit Cole (W, 14‑5)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||2||2||0||10|
|+7.0||ARI 6, PHI 1||Zac Gallen (W, 2‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||1||0||0||3||6|
|+6.0||WSH 4, SF 1||Joe Ross (W, 2‑3)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||0||0||2||5|
|+6.0||`CLE 2, TEX 0||Zach Plesac||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||5||0||0||2||7|
|+5.2||NYY 14, BAL 2||James Paxton (W, 7‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.2||5||1||1||1||7|
|BAT||+5.0||MIL 8, PIT 3||Keston Hiura 2B||4||3||3||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+5.0||NYM 7, MIA 2||Michael Conforto CF‑RF||3||3||2||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.2||`LAD 2, STL 1||Dustin May||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||5||1||1||1||7|
|+4.0||ATL 11, MIN 7||Ozzie Albies 2B||5||3||4||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||`SEA 3, SD 2||Yusei Kikuchi||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.0||4||1||1||3||8|
|BAT||+3.0||CHW 8, DET 1||Tim Anderson SS||4||3||4||0||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||TOR 4, TB 3||Brock Stewart (W, 1‑0)||‑||‑||‑||‑||4.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|+2.2||CLE 5, TEX 1||A.J. Cole (W, 3‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||2.2||2||0||0||0||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||+/‑|
|Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||18.8||36.8||75.0||79.7||+0.8|
|Quintana, Jose 3040||pi sp||chi nl||8.7||18.8||56.9||69.0||-1.4|
|Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||nyy al||7.4||24.4||46.5||49.2||-9.6|
|Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||6.5||8.5||8.5||8.5||+4.5|
|Conforto, Michael 3622||rf cf||nym nl||6.0||12.5||23.5||23.5||-0.5|
|Anderson, Tim 3659||ss||chi al||5.0||9.5||14.0||14.0||+0.5|
|Hiura, Keston 4189||2b||mil nl||4.2||4.2||4.2||4.2||+4.2|
|Gallen, Zac 4171||pi sp||ari nl||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||+3.7|
|Ross, Joe 3499||pi sp mr||dc nl||3.0||3.0||16.7||16.7||+3.0|
|Plesac, Zach 4168||pi sp||cle al||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||+3.0|
|Kikuchi, Yusei 4136||pi sp||sea al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||+2.0|
|Cole, A.J. 3727||pi mr cp||cle al||1.0||3.0||4.0||4.0||-1.0|
|Stewart, Brock 3722||pi sp||tor al||1.0||1.0||2.7||2.7||+1.0|
|May, Dustin 4214||pi sp||lad 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.