Reds’ Trevor Bauer tops players for Sunday, Sept. 15; Athletics’ Manaea tops AL players

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Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer 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 Sept. 15.
 
Player Pos Team BTP
1 Cole, Gerrit 3232 pi sp hou al 28.2
2 Verlander, Justin 2112 pi sp hou al 24.8
3 Strasburg, Stephen 2736 pi sp dc nl 18.7
4 Bieber, Shane 4005 pi sp cle al 17.1
5 Morton, Charlie 2503 pi sp tb al 16.8
6 Hader, Josh 3881 pi cp mil nl 16.7
7 Buehler, Walker 3943 pi sp lad nl 16.4
8 Greinke, Zack 1871 pi sp hou al 15.9
9 Paddack, Chris 4093 pi sp sd nl 15.8
10 Scherzer, Max 2588 pi sp dc nl 15.4
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Bauer struck out nine over eight innings, allowing one run, four hits and one walk, in the 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Bauer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 14.1 for the season, 16th among all players and 10th among National League pitchers.

American League Player of the Day—Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea struck out six over six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, in the 6-1 win over the Rangers.

American League Batter of the Day—Josh Reddick of the Astros homered and went 5-for-5, scoring three times and driving in three runs, in the 12-3 win over the Royals.

National League Batter of the Day—Ryan McMahon of the Rockies hit two home runs and went 3-for-5, scoring three times and driving in four runs, in the 10-5 win over the Padres.

Notable—Albert Pujols of the Angels rises to second place among American League batters in 2019 Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors Sunday.

Pujols (HR 2B 2-4 R 4BI in the 6-4 win over the Rays) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 11.0 for the season. He trails AL batting leader Gleyber Torres of the Yankees (12.0). Pujols ranks 33rd among all players.

Pujols also now has 201.8 career Box-Toppers points, seventh among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers tracking began. He trails sixth-ranked player, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (202.9). Pujols ranks fifth among active players in career points. He leads all batters in career points since Box-Toppers tracking began in 1995.

Debut—Giants pitcher Tyler Rogers made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday with his first career Player of the Game honor.

Rogers (1IP 0H 0R 0BB K W in the 2-1 win over the Marlins) made his Major League debut Aug. 27 and was playing in his 11th career game.

Scoring—Bauer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Manaea earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Reddick and McMahon 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)

9/15 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB +10.0 CIN 3, ARI 1 Trevor Bauer (W, 11‑12) 8.0 4 1 1 1 9
AL +8.0 OAK 6, TEX 1 Sean Manaea (W, 2‑0) 6.0 3 0 0 1 6
BAT +6.0 HOU 12, KC 3 Josh Reddick CF‑RF 5 3 5 3
+6.0 WSH 7, ATL 0 Anibal Sanchez (W, 9‑8) 7.0 3 0 0 1 3
BAT +5.0 COL 10, SD 5 Ryan McMahon 3B 5 3 3 4
+5.0 BOS 6, PHI 3 Christian Vazquez C 4 2 2 5
+5.0 `MIL 7, STL 6 Chase Anderson 4.0 1 1 1 2 6
+4.0 CHC 16, PIT 6 Kris Bryant 3B 5 2 3 4
+4.0 TOR 6, NYY 4 Randal Grichuk RF 4 2 2 4
+4.0 SEA 11, CHW 10 Austin Adams (W, 2‑2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
+3.0 LAA 6, TB 4 Albert Pujols DH 4 1 2 4
+3.0 CLE 7, MIN 5 Roberto Perez C 3 1 2 3
+2.0 LAD 3, NYM 2 Jedd Gyorko PH‑3B 1 1 1 1
+2.0 SF 2, MIA 1 Tyler Rogers (W, 2‑0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
+1.0 BAL 8, DET 2 Rio Ruiz 3B 4 1 2 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 +/‑
Bauer, Trevor 3065 pi sp cin nl 14.1 28.2 64.4 67.4 0.0
Pujols, Albert 1438 1b ana al 11.0 14.0 42.0 201.8 +8.0
McMahon, Ryan 4004 2b 3b col nl 8.0 9.7 9.7 9.7 +6.3
Bryant, Kris 3465 3b chi nl 6.5 6.5 31.5 31.5 +6.5
Sanchez, Anibal 2187 pi sp dc nl 6.0 14.4 24.8 81.7 -2.4
Grichuk, Randal 3474 rf tor al 5.7 8.4 26.9 26.9 +3.0
Anderson, Chase 3328 pi sp mil nl 5.0 11.4 37.8 37.8 -1.4
Reddick, Josh 2936 cf rf hou al 3.0 5.5 26.2 37.9 +0.5
Ruiz, Rio 3906 3b bal al 3.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 +3.0
Manaea, Sean 3637 pi sp oak al 2.7 11.4 25.5 25.5 -6.0
Perez, Roberto 3379 ca cle al 2.5 4.5 8.0 8.0 +0.5
Vazquez, Christian 3380 ca ph bos al 2.0 4.0 13.0 13.0 0.0
Gyorko, Jedd 3164 3b ph lad nl 2.0 4.0 19.9 21.9 0.0
Adams, Austin Lance 4184 pi mr cp sea al 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 +2.0
Rogers, Tyler 4251 pi mr sf nl 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 +1.0
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