Marlins’ Jordan Yamamoto tops players for Tuesday, June 18; White Sox’ Jimenez rises to lead AL batters in Box-Toppers points

Marlins pitcher Jordan Yamamoto is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Tuesday, Eloy Jimenez of the White Sox rises to lead American League batters in 2019 Box-Toppers points after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke tops players for Thursday, June 13; Greinke, Bellinger rise in player rankings top 10

Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fourth place in season player rankings.

Also Thursday, Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers rises to ninth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Sabathia, Pujols join Giambi, Beltran earning Box-Toppers points in a record 19 straight seasons

In 2019, CC Sabathia and Albert Pujols have tied Box-Toppers’ record for the longest streak of consecutive seasons earning at least one Player of the Game honor.

Both Sabathia and Pujols this season have earned Box-Toppers points for their 19th straight season (from 2001 to 2019). That ties the record held by Jason Giambi (1995 to 2013) and Carlos Beltran (1999 to 2017).

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White Sox’ Giolito tops players for Saturday, June 8; Hader, Giolito, Greinke rise in player rankings top 10

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to fifth place in season player rankings.

Also Saturday, Brewers pitcher Josh Hader, second place in season player rankings, increases his lead among National League pitchers after earning Player of the Game honors. Plus, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke rises to 10th place in player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Rockies’ Jon Gray tops players for Saturday, June 1; Astros’ Verlander extends player rankings lead

Rockies pitcher Jon Gray is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander extends his lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Astros’ Justin Verlander tops players for Tuesday, May 21, extends lead in season player rankings

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, extending his lead in season player rankings.

Verlander struck out 12 over eight innings, allowing one run, one hit and one walk, in the 5-1 win over the White Sox.

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Dodgers’ Maeda tops players for Wednesday, May 15; Astros’ Verlander extends player rankings lead

Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Wednesday, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander extends his lead in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Brewers pitcher Josh Hader and Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke both rise in player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors.

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Astros’ Cole tops player for Tuesday, April 30; Diamondbacks’ Greinke rises to 2nd in player rankings

Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole is Tuesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Tuesday, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke rises to second place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Grienke also rises to lead NL pitchers in season player rankings, plus he rises to fifth place in most career Box-Toppers points since 1995.

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Rangers’ Minor tops players for Saturday, April 27; Hader, Ozuna rise in player rankings top 10

Rangers pitcher Mike Minor is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, two players rise in Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 after earning Player of the Game honors—Brewers pitcher Josh Hader rises to fourth place and Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals rises to 10th place.

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Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke tops players for Thursday, April 25, rises to 7th in season player rankings

Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is Thursday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to seventh place in season player rankings.

Greinke struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 5-0 win over the Pirates.

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Blue Jays’ Gaviglio tops players for Saturday, April 20; Greinke passes Pujols on ’all-time’ points list

Blue Jays pitcher Sam Gaviglio is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Also Saturday, Reds pitcher Luis Castillo rises to fourth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning National League Player of the Day honors. Plus, Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke now has the sixth-most career Box-Toppers points since 1995, passing Albert Pujols on the “all-time” list, after earning Player of the Game honors Saturday.

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Brewers’ Christian Yelich tops players for Monday, April 15; Indians’ Bauer rises to lead player rankings

Christian Yelich of the Brewers is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day and rises to ninth place in season player rankings.

Also Monday, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rises to first place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning American League Player of the Day honors.

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Astros’ Verlander tops player for Saturday, April 13; Sabathia earns Box-Toppers points in 19th straight season, tying all-time record

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day, rising to ninth in season player rankings.

Also Saturday, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia ties Box-Toppers’ all-time record by earning at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 19 straight seasons after earning Player of the Game honors.

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An overview of Box-Toppers category leaders over several time frames after 2018

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads two of Box-Toppers’ four main leaderboards and came within 2.1 Box-Toppers points of leading three of the four after the 2018 season.

Scherzer has the most Box-Toppers points of any player over the past two seasons (50.1 over 2017 and 2018) and the most points of any player over the past six seasons (137.0 from 2013 to 2018). Scherzer finished second in overall points in 2018 with 25.1, just behind leader Rays pitcher Blake Snell (27.2).

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A look at Box-Toppers season-by-season AL & NL pitching & batting leaders, 1995-2018

Analyzing 24 years of Box-Toppers points leaders in pitching & batting in both leagues

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Max Scherzer leads players in Box-Toppers points since start of 2013

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer leads players in Box-Toppers points since the start of 2013.

Scherzer has 137.0 Box-Toppers points over the period 2013-2018, just 2.6 points ahead of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who has 134.4 points over that span.

In fact, Scherzer unseats Kershaw from atop the six-year rolling Box-Toppers point total, a spot Kershaw has held at the end of each season since 2013, five straight seasons.

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