Chris Colabello of the Twins, the 30-year-old in his first full Major League season after seven seasons in independent leagues, is the unlikely leader in Box-Toppers points so far this season.
Colabello, who has 5.2 Box-Toppers points, has played first base, designated hitter and right field. He has been Player of the Game in four of the Twins’ eight wins. He was in second place overall in last week’s player standings.
Top playersThrough Thursday, April 17
Last week’s top player, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, falls to second place overall with 4.4 Box-Toppers points. He still leads all American League pitchers.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, in third place overall with 4.0 Box-Toppers points, is top National League pitcher.
Freddie Freeman of the Braves, in seventh place overall with 3.2 Box-Toppers points, leads all NL batters.
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.