Cubs' Jason Hammel (6.2IP 1R 2H) tops players for Thursday, April 3

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel is Thursday’s Player of the Day. Hammel gave up one run on two hits over 6 2/3 innings in the 3-2 win over the Pirates.

Chris Colabello of the Twins is American League Player of the Day. Colabello drove in six runs in the 10-9 win over the White Sox.

Casey McGehee of the Marlins is National League Batter of the Day. McGehee went 2-3 with a triple and drove in three runs in the 8-5 win over the Rockies.

Hammel receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Colabello receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. McGehee receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

All of Thursday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

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.

Top player from each game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score

MLB6.2Cubs 000000000Jason Hammel (W, 1-0)6.221115
AL3.0Twins Chris Colabello 1B5026011000.000000
 3.0Yankees Yangervis Solarte 3B3231101000.000000
BAT3.0Marlins Casey McGehee 3B3123200000.000000
 3.0Rays 000000000Chris Archer (W, 1-0)6.042227
 2.1Cardinals 000000000Trevor Rosenthal (S, 2)1.100001
 2.0Nationals Ryan Zimmerman 3B5142000000.000000
 2.0Giants Angel Pagan CF5133000000.000000
 2.0Red Sox 000000000Koji Uehara (S, 1)1.000001
 1.0Athletics Coco Crisp CF3211310000.000000