Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (6-6, 5RBI) tops players Friday, April 4

Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies is Friday’s Player of the Day. Blackmon went 6-6, homered, hit three doubles, drove in five runs and scored four times in the 12–2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Josh Hamilton of the Angels is American League Player of the Day. Hamilton homered, went 3-3, and drove in three runs in the 11–1 win over the Astros.

No pitchers scored Box-Toppers bonus points Friday because batters had higher Box-Toppers game scores in both leagues. The pitcher with the highest Box-Toppers game score Friday was Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees with a game score of 4.0. Tanaka, the Japanese superstar pitcher who signed with the Yankees in the off-season, made his Box-Toppers debut by being Player of the Game in the 7–3 win over the Blue Jays.

Blackmon receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hamilton receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day.

All of Friday’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

MLB9.0Rockies Charlie Blackmon CF, LF6465001000.000000
AL5.0Angels Josh Hamilton LF3233100000.000000
 5.0Mets Lucas Duda 1B3224110000.000000
 4.0Rays Sean Rodriguez 1B4224010000.000000
 4.0Pirates Pedro Alvarez 3B4323100000.000000
 4.0Yankees 000000000Masahiro Tanaka (W, 1-0)7.063208
 4.0Tigers 000000000Drew Smyly (W, 1-0)3.010013
 3.1`Giants 000000000Juan Gutierrez 1.110003
 3.0Phillies John Mayberry PH1112000000.000000
 3.0Royals 000000000Greg Holland (S, 1)1.000002
 3.0Braves 000000000Craig Kimbrel (S, 3)1.000002
 2.0Indians Nick Swisher 1B5223010000.000000
 2.0Marlins 000000000Brad Hand (S, 1)3.000032
 1.2`Brewers 000000000Marco Estrada 5.242136

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.