Padres pitcher Tyson Ross, who struck out 12 batters over six innings, is Saturday’s spring training Player of the Day.
Ross also allowed six hits, two runs and two walks in the 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir is American League Player of the Day for Saturday’s spring training games. Kazmir pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the 10-4 win over the White Sox. He did not pick up the win because the White Sox took the lead after his exit.
Todd Frazier of the Reds is National League Batter of the Day. Frazier homered, drove in four runs and scored twice in the 9-5 win over the Cubs.
Alex Liddi of the Royals is AL Batter of the Day. Liddi doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs in the 10-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Box-Toppers points aren’t awarded for spring training games, but if this were the regular season, Ross would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Kazmir would earn 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Frazier and Liddi would each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being top batter in their league for the day. All of Saturday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) would have received 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
One spring training game Saturday ended in a tie (Astros and Marlins) and the Giants played a split-squad game with its prospects. Box-Toppers Players of the Game were not named for either of those two games.
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.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||7.0||Padres||Tyson Ross (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||2||2||1||12|
|6.0||Cubs||Jake Arrieta (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||3||0||0||0||5|
|5.0||Orioles||Tyler Wilson (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||4.0||Reds||Todd Frazier 3B||4||2||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Royals||Alex Liddi PR, 1B||2||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Giants||Justin Maxwell RF||4||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mets||Curtis Granderson RF||2||1||1||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Craig Kimbrel (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Twins||Joe Mauer 1B||3||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Jeff Bianchi 3B||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Reese McGuire PH||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Dodgers||Joc Pederson CF||3||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|