Mets pitcher Rafael Montero is Monday’s spring training Player of the Day.
Montero pitched six shutout innings, allowed two hits and struck out six, in the 7-1 win over the Marlins.
Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz is Monday’s American League Player of the Day. Pomeranz pitched six shutout innings, allowed two hits and struck out six, in the 11-2 win over the Rockies.
Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates is National League Batter of the Day for Monday. Alvarez hit two homers, including a grand slam and drove in six runs in the 18-4 win over the Phillies.
Alex Gordon of the Royals is AL Batter of the Day for Monday. Gordon homered and went 3-for-4 in the 11-7 win over the Rangers.
Box-Toppers points aren’t awarded for spring training games, but if this were the regular season, Montero would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Pomeranz would earn 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Alvarez and Gordon would each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) would earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Fourteen spring training games were scheduled Monday. One game which ended in a tie (Orioles and Rays tied at 1) was not included in Box-Toppers results.
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||10.0||Mets||Rafael Montero (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||0||6|
|AL||9.0||Athletics||Drew Pomeranz (W, 2-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||7.0||Pirates||Pedro Alvarez 1B||4||3||2||6||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Mariners||Taijuan Walker (W, 3-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||1||1||0||5|
|6.1||Indians||Trevor Bauer (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||1||1||1||7|
|6.0||Padres||Ian Kennedy (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||6||0||0||1||7|
|6.0||Braves||Eric Stults (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||1||0||0||1||3|
|4.0||Cubs||Zac Rosscup (S, 3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Royals||Alex Gordon LF||4||3||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Red Sox||Mookie Betts CF||3||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Brett Anderson (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||2|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Blake McFarland (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Cardinals||Peter Bourjos PR, CF||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|