Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is Sunday’s Player of the Day.
Greinke pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 12.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||2.0|
|2||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|3||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|4||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||2.0|
|5||Wilson, C.J. 2074||pi sp||ana al||2.0|
|6||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||2.0|
|7||Pomeranz, Drew 3061||pi sp||oak al||2.0|
|8||Jimenez, Ubaldo 2349||pi sp||bal al||2.0|
|9||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||1.7|
|10||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||1.7|
Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 127.7 for his career, moving to 29th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He passes Mariano Rivera (126.4) and Roy Oswalt (127.2) on the “all-time” list.
American League Player of the Day—Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers hit two home runs and a double and went 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs in the 8-5 win over the Indians.
Cabrera earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day, giving him 129.9 for his career, moving to 26th place among all players since 1995, when Box-Toppers record keeping began. He passes Vladimir Guerrero (128.3) and Trevor Hoffman (129.4) on the “all-time” list.
Cabrera has now also scored at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 13 straight seasons. He scored his first points in 2003 with the Marlins. His best season was 2013 with the Tigers, when he led all AL batters with 16.9. He had 12.5 Box-Toppers points in 2014, second among AL batters.
National League Batter of the Day—Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four, in the 10-2 win over the Brewers.
A-Rod—Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees earned Player of the Game honors for the first time since his season long suspension and his first since Sept. 20, 2013. Rodriguez hit a three-run double and drove in four total runs in the 14-4 win over the Red Sox. He earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 180.3 for his career. He leads all batters in Box-Toppers points since 1995, when record keeping began—second place is Albert Pujols (167.3).
Debut—Cubs pitcher Neil Ramirez made his Box-Toppers debut Sunday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. This was Ramirez’ 54th career game—he made his Major League debut April 25, 2014. Ramirez (0.2IP 0R 2K W in the 6-5 win over the Rockies) is the 3,439th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Greinke earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Cabrera earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. McCutchen earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Sunday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
About Box-Toppers—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||9.0||Dodgers||Zack Greinke (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||0||7|
|AL||7.0||Tigers||Miguel Cabrera 1B||4||3||4||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Rays||Nathan Karns (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||2||1||2||6|
|6.0||White Sox||Chris Sale (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||1||8|
|5.0||Astros||Will Harris (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Yankees||Alex Rodriguez DH||2||1||1||4||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Pirates||Andrew McCutchen CF||5||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Rickie Weeks PH, DH||2||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||`Mets||Jerry Blevins (H, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.2||Royals||Yordano Ventura (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||4||2||2||2||7|
|2.2||Blue Jays||Aaron Loup (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|2.2||Cubs||Neil Ramirez (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Padres||Wil Nieves C||4||1||1||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|