Cubs pitcher Travis Wood is Wednesday’s Player of the Day.
Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 5-0 win over the Reds.
American League Player of the Day—Astros pitcher Collin McHugh struck out 11 over 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run, in the 6-1 win over the Athletics.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 15.
|1||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|2||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cle al||3.0|
|3||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||2.7|
|4||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||2.5|
|5||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||2.0|
|6||Wainwright, Adam 2150||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|7||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|8||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||2.0|
|9||Gonzalez, Miguel 3062||pi sp||bal al||2.0|
|10||Wood, Travis 2777||pi sp||chi nl||2.0|
National League Batter of the Day—Adeiny Hechavarria of the Marlins went 3-for-3 with a homer, two runs and three RBIs in the 6-2 win over the Braves. This was Hechavarria’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he earned Player of the Game honors. Hechavarria made his Major League debut Aug. 4, 2012, and was playing in his 344th career game. He is the 3,445th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Batter of the Day—Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays went 3-for-5, drove in three and scored twice, in the 12-7 win over the Rays.
Rankings—Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer rose to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday. Bauer (6IP 4H 2R 8K W in the 4-2 win over the White Sox) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 3.0 for the season.
Streak—Andre Ethier of the Dodgers has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 10 straight seasons. Ethier (2-3 2R BI) was Player of the Game in the 5-2 win over the Mariners to earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point. He began his 10-season streak in 2006, when he earned his first Box-Toppers point with the Dodgers. His best year was 2009 when he earned 8.2 Box-Toppers points, ranking eighth among NL outfielders. In 2014, he had 1.0 point. Ethier has 46.3 career Box-Toppers points, which ranks him ninth among active outfielders currently in the NL.
Notable—Yadier Molina of the Cardinals on Wednesday earned his first Box-Toppers point since Sept. 15, 2013. Molina (3-4 BI) was Player of the Game in the 4-2 win over the Brewers and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point. He earned no Box-Toppers points in the 2014 season. Molina has 30.7 career Box-Toppers points, ranking second among active catchers currently in the NL (behind A.J. Pierzynski of the Braves, who has 45.7 points).
Scoring—Wood earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and McHugh earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Hechavarria and Donaldson each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||Cubs||Travis Wood (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||7|
|AL||8.2||Astros||Collin McHugh (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.2||6||1||1||0||11|
|8.0||Tigers||Alfredo Simon (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||5.0||Marlins||Adeiny Hechavarria SS||3||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Hector Santiago (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||2||5|
|BAT||3.0||Blue Jays||Josh Donaldson 3B||5||2||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||Brad Brach (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|3.0||Rockies||Adam Ottavino (S, 2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Nationals||Wilson Ramos C||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Padres||Justin Upton LF||4||2||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Dodgers||Andre Ethier RF||3||2||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Indians||Trevor Bauer (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||2||2||4||8|
|2.0||Twins||Glen Perkins (S, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Mets||Travis d`Arnaud C||4||2||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Cardinals||Yadier Molina C||4||0||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|