Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel is Monday’s Player of the Day.
Hammel pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 4-0 win over the Pirates.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 27.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||6.0|
|2||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|3||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|4||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||4.0|
|5||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|6||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||3.7|
|7||DeSclafani, Anthony 3441||pi sp||cin nl||3.7|
|8||Hechavarria, Adeiny 3445||ss||fla nl||3.5|
|9||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||3.4|
|10||Harang, Aaron 1599||pi sp||phi nl||3.4|
Hammel has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 10 straight seasons. He earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2006 with the Rays. His best season was 2014 when he had 10.4 Box-Toppers points with the Cubs (8.7) and the Athletics (1.7). He has 38.5 career Box-Toppers points, which ranks him 44th among active pitchers currently in the National League.
American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Adam Warren struck out six over 5 2/3 innings and allowed one run in the 4-1 win over the Rays. Warren earned no decision because he left with the game tied, 1-1.
National League Batter of the Day—Jay Bruce of the Reds hit a two-run homer, scored twice and drove in three runs, in the 9-6 win over the Brewers.
American League Batter of the Day—Pablo Sandoval of the Red Sox homered, went 2-for-2 and drove in three runs, in the 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Streak—Justin Morneau of the Rockies has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point for 12 straight seasons. Morneau was Player of the Game in Monday’s 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks (3R HR 2-3 3BI) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, his first of the season.
Morneau earned his first Box-Toppers point in 2004 with the Twins. His best season was 2006 with the Twins when he had 12.2 Box-Toppers points, ranking seventh among AL batters. In 2014, he had 3.2 Box-Toppers points with the Rockies.
Morneau has 72.3 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 71st among all batters since Box-Toppers record keeping began in 1995, behind Ryan Braun (72.7) and ahead of Chase Utley (72.1). He ranks sixth among active batters currently in the NL.
Debut—Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker made his Box-Toppers debut Monday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Walker (7IP R 5K W in the 3-1 win over the Rangers) made his Major League debut Aug. 30, 2013, and was playing in his 15th career game. He is the 3,453rd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Hammel earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Warren earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Bruce and Sandoval 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) 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||11.0||Cubs||Jason Hammel (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||4||0||0||0||7|
|6.0||Phillies||Cole Hamels (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||4||9|
|BAT||5.0||Reds||Jay Bruce RF||1||2||1||3||3||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Red Sox||Pablo Sandoval 3B||2||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dodgers||Justin Turner PH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Mariners||Taijuan Walker (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||0||1||5|
|3.0||Braves||Kelly Johnson LF||4||1||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rockies||Justin Morneau 1B||3||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Royals||Mike Moustakas 3B||5||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Colby Rasmus LF||5||2||2||3||0||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Yoenis Cespedes LF||4||1||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|