Mets' Jacob deGrom (4IP 0R) tops players for Friday, April 3's spring games

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is Friday’s spring training Player of the Day.

DeGrom pitched four scoreless innings, allowed one hit and struck out four in the 5-0 win over the Rangers.

DeGrom had a Box-Toppers game score of +7.0, tied with Reds pitcher Jason Marquis, who was Player of the Game in the 2-0 win over the Blue Jays. But deGrom won the tiebreaker for Player of the Day because he earned the win in his game, while Marquis had a no-decision.

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez is American League Player of the Day. Volquez pitched four scoreless innings and struck out seven in the 11-1 win over the Astros.

Scooter Gennett of the Brewers is NL Batter of the Day. Gennett doubled, went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the 6-3 win over the Indians.

Brandon Guyer of the Rays is AL Batter of the Day. Guyer hit a grand slam in the 11-5 win over the Tigers.

Box-Toppers points aren’t awarded for spring training games, but if this were the regular season, deGrom would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Volquez would earn 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Gennett and Guyer would each earn 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) would earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

Sixteen spring training games were scheduled Friday. Three games which included non-Major League teams (Marlins-Greensboro, White Sox-Charlotte and Cardinals-Memphis) are 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

403 Score Team BATTERS AB R H RBI BB K IP H R ER BB K
MLB 7.0 Mets Jacob deGrom (W, 4-0) - - - - - - 4.0 1 0 0 0 4
7.0 `Reds Jason Marquis - - - - - - 5.0 1 0 0 0 3
AL 6.0 Royals Edinson Volquez (W, 2-3) - - - - - - 4.0 5 0 0 0 7
5.1 Angels Andrew Heaney (W,1-2) - - - - - - 5.1 0 0 0 3 3
BAT 4.0 Brewers Scooter Gennett 2B 3 2 2 3 0 0 - - - - - -
4.0 Mariners J.A. Happ (W, 2-3) - - - - - - 4.0 2 0 0 2 4
3.1 `Phillies Jeanmar Gomez - - - - - - 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
BAT 3.0 Rays Brandon Guyer CF 3 1 1 4 0 0 - - - - - -
3.0 Nationals Mike Carp 1B 2 1 1 3 0 0 - - - - - -
3.0 Orioles Ubaldo Jimenez (W, 3-3) - - - - - - 4.0 3 1 1 1 5
2.0 Twins Eduardo Escobar 3B 4 1 2 3 0 0 - - - - - -
2.0 Giants Matt Cain (W, 1-1) - - - - - - 4.0 3 0 0 2 3
1.0 Dbacks Mark Trumbo RF 3 0 2 2 0 1 - - - - - -
`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.