Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is Sunday’s Player of the Day on baseball’s opening night of the season.
Wainwright pitched six scoreless innings and struck out six in the 3-0 win over the Cubs.
Wainwright receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. And by virtue of the fact that this is the only game played so far in the Major League season, Wainwright leads all players in Box-Toppers points with 2.0.
However, Wainwright did lead all players in Box-Toppers points at several points in the 2014 season, as late as June 28, when he had 13.0. Wainwright finished 2014 with 18.7 Box-Toppers points, ranked eighth among all players and fourth among NL pitchers.
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
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