Reds pitcher Mike Leake is Thursday’s Player of the Day.
Leake pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in the 5-1 win over the Braves. Leake also homered in the game.
American League Player of the Day—Brian Dozier of the Twins hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four, in the 12-2 win over the White Sox.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of April 30.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||6.0|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|4||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|5||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|6||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||4.4|
|7||Kazmir, Scott 1947||pi sp||oak al||3.7|
|8||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||3.7|
|9||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||3.7|
|10||DeSclafani, Anthony 3441||pi sp||cin nl||3.7|
National League Batter of the Day—Bryce Harper of the Nationals hit two doubles and drove in three runs in the 8-2 win over the Mets. This was Harper’s first Player of the Game honor since Sept. 19, 2013. After earning 9.4 Box-Toppers points in 2013, fifth among NL batters, Harper earned 0.0 points in 2014, as he battled injury much of the season.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Thursday since a batter, Brian Dozier of the Twins, won AL Player of the Day honors.
Scoring—Leake earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Dozier earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Harper earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Thursday’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||7.0||Reds||Mike Leake (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|5.2||Cardinals||Carlos Villanueva (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|AL||3.0||Twins||Brian Dozier 2B||5||2||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Royals||Danny Duffy (W, 2-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||7||1||1||2||7|
|BAT||2.0||Nationals||Bryce Harper RF||4||1||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Angels||Garrett Richards (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||3||5|
|1.0||Blue Jays||Russell Martin C||2||1||1||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Astros||Jose Altuve 2B||5||1||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|