Gerardo Parra of the Brewers is Saturday’s Player of the Day.
Parra homered and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 12-4 win over the Cubs.
American League Player of the Day—Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen struck out seven over seven innings, allowing one run, in the 6-2 win over the Yankees.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 9.
|1||Hernandez, Felix 2064||pi sp||sea al||7.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||pit nl||6.0|
|3||Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||5.0|
|4||Harper, Bryce 3011||lf rf||dc nl||5.0|
|5||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7|
|6||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|7||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|8||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||4.7|
|9||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|10||Rodriguez, Alex||dh||nyy al||4.5|
American League Batter of the Day—Steven Souza Jr. of the Rays hit a three-run home run in the 7-2 win over the Rangers.
This was Souza’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Souza made his Major League debut April 13, 2014, and was playing in his 51st career game. He is the 3,461st player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no separate NL Batter of the Day for Saturday since the overall Player of the Day was an NL batter (Gerardo Parra of the Brewers).
Notable—Torii Hunter of the Twins earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight day (and for the third time in eight days) and also rose to 47th place in “all-time” Box-Toppers player rankings.
Hunter (HR 3-5 3R in the 7-4 win over the Indians) earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being Player of the Game, giving him 3.5 for the season (fifth among AL batters this season) and 111.4 for his career.
His 111.4 career points puts him at 47th place among all players since 1995 (when Box-Toppers record keeping began). With his point Saturday, he passes Tom Glavine (110.6) and Jon Lester (111.1) on that list. He ranks 15th among all batters since 1995 and fifth among all active batters currently in the AL.
Debut—Padres pitcher Kevin Quackenbush made his Box-Toppers debut Saturday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Quackenbush (2IP H 0R 3K W in the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks) made his Major League debut April 25, 2014, and was playing in his 64th career game. He is the 3,462nd player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Parra earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Chen earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. Souza earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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||6.0||Brewers||Gerardo Parra CF||2||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||6.0||Orioles||Wei-Yin Chen (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||1||1||1||7|
|5.0||Mets||Jon Niese (W, 3-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||2||0||1||6|
|5.0||Mariners||J.A. Happ (W, 3-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||1||1||2||8|
|5.0||`Blue Jays||Liam Hendriks||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||4.0||Rays||Steven Souza Jr. RF||2||2||1||3||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Padres||Kevin Quackenbush (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||White Sox||Alexei Ramirez SS||4||2||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Torii Hunter RF||5||3||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Nationals||Jose Lobaton C||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Astros||Colby Rasmus RF||3||2||1||2||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||Donovan Solano 2B||2||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Pirates||Rob Scahill (W, 1-2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|1.0||Reds||Skip Schumaker DH||5||1||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Royals||Alcides Escobar SS||5||2||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.|