Bryce Harper of the Nationals is Wednesday’s Player of the Day.
Harper hit three home runs and drove in five runs in the 7-5 win over the Marlins.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2015 season as of May 6.
|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||Cabrera, Miguel 1776||1b||det al||4.7|
|5||Keuchel, Dallas 3050||pi sp||hou al||4.7|
|6||Gray, Sonny 3259||pi sp||oak al||4.7|
|7||Harvey, Matt 3075||pi sp||nym nl||4.7|
|8||Stanton, Giancarlo 2737||rf||fla nl||4.5|
|9||Cueto, Johnny 2400||pi sp||cin nl||4.4|
|10||Bumgarner, Madison 2753||pi sp||sf nl||4.0|
Harper had a Box-Toppers game score of +7, the same as Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who was Player of the Game in the 5-1 win over the Mets. But Harper earned overall Player of the Day honors because in cases of Box-Toppers game score ties, batters beat pitchers.
American League Player of the Day—Eduardo Escobar of the Twins homered, doubled and went 3-for-4, driving in five runs, in the 13-0 win over the Athletics.
Escobar had a Box-Toppers game score of +5, tied with Carlos Peguero of the Rangers, who was Player of the Game in the 11-3 win over the Astros. Escobar won the tie-breaker to earn AL Player of the Day because he had more runs batted in—five vs. three.
American League and National League Batters of the Day—There are no separate AL and NL Batters of the Day since the top players in both leagues Wednesday were batters. It is the only time this season that batters have had the top overall player in both leagues. Wednesday was also unusual because 12 of the 15 Players of the Game were batters—only three were pitchers.
Streak—Adam Lind of the Brewers has now earned at least 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 10 straight seasons. Lind was Player of the Game in Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the Dodgers (HR 2B 2-4 2R 2BI) and earned 1.0 Box-Toppers point, his first of the season.
Lind earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2006 with the Blue Jays. His best season was 2009 with the Blue Jays, when he had 16.4 Box-Toppers points, second among AL batters (behind Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers with 16.5). In 2014, he had 2.5 Box-Toppers points with the Blue Jays.
Lind has 48.6 career Box-Toppers points and ranks 19th among active batters currently in the NL.
Debut—Carlos Peguero of the Rangers made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Peguero (2HR 3-4 2R 2BI in the 11-3 win over the Astros) made his Major League debut April 19, 2011, and was playing in his 89th career game. He is the 3,458th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Harper earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Escobar earns 1.7 Box-Toppers points for being AL Player of the Day. All of Wednesday’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||Nationals||Bryce Harper RF||4||3||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W, 3-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||1||9|
|AL||5.0||Twins||Eduardo Escobar LF||4||1||3||5||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Rangers||Carlos Peguero LF||4||3||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Dbacks||Aaron Hill 2B||5||1||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rays||Evan Longoria 3B||3||3||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Reds||Mike Leake (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||8.0||6||0||0||0||2|
|4.0||Padres||Ian Kennedy (W, 2-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||6||1||1||0||5|
|3.0||Blue Jays||Chris Colabello LF||4||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Braves||Andrelton Simmons SS||4||3||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||White Sox||Melky Cabrera LF||3||1||1||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Indians||Brandon Moss RF||5||2||2||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Cubs||Anthony Rizzo 1B||4||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Adam Lind 1B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Angels||Mike Trout CF||4||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|