Sam Fuld of the Athletics is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day for Friday.
Fuld homered and tripled, going 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 9-4 win over the Reds. Fuld had no Box-Toppers points in 2015 and last earned Box-Toppers points when he was Player of the Game on Aug. 10, 2011, with the Rays. Fuld has 3.5 career Box-Toppers points.
National League Player of the Day—Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis pitched three perfect innings, allowing no hits, runs or baserunners, striking out three, in the 6-1 win over the Indians. Bettis had 5.4 Box-Toppers points with the Rockies in 2015.
National League Batter of the Day—Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 9-2 win over the Braves. Hernandez has no career Box-Toppers points. While he has played in 227 regular season Major League games, he has yet to make his Box-Toppers debut by earning his first regular season Player of the Game honor.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Friday because the overall AL Player of the Day was a batter, Sam Fuld.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Fuld would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Bettis would earn 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day and Hernandez would earn 1.5 points as NL 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.
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||Athletics||Sam Fuld RF-CF||2||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||6.0||Rockies||Chad Bettis (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|5.2||`Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.2||3||0||0||0||4|
|5.0||White Sox||Carlos Rodon (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||2||0||0||0||3|
|5.0||Mariners||Hisashi Iwakuma (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||1||4|
|5.0||Yankees||Masahiro Tanaka (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|5.0||Angels||Yunesky Maya (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|4.0||Astros||Colby Rasmus LF||3||1||2||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rangers||Joey Gallo 3B||3||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cubs||Spencer Patton (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Phillies||Cesar Hernandez 2B||4||2||3||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Nationals||Tony Campana CF||2||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Dbacks||Chris Herrmann C||4||1||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Marlins||Adeiny Hechavarria SS||3||1||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cardinals||Jacob Wilson 3B||3||1||2||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|