Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day for Sunday.
Hellickson pitched five scoreless innings, allowing no hits, three walks and striking out six in the 5-4 win over the Astros. Hellickson started the game, but the Phillies lost the lead after he exited, before regaining it in the seventh, so he did not earn the win. Hellickson had 5.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Diamondbacks.
American League Player of the Day—Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless middle relief, allowing not hits and striking out two, in the 6-4 win over the Twins. Mitchell has appeared in 23 regular season games but has yet to earn a regular season Player of the Game honor, so has no Box-Toppers points.
National League Batter of the Day—Brandon Belt of the Giants hit a two-run homer and went 4-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 10-4 win over the Rockies. Belt had 1.5 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Giants.
American League Batter of the Day—Jose Ramirez of the Indians hit two homers and went 2-for-3, driving in three runs, in the 3-1 win over the Mariners. Ramirez hd 2.5 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Indians.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Hellickson would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Mitchell would earn 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Belt and Ramirez would earn 1.5 points for being top batter in their league for the day. All of Sunday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) would earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Note—Sixteen spring training games were scheduled for Sunday—15 are listed below. One game is not included because it ended in a tie (Rays vs. Orioles).
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
|BAT||6.0||Giants||Brandon Belt 1B||4||2||4||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||4.2||Yankees||Bryan Mitchell (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||2.2||0||0||0||0||2|
|4.1||White Sox||Carson Fulmer (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.1||1||0||0||2||4|
|4.0||Padres||Melvin Upton Jr. LF||3||2||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Indians||José Ramírez 3B||3||2||2||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Brewers||Colin Walsh 3B||4||2||4||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dbacks||Phil Gosselin 2B||2||1||1||3||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Chris Young RF||3||1||1||3||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Dominic Ficociello 1B||1||0||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Tigers||Shane Greene (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||3||1||1||2||4|
|2.0||Angels||Andrew Heaney (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|1.0||Blue Jays||Troy Tulowitzki SS||3||1||1||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Cubs||Jorge Soler LF||3||1||1||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|