Pirates pitcher Juan Nicasio is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day for Monday.
Nicasio pitched five scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out eight, in the 2-0 win over the Twins. Nicasio had 1.0 Box-Toppers point in 2015 with the Dodgers. His best year was 2013, when he had 7.7 points with the Rockies.
American League Player of the Day—Roberto Perez of the Indians doubled and went 2-for-2, scoring once and driving in two runs, in the 9-4 win over the White Sox. Perez had 1.5 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Indians.
National League Batter of the Day—Wil Myers of the Padres homered, doubled and went 2-for-3, driving in five runs, in the 8-5 win over the Reds. Myers had 3.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Padres.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall AL Player of the Day is a batter, Roberto Perez.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Nicasio would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Perez would earn 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day and Myers would earn 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Monday’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||Pirates||Juan Nicasio (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||5||0||0||2||8|
|BAT||5.0||Padres||Wil Myers 1B||3||1||2||5||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Braves||Nick Swisher 1B||2||2||2||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|AL||3.0||Indians||Roberto Pérez C||2||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Phillies||Aaron Nola (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||2||1||1||2||3|
|3.0||Mariners||Donn Roach (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.0||3||0||0||0||3|
|2.0||Rockies||Cristhian Adames 2B||4||2||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Pablo Sandoval DH||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Brewers||Yadiel Rivera SS||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Nationals||Cutter Dykstra PR-2B||1||1||1||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Chris Coghlan 2B||3||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|