Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day for Wednesday.
Ramirez allowed one run and three hits over six innings, striking out eight, in the 5-2 win over the Twins. Ramirez had 7.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015.
National League Player of the Day—Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg pitched five scoreless innings, allowing six hits and striking out nine, in the 13-0 win over the Yankees. Strasburg had 14.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015, ranking 10th among NL batters. His best year was 2012, when he had 20.4 Box-Toppers points, second among NL pitchers.
American League Batter of the Day—Tyler Naquin of the Indians homered twice and doubled, going 3-for-3, scoring three times, in the 7-6 win over the Royals. Naquin has yet to make his regular season Major League debut and has no Box-Toppers points.
National League Batter of the Day—Jason Bourgeois of the Diamondbacks hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-3, in the 10-6 win over the Giants. Bourgeois had 0.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Reds. He has 1.0 career point, earned Sept. 17, 2010, with the Astros.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Ramirez would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Strasburg would earn 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Naquin and Bourgeois would each earn 1.5 points for being top batter in their league for the day. All of Wednesday’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||9.0||Rays||Erasmo Ramírez (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||0||8|
|NL||8.0||Nationals||Stephen Strasburg (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||6||0||0||0||9|
|7.0||Rangers||Derek Holland (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||0||0||1||7|
|6.1||`Blue Jays||Aarón Sánchez||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.1||4||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||5.0||Indians||Tyler Naquin CF||3||3||3||2||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Athletics||Jake Smolinski RF||3||2||1||4||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||White Sox||John Danks (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||7||0||0||1||6|
|BAT||3.0||Dbacks||Jason Bourgeois RF||3||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||Ken Giles (SV, 1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|1.0||Pirates||David Freese 3B||2||2||1||0||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|