Robinson Cano of the Mariners is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day For Sunday.
Cano hit three home runs and went 4-for-4, scoring four times and driving in seven runs, in the 12-9 win over the Cubs. Cano had 6.5 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the Mariners, third among American League second basemen. His 13.0 Box-Toppers points over 2014-2015 ranks first among AL second basemen over that span. His 67.4 career Box-Toppers points ranks first among active AL second basemen, fourth among all second basemen since 1995 (when Box-Toppers tracking began).
National League Player of the Day—Jabari Blash of the Padres hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 21-6 win over the Astros. Blash has yet to make his regular season Major League debut and so has no Box-Toppers points.
AL and NL Batters of the Day—There are no separate AL and NL Batters of the Day for Sunday because the overall Player of the Day was an AL batter, Robinson Cano, and the NL Player of the Day was a batter, Jabari Blash.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Cano would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Blash would earn 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. All of Sunday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) would earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Note—Seventeen spring training games were scheduled for Sunday—16 are listed below. One game is not included because it ended in a tie (Nationals vs. Mets).
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||11.0||Mariners||Robinson Cano 2B||4||4||4||7||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6.0||Athletics||Kendall Graveman (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|5.0||White Sox||Travis Ishikawa 1B||5||2||3||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Indians||Collin Cowgill PR RF||1||2||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||4.0||Padres||Jabari Blash LF||4||2||2||4||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Angels||Jeff Bandy C||2||1||2||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Astros||A.J. Reed DH||5||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Nationals||Ryan Zimmerman 1B||4||1||3||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Rangers||Prince Fielder DH||4||1||3||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Twins||Danny Santana CF-RF||4||1||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Rockies||Raimel Tapia LF CF||4||2||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Red Sox||Dustin Pedroia 2B||3||1||3||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Marlins||J.T. Realmuto C||3||1||2||2||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Reds||Scott Schebler LF||3||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Blue Jays||Tony Sánchez C||2||1||2||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Orioles||Nolan Reimold DH||3||1||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|