Carlos Sanchez of the White Sox is Box-Toppers spring training Player of the Day for Monday.
Sanchez hit two homers and went 3-for-4, driving in four runs, in the 11-7 win over the Rockies. Sanchez had 3.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015 with the White Sox.
Sanchez had a Box-Toppers game score Monday of +5.0, tied with Whit Merrifield of the Royals, who was Player of the Game in the 11-3 win over the Padres. But Sanchez won Player of the Day on a tiebreaker—he had more runs batted in (4 vs. 3).
National League Player of the Day—Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez allowed one run over six innings, striking out four, in the 3-1 win over the Mets. Martinez had 13.7 Box-Toppers points in 2015, leading all Cardinals players and ranking 11th among NL pitchers.
National League Batter of the Day—Joey Votto of the Reds homered and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in two runs, in the 9-8, walk-off win over the Brewers. Votto had 5.0 Box-Toppers points in 2015, most among returning Reds batters in 2016. Votto has 53.7 career Box-Toppers points since 2007, which ranks fourth among active NL first basemen. He has two seasons with 10.0 or more Box-Toppers points (2008 and 2009). In 2008, his 11.0 points ranked 10th among NL batters.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Monday because the overall Player of the Day was an AL batter, Carlos Sanchez.
Scoring—No Box-Toppers points are awarded in spring training games, but if it were the regular season, Sanchez would earn 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, Martinez would earn 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day and Votto would earn 1.5 points for being NL 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.
Note—Fifteen spring training games were scheduled for Monday—13 are listed below. One game is not included because it ended in a tie (Cubs vs. Dodgers) and one other game was cancelled (Marlins vs. Nationals).
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||5.0||White Sox||Carlos Sánchez 2B||4||2||3||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Royals||Whit Merrifield LF||4||3||3||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||Astros||George Springer RF||3||3||3||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|NL||5.0||Cardinals||Carlos Martínez (W, 1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||0||4|
|4.0||Twins||Daniel Palka PH-DH||1||1||1||3||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||`Blue Jays||Marcus Stroman||-||-||-||-||-||-||4.0||3||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||3.0||Reds||Joey Votto 1B||5||2||4||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Dodgers||Justin Turner 3B||3||1||1||4||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Mariners||Brock Hebert 2B||1||1||1||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Orioles||Nolan Reimold DH||3||1||2||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Dbacks||David Peralta RF||2||2||1||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Indians||Yan Gomes C||4||1||2||2||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|