Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is Monday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Wacha struck out seven over six scoreless innings, allowing four hits, in the 10-1 win over the Brewers. Wacha earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and ranks sixth in season player rankings.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of April 11:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||3.0|
|2||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||2.7|
|3||Davis, Chris 2478||1b||bal al||2.5|
|4||Liriano, Francisco 2104||pi sp||pit nl||2.0|
|5||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||2.0|
|6||Wacha, Michael 3276||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|7||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||2.0|
|8||Estrada, Marco 2847||pi sp||tor al||2.0|
|9||Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||2.0|
|10||Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b ss||cin nl||2.0|
American League Player of the Day—Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis struck out six over six innings, allowing one run and four hits, in the 7-3 win over the Mariners.
American League Batter of the Day—Chris Davis of the Orioles hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in five runs, in the 9-7 win over the Red Sox. Davis earns 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being AL Batter of the Day and now has 2.5 Box-Toppers points for the season, rising to third in season player rankings.
National League Batter of the Day—Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals doubled and went 2-for-3, scoring three times and driving in one run, in the 6-4 win over the Braves.
Zimmerman has now earned Box-Toppers points in 11 straight seasons. He earned his first points in 2006 with the Nationals and has 56.3 career points, ninth among active NL batters. His best season was 2013 with the Nationals when he had 9.2 points, sixth among NL batters. He had 3.0 points in 2015 with the Nationals.
Scoring—Wacha earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Lewis earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Davis and Zimmerman each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Monday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) 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||8.0||Cardinals||Michael Wacha (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||7|
|AL||5.0||Rangers||Colby Lewis (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|BAT||4.0||Orioles||Chris Davis, 1B||5||2||2||5||0||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Cubs||Hector Rondon (S,2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Astros||Jose Altuve, 2B||4||3||3||1||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||Nationals||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||3||3||2||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Angels||Nick Tropeano (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||6||0||0||2||6|
|2.1||Marlins||Chris Narveson (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||White Sox||Jose Quintana (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||1||1||3||5|
|1.0||Pirates||Francisco Cervelli, C||4||1||3||1||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|`Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.|