Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Anderson pitched five scoreless innings, striking out five, in the 6-4 win over the Astros. Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and is in fifth place in Box-Toppers player rankings for the season.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2016 season as of April 8:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|2||Liriano, Francisco 2104||pi sp||pit nl||2.0|
|3||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||2.0|
|4||Rizzo, Anthony 3063||1b||chi nl||2.0|
|5||Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||2.0|
|6||Nicasio, Juan 2888||pi sp||pit nl||2.0|
|7||Hamels, Cole 2135||pi sp||tex al||1.7|
|8||Salazar, Danny 3223||pi sp||cle al||1.7|
|9||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||tb al||1.7|
|10||Volquez, Edinson 2220||pi sp||kc al||1.7|
American League Player of the Day—Indians pitcher Danny Salazar struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits, in the 7-1 win over the White Sox.
National League Batter of the Day—Starling Marte of the Pirates hit an eighth-inning, go-ahead grand slam in the 6-5 win over the Reds. Marte also went 3-for-4.
American League Batter of the Day—Brock Holt of the Red Sox hit a grand slam and doubled, going 2-for-4, driving in five total runs, in the 8-7 win over the Blue Jays.
Notable—Athletics closing pitcher Ryan Madson earned his first Player of the Game honors in nearly five years. Madson (1IP 0H 0R 2K Sv in the 3-2 win over the Mariners) last earned a Box-Toppers point when he earned Player of the Game honors on May 30, 2011, with the Phillies. Madson now has 21.7 career Box-Toppers points.
Debut—Trevor Brown of the Giants made his Box-Toppers debut Friday, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Brown (HR 1-3 2BI in the 3-2 win over the Dodgers) made his Major League debut Sept. 19, 2015, and was playing in his 15th career game. He is the 3,610th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Anderson earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Salazar earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Marte and Holt each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Friday’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||6.0||Brewers||Chase Anderson (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.0||4||0||0||0||5|
|AL||5.1||Indians||Danny Salazar (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||5.1||2||1||1||3||7|
|5.0||Tigers||Jordan Zimmermann (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||2||0||0||3||3|
|5.0||Mets||Jacob deGrom (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||5||1||1||0||6|
|4.2||Padres||Robbie Erlin (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||-||-||3.2||1||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||4.0||Pirates||Starling Marte, LF||4||1||3||4||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||4.0||Red Sox||Brock Holt, 3B||4||1||2||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Orioles||Chris Davis, 1B||2||3||1||1||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||Cardinals||Trevor Rosenthal (S,1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Athletics||Ryan Madson (S,2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||Royals||Wade Davis (S,2)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|1.0||Dbacks||Jean Segura, 2B||4||2||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Giants||Trevor Brown, C||3||1||1||2||0||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|0.0||Rangers||Delino DeShields, CF||4||2||2||0||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|