Cardinals pitcher Mike Leake is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Leake pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out seven, in the 6-1 win over the Nationals.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of April 12:
|1||Syndergaard, Noah 3472||pi sp||nym nl||3.0|
|2||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||det al||2.7|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||2.7|
|4||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||2.0|
|5||Arrieta, Jake 2738||pi sp||chi nl||2.0|
|6||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||2.0|
|7||Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||2.0|
|8||Finnegan, Brandon 3535||pi sp||cin nl||2.0|
|9||Mazara, Nomar 3614||rf||tex al||2.0|
|10||Boyd, Matthew 3550||pi sp||det al||2.0|
American League Player of the Day—Trey Mancini of the Orioles hit two home runs and went 2-for-3, driving in four runs, in the 12-5 win over the Red Sox.
This was Mancini’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Mancini made his Major League debut Sept. 20, 2016, and was playing in his 12th career game. He is the 3,766th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
National League Batter of the Day—Eugenio Suarez of the Reds doubled and went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in three runs, in the 9-2 win over the Pirates.
American League Batter of the Day—There is no separate AL Batter of the Day for Wednesday because the overall AL Player of the Day was batter Trey Mancini.
Debuts—In addition to Mancini, two other players made their Box-Toppers debut Wednesday, the first time in their careers they earned Player of the Game honors:
- Aaron Judge of the Yankees (HR 2-3 2R 3BI in the 8-4 win over the Rays) made his Major League debut Aug. 13, 2016, and was playing in his 35th career game. He is the 3,767th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
- Rangers pitcher Jose Leclerc (1.2IP H 0R 0BB 2K Sv in the 8-3 win over the Angels) made his Major League debut July 6, 2016, and was playing in his 16th career game. He is the 3,768th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
Scoring—Leake earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Mancini earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Suarez earns 1.5 points for being NL Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’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.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||10.0||STL 6, WSH 1||Mike Leake (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||0||0||0||7|
|9.0||MIL 2, TOR 0||Chase Anderson (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||3||0||0||2||7|
|AL||5.0||BAL 12, BOS 5||Trey Mancini, LF||3||2||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5.0||CHW 2, CLE 1||Derek Holland (W,1-1)||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||4||4|
|4.0||DET 5, MIN 3||Andrew Romine, CF||3||1||2||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||NYY 8, TB 4||Aaron Judge, RF||3||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||HOU 10, SEA 5||Josh Reddick, RF-LF||3||3||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||OAK 8, KC 3||Andrew Triggs (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||1||3|
|BAT||3.0||CIN 9, PIT 2||Eugenio Suarez, 3B||4||1||3||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||ATL 5, MIA 4||Ender Inciarte, CF||4||2||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||SD 6, COL 0||Ryan Schimpf, 3B||2||1||1||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3.0||LAD 2, CHC 0||Brandon McCarthy (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||6.0||4||0||0||3||4|
|2.2||TEX 8, LAA 3||Jose Leclerc (S,1)||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||2|
|2.0||NYM 5, PHI 4||Michael Conforto, CF||4||3||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||SF 6, ARI 2||Jarrett Parker, LF||3||0||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
AL—Overall American League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
NL—Overall National League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
BAT—Top AL or NL Batter of the Day, worth 1.5 total Box-Toppers points.
All other players listed here earn Player of the Game honors, worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
` Pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.
Box-Toppers point totals of the day’s top playersHere are Box-Toppers point totals of each of the Players of the Game. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (’17). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’16-17), the period 2012-2017 (’12-17) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2017 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2016 total (+/-).
|Player of Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Leake, Mike 2709||pi sp||stl nl||2.0||7.0||37.4||46.6||-3.0|
|Mancini, Trey 3766||lf||bal al||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7|
|Suarez, Eugenio 3355||3b||cin nl||1.5||10.0||15.5||15.5||-7.0|
|Anderson, Chase 3328||pi sp||mil nl||1.0||8.0||17.0||17.0||-6.0|
|Schimpf, Ryan 3686||3b 2b||sd nl||1.0||6.2||6.2||6.2||-4.2|
|Conforto, Michael 3622||cf||nym nl||1.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||-4.0|
|Holland, Derek 2634||pi sp||chi al||1.0||5.0||27.1||46.8||-3.0|
|Reddick, Josh 2936||rf lf||hou al||1.0||4.5||24.4||25.4||-2.5|
|McCarthy, Brandon 2082||pi sp||lad nl||1.0||3.7||23.4||37.5||-1.7|
|Inciarte, Ender 3360||cf||atl nl||1.0||3.0||7.0||7.0||-1.0|
|Romine, Andrew 3666||cf dh||det al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||1.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||0.0|
|Parker, Jarrett 3600||lf||sf nl||1.0||1.0||2.5||2.5||1.0|
|Judge, Aaron 3767||rf||nyy al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Leclerc, Jose 3768||pi cp||tex al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|