Dodgers' Kenta Maeda tops player for Saturday, March 31; Twins' Gibson tops AL players

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Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda is Saturday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.

Maeda struck out 10 over five scoreless innings, allowing five hits and one walk, in the 5-0 win over the Giants.

Maeda earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, his first of the season, and now ranks third in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

American League Player of the Day—Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson struck out six over six scoreless innings, allowing no hits and five walks, in the 6-2 win over the Orioles.

National League Batter of the Day—Adam Eaton of the Nationals homered and doubled twice in the 13-7 win over the Reds. He also went 5-for-5, scoring four times and drove in three runs.

American League Batter of the Day—Yonder Alonso of the Indians hit a grand slam, going 1-for-2, scoring twice, in the 6-5 win over the Mariners.

Streak—Rockies closing pitcher Wade Davis extended his streak of consecutive seasons earning Box-Toppers points to 10 Saturday after earning his first Player of the Game honors of the seasons in the 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks (1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K Sv).

Davis earned his first Box-Toppers points in 2009 with the Rays and has 32.0 career points, third among active NL closers. His best year was 2014 with the Royals, when he had 7.0 points, first that season among AL middle relievers.

Scoring—Maeda earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gibson earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Eaton and Alonso each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Saturday’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 game

Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
 
3/31 BTG Game Player of the Game AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 9.0 LAD 5, SF 0 Kenta Maeda (W, 1‑0) 5.0 5 0 0 1 10
BAT 7.0 WSH 13, CIN 7 Adam Eaton (LF) 5 4 5 3
AL 7.0 MIN 6, BAL 2 Kyle Gibson (W, 1‑0) 6.0 0 0 0 5 6
6.1 HOU 9, TEX 3 Lance McCullers Jr. (W, 1‑0) 5.1 4 2 2 1 10
5.2 NYM 6, STL 2 Jacob deGrom (W, 1‑0) 5.2 4 1 1 1 7
5.0 MIL 7, SD 3 Christian Yelich (LF) 5 3 5 2
BAT 5.0 CLE 6, SEA 5 Yonder Alonso (1B) 2 2 1 4
3.0 ATL 15, PHI 2 Lane Adams (PH‑RF) 1 1 1 2
3.0 COL 2, ARI 1 Wade Davis (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
2.0 LAA 8, OAK 3 Mike Trout (CF) 5 2 3 2
2.0 BOS 3, TB 2 Xander Bogaerts (SS) 4 1 3 2
2.0 CHC 10, MIA 6 (F/10) Kyle Schwarber (LF) 4 2 2 2
2.0 TOR 5, NYY 3 Roberto Osuna (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
2.0 CHW 4, KC 3 Danny Farquhar (W, 1‑0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
MLB—Overall Box-Toppers Player of the Day, worth 2.0 total Box-Toppers points.
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 players

Here 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 (’18). also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’17-18), the period 2013-2018 (’13-18) and each players’ career point total. also shown is how their 2018 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2017 total (+/-).
 
Player of the Game Pos Team ’18 ’17‑18 ’13‑18 Career +/‑
Maeda, Kenta 3609 pi sp lad nl 2.0 12.0 22.0 22.0 -8.0
Gibson, Kyle 3312 pi sp min al 1.7 3.7 20.7 20.7 -0.3
Alonso, Yonder 2945 1b cle al 1.5 9.5 16.0 22.5 -6.5
Eaton, Adam 3253 lf dc nl 1.5 1.5 13.5 13.5 1.5
deGrom, Jacob 3343 pi sp nym nl 1.0 16.7 61.8 61.8 -14.7
McCullers, Lance 3488 pi sp hou al 1.0 10.4 23.2 23.2 -8.4
Bogaerts, Xander 3383 ss bos al 1.0 6.5 13.0 13.0 -4.5
Trout, Mike 2949 cf ana al 1.0 6.0 42.5 55.0 -4.0
Yelich, Christian 3334 lf mil nl 1.0 6.0 21.5 21.5 -4.0
Davis, Wade 2681 pi cp col nl 1.0 6.0 24.0 32.0 -4.0
Schwarber, Kyle 3536 lf chi nl 1.0 5.5 10.5 10.5 -3.5
Osuna, Roberto 3512 pi cp tor al 1.0 5.0 12.0 12.0 -3.0
Adams, Lane 3850 rf ph atl nl 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 -1.5
Farquhar, Danny 3255 pi mr chi al 1.0 1.0 6.0 6.0 1.0
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