Mariners’ Tim Beckham tops players in Wednesday's opening game in Japan

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Tim Beckham of the Mariners is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day in baseball’s 2019 opening game in Japan.

Beckham homered and went 3-for-3, scoring three times and driving in two runs, in the 9-7 win over the Athletics. 

It was the only game played Wednesday. The series resumes Thursday. All other teams begin the regular season next Thursday, March 28.

Beckham earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, the first and only 2.0 points of the season so far, and so, takes the very early lead among players in Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Beckham had 1.5 Box-Toppers points in 2018 with the Orioles—he earned Player of the Game honors only once, also earning AL Batter of the Day honors, on Sept. 23. His best season was 2017 with the Orioles, when he had 3.0 Box-Toppers points. 

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)

3/20 BTG Game Player AB R H BI IP H R ER BB K
MLB 5.0 SEA 9, OAK 7 Tim Beckham SS 3 3 3 2 - - - - - -
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 Player of the Game winners. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (’19). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’18-19), the period 2013-2018 (’14-19) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2019 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2018 total (+/-).

Player of the Game Pos Team ’19 ’18‑19 ’14‑19 Career +/‑
Beckham, Tim 3452 ss dh 2b sea al 2.0 3.5 5.5 7.5 +0.5
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