Marlins' Jose Fernandez (8IP 0R 8K) tops players for Tuesday, April 29, rises to top of Box-Toppers standings; Tulowitzki takes NL batting lead

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is Tuesday’s Player of the Day and rises to the top of Box-Toppers season player rankings.

Meanwhile, Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies takes the Box-Toppers points lead among National League batters.

Fernandez pitched eight shutout innings, striking out eight and giving up only two hits, in the 9-0 win over the Braves. Fernandez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 7.0 for the season, passing previous Box-Toppers points leader, Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals (6.0). (See the updated top 10 list on the home page.)

Tulowitzki rises to third place in Box-Toppers player rankings and first among NL batters after earning NL Batter of the Day honors Tuesday. Tulowitzki homered and went 2-for-3 in the 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Tulowitzki received 1.5 Box-Toppers points for being NL Batter of the Day, giving him 5.9 for the season. He passes Freddie Freeman of the Braves (4.7) to lead NL batters in Box-Toppers points. It is the second straight day Tulowitzki has earned Player of the Game honors—he was NL Player of the Day on Monday. (See the updated top 10 list on the home page.)

Salvador Perez of the Royals is American League Player of the Day. Perez homered, doubled and drove in four runs in the 10-7 win over the Blue Jays.

Fernandez receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Perez receives 1.7 for AL Player of the Day. Tulowitzki receives 1.5 for being NL Batter of the Day.

All of Tuesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.

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. Players earn Box-Toppers points 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

MLB12.0MarlinsJose Fernandez (W, 4-1)------8.020028
7.0GiantsYusmeiro Petit (W, 2-1)------6.030004
5.0MetsJon Niese (W, 2-2)------7.041115
5.0BrewersTyler Thornburg (W, 3-0)------2.000014
AL4.0RoyalsSalvador Perez C422400------
BAT3.0RockiesTroy Tulowitzki SS322210------
3.0AthleticsYoenis Cespedes DH131020------
2.0Red SoxShane Victorino RF404200------
2.0RedsBilly Hamilton CF423110------
2.0MarinersDustin Ackley PH, LF212100------
2.0TigersJoe Nathan (S, 5)------1.000001
2.0`NationalsGio Gonzalez------6.053329
1.0AngelsErick Aybar SS514101------

` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.