Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is still atop Box-Toppers player rankings three weeks in a row, though other players are gaining on him.
Tulowitzki, with 9.1 Box-Toppers points, has held the overall lead since May 2.
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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has risen to second place in Box-Toppers player rankings with 9.0 Box-Toppers points and now leads all National League pitchers. He passes last week’s leader, Johnny Cueto of the Reds (7.7).
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer regains the lead among American League pitchers, with 7.7 Box-Toppers points. He is in third place overall and passes last week’s AL pitching leader, Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees.
(Scherzer, Cueto and Tanaka all have 7.7 Box-Toppers points, but their tie is broken based on their total Box-Toppers points over 2013 and 2014—Scherzer has 25.8, Cueto has 11.7 and Tanaka has 7.7.)
Chris Colabello of the Twins remains the leader among AL batters with 5.2 Box-Toppers points. However, Colabello fell from 14th to 16th among all players.
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.