Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is on top of Box-Toppers player rankings this week.
Tulowitzki has 9.1 Box-Toppers points, rising from third to first place, picking up 3.2 points in the past week.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, in second place with 7.0 Box-Toppers points, is the leader among National League pitchers.
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Last week’s overall leader, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, with 7.0 Box-Toppers points, is now in third place overall. (Both Wainwright and Fernandez have 7.0 Box-Toppers points for 2014, but Wainwright wins the tie-breaker because he has more total points over 2013-14—27.2 vs. 26.0.)
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, in fourth place with 6.7 Box-Toppers points, leads all American League pitchers.
And Chris Colabello of the Twins, in eighth place with 5.2 Box-Toppers points, leads all AL batters.
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.