Here is an explanation of this weekly feature. This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days of the 2016 regular season, through games of Sunday, May 29.

Comment of the week: These 30 days (April 30 – May 29) roughly correspond to the month of May, but rather than speculate who’ll win each league’s pitcher and player of the month awards (three of them seem pretty obvious to me), let’s talk about some reversals of fortune. Last week, the White Sox had the fourth best record in the AL over the past 30 days. Now they have the third worst. The Phillies were third best in the NL a week ago, now they’re fifth worst. On the other hand, a week ago the Brewers had the third worst record in the NL over the past 30 days and the Dodgers the fourth worst. Now they’re fourth and third best, respectively.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Boston           17-10
2. Seattle          16-11
   Texas            16-11
4. Cleveland        16-12
   New York         16-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Minnesota         8-18
2. Oakland          10-17
3. Chicago          11-16
   Los Angeles      11-16
5. Detroit          12-15

   Batting Average       
1. Bradley, Bos      .406
2. Bogaerts, Bos     .395
3. V Martinez, Det   .374
4. Ortiz, Bos        .366
5. Seager, Sea       .352
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Bradley, Bos      .496
2. Ortiz, Bos        .434
3. Bogaerts, Bos     .430
4. Trout, LA         .4228
5. Ramirez, Cle      .4227

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Ortiz, Bos        .806
2. Bradley, Bos      .750
3. Cano, Sea         .637
4. Davis, Oak        .636
5. Beltran, NY       .621
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Bradley, Bos     1.246
2. Ortiz, Bos       1.240
3. Cabrera, Det     1.033
4. Cano, Sea        1.017
5. Pearce, TB       1.011

   Worst OPS             
1. Iglesias, Det     .437
2. Morales, KC       .488
3. Rasmus, Hou       .510
4. Burns, Oak        .539
5. Iannetta, Sea     .546
          
   Home Runs             
1. Davis, Oak          11
2. Frazier, Chi         9
   Ortiz, Bos           9
   Trumbo, Bal          9
5. 2 with               8
 
   Runs                  
1. Betts, Bos          25
2. Bogaerts, Bos       24
3. Trout, LA           23
4. 3 with              21


   RBI                   
1. Ortiz, Bos          28
2. Bradley, Bos        26
3. Davis, Oak          25
4. Napoli, Cle         24
   Trout, LA           24
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Santana, Min         8
2. Lindor, Cle          7
3. Altuve, Hou          6
   Desmond, Tex         6
   Martin, Sea          6
  
   Saves                 
1. Rodriguez, Det       9
2. Britton, Bal         8
   Gregerson, Hou       8
4. 3 with               7
   
 
   ERA                   
1. Hill, Oak         2.13
2. Perez, Tex        2.23
3. Salazar, Cle      2.41
4. Andriese, TB      2.63
5. Estrada, Tor      2.65

   Worst ERA             
1. Jimenez, Bal      8.28
2. Ventura, KC       7.16
3. Nolasco, Min      7.12
4. Pineda, NY        6.89
5. Keuchel, Ho       6.63
 
   FIP                   
1. Quintana, Chi     2.38
2. Salazar, Cle      2.55
3. Verlander, Det    2.83
4. Sale, Chi         2.86
5. Duffey, Min       2.87
 
   WHIP                  
1. Estrada, Tor      0.85 
2. Lewis, Tex        0.88
3. Odorizzi, TB      0.912
4. Andriese, TB      0.915
5. Quintana, Chi     0.93
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Salazar, Cle        46
2. Hamels, Tex         44
   Sale, Chi           44
4. Verlander, Det      39
5. 2 with              37
National League
   Team W-L
1. San Francisco    20- 8
2. Chicago          17- 9
3. Los Angeles      15-12
4. Miami            15-13
   Milwaukee        15-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. Cincinnati        7-20
2. Atlanta           9-17
3. Arizona          11-16
4. San Diego        12-16
5. Col, Phi         13-14     
   
   Batting Average     
1. Ozuna, Mia        .432
2. Zobrist, Chi      .421
3. Murphy, Was       .404
4. Hill, Mil         .369
5. Ramos, Was        .349
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Zobrist, Chi      .496
2. Ozuna, Mia        .471
3. Hill, Mil         .465
4. Villar, Mil       .437
5. Dietrich, Mia     .425

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Ozuna, Mia        .757
2. Zobrist, Chi      .684
3. Duvall, Cin       .641
4. Lucroy, Mil       .633
5. Hill, Mil         .607

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Ozuna, Mia       1.227
2. Zobrist, Chi     1.180
3. Hill, Mil        1.072
4. Murphy, Was      1.018
5. Lucroy, Mil       .981
      
   Worst OPS
1. Ramirez, SD       .525
2. Cervelli, Pit     .526
3. Revere, Was       .527
4. Markakis, Atl     .531
5. Kemp, SD          .544

   Home Runs
1. Duvall, Cin          9
2. Carter, Mil          8
   Cespedes, NY         8
   Lucroy, Mil          8
   Ozuna, Mia           8

   Runs    
1. Ozuna, Mia          27
2. Zobrist, Chi        24
3. Bryant, Chi         20
4. 3 with              19
   

   RBI      
1. Zobrist, Chi        25
2. Crawford, SF        23
3. Bryant, Chi         22
4. Duvall, Cin         21
5. 3 with              20

   Stolen Bases          
1. Villar, Mil         13
2. Marte, Pit          10
3. Duffy, SF            7
4. Perez, Mil           6
5. 5 with               5

   Saves
1. Gomez, Phi          10
   McGee, Col          10
   Melancon, Pit       10
4. Familia, NY          9
5. 2 with               8 

   ERA
1. Kershaw, LA       0.91
2. Bumgarner, SF     1.05
3. Matz, NY          1.26
4. Teheran, Atl      1.38
5. Samardzija, SF    1.41

   Worst ERA
1. Simon, Cin        7.55
2. Wacha, SL         6.75
3. Bettis, Col       6.07
4. Rusin, Col        5.58
5. Anderson, Mil     5.29

   FIP
1. Kershaw, LA       0.88
2. Bumgarner, SF     2.29
3. Fernandez, Mia    2.329
4. Syndergaard, NY   2.332
5. Matz, NY          2.38

   WHIP
1. Kershaw, LA       0.52
2. Matz, NY          0.59
3. Lackey, Chi       0.81
4. Teheran, Atl      0.85
5. Samardzija, SF    0.89

   Strikeouts
1. Kershaw, LA         65
2. Scherzer, Was       60
3. Fernandez, Mia      50
4. Strasburg, Was      50
5. Bumgarner, SF       45
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