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, June 5.

Comments of the week: First, the top tier of National League starters is ridiculous. The top seven starters by ERA in the National League all had lower ERAs than the top starter in the American League over the past 30 days. Second, Justin Verlander seems to have gotten in together again (second in ERA, third in FIP, first in WHIP and strikeouts over the past 30 days), right? His trailing 30 ERA is the lowest it’s been since early 2014, his trailing 30 K/9 the highest it’s been since late 2013, his trailing 30 FIP the lowest since mid-2013, and his trailing 30 batting average allowed the lowest it’s been since late 2012.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Texas            18- 8
2. Houston          17-11
3. Cleveland        17-12
4. Baltimore,       16-12
   Boston, KC       
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Minnesota         8-19
2. Chicago           9-18
3. Oakland          12-16
   Tampa Bay        12-16
5. Los Angeles      13-14

   Batting Average       
1. V Martinez, Det   .379
2. Bogaerts, Bos     .3740
3. Bradley, Bos      .3736
   Morrison, TB      .3736
5. Valencia, Oak     .370
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Bradley, Bos      .467
2. Morrison, TB      .462
3. Ortiz, Bos        .445
4. Trout, LA         .438
5. Seager, Sea       .431

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Ortiz, Bos        .821
2. Valencia, Oak     .707
3. Bradley, Bos      .692
4. Betts, Bos        .681
5. Cabrera, Det      .648
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Ortiz, Bos       1.267
2. Bradley, Bos     1.160
3. Valencia, Oak    1.117
4. Morrison, TB     1.100
5. Cabrera, Det     1.073

   Worst OPS             
1. Pillar, Tor       .427
2. Fielder, Tex      .5301
3. Moreland, Tex     .5304
4. Burns, Oak        .551
5. Upton, Det        .562
          
   Home Runs             
1. Frazier, Chi        11
2. Betts, Bos          10
   Trumbo, Bal         10
4. 6 with               9
   
 
   Runs                  
1. Betts, Bos          31
2. Bogaerts, Bos       25
   Cano, Mil           25
4. Calhoun, LA         24
   Kinsler, Det        24

   RBI                   
1. Ortiz, Bos          29
2. Betts, Bos          28
3. 4 with              24
   
   
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Dyson, KC            7
   Nunez, Min           7
3. 4 with               6
   
   
  
   Saves                 
1. Britton, Bal        11
2. Rodriguez, Det      10
3. Chapman, NY          9
4. Colome, TB           8
   Davis, KC            8
 
   ERA                   
1. Hill, Oak         1.97
2. Verlander, Det    2.01
3. Estrada, Tor      2.25
4. Fulmer, Det       2.27
5. Fister, Hou       2.32

   Worst ERA             
1. Jimenez, Bal      7.89
2. Smyly, TB         7.76
3. Santiago, LA      7.07
4. Stroman, TB       6.82
5. Graveman, Oak     6.59
 
   FIP                   
1. Shoemaker, LA     1.48
2. Hill, Oak         2.28
3. Verlander, Det    2.47
4. Quintana, Chi     2.54
5. Karns, Sea        2.70
 
   WHIP                  
1. Verlander, Det    0.78 
2. Estrada, Tor      0.841
3. Lewis, Tex        0.844
4. Fullmer, Det      0.98
5. Andriese, TB      1.02
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Verlander, Det      52
2. Sale, Chi           40
3. McHugh, Hou         38
   Salazar, Cle        38
5. 3 with              37
National League
   Team W-L
1. San Francisco    19- 9
2. Chicago          17-10
3. Los Angeles      17-12
4. St. Louis        15-12
5. Mil, Was         15-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. Cincinnati        8-19
2. Atlanta           9-19
3. San Diego        10-18
4. Colorado         11-16
5. Arizona          12-16     
   
   Batting Average     
1. Zobrist, Chi      .378
2. Ozuna, Mia        .368
3. Murphy, Was       .362
4. Ramos, Was        .349
5. Villar, Mil       .346
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Zobrist, Chi      .481
2. Harper, Was       .442
3. Goldschmidt, Ari  .435
4. Villar, Mil       .433
5. Hill, Mil         .422

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Carpenter, StL    .700
2. Bruce, Cin        .695
3. Duvall, Cin       .670
4. Seager, LA        .667
5. Ozuna, Mia        .651

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Carpenter, StL   1.119
2. Ozuna, Mia       1.065
3. Bruce, Cin       1.060
4. Seager, LA       1.031
5. Hill, Mil        1.007
      
   Worst OPS
1. Revere, Was       .504
2. Inciarte, Atl     .513
3. Molina, StL       .523
4. Carter, Mil       .532
5. Kemp, SD          .550

   Home Runs
1. Seager, LA          12
2. Duvall, Cin         11
3. Bryant, Chi          9
   Gonzalez, Col        9
5. 2 with               8

   Runs    
1. Carpenter, StL      24
2. Seager, LA          23
3. Ozuna, Mia          22
4. Bruce, Cin          21
6. Polanco, Pit        20

   RBI      
1. Duvall, Cin         25
2. Bryant, Chi         23
   Polanco, Pit        23
4. Seager, LA          22
5. 2 with              21

   Stolen Bases          
1. Villar, Mil         13
2. Marte, Pit          10
3. Hamilton, Cin        8
4. Perez, Mil           6
   Upton, SD            6

   Saves
1. Familia, NY         10
2. Gomez, Phi           9
   Melancon, Pit        9
   Ramos, Mia           9
5. Jeffress, Mil        8 

   ERA
1. Fernandez, Mia    0.66
2. Bumgarner, SF     0.73
3. Cueto, SF         0.79
4. Kershaw, LA       0.96
5. Syndergaard, NY   1.11

   Worst ERA
1. Wacha, SL         8.38
2. Gonzalez, Was     6.61
3. Peralta, Mil      6.10
4. Shields, SD       5.72
5. Butler, Col       5.34

   FIP
1. Kershaw, LA       1.30
2. Fernandez, Mia    1.34
3. Syndergaard, NY   1.98
4. Arrieta, Chi      2.07
5. Bumgarner, SF     2.34

   WHIP
1. Kershaw, LA       0.52
2. Anderson, Mil     0.59
3. Bumgarner, SF     0.81
4. Teheran, Atl      0.8293
5. Samardzija, SF    0.8348

   Strikeouts
1. Fernandez, Mia      63
2. Kershaw, LA         55
   Scherzer, Was       55
4. Strasburg, Was      53
5. Arrieta, Chi        50
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