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 Monday, August 22.

Comment of the week: The top four hitters in the American League over the past 30 days, as measured by OPS, are three middle infielders and a catcher. Thankfully, Miguel Cabrera‘s in there at no. 5, restoring sanity.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Seattle          17-10
   Texas            17-10
3. Toronto          16-10
4. Cleveland        16-11
5. Kansas City      16-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Los Angeles       9-18
   Oakland           9-18
3. Baltimore        12-16
   Houston          12-16
5. Minnesota        12-15

   Batting Average       
1. Altuve, Hou       .387
2. Ramirez, Cle      .368
3. Beltre, Tex       .352
4. Lindor, Cle       .345
5. Cabrera, Det      .337
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Trout, LA         .443
2. Altuve, Hou       .429
3. Mauer, Min        .422
4. Martin, Tor       .411
5. 2 with            .410

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Dozier, Min       .718
2. Miller, TB        .717
3. Betts, Bos        .645
4. Davis, Oak        .642
5. Cabrera, Det      .641
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Miller, TB       1.105
2. Dozier, Min      1.078
3. Altuve, Hou      1.059
4. Martin, Tor      1.0511
5. Cabrera, Det     1.0508

   Worst OPS             
1. Desmond, Tex      .530
2. Saunders, Tor     .531
3. Simmons, LA       .560
4. Profar, Tex       .567
5. Smolinski, Oak    .581
          
   Home Runs             
1. Dozier, Min         11
2. Miller, TB          10
3. Davis, Oak           9
   Encarnacion, Tor     9
5. 7 with               8
 
   Runs                  
1. Dozier, Min         25
2. Springer, Hou       24
3. Ramirez, Cle        23
4. 4 with              20
   

   RBI                   
1. Altuve, Hou         28
2. Betts, Bos          26
3. Miller, TB          24
   Pujols, LA          24
5. 3 with              23
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Ramirez, Cle        10
2. Davis, Cle           9
3. Kiermaier, TB        6
4. 3 with               5
   
  
   Saves                 
1. Diaz, Sea           10
2. Osuna, Tor           9
   Robertson, Chi       9
4. Dyson, Tex           8
5. 2 with               7
 
   ERA                   
1. Kennedy, KC       1.62
2. Duffy, KC         1.64
3. Happ, Tor         1.67
4. Santana, Min      1.78
5. Odorizzi, TB      1.80

   Worst ERA             
1. Santiago, LA-Min  8.28
2. Tomlin, Cle       8.13
3. Miley, Sea-Bal    6.30
4. Volquez, KC       6.21
5. Sabathia, NY      6.00
 
   FIP                   
1. Sale, Chi         2.42
2. Duffy, KC         2.44
3. Santana, Min      2.47
4. Archer, TB        2.52
5. Stroman, Tor      2.78
 
   WHIP                  
1. Porcello, Bos     0.74
2. Archer, TB        0.86
3. Verlander, Det    0.88
4. Smyly, TB         0.89
5. Duffy, KC         0.91
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Carrasco, Cle       43
2. Duffy, KC           42
   Verlander, Det      42
4. 3 with              41
National League
   Team W-L
1. Chicago          21- 7
2. Washington       15-11
3. Los Angeles      14-11
4. Cincinnati       15-12
5. St. Louis        14-12

   Worst Team W-L
1. San Francisco    10-17
2. New York         11-17
3. San Diego        11-16
4. Arizona          12-16
5. Atlanta          12-15     
   
   Batting Average     
1. Votto, Cin        .426
2. Walker, NY        .420
3. LeMahieu, Col     .404
4. Blackmon, Col     .382
5. Seager, LA        .379
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Votto, Cin        .513
2. LeMahieu, Col     .488
3. Freeman, Atl      .483
4. Goldschmidt, Ari  .465
5. Walker, NY        .463

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Tomas, Ari        .796
2. Blackmon, Col     .765
3. Freeman, Atl      .755
4. Grandal, LA       .689
5. Braun, Mil        .684

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Freeman, Atl     1.238
2. Blackmon, Col    1.207
3. Votto, Cin       1.162
4. Tomas, Ari       1.149
5. Walker, NY       1.145
      
   Worst OPS
1. Garcia, SL        .448
2. Lamb, Ari         .502
3. Espinosa, Was     .518
4. Loney, NY         .539
5. Mercer, Pit       .563

   Home Runs
1. Tomas, Ari          13
2. Blackmon, Col        9
   Freeman, Atl         9
4. 5 with               8
   

   Runs    
1. Blackmon, Col       30
2. Dahl, Col           26
   Turner, Was         26
4. 4 with              25
   

   RBI      
1. Arenado, Col        31
2, Braun, Mil          26
   Freeman, Atl        26
4. Tomas, Ari          25
5. 2 with              24

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin       22
2. Villar, Mil         16
3. Jankowski, SD       11
4. Perez, Mil          11
5. Turner, Was         11

   Saves
1. Johnson, Atl         8
   Oh, SL               8
3. 8 with               7
   
   

   ERA
1. Koehler, Mia      1.74
2. Hendricks, Chi    1.80
3. Hammel, CHi       2.08
4. Roark, Was        2.14
5. Taillon, Pit      2.48

   Worst ERA
1. Jenkins, Atl      7.67
2. Velasquez, Phi    7.29
3. Jackson, SD       6.83
4. Foltynewicz, Atl  5.94
5. Leake, SL         5.90

   FIP
1. Lester, Chi       2.47
2. deGrom, NY        2.69
3. Ray, Ari          2.79
4. Koehler, Mia      2.95
5. Syndergaard, NY   2.69

   WHIP
1. Hendricks, Chi    0.89
2. Taillon, Pit      0.93
3. Straily, Cin      0.94
4. Koehler, Mia      0.97
5. Arrieta, Chi      0.99

   Strikeouts
1. Lester, Chi         43
2. Ray, Ari            42
3. Syndergaard, NY     41
4. Velasquez, Phi      39
5. 2 with              36
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