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, September 18.

Comment of the week: First, I apologize for missing last week. I was with a friend who’d had a knee replacement. In the healthcare policy world, we refer to joint replacement as elective surgery. If so, I recommend voting no. And I notice that while I was out, the two top hitters in the NL became Brandon Drury and Asdrubel Cabrera. What were you guys thinking? And I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pitcher with the worst ERA in his league over the past 30 days also lead the league in strikeouts. Until Robbie Ray.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Boston           17-11
2. Houston          16-11
3. Detroit          15-12
   Texas            15-12
5. Cleveland        16-13
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Minnesota         6-22
2. Toronto          12-15
3. Oakland          13-14
4. Tampa Bay        14-15
5. Seattle          14-14

   Batting Average       
1. Pedrioia, Bos     .398
2. Abreu, Chi        .375
   Healy, Oak        .375
4. Travis, Tor       .358
5. Trout, LA         .356
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Trout, LA         .477
2. Pedroia, Bos      .437
3. Donaldson, Tor    .429
4. Abreu, Chi        .424
5. Healy, Oak        .420

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Ramirez, Bos      .728
2. Upton, Det        .725
3. Dozier, Min       .708
4. Abreu, Chi        .670
5. Sanchez, NY       .667
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Ramirez, Bos     1.133
2. Upton, Det       1.100
3. Dozier, Min      1.099
4. Abreu, Chi       1.094
5. Trout, LA        1.052

   Worst OPS             
1. Orlando, KC       .503
2. Smolinski, Oak    .507
3. Kepler, Min       .509
4. Cuthbert, KC      .521
5. Miller, TB        .533
          
   Home Runs             
1. Dozier, Min         13
2. Ramirez, Bos        12
   Upton, Det          12
4. Sanchez, NY         11
5. Two with            10
 
   Runs                  
1. Bogaerts, Bos       24
   Dozier, Min         24
   Eaton, Chi          24
4. Three with          21
   

   RBI                   
1. Abreu, Chi          30
   Ramirez, Bos        30
   Upton, Det          30
4. Morales, KC         29
5. Three with          24
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Dyson, KC           10
2. Kiermaier, TB        8
3. Davis, Cle           7
4. Four with            6
   
  
   Saves                 
1. Giles, Hou           9
   Rodriguez, Det       9
3. Britton, Bal         8
4. Diaz, Sea            7
5. Dyson, Tex           7
 
   ERA                   
1. Gausman, Bal      0.82
2. Tanaka, NY        1.65
3. Sale, Chi         2.16
4. Verlander, Det    2.27
5. Porcello, Bos     2.70

   Worst ERA             
1. Fister, Hou       8.04
2. Darvish, Tex      6.04
3. Gibson, Min       5.66
4. Detwiler, Oak     5.65
5. Bauer, Cle        5.59
 
   FIP                   
1. Gausman, Bal      2.02
2. Porcello, Bos     2.38
3. Carrasco, Cle     2.51
4. Price, Bos        2.69
5. Sale, Chi         2.84
 
   WHIP                  
1. Jimenez, Bal      0.81
2. Porcello, Bos     0.82
3. Price, Bos        0.83
4. Verlander, Det    0.88
5. Sale, Chi         0.94
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Sale, Chi           58
2. Kluber, Cle         52
3. Verlander, Det      47
4. Price, Bos          46
5. Santana, Min        39
National League
   Team W-L
1. New York         20- 7
2. Chicago          17-11
   Los Angeles      17-11
4. Washington       16-12
5. Milwaukee        16-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. Philadelphia     10-17
   San Diego        10-17
3. Cincinnati       11-17
4. Pittsburgh       12-18
5. Miami, SF        11-16
   
   Batting Average     
1. Drury, Ari        .407
2. Turner, Was       .392
3. Votto, Cin        .376
4. Peraza, Cin       .375
5. Inciarte, Atl     .374
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Drury, Ari        .467
2. Freeman, Atl      .448
3. Votto, Cin        .440
4. Flowers, Atl      .437
5. LeMahieu, Col     .435

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Cabrera, NY       .702
2. Arenado, Col      .701
3. Drury, Ari        .667
4. Turner, Was       .650
5. Freeman, Atl      .625

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Drury, Ari       1.134
2. Cabrera, NY      1.116
3. Arenado, Col     1.115
4. Freeman, Atl     1.073
5. Turner, Was      1.066
      
   Worst OPS
1. Zimmermann, Was   .483
2. Gordon, Mia       .505
3. Ramos, Was        .524
4. Altherr, Phi      .529
5. Moss, SL          .537

   Home Runs
1. Arenado, Col;        8
Braun, Mil; Carter, Mil;
Cespedes, NY; Galvis,Phi;
Granderson, NY;
Turner, Was

   Runs    
1. Garcia, Atl         25
2. Inciarte, Atl       24
3. Reyes, NY           23
4. Three with          22
   

   RBI      
1. Arenado, Col        25
2. Castillo, Ari;      22
Cespedes,NY;Freeman, Atl;
Kemp, Atl; Rendon, Was;
Schebler, Cin; Yelich,Mia

   Stolen Bases          
1. Turner, Was         14
2. Gordon, Mia          9
   Villar, Mil          9
4. Goldschmidt, Ari     8
   Perez, Mil           8

   Saves
1. Jansen, LA          10
2. Familia, NY          9
3. Chapman, Chi         7
   Melancon, Was        7
   Thornburg, Mil       7

   ERA
1. Lester, Chi       0.50
2. Syndergaard, NY   1.06
3. Richard, SD       1.17
4. Hendricks, Chi    1.64
5. Lugo, NY          1.80

   Worst ERA
1. Ray, Ari         5.45
2. Gonzalez, Was    5.344
3. Greinke, Ari     5.337
4. Bumgarner, SF    4.99
5. de la Rosa, Col  4.94

   FIP
1. Scherzer, Was     1.98
2. Gray, Col         2.17
3. Lester, Chi       2.25
4. Syndergaard, NY   2.40
5. Nova, Pit         2.42

   WHIP
1. Lester, Chi      0.78
2. Hendricks, Chi   0.788
3. Syndergaard, NY  0.794
4. Scherzer, Was    0.88
5. Bettis, Col      0.90

   Strikeouts
1. Ray, Ari            49
2. Scherzer, Was       48
3. Finnegan, Cin       43
4. Gray, Col           40
   Weaver, SL          40
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