Here is an explanation of this weekly feature. This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days through games of Saturday, September 19.

Comments of the week: The five American League pitchers with the best ERAs over the past 30 days had an average won-lost record of 8-7 last year, and the top two are rookies. The five American League pitchers with the worst ERAs over the past 30 days had an average record of 16-9 last year.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Toronto          19- 8
2. Texas            19- 9
3. Cleveland        17-10
4. Seattle          16-12
5. Boston           15-11
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Detroit          10-17
2. Baltimore        11-17
3. Oakland          11-16
   Tampa Bay        11-16
5. Houston          12-15

   Batting Average       
1. Lindor, Cle       .388
2. Choo, Tex         .381
3. Revere, Tor       .368
4. Encarnacion, Tor  .363
5. Betts, Bos        .358
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Choo, Tex         .492
2. Bautista, Tor     .468
3. Encarnacion, Tor  .450
4. Lindor, Cle       .438
5. Santana, Cle      .415

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Encarnacion, Tor  .802
2. Ortiz, Bos        .720
3. Lindor, Cle       .689
4. Moustakas, KC     .685
5. Bautista, Tor     .653
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Encarnacion, Tor 1.253
2. Lindor, Cle      1.127
3. Bautista, Tor    1.120
4. Ortiz, Bos       1.101
5. Moustakas, KC    1.047

   Worst OPS             
1. Escobar, KC       .414
2. Parra, Bal        .452
3. Sandoval, Bos     .492
4. Ellsbury, NY      .495
5. V Martinez, Det   .533
          
   Home Runs             
1. Encarnacion, Tor    11
2. Ortiz, Bos           9
3. Bautista, Tor        8
   Davis, Bal           8
   Moustakas, KC        8
 
   Runs                  
1. Bautista, Tor       26
2. Donaldson, Tor      24
3. Choo, Tex           23
   Revere, Tor         23
5. 2 with              21

   RBI                   
1. Encarnacion, Tor    36
2. Donaldson, Tor      29
3. Moustakas, KC       28
4. Beltre, Tex         24
   Canha, Oak          24
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Andrus, Tex          9
2. Marte, Sea           6
3. 4 with               5
                         
                         
  
   Saves                 
1. Wilhelmsen, Sea     10
2. Street, LA           9
   Tolleson, Tex        9
4. Jepsen, Min          7
   Miller, NY           7
 
   ERA                   
1. Rodon, Chi        1.87
2. Anderson, Cle     2.12
3. Verlander, Det    2.44
4. Price, Tor        2.48
5. Quintana, Chi     2.67

   Worst ERA             
1. Cueto, KC         8.10
2. Tillman, Bal      7.76
3. Simon, Det        6.75
4. Weaver, LA        6.35
5. Gray, Oak         5.97
 
   FIP                   
1. Price, Tor        2.12
2. Verlander, Det    2.45
3. Miley, Bos        2.55
4. Santana, Min      2.61
5. Hamels, Tex       2.69
 
   WHIP                  
1. Tomlin, Cle      0.68 
2. Verlander, Det   0.88 
3. Fiers, Hou       0.91 
4. Tanaka, NY       0.917
5. Hernandez, Sea   0.919
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Sale, Chi           51
2. Price, Tor          50
3. Ventura, KC         45
4. Keuchel, Hou        41
5. Hamels, Tex         39
National League
   Team W-L
1. New York         20- 8
2. Los Angeles      18- 9
3. Chicago          19-10
4. Washington       17-11
5. Pittsburgh       16-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. Atlanta           6-22
2. Philadelphia      9-19
3. San Diego        10-18
4. Milwaukee        10-16
5. Arizona, Cincy   12-16
   
   Batting Average     
1. Escobar, Was      .392
2. Harper, Was       .380
3. Votto, Cin        .359
4. Posey, SF         .355
5. Prado, Mia        .351
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Votto, Cin        .571
2. Harper, Was       .508
3. Escobar, Was      .467
4. Granderson, NY    .462
5. Posey, SF         .440

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Harper, Was       .815
2. Cespedes, NY      .763
3. Votto, Cin        .667
4. Bryant, Chi       .651
5. Arenado, Col      .643

   On Base Plus Plugging
1. Harper, Was      1.324
2. Votto, Cin       1.238
3. Cespedes, NY     1.112
4. Bryant, Chi      1.041
5. d'Arnaud, NY     1.025
      
   Worst OPS
1. Molina, SL        .511
2. Peralta, SL       .521
3. Peterson, Atl     .538
4. Galvis, Phi       .576
5. Hernandez, Phi    .590

   Home Runs
1. Cespedes, NY        15
2. Harper, Was         11
3. Arenado, Col        10
4. Gonzalez, Col        9
5. 4 with               8

   Runs    
1. Harper, Was         29
2. Cespedes, NY        28
3. Rendon, Was         26
4. Votto, Cin          25
5. 3 with              22

   RBI      
1. Cespedes, NY        35
2. Arenado, Col        27
   Bryant, Chi         27
   Kemp, SD            27
5. 2 with              25

   Stolen Bases          
1. Gordon, Mia         12
2. Blackmon, Col        7
   Inciarte, Ari        7 
4. 4 with               6
                         

   Saves
1. Melancon, Pit        9
2. Chapman, Cin         8
   Familia, NY          8
   Jansen, LA           8
5. Rondon, Chi          7

   ERA
1. Arrieta, Chi      0.46
2. Corbin, Ari       1.44
3. Happ, Pit         1.48
4. Kershaw, LA       1.57
5. Greinke, LA       1.91

   Worst ERA
1. Perez, Atl        7.20
2. Nelson, Mil       6.83
3. Jungmann, Mil     6.16
4. de la Rosa, Ari   5.58
5. Miller, Atl       5.56

   FIP
1. Kershaw, LA       1.62
2. Happ, Pit         1.73
3. Arrieta, Chi      1.86
4. Bumgarner, SF     1.96
5. Lester, Chi       2.02

   WHIP
1. Arrieta, Chi      0.64
2. Greinke, LA       0.78
3. Kershaw, LA       0.83
4. Lester, Chi       0.87
5. Happ, Pit         0.89

   Strikeouts
1. Kershaw, LA         60
2. Bumgarner, SF       45
   Kennedy, SD         45
4. Gonzalez, Was       41
   Lackey, SL          41
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