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 26.

Comment of the week: Here’s where the five American League pitchers with the best ERAs over the past 30 days were at the beginning of the season: Suspended, Class AA, Majors, Disabled list, Class AA.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Texas            19- 9
2. Toronto          18- 9
3. Cleveland        17-10
4. Boston           16-11
5. New York         16-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Houston          10-17
   Oakland          10-17
3. Kansas City      11-16
4. Detroit          12-15
5. Tampa Bay        12-16

   Batting Average       
1. Choo, Tex        .388
2. Betts, Bos       .381
3. Seager, Sea      .3551
4. Bogaerts, Bos    .3545
5. Eaton, Chi       .351
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Choo, Tex        .496
2. Bautista, Tor    .438
3. Betts, Bos       .433
4. Trout, LA        .4274
5. Encarnacion, Tor .4273

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Ortiz, Bos        .773
2. Encarnacion, Tor  .667
3. Bautista, Tor     .642
4. Trout, LA         .638
5. Seager, Sea       .626
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Ortiz, Bos       1.165
2. Choo, Tex        1.102
3. Encarnacion, Tor 1.094
4. Bautista, Tor    1.080
5. Trout, LA        1.066

   Worst OPS             
1. Parra, Bal       .437
2. Escobar, KC      .5062
3. Castillo, Bos    .5057
4. Ellsbury, NY     .516
5. Aybar, LA        .562
          
   Home Runs             
1. Ortiz, Bos          10
2. Bautista, Tor        9
   Encarnacion, Tor     9
4. Bird, NY             8
   Davis, Bal           8
 
   Runs                  
1. Betts, Bos          26
2. Choo, Tex           25
3. Donaldson, Tor      22
4. 3 with              21
                         

   RBI                   
1. Beltre, Tex         38
   Ortiz, Bos          28
3. Encarnacion, Tor    25
4. Bautista, Tor       23
5. 2 with              22
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Andrus, Tex          9
   Pillar, Tor          9
3. 4 with               5
                         
                         
  
   Saves                 
1. Miller, NY           9
   Street, LA           9
3. Wilhelmsen, Sea      8
4. Boxberger, TB        7
   Tolleson, Tex        7
 
   ERA                   
1. Santana, Min      1.50
2. Anderson, Cle     1.69
3. Iwakuma, Sea      2.01
   Quintana, Chi     2.01
5. Duffey, Min       2.35

   Worst ERA             
1. Brooks, Oak       8.04
2. Samardzija, Chi   6.75
3. Cueto, KC         6.44
4. Simon, Det        6.27
5. Gray, Oak         6.06
 
   FIP                   
1. Price, Tor        1.94
2. Duffey, Min       2.17
3. Santana, Min      2.26
4. Hamels, Tex       2.77
5. Iwakuma, Quintana 2.89
 
   WHIP                  
1. Tanaka, NY      0.68 
2. Tomlin, Cle     0.8500
3. Dickey, Tor     0.8504
4. Santana, Min    1.00
5. Estrada, Tor    1.04
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Price, Tor          46
2. Richards, LA        42
3. Hamels, Tex         39
   Santana, Min        39
5. 3 with              38
National League
   Team W-L
1. Pittsburgh       18-11
2. Miami            17-10
3. Los Angeles      17-11
   New York         17-11
5. Chicago,St.Louis 16-12

   Worst Team W-L
1. Atlanta           8-20
2. Philadelphia      8-19
3. Cincinnati       11-17
   San Diego        11-17
5. Arizona, Milw    12-16
   
   Batting Average     
1. Votto, Cin        .384
2. Escobar, Was      .375
3. Prado, Mia        .367
4. Posey, SF         .363
5. Harper, Was       .360
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Votto, Cin        .542
2. Harper, Was       .512
3. Posey, SF         .458
4. Freeman, Atl      .457
5. Escobar, Was      .434

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Harper, Was       .775
2. Cespedes, NY      .651
3. Votto, Cin        .616
4. Arenado, Col      .613
5. Carpenter, SL     .604

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Harper, Was      1.288
2. Votto, Cin       1.159
3. Bryant, Chi      0.995
4. Cespedes, NY     0.982
5. Carpenter, SL    0.975
      
   Worst OPS
1. Simmons, Atl      .530
2. Ramos, Was        .547
3. Polanco, Pit      .551
4. Galvis, Phi       .559
5. Swisher, Atl      .588

   Home Runs
1. Arenado, Col        10
   Harper, Was         10
3. Bour, Mia            9
4. Cespedes, NY         8
   Gonzalez, Col        8

   Runs    
1. Harper, Was         28
2. Bruce, Cin          23
3. Rendon, Was         22
4. Granderson, NY      21
5. 2 with              20

   RBI      
1. Arenado, Col        29
2. Bour, Mia           27
3. Byrd, SF            24
4. Gonzalez, Col       22
5. 4 with              21

   Stolen Bases          
1. Gordon, Mia          9
2. Blackmon, Col        8
3. Inciarte, Ari        7
4. Braun, Mil           6
   Crawford, LA         6

   Saves
1. Melancon, Pit       10
2. Jansen, LA           9
3. Chapman, Cin         8
   Familia, NY          8
   Ramos, Mia           8

   ERA
1. Arrieta, Chi      0.43
2. Lackey, SL        1.83
3. Greinke, LA       1.91
4. Colon, NY         1.96
5. Ross, SD          1.97

   Worst ERA
1. Hammel, Chi       6.28
2. Jungmann, Mil     6.25
3. Leake, SF         5.82
4. Kennedy, SD       5.77
5. Perez, Atl        5.74

   FIP
1. Harvey, NY        1.65
2. Arrieta, Chi      1.82
3. Kershaw, LA       1.94
4. Happ, Pit         2.00
5. DeSclafani, Cin   2.04

   WHIP
1. Arrieta, Chi      0.57
2. Strasburg, Was    0.76
3. Greinke, LA       0.85
4. Peavy, SF         0.86
5. Kershaw, LA       0.88

   Strikeouts
1. Kershaw, LA         59
2. Strasburg, Was      53
3. Scherzer, Was       48
4. Arrieta, Chi        42
5. Liriano, Pit        41
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