This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days of the 2017 regular season, through games of Monday, August 21. Here is an explanation of this weekly feature.

Comment of the week: Of the four relievers with the most saves in the National League over the past 30 days, three weren’t their team’s closer at the beginning of season, and that’s true of one of the three tied for fifth (Trevor Rosenthal) as well.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Cleveland        19- 9
2. Boston           16- 9
3. Los Angeles      16-10
4. New York         16-11
5. Sea, Tex, Tor    15-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Chicago          10-19
2. Tampa Bay        10-18
3. Detroit          10-17
4. Oakland          11-17
5. Houston          11-16

   Batting Average       
1. Altuve, Hou       .394
   Cain, KC          .394
3. Beckham, TB-Bal   .380
4. Beltre, Tex       .353
5. McCann, Det       .350
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Donaldson, Tor    .469
2. Trout, LA         .463
3. Cain, KC          .432
4. Altuve, Hou       .429
5. Santana, Cle      .421

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Donaldson, Tor    .761
2. Gallo, Tex        .756
3. Cruz, Sea         .747
4. Bregman, Hou      .691
5. Upton, Det        .680
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Donaldson, Tor   1.230
2. Cruz, Sea        1.153
3. Gallo, Tex       1.152
4. Bregman, Hou     1.090
5. Trout, LA        1.085

   Worst OPS             
1. Gordon, KC       .441
2. Engel, Chi       .523
3. Miller, TB       .534
4. Gamel, Sea       .5439
5. Pujols, LA       .5444
          
   Home Runs             
1. Gallo, Tex          13
2. Cruz, Sea           11
   Donaldson, Tor      11
   Dozier, Tor         11
5. Two with            10
 
   Runs                  
1. Dozier, Min         26
2. Santana, Cle        24
3. Beckham, TB-Bal     22
   Trout, LA           22
5. Seven with          21

   RBI                   
1. Machado, Bal        32
2. Upton, Det          30
3. Beltre, Tex         26
   Mazara, Tex         26
5. Cruz, Sea           25
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Altuve, Hou          9
2. R Davis, Oak         8
   Revere, LA           8
4. Cain, KC             7
   Souza, TB            7
  
   Saves                 
1. Diaz, Sea           10
2. Colome, TB           8
   Osuna, Tor           8
4. Herrera, KC          7
5. Two with             6
 
   ERA                   
1. Bauer, Cle        1.51
2. Kluber, Cle       2.23
3. Verlander, Det    2.36
4. Gray, Oak-NY      2.48
5. Morton, Hou       2.53

   Worst ERA             
1. Perez, Tex        6.75
   Smith, Oak        6.75
3. Gallardo, Sea     6.23
4. Zimmermann, Det   6.07
5. Boyd, Det         5.97
 
   FIP                   
1. Salazar, Cle      2.13
2. Sale, Bos         2.43
3. Morton, Hou       2.60
4. Happ, Tor         2.74
5. Kluber, Cle       2.75
 
   WHIP                  
1. Kluber, Cle       0.83
2. Verlander, Det    0.86
3. Sale, Bos         0.88
4. Bridwell, LA      0.99
5. Hamels, Tex       1.05
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Kluber, Cle         61
2. Sale, Bos           50
3. Rodon, Chi          48
   Verlander, Det      48
5. Salazar, Cle        43
National League
   Team W-L
1. Los Angeles      21- 4
2. Washington       16-10
3. Chicago          16-11
   Miami            16-11
   St. Louis        16-11

   Worst Team W-L
1. Atlanta           8-19
2. New York          9-19
3. Pittsburgh       11-16
4. Arizona          12-16
5. Colorado         11-14
   
   Batting Average     
1. Blackmon, Col     .380
2. Votto, Cin        .370
3. Herrera, Phi      .368
4. Frazier, Pit      .350
5. Seager, LA        .337
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Votto, Cin        .540
2. Blackmon, Col     .470
3. Stanton, Mia      .461
4. Rizzo, Chi        .430
5. Herrera, Phi      .429

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Stanton, Mia      .871
2. Goldschmidt, Ari  .657
3. Blackmon, Col     .650
4. Votto, Cin        .620
5. Granderson, NY-LA .618

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Stanton, Mia     1.332
2. Votto, Cin       1.159
3. Blackmon, Col    1.120
4. Goldschmidt, Ari 1.077
5. Herrera, Phi     1.034
      
   Worst OPS
1. Joseph, Phi       .518
2. Heyward, Chi      .560
3. Mercer, Pt        .584
4. Hamilton, Cin     .596
5. Franco, Phi       .597

   Home Runs
1. Stanton, Mia        15
2. Duvall, Cin;         9
   Conforto, NY; DeJong, 
   SL; Martinez, Ari;    
   Zimmerman, Was        
   
   Runs    
1. Blackmon, Col       30
2. Stanton, Mia        28
3. Gordon, Mia         25
4. Votto, Cin          22
5. Suarez, Cin         20

   RBI      
1. Stanton, Mia        32
2. DeJong, SL          23
   Goldschmidt, Ari    23
   Ozuna, Mia          23     
5. Three with          22 

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin       10
2. Gordon, Mia          9
3. Hernandez, Phi       7
   Marte, Pit           7
5. Three with           6

   Saves
1. Doolittle, Was       9
   Hand, SD             9
   Knebel, Mil          9
   Jansen, LA           9
5. Three with           7

   ERA
1. Gonzalez, Was     0.78
2. Ryu, LA           1.55
3. Arrieta, Chi      1.95
4. Lynn, SL          2.10
5. Bumgarner, SF     2.13

   Worst ERA
1. Foltynewicz, Atl  9.00
2. Leake, SL         7.12
3. Teheran, Atl      6.51
4. Nova, Pit         5.82
5. Hoffman, Col      5.81

   FIP
1. Nola, Phi         2.42
2. Nelson, Mil       2.45
3. Gonzalez, Was     2.58
4. Ryu, LA           2.61
5. Bumgarner, SF     2.90

   WHIP
1. Gonzalez, Was     0.81
2. Maeda, LA         0.88
3. Arrieta, Chi      0.99
4. Lamet, SD         1.03
5. Urena, Mia        1.06

   Strikeouts
1. deGrom, NY          47
2. Greinke, Ari        44
3. Cole, Pit           40
4. Lamet, SD           38
5. Nelson, Mil         37
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