This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days of the 2017 regular season, through games of Sunday, August 27. Here is an explanation of this weekly feature.

Comment of the week: That the Orioles would have the second-best record in the American League over the past 30 days is somewhat surprising, though not as much as Tim Beckham (career .238/.288/.431 hitter going into the season) having the league’s second-best batting average, ninth-best on base percentage, seventh-best slugging percentage,  and sixth-best OPS over the same period.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Boston           17- 9
2. Baltimore        17-11
   Cleveland        17-11
4. Los Angeles      16-11
5. Minnesota        17-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Kansas City      10-18
2. Detroit          11-17
   Houston          11-17
4. Tampa Bay        12-16
5. Chicago          13-16

   Batting Average       
1. Polanco, Min      .378
2. Beckham, TB-Bal   .374
3. Cain, KC          .358
4. Cruz, Sea         .352
5. Bregman, Hou      .345
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Trout, LA         .464
2. Delmonico, Chi    .429
3. Donaldson, Tor    .426
4. Cruz, Sea         .425
5. Santana, Cle      .415

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Cruz, Sea         .802
2. Donaldson, Tor    .766
3. Upton, Det        .709
4. Sanchez, NY       .707
5. Machado, Bal      .675
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Cruz, Sea        1.227
2. Donaldson, Tor   1.192
3. Sanchez, NY      1.070
4. Polanco, Min     1.066
5. Upton, Det       1.054

   Worst OPS             
1. Engel, Chi        .406
2. Gamel, Sea        .421
3. Ramirez, Cle      .561
4. Bautista, Tor     .573
5. Morales, Tor      .579
          
   Home Runs             
1. Donaldson, Tor      13
2. Sanchez, NY         12
   Upton, Det          12
4. Cruz, Sea           11
5. Three with          10
 
   Runs                  
1. Beckham, TB-Bal     26
2. Trout, LA           25
3. Dozier, Min         24
4. Buxton, Min         22
   Machado, Bal        22

   RBI                   
1. Machado, Bal        32
   Upton, Det          32
3. Donaldson, Tor      28
4. Beltre, Tex         27
5. Two with            26
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Revere, LA           9
   Merrifield, KC       9
3. Altuve, Hou          8
   Buxton, Min          8
5. Three with           7
  
   Saves                 
1. Diaz, Sea           12
2. Colome, TB          10
3. Osuna, Tor           8
4. Treinen, Oak         7
5. Two with             5
 
   ERA                   
1. Pomeranz, Bos     1.59
2. Verlander, Det    2.14
3. Kluber, Cle       2.44
4. Bauer, Cle        2.45
5. Gray, NY          2.70

   Worst ERA             
1. Boyd, Det         8.13
2. Gallardo, Sea     6.39
3. Perez, Tex        6.00
4. Fiers, Hou        5.97
5. Cotton, Oak       5.94
 
   FIP                   
1. Happ, Tor         1.68
2. Carrasco, Cle     2.80
3. Kluber, Cle       2.83
4. Graveman, Oak     2.87
5. McHugh, Hou       2.90
 
   WHIP                  
1. Kluber, Cle       0.79
2. Verlander, Det    0.88
3. Archer, TB        0.96
4. Fister, Bos       1.05
5. Santana, Min      1.06
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Kluber, Cle         59
2. Archer, TB          48
3. Verlander, Det      47
4. Sale, Bos           42
5. Rodon, Chi          41
National League
   Team W-L
1. Los Angeles      19- 7
2. Miami            18-10
3. Washington       17-12
4. Chicago          15-12
5. St. Louis        14-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. New York          9-20
2. Atlanta           9-18
3. San Diego        11-16
4. Philadelphia     12-17
5. San Francisco    12-16
   
   Batting Average     
1. Stanton, Mia     .3800
2. Blackmon, Col    .3796
3. Seager, LA       .371
4. Wong, SL         .361
5. Bryant, Chi      .354
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Votto, Cin        .523
2. Blackmon, Col     .477
3. Stanton, Mia      .475
4. Suarez, Cin       .465
5. Bryant, Chi       .453

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Stanton, Mia      .960
2. Goldschmidt, Ari  .686
3. Blackmon, Col     .667
4. Suarez, Cin       .663
5. Votto, Cin        .638

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Stanton, Mia     1.435
2. Votto, Cin       1.162
3. Blackmon, Col    1.143
4. Suarez, Cin      1.128
5. Bryant, Chi      1.068
      
   Worst OPS
1. Realmuto, Mia     .542
2. Joseph, Phi       .554
3. Pollock, Ari      .560
4. Span, SF          .567
5. Rojas, Mia        .569

   Home Runs
1. Stanton, Mia        17
2. Hoskins, Phi        11
3. Goldschmidt, Ari    10
4. Granderson, NY-LA    9
   Martinez, Ari        9
   
   Runs    
1. Stanton, Mia        29
2. Blackmon, Col       28
3. Gordon, Mia         27
4. Suarez, Cin         25
5. Bryant, Chi         22

   RBI      
1. Stanton, Mia        37
2. Goldschmidt, Ari    29
3. Ozuna, Mia          25
   Rizzo, Chi          25     
5. Hoskins, Phi        24 

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin       10
2. Gordon, Mia          9
3. Marte, Pit           7
4. Myers, SD            6
5. Two with             5

   Saves
1. Doolittle, Was      11
   Knebel, Mil         11
3. Rodney, Ari         10
4. Jansen, LA           9
   Ziegler, Mia         9

   ERA
1. Gonzalez, Was     0.79
2. Ryu, LA           1.20
3. Arrieta, Chi      1.44
4. Bumgarner, SF     2.25
5. Davies, Mil       2.29

   Worst ERA
1. Leake, SL         8.31
2. Taillon, Pit      6.60
3. Quintana, Chi     6.00
4. Wood, SD          5.33
5. Nova, Pit         5.29

   FIP
1. Arrieta, Chi      2.59
2. Ryu, LA           2.73
3. Greinke, Ari      2.80
4. Nelson, Mil       2.85
5. Davies, Mil       2.87

   WHIP
1. Maeda, LA         0.72
2. Gonzalez, Was     0.84
3. Castillo, Cin     0.94
4. Hill, LA          0.95
5. Ryu, LA           0.97

   Strikeouts
1. deGrom, NY          49
2. Cole, Pit           42
   Corbin, Ari         42
   Greinke, Ari        32
5. Two with            39
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