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, June 19.

Comments of the week: The top five starters by ERA in the American League over the past 30 days are Michael Fulmer, CC Sabathia, Doug Fister, Steven Wright, and Matt Shoemaker. Or, going into the season, that’s AA pitcher, coming off a 4.44 ERA and alcohol rehab, 4.19 ERA last year, 31 year old with 107 major league innings, and 9.15 ERA in April and a demotion to the minors in May, respectively. I don’t think there’s been a less likely quintet this year.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Texas            22- 6
2. Toronto          18-10
3. Houston          17-10
4. Kansas City      17-11
5. Cleveland        16-13
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Chicago           8-19
2. Oakland           9-17
3. Minnesota        11-17
   Tampa Bay        11-17
5. Seattle          12-16

   Batting Average       
1. Perez, KC         .407
2. Ortiz, Bos        .402
3. Bogaerts, Bos     .375
4. Pearce, TB        .357
5. Desmond, Tex      .356
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Ortiz, Bos        .480
2. Donaldson, Tor    .437
3. Perez, KC         .433
4. Bogaerts, Bos     .417
5. Grossman, Min     .414

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Ortiz, Bos        .828
2. Perez, KC         .698
3. Saunders, Tor     .670
4. Longoria, TB      .660
5. Donaldson, Tor    .656
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Ortiz, Bos       1.308
2. Perez, KC        1.131
3. Donaldson, Tor   1.093
4. Saunders, Tor    1.059
5. Longoria, TB     1.041

   Worst OPS             
1. Escobar, KC       .466
2. Plouffe, Min      .534
3. Burns, Oak        .536
4. Park, Min         .564
5. Rasmus, Hou       .565
          
   Home Runs             
1. Longoria, TB        10
2. Beltran, NY          9
   Encarnacion, Tor     9
4. 6 with               8
   
 
   Runs                  
1. Betts, Bos          27
2. Bogaerts, Bos       24
   Donaldson, Tor      24
4. Cano, Sea           23
5. Encarnacion, Tor    22

   RBI                   
1. Encarnacion, Tor    29
2. Ortiz, Bos          25
3. Hosmer, KC          24
4. 4 with              23
   
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Davis, Cle          10
2. Nunez, Min           8
3. 6 with               5
   
   
  
   Saves                 
1. Britton, Bal        10
   Dyson, Tex          10
3. 4 with               8
   
   
 
   ERA                   
1. Fulmer, Det       0.45
2. Sabathia, NY      0.87
3. Fister, Hou       1.74
4. Wright, Bos       1.77
5. Shoemaker, LA     1.83

   Worst ERA             
1. Stroman, Tor      7.01
2. Santana, Min      6.62
3. Nova, NY          6.30
4. Sale, Chi         6.07
5. Eovaldi, NY       5.91
 
   FIP                   
1. Shoemaker, LA     1.66
2. Pindeda, NY       2.56
3. Kluber, Cle       2.60
4. Verlander, Det    2.74
5. McCullers, Hou    2.96
 
   WHIP                  
1. Fulmer, Det       0.80 
2. Verlander, Det    0.83
3. Lewis, Tex        0.85
4. Shoemaker, LA     0.88
5. Estrada, Tor      0.90
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Shoemaker, LA       55
2. Odorizzi, TB        44
3. Archer, TB          42
4. Keuchel, Hou        40
5. 2 with              39
National League
   Team W-L
1. San Francisco    19- 7
2. Chicago          18- 9
3. Los Angeles      17-11
   Washington       17-11
5. Miami            15-12

   Worst Team W-L
1. Philadelphia      6-22
2. Pittsburgh       10-18
3. San Diego        11-17
4. Atlanta          12-16
   Cincinnati       12-16     
   
   Batting Average     
1. Carpenter, SL     .390
2. Gonzalez, Col     .388
3. Suzuki, Mia       .375
4. Goldschmidt, Ari  .366
5. Marte, Pit        .351
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Carpenter, SL     .489
2. Goldschmidt, Ari  .458
3. Suzuki, Mia       .432
4. Gonzalez, Col     .429
5. Hill, Mil         .414

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Gonzalez, Col     .776
2. Myers, SD         .699
3. Adams, SL         .653
4. Duvall, Cin       .6514
5. Belt, SF          .6506

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Gonzalez, Col    1.204
2. Myers, SD        1.106
3. Carpenter, SL    1.100
4. Goldschmidt, Ari 1.071
5. Belt, SF         1.063
      
   Worst OPS
1. Galvis, Phi       .514
2. Molina, SL        .535
3. Diaz, SL          .541
4. Markakis, Atl     .576
5. Russell, Chi      .594

   Home Runs
1. Duvall, Cin         13
2. Gonzalez, Col       10
3. Bryant, Chi          9
   Espinosa, Was        9
   Myers, SD            9

   Runs    
1. Bryant, Chi         23
   Myers, SD           23
3. Duvall, Cin         22
   Gonzalez, Col       22
5. Espinosa, Was       21  

   RBI      
1. Duvall, Cin         32
2. Myers, SD           27
3. Bruce, Cin          24
   Gonzalez, Col       24
5. Arenado, Col        23

   Stolen Bases          
1. Villar, Mil         11
2. Hamilton, Cin        8
   Marte, Pit           8
   Smith, Atl           8
   Upton, SD            8

   Saves
1. Ramos, Mia          10
2. Familia, NY          8
   Jeffress, Mil        8
4. Jansen, LA           6
   Ziegler, Ari         6 

   ERA
1. Cueto, SF         1.00
2. Bumgarner, SF     1.02
3. Syndergaard, NY   1.42
   Kershaw, LA       1.42
5. Greinke, Ari      1.60

   Worst ERA
1. Gonzalez, Was     7.60
2. Locke, Pit        7.26
3. Chen, MIa         6.82
4. Morgan, Phi       6.55
5. Corbin, Ari       6.28

   FIP
1. Fernandez, Mia    1.13
2. Syndergaard, NY   1.23
3. Kershaw, LA       2.10
4. Peavy, SF         2.21
5. Arrieta, Chi      2.33

   WHIP
1. Kershaw, LA       0.58
2. Teheran, Atl      0.64
3. Fernandez, Mia    0.73
4. Scherzer, Was     0.74
5. Greinke, Ari      0.78

   Strikeouts
1. Scherzer, Was       52
2. Fernandez, Mia      49
3. deGrom, NY          48
4. Kershaw, LA         45
   Teheran, Atl        45
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