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, August 28.

Comment of the week: As the title implies, the Yankee rookie has had himself a nice start to his career. Over in the National League, the Rockies have had a rough go of it of late despite two of the league’s best hitters. Cubs starting pitchers, by contrast, have not had a rough go of it of late.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Kansas City      19- 9
2. Texas            17-10
3. Toronto          16-11
4. Seattle          17-12
5. New York         15-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Minnesota        10-18
2. Los Angeles      10-17
   Oakland          10-17
4. Baltimore        13-15
   Houston          13-15

   Batting Average       
1. Sanchez, NY       .425
2. JD Martinez, Det  .394
3. Betts, Bos        .388
4. Pedroia, Bos      .386
5. Ramirez, Cle      .357
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Sanchez, NY      .443
2. Trout, LA        .429
3. JD Martinez, Det .422
4. Pedroia, Bos     .4273
5. Mauer, Min       .4271

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Sanchez, NY       .938
2. Dozier, Min       .754
3. Betts, Bos        .672
4. Martin, Tor       .671
5. JD Martinez, Det  .670
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Sanchez, NY      1.426
2. Dozier, Min      1.121
3. JD Martinez, Det 1.100
4. Betts, Bos       1.096
5. Martin, Tor      1.069

   Worst OPS             
1. Desmond, Tex     .5245
2. Mondesi, KC      .5249
3. Smolinski, Oak   .551
4. Saunders, Tor    .590
5. Martin, Sea      .595
          
   Home Runs             
1. Dozier, Min         13
2. Sanchez, NY         11
3. Davis, Bal          10
   Miller, TB          10
   Trumbo, Bal         10
 
   Runs                  
1. Dozier, Min         29
2. Springer, Hou       23
3. Ramirez, Cle        22
4. Bregman, Hou        21
   Davis, Oak          21

   RBI                   
1. Betts, Bos          27
2. Dozier, Min         26
   Miller, TB          26
4. Altuve, Hou         25
5. 2 with              23
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Ramirez, Cle         9
2. Davis, Cle           8
3. 4 with               6
   
   
  
   Saves                 
1. Diaz, Sea           11
2. Herrera, KC          9
   Robertson, Chi       9
4. Dyson, Tex           8
5. 2 with               7
 
   ERA                   
1. Kennedy, KC       1.62
2. Duffy, KC         1.64
3. Happ, Tor         1.67
4. Santana, Min      1.78
5. Odorizzi, TB      1.80

   Worst ERA             
1. Tomlin, Cle       9.00
2. Gibson, Min       6.62
3. Gallardo, Bal     6.37
4. Skaggs, LA        5.90
5. Nolasco, LA       5.70
 
   FIP                   
1. Sale, Chi         2.06
2. Stroman, Tor      2.49
3. Archer, TB        2.58
4. Kennedy, KC       2.74
5. Hamels, Tex       2.75
 
   WHIP                  
1. Verlander, Det   0.80
2. Porcello, Bos    0.82
3. Smyly, TB        0.88
4. Sale, Chi        0.905
5. Tanaka, NY       0.912
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Archer, TB          47
2. Carrasco, Cle       46
   Sale, Chi           46
4. Verlander, Det      45
5. Sabathia, NY        44
National League
   Team W-L
1. Chicago          20- 7
2. Pittsburgh       15-12
3. Philadelphia     13-12
4. Cincinnati       14-13
   Washington       14-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. Milwaukee        11-18
2. Colorado         11-16
   San Diego        11-16
4. Atlanta          12-16
5. SF, Miami        12-15
   
   Batting Average     
1. LeMahieu, Col     .419
2. Votto, Cin        .404
3. Walker, NY        .400
4. Inciarte, Atl     .383
5. Seager, LA        .374
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. LeMahieu, Col     .513
2. Votto, Cin        .487
3. Walker, NY        .455
4. Freeman, Atl      .447
5. Bryant, Chi       .446

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Blackmon, Col     .779
2. Walker, NY        .713
3. Bryant, Chi       .702
4. Freeman, Atl      .684
5. Braun, Mil        .678

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Blackmon, Col    1.200
2. Walker, NY       1.167
3. Bryant, Chi      1.148
4. Freeman, Atl     1.131
5. LeMahieu, Col    1.115
      
   Worst OPS
1. Reddick, LA       .352
2. Garcia, SL        .492
3. Bruce, Cin-NY     .493
4. Granderson, NY    .546
5. Arcia, Mil        .552

   Home Runs
1. Blackmon, Col       11
2. Braun, Mil          10
   Tomas, Ari          10
4. 3 with               9
   

   Runs    
1. Blackmon, Col       32
2. Dahl, Col           27
   Turner, Was         27
4. Freeman, Atl        26
5. 2 with              25

   RBI      
1. Arenado, Col        33
2. Braun, Mil          28
3. Gonzalez, LA        24
   Votto, Cin          24
5. Russell, Chi        23

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin       18
2. Villar, Mil         13
3. Broxton, Mil        11
4. Jankowski, SD       11
5. Turner, Was         11

   Saves
1. Watson, Pit         10
2. Chapman, Chi         9
3. Jansen, LA           8
   Johnson, Atl         8
   Rodney, Mia          8

   ERA
1. Hendricks, Chi    1.53
2. Lester, Chi       1.71
3. Arrieta, Chi      2.10
4. Straily, Cin      2.45
5. Vogelsong, Pit    2.48

   Worst ERA
1. Velasquez, Phi    7.52
2. Bradley, Ari      7.14
3. Garcia, SL        6.11
4. Bettis, Col       5.06
5. De La Cruz, Atl   4.66

   FIP
1. Lester, Chi       2.42
2. Scherzer, Was     2.55
3. Ray, Ari          2.82
4. DeSclafani, Cin   2.89
5. Syndergaard, NY   2.94

   WHIP
1. Hendricks, Chi   0.82
2. Scherzer, Was    0.870
3. Arrieta, Chi     0.874
4. Lester, Chi      0.92
5. Nova, Pit        0.99

   Strikeouts
1. Scherzer, Was       40
   Syndergaard, NY     40
3. DeSclafani, Cin     38
   Ray, Ari            38
5. Bumgarner, SF       37
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