This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days of the 2017 regular season, through games of Sunday, June 5. Here is an explanation of this weekly feature.

Comment of the week: Whenever something unexpected happens, you can count on somebody tweeting, “xxx happened, just as we all predicted.” It was clever, maybe, the first time it was done five years ago or so, but now it’s become hackneyed. So I am not going to say it. Instead, I’ll just note how delightful it is that the two best hitters in the National League over the past 30 days are…Justin Bour and Zack Cozart.

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Houston          21- 6
2. Toronto          18-10
3. Boston           16-11
4. Minnesota        14-12
5. Seattle          15-13
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Chicago           9-18
2. Baltimore        11-16
3. Oakland          12-15
4. Detroit          13-15
5. Texas            13-14

   Batting Average       
1. Correa, Hou       .366
2. Travis, Tor       .359
3. Dickerson, TB     .353
4. Merrifield, KC    .352
5. Altuve, Hou       .349
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Correa, Hou      .444
2. Judge, NY        .4234
3. Hicks, NY        .4226
4. Grossman, Min    .417
5. Altuve, Hou      .410

   Slugging Percentage   
1. JD Martinez, Det  .792
2. Correa, Hou       .677
3. Travis, Tor      .6304
4. Dickerson, TB    .6303
5. Smoak, Tor        .615
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. JD Martinez, Det 1.201
2. Correa, Hou      1.122
3. Dickerson, TB    1.019
4. Travis, Tor      1.002
5. Smoak, TOr        .999

   Worst OPS             
1. Escobar, KC       .381
2. Headley, NY       .389
3. Davis, Oak        .466
4. Odor, Tex         .548
5. Valbuena, LA      .567
          
   Home Runs             
1. Alonso, Oak         10
   JD Martinez, Det    10
   Morrison, TB        10
4. Smoak, Tor           9
   Springer, Hou        9
 
   Runs                  
1. Dickerson, TB       28
2. Betts, Bos          25
   Springer, Hou       25
4. Four with           22
   

   RBI                   
1. Correa, Hou         27
2. Smoak, Tor          24
3. Cabrera, Chi        22
   JD Martinez, Det    22
   Morrison, TB        22
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Maybin, LA           9
2. Andrus, Tex          8
3. Five with            6
   
   
  
   Saves                 
1. Osuna, Tor          10
2. Giles, Hou           8
   Herrera, KC          8
   Kintzler, Min        8
5. Two with             7
 
   ERA                   
1. McCullers, Hou    1.31
2. Severino, NY      2.02
3. Stroman, Tor      2.55
4. Vargas, KC        2.63
5. Sabathia, NY      2.67

   Worst ERA             
1. Santiago, Min     7.43
2. Gonzalez, Chi     7.06
3. Hammel, KC        6.30
4. Zimmermann, Det   5.82
5. Tillman, Bal      5.59
 
   FIP                   
1. Archer, TB        2.11
2. Fullmer, Det      2.22
3. Sale, Bos         2.27
4. McCullers, Hou    2.52
5. Severino, NY      2.54
 
   WHIP                  
1. Berrios, Min      0.89
2. McCullers, Hou    0.90
3. Tomlin, Cle       0.98
4. Rodriguez, Bos    1.04
5. Biagini, Tor      1.05
 
Strikeouts            
1. Sale, Bos           56
2. Archer, TB          47
3. Estrada, Tor        44
4. Bauer, Cle          42
5. Severino, NY        40
National League
   Team W-L
1. Los Angeles      19- 9
2. Colorado         18-11
3. Washington       15-11
4. Arizona          16-12
5. Milwaukee        15-12

   Worst Team W-L
1. Philadelphia      7-19
2. Cincinnati       10-16
3. New York         11-16
   San Diego        11-16
5. San Francisco    12-16
   
   Batting Average     
1. Blackmon, Col     .371
2. Bour, Mia         .359
3. Murphy, Was       .356
4. Cozart, Cin       .356
5. Stanton, Mia      .343
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Posey, SF         .442
2. Votto, Cin        .441
3. Cozart, Cin       .436
4. Bour, Mia         .427
5. Utley, LA         .425

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Bour, Mia         .793
2. Cozart, Cin       .688
3. Stanton, Mia      .667
4. Blackmon, Col     .647
5. Duda, NY          .610

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Bour, Mia        1.221
2. Cozart, Cin      1.125
3. Stanton, Mia     1.076
4. Blackmon, Col    1.047
5. Murphy, Was      1.032
      
   Worst OPS
1. Arroyo, SF        .466
2. Reyes, NY         .514
3. Spangenberg, SD   .522
4. Herrera, Phi      .558
5. Solarte, SD       .582

   Home Runs
1. Bour, Mia           12
2. Bellinger, LA        8
   Cozart, Cin          8
   Schebler, Cin        8
   Stanton, Mia         8
   Runs    
1. Blackmon, Col       25
2. Goldschmidt, Ari    24
3. Arenado, Col        23
4. Conforto, NY        22
5. Seager/Taylor, LA   21

   RBI      
1. Bour, Mia           23
   Cozart, Cin         23
   Duvall, Cin         23
   Lamb, Ari           23     
5. Three with          22 

   Stolen Bases          
1. Gordon, Mia         10
   Hamilton, Cin       10
   Turner, Was         10
4. Villar, Mil          8
5. Two with             6

   Saves
1. Holland, Col         9
2. Oh, SL               7
3. Johnson, Atl         6
   Rodney, Ari          6
5. Five with            5  

   ERA
1. Wainwright, SL    1.42
2. Nelson, Mil       1.93
3. Kershaw, LA       1.94
4. Godley, Ari       2.20
5. Straily, Mia      2.43

   Worst ERA
1. Corbin, Ari       9.00
2. Glasnow, Pit      6.98
3. Teheran, Atl      6.61
4. Dickey, Atl       6.06
5. Arroyo, Cin       5.93

   FIP
1. Nelson, Mil       1.95
2. Samardzija, SF    2.50
3. Strasburg, Was    2.51
4. Godley, Ari       2.68
5. Straily, Mia      2.78

   WHIP
1. Greinke, Ari      0.76
2. Scherzer, Was     0.87
3. Leake, SL         0.91
4. Ray, Ari         0.918
5. Martinez, SL     0.919

   Strikeouts
1. Scherzer, Was       49
2. Kershaw, LA         48
3. Cueto, SF           47
4. Greinke, Ari        45
   Strasburg, Was      45
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