This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days of the 2017 regular season, through games of Sunday, September 3. Here is an explanation of this weekly feature.

Comment of the week: Minnesota and Texas–two teams identified as sellers at the trade deadline (Brandon Kintzler, Yu Darvish)–are making bids for the American League Wild Card, with the second- and fourth-best records in the league over the past 30 days. What makes their runs doubly surprising is that they are being fueled by the likes of Byron Buxton (.672 career OPS entering the season), Robinson Chirinos (.726), and Jorge Polanco (.769).

American League
   Team W-L              
1. Cleveland        21-10
2. Minnesota        19-10
3. Baltimore        17-11
4. Boston           16-11
   Texas            16-11
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Detroit           7-21
2. Oakland          10-16
3. Kansas City      11-16
   Tampa Bay        11-16
5. Toronto          12-16

   Batting Average       
1. Garcia, Chi       .415
2. Mauer, Min        .380
3. Polanco, Min      .377
4. Buxton, Min       .370
5. Belte, Tex        .368
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Chirinos, Tex     .494
2. Garcia, Chi       .473
3. Trout, LA         .466
4. Beltre, Tex       .451
5. DeShields, Tex    .444

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Buxton, Min       .710
2. Polanco, Min      .708
3. Donaldson, Tor    .693
4. Beltre, Tex       .678
5. Two with          .667
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Chirinos, Tex    1.130
2. Beltre, Tex      1.129
3. Polanco, Min     1.125
4. Donaldson, Tor   1.116
5. Buxton, Min      1.114

   Worst OPS             
1. Gamel, Sea        .441
2. Engel, Chi        .475
3. Odor, Tex         .538
4. Longoria, TB      .541
5. Bautista, Tor     .598
          
   Home Runs             
1. Donaldson, Tor      12
2. Machado, Bal        11
   Sanchez, NY         11
4. Encarnacion, Cle    10
5. Three with           9
 
   Runs                  
1. Dozier, Min         29
   Trout, LA           29
3. Buxton, Min         26
4. Andrus, Tex         25
5. Rosario, Min        23

   RBI                   
1. Machado, Bal        32
2. Donaldson, Tor      29
3. Polanco, Min        28
4. Beltre, Tex         27
   Sanchez, NY         27
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. DeShields, Tex       9
   Merrifield, KC       9
3. Davis, Oak-Bos       8
   Benintendi, Bos      8
5. Two with             7
  
   Saves                 
1. Diaz, Sea            9
2. Colome, TB           8
   Osuna, Tor           8
4. Kimbrel, Bos         7
5. Two with             6
 
   ERA                   
1. Gonzalez, Chi     1.85
2. Snell, TB         1.91
3. Kluber, Cle       2.00
4. Verlander, Det    2.31
5. Bauer, Cle        2.53

   Worst ERA             
1. Zimmerman, Det    9.39
2. Kennedy, KC       8.36
3. Fiers, Hou        7.92
4. Skaggs, LA        5.86
5. Nolasco, LA       5.81
 
   FIP                   
1. Carrasco, Cle     2.01
2. Peacock, Hou      2.12
3. Junis, KC         2.18
4. Bundy, Bal        2.31
5. Morton, Hou       2.59
 
   WHIP                  
1. Kluber, Cle       0.73
2. Verlander, Det    0.77
3. Bundy, Bal        0.89
4. Junis, KC         0.91
5. Snell, TB         0.97
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Sale, Bos           54
2. Kluber, Cle         50
3. Severino, NY        48
4. Carrasco, Cle       47
5. Archer, TB          43
National League
   Team W-L
1. Chicago          18-10
2. Washington       18-11
3. St. Louis        16-11
4. Arizona          15-12
5. Los Angeles      16-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. New York          9-20
2. Colorado          9-17
3. Atlanta          10-17
4. Pittsburgh       12-16
   San Francisco    12-16
   
   Batting Average     
1. Blackmon, Col    .392
2. Rizzo, Chi       .3551
3. Inciarte, Atl    .3545
4. Fowler, SL       .347
5. Swanson, Atl     .342
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Votto, Cin        .512
2. Blackmon, Col     .488
3. Bryant, Chi       .475
4. Suarez, Cin       .469
5. Fowler, SL        .462

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Stanton, Mia      .843
2. Hoskins, Phi      .776
3. Blackmon, Col     .686
4. Suarez, Cin       .644
5. Votto, Cin        .630

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Stanton, Mia     1.264
2. Hoskins, Phi     1.196
3. Blackmon, Col    1.174
4. Votto, Cin       1.142
5. Suarez, Cin      1.113
      
   Worst OPS
1. Rojas, Mia       .516
2. McCutchen, Pit   .533
3. Sandoval, SF     .540
4. Hamilton, Cin    .5772
5. Joseph, Phi      .5773

   Home Runs
1. Stanton, Mia        17
2. Hoskins, Phi        12
3. Granderson, NY-LA    9
4. Goldschmidt, Ari     8
   Martinez, Ari        8
   
   Runs    
1. Stanton, Mia        27
2. Suarez, Cin         25
3. Bryant, Chi         24
   Rizzo, Chi          24
5. Two with            23

   RBI      
1. Stanton, Mia        34
2. Rizzo, Chi          30
3. Hoskins, Phi        27
4. DeJong, SL          23     
   Ozuna, Mia          23 

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin       14
2. Gordon, Mia          8
3. Inciarte, Atl        7
   Myers, SD            7
5. Two with             5

   Saves
1. Knebel, Mil         11
2. Doolittle, Was       9
   Neris, Phi           9
   Rodney, Ari          9
5. Four with            8

   ERA
1. Corbin, Ari       1.08
2. Arrieta, Chi      1.19
3. Davies, Mil       2.06
4. Hendricks, Chi    2.08
5. Gonzalez, Was     2.23

   Worst ERA
1. Foltynewicz, Atl  7.36
2. Flexen, NY        7.04
3. Blach, SF         6.52
4. Sims, Atl         5.97
5. Nola, Phi         5.30

   FIP
1. Corbin, Ari       2.41
2. Greinke, Ari      2.70
3. Davies, Mil       2.80
4. Samardzija, SF    2.81
5. Teheran, Atl      2.82

   WHIP
1. Corbin, Ari      0.90
2. Samardzija, SF   1.041
3. Roark, Was       1.042
4. Castillo, Cin    1.05
5. Bumgarner, SF    1.06

   Strikeouts
1. Corbin, Ari         43
   Nelson, Mil         43
3. Cole, Pit           40
   Godley, Ari         40
   Lamet, SD           40
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