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 26.

Comments of the week: In the American League, the player with the second-worst OPS over the past 30 days has more than 50% more All-Star votes than the player who leads the league in OPS over the past 30 days. In the National League, the player with the second-worst OPS over the past 30 days has nearly twice as many All-Star votes as the player who leads the league in OPS over the past 30 days.

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

   Batting Average       
1. Altuve, Hou       .413
2. Desmond, Tex      .373
3. Valencia, Oak     .367
4. Profar, Tex       .356
5. Donaldson, Tor    .351
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Altuve, Hou       .480
2. Donaldson, Tor    .479
3. Ortiz, Bos        .447
4. Valbuena, Hou     .442
5. Valencia, Oak     .441

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Encarnacion, Tor  .707
2. Longoria, TB      .670
3. Beltran, NY       .651
4. Ortiz, Bos        .640
5. Desmond, Tex      .636
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Encarnacion, Tor 1.133
2. Ortiz, Bos       1.086
3. Donaldson, Tor   1.085
4. Altuve, Hou      1.076
5. Desmond, Tex     1.058

   Worst OPS             
1. Burns, Oak        .448
2. Escobar, KC       .538
3. Shaw, Bos         .554
4. Frazier, Chi      .576
5. Garcia, Chi       .594
          
   Home Runs             
1. Encarnacion, Tor    10
   Jones, Bal          10
   Longoria, TB        10
4. Cruz, Sea            9
5. 4 with               8
 
   Runs                  
1. Jones, Bal          27
2. Encarnacion, Tor    25
3. Betts, Bos          24
4. Davis, Bal          23
   Donaldson, Tor      23

   RBI                   
1. Encarnacion, Tor    30
2. Jones, Bal          29
3. Bogaerts, Bos       24
4. 3 with              23
   
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Davis, Cle          10
2. Nunez, Min           9
3. Andrus, Tex          6
4. Ramirez, Cle         5
   Trout, LA            5
  
   Saves                 
1. Britton, Bal        10
   Dyson, Tex          10
3. Chapman, NY          9
4. Robertson, Chi       8
5. Colome, TB           7
 
   ERA                   
1. Fulmer, Det       0.61
2. Wright, Bos       1.70
3. Hamels, Tex       1.82
4. Bauer, Cle        1.86
5. Fister, Hou       2.31

   Worst ERA             
1. Stroman, Tor      8.44
2. Volquez, KC       8.04
3. Duffey, Min       7.55
4. Eovaldi, NY       7.31
5. Nova, NY          7.24
 
   FIP                   
1. Bauer, Cle        2.20
2. McCullers, Hou    2.50
3. Kluber, Cle       2.71
4. Shoemaker, LA     2.82
5. Pineda, NY        2.83
 
   WHIP                  
1. Lewis, Tex        0.76 
2. Kluber, Cle       0.83
3. Estrada, Tor      0.84
4. Bauer, Cle        0.88
5. Fulmer, Det       0.91
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Paxton, Sea         41
2. Pineda, NY          40
   Sale, Chi           40
4. Shoemaker, LA       39
5. 2 with              38

 

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. Goldschmidt, Ari  .398
2. Carpenter, SL     .393
3. Rizzo, Chi        .381
4. Ramos, Was        .372
5. Gonzalez, Col     .371
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Carpenter, SL     .495
2. Goldschmidt, Ari  .492
3. Rizzo, Chi        .470
4. LeMahieu, Col     .457
5. Votto, Cin        .435

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Gonzalez, Col     .752
2. Carpenter, SL     .730
3. Bruce, Cin        .697
4. Rizzo, Chi        .690
5. Goldschmidt, Ari  .680

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Carpenter, SL    1.226
2. Gonzalez, Col    1.173
3. Goldschmidt, Ari 1.171
4. Rizzo, Chi       1.160
5. LeMahieu, Col    1.090
      
   Worst OPS
1. Revere, Was       .484
2. Molina, SL        .506
3. Galvis, Phi       .546
4. Hechevarria, Mia  .563
5. Harrison, Pit     .570

   Home Runs
1. Duvall, Cin         11
2. Gonzalez, Col       10
   Myers, SD           10
4. 3 with               9
   

   Runs    
1. Blackmon, Col       25
2. Carpenter, SL       23
   LeMahieu, Col       23
   Myers, SD           23
5. 3 with              22  

   RBI      
1. Bruce, Cin          29
   Duvall, Cin         29
   Myers, SD           29
4. Gonzalez, Col       28
5. 2 with              27

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin        9
   Villar, Mil          9
3. Smith, Atl           8
   Upton, SD            8
5. Segura, Ari          7

   Saves
1. Familia, NY         10
2. Jeffress, Mil        9
   Ramos, Mia           9
4. Ziegler, Ari         8
5. 2 with               7 

   ERA
1. Martinez, SL      1.24
2. Fernandez, Mia    1.32
3. Lester, Chi       1.46
4. Davies, Mil       1.64
5. Bumgarner, SF     1.71

   Worst ERA
1. Blair, Atl        8.28
2. Perdomo, SD       8.04
3. Bettis, Col       7.85
4. Gonzalez, Was     7.79
5. Wisler, Atl       6.67

   FIP
1. Fernandez, Mia    1.22
2. Norris, Atl       1.93
3. Arrieta, Chi      1.96
4. Kershaw, LA       2.036
5. Harvey, NY        2.037

   WHIP
1. Fernandez, Mia    0.65
2. Teheran, Atl      0.67
3. Davies, Mil       0.788
4. Scherzer, Was     0.794
5. Lester, Chi       0.84

   Strikeouts
1. Kershaw, LA         50
2. Fernandez, Mia      46
   Scherzer, Was       46
4. Bumgarner, SF       45
5. Bradley, Ari        43

 

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