This entry lists the best and worst for the past 30 days of the 2017 regular season, through games of Sunday, May 7. Here is an explanation of this weekly feature.

 

Comment of the week: The last time I did one of these was at the end of the 2016 season. In that report, the pitcher with the lowest FIP in the American League over the past 30 days was Seattle’s James Paxton. In the report of this year, the pitcher with the lowest FIP in the American League over the past 30 days was Seattle’s James Paxton.

 

American League
   Team W-L              
1. New York         19- 6
2. Houston          18- 9
3. Baltimore        17-10
4. Boston           15-13
5. Cleveland        14-12
       
   Worst Team W-L        
1. Kansas City       9-17
2. Toronto          10-17
3. Texas            12-16
4. Minnesota        11-14
5. Oakland          12-14

   Batting Average       
1. Castro, NY        .362
2. Cruz, Sea         .361
3. Trout, LA         .359
4. Bogaerts, Bos     .351
5. Judge, NY         .349
       
   On Base Percentage    
1. Hicks, NY         .463
2. Trout, LA         .459
3. Judge, NY         .446
4. Cruz, Sea         .435
5. Altuve, Hou       .422

   Slugging Percentage   
1. Judge, NY         .872
2. Alonso, Oak       .711
3. Trout, LA         .696
4. Hicks, NY         .677
5. Cruz, Sea         .639
     
   On Base Plus Slugging 
1. Judge, NY        1.318
2. Trout, LA        1.154
3. Hicks, NY        1.140
4. Alsonso, Oak     1.080
5. Cruz, Sea        1.074

   Worst OPS             
1. Travis, Tor       .424
2. Escobar, KC       .454
3. Espinosa, LA      .472
4. Gordon, KC        .481
5. Hardy, Bal        .495
          
   Home Runs             
1. Judge, NY           13
2. Alonso, Oak          9
   Gallo, Tex           9
4. Six with             7
   
 
   Runs                  
1. Judge, NY           27
2. Trout, LA           21
3. Castro, NY          20
4. Four with           19
   

   RBI                   
1. Cruz, Sea           27
   Judge, NY           27
3. Cano, Sea           23
   Garcia, Chi         23
5. Sano, Min           22
       
   Stolen Bases          
1. Altuve, Hou          9
2. Dyson, Sea           8
3. Ellsbury, NY         7
4. Andrus, Tex          6
   DeShields, Tex       6
  
   Saves                 
1. Kimbrel, Bos         9
2. Allen, Cle           7
   Brach, Bal           7
   Chapman, NY          7
5. Two with             6
 
   ERA                   
1. Vargas, KC        1.14
2. Paxton, Sea       1.71
3. Santana, Min      1.80
4. Holland, Chi      1.82
5. Carrasco, Cle     2.02

   Worst ERA             
1. Bauer, Cle        7.67
2. Sabathia, NY      6.43
3. Zimmermann, Det   6.21
4. Shoemaker, LA     5.45
5. Chavez, LA        5.99
 
   FIP                   
1. Paxton, Sea       1.42
2. Sale, Bos         1.43
3. Vargas, KC        2.24
4. Triggs, Oak       2.38
5. Morton, Hou       2.71
 
   WHIP                  
1. Carrasco, Cle    0.810
2. Santana, Min     0.825
3. Sale, Bos        0.828
4. Severino, NY     0.837
5. Pineda, NY       0.839
 
   Strikeouts            
1. Sale, Chi           66
2. Archer, TB          43
   McCullers, Hou      43
4. Darvish, Tex        42
5. Estrada, Tor        41
National League
   Team W-L
1. Washington       18- 9
2. Colorado         16-11
3. St. Louis        15-11
4. Los Angeles      14-12
5. Chi, Cin, Mil    14-13

   Worst Team W-L
1. San Diego        10-17
   San Francisco    10-17
3. Atlanta          10-15
4. Miami            11-15
5. NY, Phi          12-14
   
   Batting Average     
1. Zimmerman, Was    .451
2. Harper, Was       .379
3. Gyorko, SL        .372
4. Freeman, Atl      .371
5. Turner, LA        .360
 
   On Base Percentage  
1. Harper, Was       .505
2. Freeman, Atl      .500
3. Zimmerman, Was    .490
4. Turner, LA        .448
5. Carpenter, SL     .446

   Slugging Percentage  
1. Zimmerman, Was    .934
2. Freeman, Atl      .831
3. Thames, Mil       .740
4. Gyorko, SL        .718
5. Blackmon, Col     .704

   On Base Plus Slugging
1. Zimmerman, Was   1.424
2. Freeman, Atl     1.331
3. Harper, Was      1.206
4. Thames, Mil      1.179
5. Gyorko, SL       1.148
      
   Worst OPS
1. Granderson, NY    .441
2. Swanson, Atl      .465
3. Contreras, Chi    .556
4. Gonzalez, Col     .561
5. Gonzalez, LA      .568

   Home Runs
1. Freeman, Atl        11
   Thames, Mil         11
   Zimmerman, Was      11
4. Stanton, Mia        10
5. 2 with               9

   Runs    
1. Harper, Was         31
2. Thames, Mil         29
3. Freeman, Atl        25
   Votto, Cin          25
   Zimmerman, Was      25

   RBI      
1. Zimmerman, Was      32
2. Blackmon, Col       25
   Franco, Phi         25
4. Murphy, Was;        24     
   Stanton, Mia; Votto, Cin 

   Stolen Bases          
1. Hamilton, Cin       17
2. Pollock, Ari        10
3. Gordon, Mia          8
4. 4 with               7
   

   Saves
1. Holland, Col        10
2. Feliz, Mia           7
   Oh, SL               7
   Rodney, Ari          7
5. Three with           6

   ERA
1. Lynn, SL          1.80
2. Leake, SL         1.95
   Gonzalez, Was     1.95
4. Cole, Pit         2.37
5. Eflin, Phi        2.42

   Worst ERA
1. Colon, Ari        7.33
2. Moore, SF         7.07
3. Gsellman, NY      6.75
4. Arroyo, Cin       6.53
5. Anderson, Col     6.46

   FIP
1. Anderson, Mil     2.34
2. Nova, Pit         2.53
3. Leake, SL         2.66
4. Strasburg, Was    2.79
5. Greinke, Ari      2.92

   WHIP
1. Eflin, Phi        0.85
2. Nova, Pit         0.86
3. Scherzer, Was     0.91
4. Leake, SL         0.96
5. Cole, Pit         0.97

   Strikeouts
1. Kershaw, LA         45
2. Scherzer, Was       44
3. deGrom, NY          43
   Greinke, Ari        43
   Ray, Ari            43
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