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ON THIS POST: CHARTING THE TOP 3, BOTTOM 2 DURING AUGUST IN 18 STATS CATEGORIES

  • Batting: Average, on-base, slugging, HRs, runs, extra-base hits, strikeouts, walks, stolen bases

  • Pitching: Wins, ERA, saves, strikeouts, walks, batting average, on-base, HRs and SBs allowed


AUGUST BATTING LEADERS

200, 104

Astros led MLB with 200 runs scored in August; Rangers scored fewest in baseball with 104

9, 4

9 teams collected at least 100 extra-base hits in August while 4 teams failed to even get 80


Top 3, bottom 2 in August: Average


On-base percentage in August


August slugging percentage


August home runs

Yankees' 74 home runs is most ever by one team in any month

16

Yankees’ 74 HRs in August 16 more than any other team in history;

1987 Orioles, ‘99 Mariners hit 58


August extra-base hits


Runs scored in August


Most strikeouts in August

Detroit also led MLB in strikeouts in July (253)

2, 300

Only 2 teams have struck out

at least 300 times in

any month this season

  • 309: Detroit (August)

  • 304: Chicago White Sox (May)


August base on balls


August stolen bases


12, 10

Seattle caught stealing MLB-high 12 times in August; only 10 teams had more than 12 steals in August

AUGUST PITCHING LEADERS

3.26, 6.67

St. Louis had MLB-low 3.26 ERA in August; Baltimore had MLB-high 6.67 ERA for month

286, 189

Tampa Bay struck out MLB-best 286 batters in May; San Francisco K’d fewest with 189


Most, fewest August wins


August ERA


August saves


1, 17

Miami had 1 save in August;

17 MLB players had more saves in August than the Marlins


August strikeouts

Tampa Bay also led MLB in strikeouts in July (273)

Fewest August walks allowed


August batting average against


August opponent on-base pct.


Fewest August HRs allowed


August fewest SBs against


Source: mlb.com; espn.com