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Negro National League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. FosterCAG 7.4
2. RileDS 7.0
3. WellsSLS 7.0
4. RoganKCM 6.5
5. BellKCM 5.5
6. StearnesDS 5.2
7. ParnellBBB 5.0
8. RedusSLS 4.3
9. SalmonBBB 4.1
StreeterBBB 4.1
WAR Position Players
1. WellsSLS 7.0
2. ParnellBBB 5.3
3. StearnesDS 5.2
4. RedusSLS 4.3
5. DavisCAG 3.8
6. RileDS 3.8
7. CreacySLS 3.1
8. RussCAG 3.0
9. RussellSLS 2.9
10. AllenKCM 2.6
Offensive WAR
1. WellsSLS 6.9
2. ParnellBBB 5.3
3. StearnesDS 5.2
4. RedusSLS 4.2
5. DavisCAG 3.8
6. RileDS 3.8
7. CreacySLS 3.1
8. RussCAG 3.0
9. RussellSLS 2.8
10. AllenKCM 2.6
Defensive WAR
1. WellsSLS 0.6
2. AllenKCM 0.6
3. Miller2TM 0.4
RussCAG 0.4
OwensBBB 0.4
6. HardingDS 0.4
7. CorreaCSW 0.3
8. WilliamsCAG 0.3
9. CreacySLS 0.3
10. Robinson2TM 0.3
JohnsonDS 0.3
Batting Average
1. ParnellBBB .422
2. DavisCAG .396
3. RileDS .389
4. RedusSLS .367
5. WellsSLS .363
6. WilliamsBBB .363
7. StearnesDS .350
8. DrekeCSW .336
9. JohnstonKCM .329
10. AllenKCM .325
On-Base%
1. ParnellBBB .464
2. WellsSLS .450
3. DavisCAG .443
4. RileDS .439
5. StearnesDS .429
6. DrekeCSW .414
7. RedusSLS .395
8. JohnstonKCM .395
9. TorrienteDS .390
10. BoboSLS .388
Slugging %
1. WellsSLS .690
2. StearnesDS .662
3. RileDS .660
4. ParnellBBB .653
5. RedusSLS .617
6. DavisCAG .545
7. CreacySLS .532
8. WilliamsBBB .513
9. RussellSLS .494
10. RussellSLS .479
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. WellsSLS 1.140
2. ParnellBBB 1.117
3. RileDS 1.100
4. StearnesDS 1.091
5. RedusSLS 1.011
6. DavisCAG .988
7. WilliamsBBB .898
8. CreacySLS .885
9. RussellSLS .874
10. JohnstonKCM .847
Games Played
1. BellSLS 97
2. RedusSLS 96
RussellSLS 96
WellsSLS 96
5. ThompsonBBB 94
6. BoboSLS 93
7. CreacySLS 92
8. McAllisterBBB 91
StearnesDS 91
10. WilliamsCAG 89
At Bats
1. BellSLS 419
2. RussellSLS 391
3. RedusSLS 373
4. WellsSLS 361
5. CreacySLS 348
6. ThompsonBBB 346
7. McAllisterBBB 345
8. HardingDS 341
9. StearnesDS 340
10. ParnellBBB 334
JohnstonKCM 334
Plate Appearances
1. BellSLS 460
2. RussellSLS 436
3. WellsSLS 426
4. RedusSLS 404
5. ThompsonBBB 394
6. McAllisterBBB 392
StearnesDS 392
8. JohnsonDS 385
9. MalarcherCAG 383
HardingDS 383
Runs Scored
1. BellSLS 90
WellsSLS 90
3. ParnellBBB 86
4. StearnesDS 79
5. RussellSLS 77
6. RedusSLS 66
7. JohnsonDS 64
8. BoboSLS 63
CreacySLS 63
10. DavisCAG 60
Hits
1. ParnellBBB 141
2. RedusSLS 137
3. BellSLS 131
WellsSLS 131
5. DavisCAG 128
6. RussellSLS 125
7. StearnesDS 119
8. JohnstonKCM 110
CreacySLS 110
10. AllenKCM 107
Total Bases
1. WellsSLS 249
2. RedusSLS 230
3. StearnesDS 225
4. ParnellBBB 218
5. RussellSLS 193
6. CreacySLS 185
7. BellSLS 179
8. DavisCAG 176
9. RileDS 175
10. RussCAG 153
Doubles
1. RussCAG 30
2. StearnesDS 25
3. ParnellBBB 24
4. RileDS 23
BellSLS 23
6. DavisCAG 21
WellsSLS 21
8. SweattCAG 20
9. RedusSLS 19
10. AllenKCM 18
Triples
1. CreacySLS 12
StearnesDS 12
3. RedusSLS 10
ParnellBBB 10
5. RussellSLS 9
DavisCAG 9
7. RileDS 8
Meredith2TM 8
WilliamsBBB 8
10. RigginsCHT 7
JohnstonKCM 7
Home Runs
1. WellsSLS 29
2. StearnesDS 19
3. RedusSLS 18
4. CreacySLS 13
5. ParnellBBB 11
RussellSLS 11
RussellSLS 11
RileDS 11
9. SuttlesSLS 9
10. PalmBBB 8
MartinDS 8
Runs Batted In
1. StearnesDS 114
2. WellsSLS 108
3. CreacySLS 84
4. RedusSLS 77
5. ParnellBBB 75
6. DavisCAG 68
7. TorrienteDS 62
8. RussCAG 58
RileDS 58
McNairKCM 58
Bases on Balls
1. WellsSLS 56
2. MalarcherCAG 53
3. BoboSLS 49
4. JosephKCM 48
5. StearnesDS 46
6. JohnsonDS 45
7. Ward2TM 42
8. TorrienteDS 41
9. SweattCAG 40
10. RussellSLS 38
Stolen Bases
1. BellSLS 21
2. ParnellBBB 19
3. MalarcherCAG 17
4. RussCAG 16
5. DavisCAG 14
6. StearnesDS 13
ThompsonBBB 13
8. HinesCAG 12
McNairKCM 12
BrownCAG 12
Singles
1. BellSLS 98
2. ParnellBBB 96
3. DavisCAG 95
4. RedusSLS 90
5. RussellSLS 88
6. JohnstonKCM 86
7. AllenKCM 84
8. ThompsonBBB 80
9. McAllisterBBB 76
TorrienteDS 76
WellsSLS 76
Adjusted OPS+
1. WellsSLS 204
2. ParnellBBB 199
3. RileDS 194
4. StearnesDS 191
5. RedusSLS 170
6. DavisCAG 166
7. WilliamsBBB 141
8. CreacySLS 137
9. RussellSLS 135
10. JohnstonKCM 129
Runs Created
1. WellsSLS 112
2. ParnellBBB 101
3. StearnesDS 96
4. RedusSLS 91
5. DavisCAG 77
RileDS 77
7. RussellSLS 73
8. CreacySLS 65
9. BellSLS 64
10. JohnstonKCM 60
Adj. Batting Runs
1. WellsSLS 54
2. ParnellBBB 46
3. StearnesDS 43
4. RileDS 34
5. RedusSLS 34
6. DavisCAG 30
7. SuttlesSLS 26
8. RussellSLS 19
9. CreacySLS 15
10. JohnstonKCM 14
Adj. Batting Wins
1. WellsSLS 5.1
2. ParnellBBB 4.4
3. StearnesDS 4.1
4. RileDS 3.3
5. RedusSLS 3.2
6. DavisCAG 2.9
7. SuttlesSLS 2.4
8. RussellSLS 1.8
9. CreacySLS 1.5
10. JohnstonKCM 1.4
Extra Base Hits
1. StearnesDS 56
2. WellsSLS 55
3. RedusSLS 47
4. ParnellBBB 45
5. RileDS 42
6. RussCAG 37
CreacySLS 37
RussellSLS 37
9. DavisCAG 33
BellSLS 33
Times On Base
1. WellsSLS 188
2. ParnellBBB 167
3. StearnesDS 166
4. RussellSLS 163
5. BellSLS 162
6. DavisCAG 155
7. RedusSLS 154
8. JohnstonKCM 146
9. TorrienteDS 142
10. BoboSLS 139
Offensive Win %
1. ParnellBBB .876
2. WellsSLS .860
3. RileDS .851
4. StearnesDS .836
5. DavisCAG .801
6. RedusSLS .793
7. WilliamsBBB .727
8. RussellSLS .685
9. CreacySLS .674
10. DrekeCSW .674
Hit By Pitch
1. DavisCAG 3
2. DrekeCSW 2
3. ParnellBBB 1
ThompsonBBB 1
DixonCHT 1
DuffCHT 1
RigalCSW 1
DavisDS 1
DrakeDS 1
McAllisterBBB 1
StearnesDS 1
HydeMRS 1
BoboSLS 1
HarrisonSLS 1
WellsSLS 1
Brown2TM 1
Everett2TM 1
Ward2TM 1
Wesley2TM 1
RossDS 1
Sacrifice Hits
1. JohnsonDS 31
2. MalarcherCAG 23
3. Miller2TM 20
4. BoboSLS 18
5. AllenKCM 17
6. OwensBBB 14
ThompsonBBB 14
SweattCAG 14
JosephKCM 14
MothellKCM 14
RedusSLS 14
Power-Speed #
1. StearnesDS 15.4
2. ParnellBBB 13.9
3. WellsSLS 13.7
4. RussellSLS 8.6
5. BellSLS 8.1
6. McNairKCM 7.1
7. RussellSLS 6.9
8. MartinDS 6.9
9. JohnsonDS 6.4
JosephKCM 6.4
AB per HR
1. WellsSLS 12.4
2. StearnesDS 17.9
3. RedusSLS 20.7
4. RileDS 24.1
5. RussellSLS 26.5
6. CreacySLS 26.8
7. ParnellBBB 30.4
8. RussellSLS 35.5
9. WilliamsSLS 42.4
10. JosephKCM 52.8
Outs Made
1. BellSLS 298
2. RussellSLS 273
3. DavisMRS 264
4. ThompsonBBB 263
HardingDS 263
6. McHaskellMRS 258
7. McAllisterBBB 257
8. MalarcherCAG 253
JohnsonDS 253
10. CreacySLS 250
RedusSLS 250

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