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Negro National League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. McDonald2TM 3.2
2. DeanDS 2.9
3. MitchellAB2 2.8
4. HensleySLS 2.7
5. WellsSLS 2.4
6. BrownAB2 2.3
7. StearnesDS 2.2
8. AllenSLS 1.5
9. WilliamsAB2 1.5
10. CapersLOW 1.5
WAR Position Players
1. WellsSLS 2.4
2. StearnesDS 2.2
3. AllenSLS 1.5
4. WilliamsAB2 1.5
5. SuttlesSLS 1.3
6. JohnstonDS 1.3
7. Russell2TM 1.2
8. RogersCAG 1.1
9. PalmDS 1.0
10. HughesLOW 1.0
ScottLOW 1.0
Offensive WAR
1. StearnesDS 2.2
2. WellsSLS 1.9
3. SuttlesSLS 1.7
4. JohnstonDS 1.3
5. Russell2TM 1.1
6. WilliamsAB2 1.0
7. BellSLS 1.0
PalmDS 1.0
RogersCAG 1.0
10. HughesLOW 0.9
Defensive WAR
1. AllenSLS 0.8
2. WellsSLS 0.7
3. JacksonCAG 0.6
4. WilliamsAB2 0.5
5. BinderAB2 0.5
6. MalarcherCAG 0.4
7. WalkerCCU 0.4
8. Russell2TM 0.3
9. WilliamsAB2 0.3
10. Zomphier2TM 0.3
Batting Average
1. StearnesDS .376
2. WilliamsAB2 .354
3. ScottLOW .353
4. WellsSLS .320
5. WilliamsLOW .315
6. RussellSLS .312
7. PalmDS .311
8. AllenSLS .308
9. GisentanerLOW .303
10. MitchellAB2 .303
On-Base%
1. StearnesDS .465
2. WellsSLS .439
3. JohnstonDS .432
4. SuttlesSLS .418
5. ScottLOW .409
RussellSLS .409
7. BellSLS .397
8. WilliamsAB2 .395
9. CreacySLS .394
10. MitchellAB2 .392
Slugging %
1. StearnesDS .632
2. SuttlesSLS .628
3. WellsSLS .541
4. MitchellAB2 .486
5. WilliamsLOW .449
6. DialsDS .437
7. PalmDS .435
8. AllenSLS .433
9. WilliamsAB2 .429
10. GisentanerLOW .416
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. StearnesDS 1.096
2. SuttlesSLS 1.046
3. WellsSLS .980
4. MitchellAB2 .878
5. WilliamsAB2 .824
6. AllenSLS .817
7. JohnstonDS .815
8. ScottLOW .815
9. WilliamsLOW .807
10. RussellSLS .804
Games Played
1. AndrewsAB2 45
JohnstonDS 45
RobinsonDS 45
4. BinderAB2 43
5. PalmDS 42
Russell2TM 42
7. CrutchfieldAB2 41
8. WilliamsAB2 40
9. DialsDS 39
10. StearnesDS 38
At Bats
1. CrutchfieldAB2 176
2. RobinsonDS 171
3. BinderAB2 170
4. AndrewsAB2 167
5. JohnstonDS 162
6. WilliamsAB2 161
PalmDS 161
8. Russell2TM 152
9. DialsDS 151
10. WilliamsAB2 140
Plate Appearances
1. JohnstonDS 200
2. CrutchfieldAB2 193
3. AndrewsAB2 186
BinderAB2 186
5. RobinsonDS 182
6. Russell2TM 176
7. WilliamsAB2 172
PalmDS 172
9. DialsDS 162
10. BellSLS 157
Runs Scored
1. BellSLS 46
2. JohnstonDS 37
3. SuttlesSLS 35
WellsSLS 35
5. CrutchfieldAB2 33
6. WilliamsAB2 30
7. RobinsonDS 29
StearnesDS 29
Russell2TM 29
10. GilesSLS 28
Hits
1. WilliamsAB2 57
2. CrutchfieldAB2 51
3. PalmDS 50
StearnesDS 50
5. AndrewsAB2 49
JohnstonDS 49
7. BinderAB2 47
8. RobinsonDS 45
Russell2TM 45
10. DialsDS 44
Total Bases
1. StearnesDS 84
2. SuttlesSLS 76
3. PalmDS 70
4. WilliamsAB2 69
5. AndrewsAB2 67
6. DialsDS 66
WellsSLS 66
8. CrutchfieldAB2 65
9. JohnstonDS 62
10. Russell2TM 59
Doubles
1. WellsSLS 12
2. SuttlesSLS 11
3. StearnesDS 10
4. HughesLOW 9
WalkerCCU 9
PalmDS 9
Russell2TM 9
8. DialsDS 8
JohnstonDS 8
10. BellSLS 7
RobinsonDS 7
Triples
1. BinderAB2 4
CrutchfieldAB2 4
WilliamsAB2 4
DialsDS 4
SuttlesSLS 4
6. AndrewsAB2 3
MitchellAB2 3
AllenSLS 3
WellsSLS 3
10. TrouppeSLS 2
BellSLS 2
CreacySLS 2
GilesSLS 2
RidleyCCU 2
LaurentCCU 2
WilliamsCAG 2
RogersCAG 2
MarshallCAG 2
ParkerAB2 2
MurrayAB2 2
Home Runs
1. StearnesDS 8
2. SuttlesSLS 7
3. MitchellAB2 4
4. PalmDS 3
WalkerCCU 3
WellsSLS 3
7. AndrewsAB2 2
WilliamsLOW 2
GisentanerLOW 2
RedusSLS 2
DialsDS 2
Runs Batted In
1. SuttlesSLS 36
2. StearnesDS 33
3. PalmDS 32
4. WilliamsAB2 29
5. WellsSLS 27
6. RussellSLS 23
7. AndrewsAB2 21
DialsDS 21
9. Russell2TM 20
10. MitchellAB2 19
WilliamsAB2 19
CreacySLS 19
Bases on Balls
1. JohnstonDS 35
2. WellsSLS 24
BellSLS 24
4. SuttlesSLS 23
5. StearnesDS 20
Russell2TM 20
7. RidleyCCU 19
8. CreacySLS 18
9. GilesSLS 17
RussellSLS 17
Stolen Bases
1. BellSLS 16
2. WellsSLS 9
3. WilliamsAB2 8
4. JohnstonDS 7
5. GardnerDS 6
StearnesDS 6
WilliamsAB2 6
8. RussellSLS 5
GilesSLS 5
CoxCCU 5
LaurentCCU 5
Russell2TM 5
Singles
1. WilliamsAB2 49
2. BinderAB2 41
CrutchfieldAB2 41
4. JohnstonDS 39
5. AndrewsAB2 38
6. PalmDS 37
RobinsonDS 37
8. ScottLOW 35
9. Russell2TM 34
10. StearnesDS 32
Adjusted OPS+
1. StearnesDS 205
2. SuttlesSLS 190
3. WellsSLS 173
4. MitchellAB2 145
5. WilliamsAB2 130
6. JohnstonDS 128
7. AllenSLS 128
8. ScottLOW 128
9. RussellSLS 125
10. WilliamsLOW 125
Runs Created
1. StearnesDS 38
2. SuttlesSLS 31
3. WellsSLS 28
4. WilliamsAB2 27
5. JohnstonDS 26
6. PalmDS 25
7. AndrewsAB2 23
Russell2TM 23
9. CrutchfieldAB2 22
DialsDS 22
Adj. Batting Runs
1. StearnesDS 20
2. SuttlesSLS 15
3. WellsSLS 13
4. JohnstonDS 9
5. RogersCAG 9
6. WilliamsCAG 7
7. MitchellAB2 6
8. WilliamsAB2 6
9. HughesLOW 5
10. BellSLS 5
Adj. Batting Wins
1. StearnesDS 1.9
2. SuttlesSLS 1.5
3. WellsSLS 1.3
4. JohnstonDS 0.9
5. RogersCAG 0.9
6. WilliamsCAG 0.6
7. MitchellAB2 0.6
8. WilliamsAB2 0.6
9. HughesLOW 0.5
10. BellSLS 0.5
Extra Base Hits
1. SuttlesSLS 22
2. StearnesDS 18
WellsSLS 18
4. DialsDS 14
5. WalkerCCU 13
PalmDS 13
7. AndrewsAB2 11
Russell2TM 11
HughesLOW 11
10. CrutchfieldAB2 10
BellSLS 10
JohnstonDS 10
Times On Base
1. JohnstonDS 86
2. StearnesDS 72
3. WilliamsAB2 68
4. AndrewsAB2 65
CrutchfieldAB2 65
WellsSLS 65
Russell2TM 65
8. BellSLS 62
9. SuttlesSLS 61
10. PalmDS 60
Offensive Win %
1. StearnesDS .866
2. SuttlesSLS .806
3. WellsSLS .772
4. MitchellAB2 .700
WilliamsAB2 .700
6. ScottLOW .691
7. AllenSLS .657
8. WilliamsLOW .651
9. JohnstonDS .648
10. PalmDS .639
Hit By Pitch
1. RedusSLS 3
MalarcherCAG 3
3. JohnstonDS 2
ScottLOW 2
WalkerCCU 2
RidleyCCU 2
AndrewsAB2 2
RobinsonDS 2
StearnesDS 2
JeffriesCAG 2
SuttlesSLS 2
ClarkLOW 2
WellsSLS 2
HarrisAB2 2
CooperLOW 2
Sacrifice Hits
1. GilesSLS 6
2. CooperLOW 5
MitchellAB2 5
RussellSLS 5
WellsSLS 5
6. BinderAB2 4
WalkerCCU 4
Russell2TM 4
9. RidleyCCU 3
CreacySLS 3
GardnerDS 3
WigginsCCU 3
CoxCCU 3
CrutchfieldAB2 3
AndrewsAB2 3
JacksonCAG 3
Power-Speed #
1. StearnesDS 6.9
2. SuttlesSLS 5.1
3. WellsSLS 4.5
4. PalmDS 3.0
5. AndrewsAB2 2.0
6. BellSLS 1.9
7. JohnstonDS 1.8
8. Russell2TM 1.7
RussellSLS 1.7
LaurentCCU 1.7
CoxCCU 1.7
AB per HR
1. StearnesDS 16.6
2. SuttlesSLS 17.3
3. MitchellAB2 27.3
4. WalkerCCU 39.7
5. WellsSLS 40.7
6. GisentanerLOW 44.5
WilliamsLOW 44.5
8. PalmDS 53.7
9. DialsDS 75.5
10. AndrewsAB2 83.5
Outs Made
1. CrutchfieldAB2 128
2. BinderAB2 127
3. RobinsonDS 126
4. AndrewsAB2 121
5. JohnstonDS 114
6. PalmDS 112
7. Russell2TM 111
8. DialsDS 109
9. GilesSLS 106
10. WilliamsAB2 105

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