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Negro National League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WellsSLS 6.1
2. TrentSLS 5.9
3. FosterCAG 5.5
4. PaigeBBB 5.1
5. GlassMRS 5.0
6. PowellCAG 4.8
7. SuttlesSLS 4.7
8. StearnesDS 4.4
9. RoganKCM 4.4
10. BellKCM 4.1
WAR Position Players
1. WellsSLS 6.1
2. SuttlesSLS 4.7
3. StearnesDS 4.4
4. RedusSLS 3.4
5. BellSLS 3.1
6. RileDS 3.0
7. RussCAG 2.7
8. RussellSLS 2.3
9. JohnsonDS 2.3
10. CreacySLS 2.2
Offensive WAR
1. WellsSLS 5.3
2. SuttlesSLS 4.2
3. RedusSLS 3.9
4. StearnesDS 3.8
5. CreacySLS 3.2
6. RileDS 3.0
7. BellSLS 2.7
8. JohnsonDS 2.5
9. MeltonCTG 2.4
10. RussCAG 2.0
Defensive WAR
1. RussellSLS 2.1
2. WellsSLS 1.3
AllenKCM 1.3
4. RussCAG 1.0
5. OrangeDS 1.0
6. JacksonCAG 0.8
7. Harding2TM 0.7
8. HarrisMRS 0.6
SheppardBBB 0.6
10. TaylorKCM 0.6
Batting Average
1. SuttlesSLS .359
2. WellsSLS .359
3. MeltonCTG .354
4. RedusSLS .349
5. RoganKCM .348
6. Johnson2TM .348
7. RileDS .348
8. RussCAG .339
9. JohnsonDS .333
10. BellSLS .331
On-Base%
1. RileDS .425
2. JohnsonDS .421
3. WellsSLS .414
4. RoganKCM .405
5. SuttlesSLS .404
6. RedusSLS .399
7. WardMRS .394
8. BellSLS .391
9. Johnson2TM .390
10. StearnesDS .387
Slugging %
1. SuttlesSLS .704
2. WellsSLS .689
3. RedusSLS .663
4. StearnesDS .644
5. MeltonCTG .621
6. CreacySLS .540
7. RoganKCM .512
8. RileDS .508
9. ParnellBBB .497
10. BellSLS .482
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. SuttlesSLS 1.109
2. WellsSLS 1.103
3. RedusSLS 1.062
4. StearnesDS 1.031
5. MeltonCTG 1.006
6. RileDS .933
7. CreacySLS .927
8. RoganKCM .917
9. BellSLS .873
10. ParnellBBB .858
Games Played
1. McAllisterBBB 86
2. MeredithBBB 82
3. RileDS 80
OwensBBB 80
StearnesDS 80
6. PerkinsBBB 79
BellSLS 79
RussellSLS 79
ParnellBBB 79
10. RedusSLS 78
RussellSLS 78
CreacySLS 78
WellsSLS 78
At Bats
1. BellSLS 338
2. StearnesDS 315
RedusSLS 315
WellsSLS 315
5. McAllisterBBB 309
6. RussellSLS 308
MeredithBBB 308
8. JohnstonDS 305
9. SuttlesSLS 301
10. RileDS 299
Plate Appearances
1. BellSLS 378
2. McAllisterBBB 366
3. RussellSLS 361
4. StearnesDS 354
5. WellsSLS 352
6. RileDS 347
7. RedusSLS 345
8. CreacySLS 339
9. MeredithBBB 338
10. JohnstonDS 334
Runs Scored
1. WellsSLS 82
2. BellSLS 81
3. StearnesDS 80
4. SuttlesSLS 73
5. RedusSLS 72
6. RussellSLS 62
7. RileDS 60
JohnstonDS 60
9. JohnsonDS 55
10. RussCAG 54
Hits
1. WellsSLS 113
2. BellSLS 112
3. RedusSLS 110
4. SuttlesSLS 108
5. RileDS 104
6. StearnesDS 101
7. CreacySLS 98
8. MeredithBBB 94
9. ParnellBBB 93
JohnsonDS 93
RussCAG 93
Total Bases
1. WellsSLS 217
2. SuttlesSLS 212
3. RedusSLS 209
4. StearnesDS 203
5. BellSLS 163
6. CreacySLS 161
7. RileDS 152
8. ParnellBBB 147
9. RussellSLS 139
10. JohnstonDS 132
Doubles
1. WellsSLS 28
2. CreacySLS 23
3. RileDS 22
4. BellSLS 21
RedusSLS 21
6. ParnellBBB 19
7. SuttlesSLS 17
8. StearnesDS 16
9. DuffCTG 15
10. Johnson2TM 14
MothellKCM 14
RussellSLS 14
RoganKCM 14
Triples
1. MeltonCTG 13
2. RussellSLS 12
SuttlesSLS 12
4. StearnesDS 7
ParnellBBB 7
GilesKCM 7
PerkinsBBB 7
8. McAllisterBBB 6
WilliamsCAG 6
BellSLS 6
RedusSLS 6
Home Runs
1. StearnesDS 24
2. RedusSLS 22
WellsSLS 22
4. SuttlesSLS 21
5. CreacySLS 10
6. RadcliffeDS 8
RileDS 8
JohnstonDS 8
9. ParnellBBB 7
MeltonCTG 7
PalmSLS 7
Runs Batted In
1. RedusSLS 82
2. WellsSLS 81
3. StearnesDS 78
4. SuttlesSLS 75
5. RileDS 63
6. CreacySLS 54
7. RussCAG 48
8. ParnellBBB 46
JohnstonDS 46
10. Johnson2TM 45
Bases on Balls
1. JohnsonDS 40
2. BrownMRS 34
McNairDS 34
4. WardMRS 33
RileDS 33
6. BellSLS 32
7. Harding2TM 31
8. McAllisterBBB 30
RussellSLS 30
10. StearnesDS 29
JosephKCM 29
Stolen Bases
1. DwightKCM 29
2. JosephKCM 20
3. GardnerCAG 19
AllenKCM 19
BellSLS 19
6. MothellKCM 15
MeredithBBB 15
8. TaylorKCM 13
WellsSLS 13
10. Harding2TM 11
Singles
1. BellSLS 79
2. MeredithBBB 77
JohnsonDS 77
4. RussCAG 75
5. RileDS 73
TaylorKCM 73
7. McAllisterBBB 68
ThomasMRS 68
9. Thompson2TM 67
10. Johnson2TM 66
Adjusted OPS+
1. SuttlesSLS 197
2. WellsSLS 196
3. RedusSLS 185
4. StearnesDS 177
5. MeltonCTG 170
6. RileDS 154
7. CreacySLS 150
8. RoganKCM 149
9. BellSLS 137
10. Johnson2TM 133
Runs Created
1. WellsSLS 88
2. SuttlesSLS 85
3. RedusSLS 80
4. StearnesDS 77
5. RileDS 63
BellSLS 63
7. CreacySLS 61
8. ParnellBBB 52
9. RussellSLS 50
10. JohnsonDS 48
Adj. Batting Runs
1. WellsSLS 41
2. SuttlesSLS 38
3. RedusSLS 35
4. StearnesDS 32
5. RileDS 25
6. CreacySLS 21
7. BellSLS 18
8. MeltonCTG 17
9. JohnsonDS 14
10. RoganKCM 14
Adj. Batting Wins
1. WellsSLS 4.0
2. SuttlesSLS 3.6
3. RedusSLS 3.4
4. StearnesDS 3.1
5. RileDS 2.4
6. CreacySLS 2.0
7. BellSLS 1.8
8. MeltonCTG 1.6
9. JohnsonDS 1.4
10. RoganKCM 1.4
Extra Base Hits
1. WellsSLS 55
2. SuttlesSLS 50
3. RedusSLS 49
4. StearnesDS 47
5. CreacySLS 38
6. ParnellBBB 33
BellSLS 33
8. RileDS 31
9. RussellSLS 29
10. MeltonCTG 26
JohnstonDS 26
Times On Base
1. BellSLS 145
2. RileDS 144
3. WellsSLS 143
4. RedusSLS 136
5. StearnesDS 135
JohnsonDS 135
7. SuttlesSLS 131
8. CreacySLS 126
9. RussellSLS 125
10. McAllisterBBB 119
Offensive Win %
1. SuttlesSLS .842
2. WellsSLS .840
3. RedusSLS .816
4. MeltonCTG .799
5. StearnesDS .791
6. RileDS .751
7. RoganKCM .746
8. CreacySLS .722
9. BellSLS .701
10. Johnson2TM .695
Hit By Pitch
1. JiménezCSW 10
2. RedusSLS 9
3. MothellKCM 8
4. RileDS 7
5. HinesCAG 6
WardMRS 6
7. StearnesDS 5
DwightKCM 5
RobinsonMRS 5
MeredithBBB 5
SheppardBBB 5
RussCAG 5
WellsSLS 5
Sacrifice Hits
1. McAllisterBBB 25
2. MothellKCM 20
RussellSLS 20
McHaskellMRS 20
5. GilesKCM 17
6. HinesCAG 15
7. Harding2TM 14
8. DwightKCM 13
ParnellBBB 13
CreacySLS 13
RussellSLS 13
OwensBBB 13
Davis2TM 13
Power-Speed #
1. WellsSLS 16.3
2. RedusSLS 9.4
3. SuttlesSLS 9.3
4. BellSLS 9.1
5. RileDS 8.5
6. StearnesDS 8.3
7. ParnellBBB 7.9
8. JohnstonDS 6.9
9. MothellKCM 6.3
10. MeltonCTG 5.8
AB per HR
1. StearnesDS 13.1
2. RedusSLS 14.3
WellsSLS 14.3
4. SuttlesSLS 14.3
5. MeltonCTG 28.3
6. CreacySLS 29.8
7. RadcliffeDS 31.8
8. RileDS 37.4
9. JohnstonDS 38.1
10. ParnellBBB 42.3
Outs Made
1. McAllisterBBB 247
2. RussellSLS 236
3. BellSLS 233
4. McHaskellMRS 227
5. RussellSLS 225
JohnstonDS 225
7. MeredithBBB 223
AllenKCM 223
9. StearnesDS 219
10. ParnellBBB 216
JosephKCM 216

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