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Negro American League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. McDanielKCM 3.7
2. BremerCBE 2.6
3. JessupCAG 2.2
4. RobinsonKCM 2.1
5. LaMarqueKCM 1.5
WilliamsKCM 1.5
7. SteeleBBB 1.4
8. SmithKCM 1.3
9. JethroeCBE 1.3
10. CañizaresCBE 1.3
WAR Position Players
1. RobinsonKCM 2.1
2. WilliamsKCM 1.5
3. SteeleBBB 1.4
4. JethroeCBE 1.3
5. CañizaresCBE 1.3
6. PenningtonCAG 1.2
7. RobinsonMRS 1.0
8. WilsonBBB 0.9
9. SmithCAG 0.9
10. DrakeCC 0.8
Offensive WAR
1. RobinsonKCM 2.1
2. SteeleBBB 1.4
3. WilliamsKCM 1.1
4. PenningtonCAG 1.1
5. JethroeCBE 1.0
6. CañizaresCBE 1.0
7. SmithCAG 1.0
8. RobinsonMRS 0.9
9. SouellKCM 0.9
10. DavisBBB 0.8
Defensive WAR
1. WilliamsKCM 0.5
2. CañizaresCBE 0.4
3. WilsonBBB 0.4
4. DrakeCC 0.3
5. RobinsonKCM 0.3
6. JethroeCBE 0.3
7. ArmourCBE 0.2
8. RadcliffCC 0.2
9. LockettBBB 0.2
10. HaywoodCC 0.2
SpencerBBB 0.2
Batting Average
1. SteeleBBB .391
2. RobinsonKCM .375
3. CañizaresCBE .373
4. DavisBBB .360
5. SmithCAG .336
6. MoodyKCM .331
7. JethroeCBE .329
8. RobinsonMRS .329
9. PenningtonCAG .325
10. WilsonBBB .317
On-Base%
1. RobinsonKCM .449
2. SteeleBBB .446
3. PenningtonCAG .421
4. CañizaresCBE .420
5. JethroeCBE .407
6. RobinsonMRS .402
7. DavisBBB .396
8. SmithCAG .377
9. WilsonBBB .373
10. DouglasCAG .360
Slugging %
1. SteeleBBB .630
2. RobinsonKCM .600
3. RobinsonMRS .575
4. JethroeCBE .566
5. DavisBBB .512
6. CañizaresCBE .507
7. SmithCAG .467
8. PenningtonCAG .439
9. SouellKCM .420
10. MoodyKCM .411
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. SteeleBBB 1.076
2. RobinsonKCM 1.049
3. RobinsonMRS .978
4. JethroeCBE .973
5. CañizaresCBE .926
6. DavisBBB .907
7. PenningtonCAG .860
8. SmithCAG .844
9. MoodyKCM .766
10. SouellKCM .766
Games Played
1. ScottKCM 44
WilliamsKCM 44
3. ThomasKCM 43
4. MoodyKCM 42
5. SouellKCM 40
6. SmithCAG 35
7. RenfroeKCM 34
CrutchfieldCAG 34
RobinsonKCM 34
10. WyattCAG 32
At Bats
1. ScottKCM 173
2. WilliamsKCM 172
3. MoodyKCM 163
4. ThomasKCM 158
5. SouellKCM 157
6. SmithCAG 137
7. CrutchfieldCAG 131
8. WyattCAG 121
9. RobinsonKCM 120
10. DouglasCAG 116
Plate Appearances
1. WilliamsKCM 193
2. ScottKCM 183
3. ThomasKCM 174
4. MoodyKCM 173
5. SouellKCM 171
6. SmithCAG 147
7. CrutchfieldCAG 142
8. RobinsonKCM 137
9. PenningtonCAG 133
WyattCAG 133
Runs Scored
1. WilliamsKCM 40
2. SouellKCM 33
3. BissantCAG 27
4. ScottKCM 26
5. RobinsonKCM 25
6. MoodyKCM 23
7. ThomasKCM 22
SmithCAG 22
9. WyattCAG 21
DouglasCAG 21
Hits
1. MoodyKCM 54
2. SouellKCM 49
WilliamsKCM 49
4. ThomasKCM 46
SmithCAG 46
6. RobinsonKCM 45
7. ScottKCM 40
8. PenningtonCAG 37
9. WyattCAG 36
SteeleBBB 36
DouglasCAG 36
Total Bases
1. RobinsonKCM 72
2. MoodyKCM 67
3. SouellKCM 66
WilliamsKCM 66
5. SmithCAG 64
6. ThomasKCM 59
7. SteeleBBB 58
8. ScottKCM 56
9. PenningtonCAG 50
10. WyattCAG 46
Doubles
1. RobinsonKCM 13
2. MoodyKCM 10
3. WilliamsKCM 9
4. BissantCAG 7
CañizaresCBE 7
6. RobinsonMRS 6
PenningtonCAG 6
SouellKCM 6
WilsonBBB 6
10. McDanielKCM 5
LockettBBB 5
JonesMRS 5
CrutchfieldCAG 5
ScottKCM 5
ThomasKCM 5
SteeleBBB 5
JethroeCBE 5
Triples
1. SteeleBBB 7
2. JethroeCBE 5
3. KingCAG 4
SouellKCM 4
HydeMRS 4
ScottKCM 4
ThomasKCM 4
SmithCAG 4
9. WyattCAG 3
10. DukesCAG 2
BremerCBE 2
BumpusBBB 2
LockettBBB 2
PenningtonCAG 2
VázquezCC 2
BissantCAG 2
DavisBBB 2
ArmourCBE 2
WareCBE 2
BankheadMRS 2
Home Runs
1. RobinsonKCM 4
RobinsonMRS 4
3. JonesMRS 2
DavisBBB 2
SmithCAG 2
WilliamsKCM 2
7. FordMRS 1
JethroeCBE 1
DouglasCAG 1
SteeleBBB 1
Felder2TM 1
ScottKCM 1
MoodyKCM 1
RadcliffCC 1
TrouppeCBE 1
CañizaresCBE 1
WyattCAG 1
SouellKCM 1
VázquezCC 1
NavarroCC 1
PenningtonCAG 1
DrakeCC 1
NelsonCAG 1
BassettBBB 1
Runs Batted In
1. SouellKCM 29
SmithCAG 29
3. ScottKCM 28
4. RobinsonKCM 27
5. MoodyKCM 24
6. WyattCAG 21
7. JethroeCBE 19
8. NelsonCAG 17
RobinsonMRS 17
PenningtonCAG 17
Bases on Balls
1. PenningtonCAG 19
2. WilliamsKCM 17
3. RobinsonKCM 16
4. BissantCAG 12
5. NelsonCAG 11
6. RenfroeKCM 10
CrutchfieldCAG 10
WyattCAG 10
ThomasKCM 10
10. ScottKCM 9
DouglasCAG 9
SmithCAG 9
Stolen Bases
1. WilliamsKCM 8
2. WoodsCBE 5
PenningtonCAG 5
ScottKCM 5
JethroeCBE 5
6. SouellKCM 4
ThomasKCM 4
DouglasCAG 4
9. RobinsonKCM 3
CañizaresCBE 3
Singles
1. MoodyKCM 43
2. SouellKCM 38
3. ThomasKCM 37
WilliamsKCM 37
5. SmithCAG 36
6. DouglasCAG 32
7. WyattCAG 31
8. ScottKCM 30
9. PenningtonCAG 28
10. RobinsonKCM 27
Adjusted OPS+
1. SteeleBBB 216
2. RobinsonKCM 208
3. RobinsonMRS 187
4. JethroeCBE 186
5. CañizaresCBE 173
6. DavisBBB 167
7. PenningtonCAG 154
8. SmithCAG 149
9. MoodyKCM 126
10. SouellKCM 126
Runs Created
1. RobinsonKCM 32
2. SteeleBBB 25
3. MoodyKCM 24
SmithCAG 24
5. SouellKCM 23
WilliamsKCM 23
7. PenningtonCAG 21
8. ThomasKCM 20
9. JethroeCBE 18
10. CañizaresCBE 17
DavisBBB 17
Adj. Batting Runs
1. RobinsonKCM 17
2. SteeleBBB 13
3. PenningtonCAG 9
4. RobinsonMRS 8
5. JethroeCBE 8
6. SmithCAG 8
7. CañizaresCBE 7
8. DavisBBB 7
9. MoodyKCM 5
10. WilliamsKCM 4
Adj. Batting Wins
1. RobinsonKCM 1.7
2. SteeleBBB 1.3
3. PenningtonCAG 0.9
4. RobinsonMRS 0.8
5. JethroeCBE 0.8
6. SmithCAG 0.8
7. CañizaresCBE 0.7
8. DavisBBB 0.7
9. MoodyKCM 0.5
10. SouellKCM 0.5
WilliamsKCM 0.5
Extra Base Hits
1. RobinsonKCM 18
2. SteeleBBB 13
3. WilliamsKCM 12
4. SouellKCM 11
MoodyKCM 11
JethroeCBE 11
7. RobinsonMRS 10
ScottKCM 10
SmithCAG 10
10. PenningtonCAG 9
BissantCAG 9
ThomasKCM 9
Times On Base
1. WilliamsKCM 67
2. RobinsonKCM 61
3. MoodyKCM 60
4. ThomasKCM 58
5. SouellKCM 57
6. PenningtonCAG 56
7. SmithCAG 55
8. ScottKCM 49
9. WyattCAG 46
10. SteeleBBB 45
DouglasCAG 45
Offensive Win %
1. RobinsonKCM .865
2. SteeleBBB .862
3. CañizaresCBE .823
4. JethroeCBE .823
5. RobinsonMRS .801
6. DavisBBB .768
7. PenningtonCAG .742
8. SmithCAG .726
9. MoodyKCM .647
10. SouellKCM .624
Hit By Pitch
1. RobinsonMRS 2
ThomasKCM 2
SteeleBBB 2
JethroeCBE 2
BankheadMRS 2
WoodsCBE 2
7. WilliamsKCM 1
JohnsonMRS 1
CrutchfieldCAG 1
WilsonBBB 1
SouellKCM 1
HaynesKCM 1
BarnhillCAG 1
LockettBBB 1
WellsMRS 1
RenfroeKCM 1
NelsonCAG 1
Sacrifice Hits
1. SouellKCM 6
2. LongleyMRS 4
MoodyKCM 4
ThomasKCM 4
SteeleBBB 4
6. WoodsCBE 3
RenfroeKCM 3
JonesMRS 3
BellBBB 3
LockettBBB 3
DavisBBB 3
WilliamsKCM 3
Intentional Bases on Balls
1. RobinsonMRS 1
Power-Speed #
1. RobinsonKCM 3.4
2. WilliamsKCM 3.2
3. DavisBBB 2.0
4. PenningtonCAG 1.7
JethroeCBE 1.7
ScottKCM 1.7
7. RobinsonMRS 1.6
DouglasCAG 1.6
SouellKCM 1.6
10. CañizaresCBE 1.5
AB per HR
1. RobinsonMRS 18.3
2. RobinsonKCM 30.0
3. DavisBBB 43.0
4. SmithCAG 68.5
5. CañizaresCBE 75.0
6. JethroeCBE 76.0
7. WilliamsKCM 86.0
8. NelsonCAG 87.0
9. SteeleBBB 92.0
10. PenningtonCAG 114.0
Outs Made
1. ScottKCM 134
2. WilliamsKCM 126
3. ThomasKCM 116
4. SouellKCM 114
5. MoodyKCM 113
6. CrutchfieldCAG 101
7. SmithCAG 92
8. RenfroeKCM 90
9. WyattCAG 87
10. BissantCAG 84

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