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Negro National League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. FosterCAG 8.5
2. SuttlesSLS 6.4
3. StearnesDS 6.0
4. BellKCM 5.9
5. HarneyCAG 5.6
6. WellsSLS 4.9
7. CurryCAG 4.4
8. RoganKCM 3.9
9. BrewerKCM 3.8
10. HensleySLS 3.7
WAR Position Players
1. SuttlesSLS 6.4
2. StearnesDS 6.0
3. WellsSLS 4.9
4. CreacySLS 3.3
5. RigginsDS 3.3
6. MurraySLS 3.1
7. TorrienteKCM 3.0
8. BellSLS 3.0
9. HardingABC 2.7
10. RussellSLS 2.5
Offensive WAR
1. SuttlesSLS 6.8
2. StearnesDS 5.5
3. WellsSLS 4.4
4. CreacySLS 4.1
5. BellSLS 3.4
6. HardingABC 3.0
7. TorrienteKCM 2.9
8. RussellSLS 2.7
9. MurraySLS 2.6
10. RigginsDS 2.5
Defensive WAR
1. DeMossABC 2.0
2. AllenKCM 1.8
3. RigginsDS 1.3
4. MalarcherCAG 1.3
5. LópezCSW 0.9
6. MothellKCM 0.9
WellsSLS 0.9
8. CorreaCSW 0.7
9. MurraySLS 0.6
10. JonesABC 0.6
Batting Average
1. SuttlesSLS .425
2. StearnesDS .383
3. HardingABC .378
4. WellsSLS .373
5. MartinABC .354
6. TorrienteKCM .351
7. LópezCSW .349
8. DrekeCSW .341
9. CreacySLS .340
10. BellSLS .334
On-Base%
1. SuttlesSLS .472
2. WellsSLS .470
3. StearnesDS .458
4. HardingABC .449
5. TorrienteKCM .446
6. RussellSLS .420
7. GardnerCAG .419
8. BlackwellDS .414
9. BellSLS .413
10. MurraySLS .403
Slugging %
1. SuttlesSLS .877
2. StearnesDS .716
3. CreacySLS .632
4. WellsSLS .584
5. BellSLS .534
6. MartinABC .517
7. MurraySLS .516
8. RussellSLS .513
9. WesleyDS .513
10. TorrienteKCM .511
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. SuttlesSLS 1.349
2. StearnesDS 1.174
3. WellsSLS 1.054
4. CreacySLS 1.020
5. TorrienteKCM .957
6. BellSLS .947
7. RussellSLS .934
8. HardingABC .923
9. MurraySLS .919
10. WesleyDS .908
Games Played
1. StearnesDS 93
2. CreacySLS 92
3. RigginsDS 91
BellSLS 91
5. SuttlesSLS 89
6. RussellSLS 87
7. RussellSLS 86
8. WesleyDS 85
RedusSLS 85
BlackwellDS 85
At Bats
1. CreacySLS 391
2. BellSLS 386
3. SuttlesSLS 358
4. StearnesDS 342
5. RussellSLS 338
6. RigginsDS 330
7. DeMossABC 314
8. AllenKCM 306
9. WesleyDS 300
10. RussellSLS 298
Plate Appearances
1. BellSLS 448
2. CreacySLS 429
3. RussellSLS 400
StearnesDS 400
5. SuttlesSLS 397
6. RigginsDS 391
7. RussellSLS 377
8. DeMossABC 355
BlackwellDS 355
10. WesleyDS 348
Runs Scored
1. BellSLS 107
2. CreacySLS 95
3. StearnesDS 94
4. SuttlesSLS 90
5. RigginsDS 80
6. RussellSLS 76
7. RussellSLS 73
8. WellsSLS 66
9. MurraySLS 63
10. JeffriesDS 61
Jones2TM 61
Hits
1. SuttlesSLS 152
2. CreacySLS 133
3. StearnesDS 131
4. BellSLS 129
5. WellsSLS 104
MartinABC 104
RussellSLS 104
8. HardingABC 102
9. RigginsDS 99
10. TorrienteKCM 97
Total Bases
1. SuttlesSLS 314
2. CreacySLS 247
3. StearnesDS 245
4. BellSLS 206
5. WellsSLS 163
6. WesleyDS 154
7. RussellSLS 153
8. MartinABC 152
9. RigginsDS 150
10. RussellSLS 149
Doubles
1. StearnesDS 33
2. SuttlesSLS 28
3. CreacySLS 27
BellSLS 27
5. MartinABC 22
6. RigginsDS 18
RussellSLS 18
8. HardingABC 17
JonesABC 17
TorrienteKCM 17
BoboSLS 17
Triples
1. SuttlesSLS 19
2. RussellSLS 10
3. CreacySLS 9
StearnesDS 9
Jones2TM 9
6. RussellSLS 8
7. RussCAG 7
BellSLS 7
MartinABC 7
10. RigginsDS 6
AllenKCM 6
MothellKCM 6
TorrienteKCM 6
RedusSLS 6
Home Runs
1. SuttlesSLS 32
2. CreacySLS 23
3. StearnesDS 21
4. WesleyDS 16
5. WellsSLS 13
6. BellSLS 12
7. MurraySLS 11
8. BellDS 8
RussellSLS 8
10. RigginsDS 7
RedusSLS 7
Runs Batted In
1. SuttlesSLS 130
2. CreacySLS 107
3. StearnesDS 103
4. TorrienteKCM 65
MartinABC 65
6. WesleyDS 64
WellsSLS 64
8. RussellSLS 59
9. BellSLS 58
10. MurraySLS 56
Bases on Balls
1. RussellSLS 53
2. WellsSLS 50
3. BellSLS 48
4. BlackwellDS 47
5. StearnesDS 41
6. MalarcherCAG 40
7. WesleyDS 39
8. McNairKCM 38
9. GardnerCAG 37
TorrienteKCM 37
Stolen Bases
1. BellSLS 36
2. RigginsDS 25
RussellSLS 25
4. DeMossABC 24
5. StearnesDS 21
6. AllenKCM 20
7. TorrienteKCM 18
McNairKCM 18
9. JohnstonKCM 16
WellsSLS 16
Singles
1. BellSLS 83
2. HardingABC 81
3. RussellSLS 77
4. WellsSLS 75
5. ThompsonCAG 74
CreacySLS 74
7. SuttlesSLS 73
TaylorABC 73
9. MartinABC 71
LópezCSW 71
Adjusted OPS+
1. SuttlesSLS 241
2. StearnesDS 199
3. WellsSLS 171
4. CreacySLS 159
5. TorrienteKCM 146
6. BellSLS 143
7. RussellSLS 140
8. HardingABC 138
9. MurraySLS 136
10. WesleyDS 133
Runs Created
1. SuttlesSLS 148
2. StearnesDS 110
3. CreacySLS 95
4. BellSLS 84
5. WellsSLS 76
6. RussellSLS 63
7. WesleyDS 60
TorrienteKCM 60
9. MartinABC 57
10. HardingABC 56
Adj. Batting Runs
1. SuttlesSLS 71
2. StearnesDS 51
3. WellsSLS 32
4. CreacySLS 32
5. BellSLS 26
6. TorrienteKCM 22
7. RussellSLS 20
8. HardingABC 18
9. MurraySLS 15
10. WesleyDS 15
Adj. Batting Wins
1. SuttlesSLS 6.4
2. StearnesDS 4.6
3. WellsSLS 2.9
4. CreacySLS 2.9
5. BellSLS 2.4
6. TorrienteKCM 2.0
7. RussellSLS 1.8
8. HardingABC 1.7
9. MurraySLS 1.4
10. WesleyDS 1.4
Extra Base Hits
1. SuttlesSLS 79
2. StearnesDS 63
3. CreacySLS 59
4. BellSLS 46
5. RussellSLS 36
6. MartinABC 33
7. RigginsDS 31
8. MurraySLS 30
9. WellsSLS 29
10. JonesABC 28
TorrienteKCM 28
Times On Base
1. SuttlesSLS 184
2. BellSLS 181
3. StearnesDS 178
4. CreacySLS 164
5. WellsSLS 155
6. RussellSLS 150
7. TorrienteKCM 144
8. BlackwellDS 143
9. RussellSLS 142
10. RigginsDS 139
Offensive Win %
1. SuttlesSLS .915
2. StearnesDS .852
3. WellsSLS .797
4. CreacySLS .761
5. HardingABC .726
6. TorrienteKCM .724
7. BellSLS .715
8. MartinABC .689
9. WesleyDS .672
10. RussellSLS .666
Hit By Pitch
1. MurraySLS 15
2. TorrienteKCM 10
3. BlackwellDS 8
MothellKCM 8
5. RussellSLS 6
SierraCSW 6
StearnesDS 6
Jones2TM 6
9. DeMossABC 5
ArangoCSW 5
DrekeCSW 5
HardingABC 5
BrownCAG 5
MalarcherCAG 5
Hewitt2TM 5
Sacrifice Hits
1. RussellSLS 24
2. MothellKCM 23
3. RigginsDS 21
4. RussellSLS 20
5. JacksonCAG 18
6. MalarcherCAG 16
SweattCAG 16
8. DeMossABC 14
ThompsonCAG 14
WellsSLS 14
RedusSLS 14
Power-Speed #
1. StearnesDS 21.0
2. SuttlesSLS 20.4
3. BellSLS 18.0
4. WellsSLS 14.3
5. WesleyDS 11.5
6. MurraySLS 11.0
7. RigginsDS 10.9
8. CreacySLS 10.7
9. RussellSLS 8.9
10. RussellSLS 8.3
AB per HR
1. SuttlesSLS 11.2
2. StearnesDS 16.3
3. CreacySLS 17.0
4. WesleyDS 18.8
5. WellsSLS 21.5
6. MurraySLS 25.2
7. BellSLS 32.2
8. RussellSLS 37.3
9. RedusSLS 41.9
10. ArangoCSW 44.2
Outs Made
1. BellSLS 267
2. CreacySLS 265
3. RussellSLS 258
4. JacksonCAG 253
5. RigginsDS 252
6. DeMossABC 247
7. AllenKCM 242
8. RussellSLS 227
9. MalarcherCAG 225
10. StearnesDS 222

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