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Major League Batting Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WilliamsBOS 9.5
2. SpahnBSN 9.4
3. BlackwellCIN 8.7
4. KinerPIT 8.1
5. MizeNYG 7.5
6. BoudreauCLE 7.3
7. GordonCLE 6.6
8. LeonardPHI 6.6
9. Walker2TM 6.5
10. ElliottBSN 6.5
WAR Position Players
1. WilliamsBOS 9.5
2. KinerPIT 8.1
3. MizeNYG 7.5
4. BoudreauCLE 7.3
5. GordonCLE 6.6
6. Walker2TM 6.5
7. ElliottBSN 6.5
8. KurowskiSTL 6.0
9. ReeseBRO 5.8
10. MarshallNYG 5.2
Offensive WAR
1. WilliamsBOS 9.6
2. KinerPIT 7.5
3. MizeNYG 7.2
4. KurowskiSTL 6.4
5. Walker2TM 6.4
6. ElliottBSN 6.1
7. DiMaggioNYY 5.6
8. MusialSTL 5.4
9. BoudreauCLE 5.2
10. GordonCLE 5.0
Defensive WAR
1. BoudreauCLE 3.1
2. GordonCLE 2.4
3. ReeseBRO 2.1
4. RizzutoNYY 2.0
5. MarionSTL 2.0
6. RosarPHA 1.9
StankyBRO 1.9
8. DoerrBOS 1.8
9. StephensSLB 1.5
10. StirnweissNYY 1.5
Batting Average
1. KimbroBEG .385
2. WashingtonBEG .375
3. Walker2TM .363
4. WareCBE .359
5. MinosoNYC .356
6. RobertsKCM .352
7. ButtsBEG .351
8. GraceCBE .348
9. WilliamsBOS .343
10. JethroeCBE .342
On-Base%
1. WilliamsBOS .499
2. GreeneKCM .476
3. GraceCBE .456
4. KimbroBEG .447
5. Walker2TM .436
6. WareCBE .432
7. RitcheyCAG .420
8. KurowskiSTL .420
9. KinerPIT .417
10. WalkerBRO .415
Slugging %
1. SmithCBE .646
2. KinerPIT .639
3. WilliamsBOS .634
4. KimbroBEG .619
5. MizeNYG .614
6. JethroeCBE .595
7. CooperNYG .586
8. RobertsKCM .549
9. KurowskiSTL .544
10. MarshallNYG .528
On-Base Plus Slugging
1. WilliamsBOS 1.133
2. KimbroBEG 1.067
3. KinerPIT 1.055
4. SmithCBE 1.049
5. JethroeCBE 1.004
6. MizeNYG .998
7. GreeneKCM .981
8. KurowskiSTL .964
9. WareCBE .957
10. RobertsKCM .936
Games Played
1. LakeDET 158
2. WilliamsBOS 156
GustinePIT 156
4. PeskyBOS 155
GordonCLE 155
MarshallNYG 155
VerbanPHI 155
8. MizeNYG 154
Jones2TM 154
VernonWSH 154
At Bats
1. SchoendienstSTL 659
2. BaumholtzCIN 643
3. PeskyBOS 638
4. HolmesBSN 618
5. GustinePIT 616
6. LakeDET 602
7. VernonWSH 600
8. RobinsonBRO 590
9. KellDET 588
10. MarshallNYG 587
MusialSTL 587
Plate Appearances
1. LakeDET 732
2. PeskyBOS 719
3. BaumholtzCIN 711
SchoendienstSTL 711
5. RobinsonBRO 701
6. WilliamsBOS 693
7. GustinePIT 692
8. JoostPHA 682
9. StankyBRO 680
10. MusialSTL 678
Runs Scored
1. MizeNYG 137
2. WilliamsBOS 125
RobinsonBRO 125
4. KinerPIT 118
5. MusialSTL 113
6. HenrichNYY 109
7. KurowskiSTL 108
8. PeskyBOS 106
9. ThomsonNYG 105
10. MarshallNYG 102
StirnweissNYY 102
GustinePIT 102
Hits
1. PeskyBOS 207
2. HolmesBSN 191
3. KellDET 188
4. Walker2TM 186
5. GustinePIT 183
MusialSTL 183
7. BaumholtzCIN 182
8. WilliamsBOS 181
9. McCoskyPHA 179
10. MizeNYG 177
KinerPIT 177
Total Bases
1. KinerPIT 361
2. MizeNYG 360
3. WilliamsBOS 335
4. MarshallNYG 310
5. CooperNYG 302
6. MusialSTL 296
7. ElliottBSN 287
8. GordonCLE 279
DiMaggioNYY 279
KurowskiSTL 279
Doubles
1. BoudreauCLE 45
2. WilliamsBOS 40
3. MillerCIN 38
4. ElliottBSN 35
HenrichNYY 35
6. HolmesBSN 33
RyanBSN 33
8. BaumholtzCIN 32
9. RobinsonBRO 31
WalkerBRO 31
DiMaggioNYY 31
SlaughterSTL 31
Triples
1. Walker2TM 16
2. HenrichNYY 13
MusialSTL 13
SlaughterSTL 13
5. DavisBEG 12
VernonWSH 12
7. PhilleyCHW 11
8. DoerrBOS 10
MitchellCLE 10
DiMaggioNYY 10
Home Runs
1. MizeNYG 51
KinerPIT 51
3. MarshallNYG 36
4. CooperNYG 35
5. WilliamsBOS 32
6. GordonCLE 29
ThomsonNYG 29
8. HeathSLB 27
KurowskiSTL 27
10. NicholsonCHC 26
Runs Batted In
1. MizeNYG 138
2. KinerPIT 127
3. CooperNYG 122
4. WilliamsBOS 114
5. ElliottBSN 113
6. MarshallNYG 107
7. KurowskiSTL 104
8. HenrichNYY 98
9. DiMaggioNYY 97
10. Jones2TM 96
Bases on Balls
1. WilliamsBOS 162
2. CullenbineDET 137
3. LakeDET 120
4. JoostPHA 114
5. ReeseBRO 104
GreenbergPIT 104
7. StankyBRO 103
8. KinerPIT 98
9. WalkerBRO 97
10. FainPHA 95
Strikeouts
1. JoostPHA 110
2. HeathSLB 87
York2TM 87
4. Jones2TM 85
5. NicholsonCHC 83
6. KinerPIT 81
7. PriddyWSH 79
8. ThomsonNYG 78
9. GreenbergPIT 73
10. LindellNYY 70
ChapmanPHA 70
Schultz2TM 70
Stolen Bases
1. DillingerSLB 34
2. RobinsonBRO 29
3. DavisBEG 25
4. PhilleyCHW 21
5. MárquezHG 18
6. SouellKCM 16
7. O'NeilKCM 15
8. ReiserBRO 14
Brown2TM 14
10. HoppBSN 13
BankheadHG 13
Walker2TM 13
Singles
1. PeskyBOS 172
2. KellDET 149
McCoskyPHA 149
4. HolmesBSN 146
5. Walker2TM 140
6. GustinePIT 138
7. BaumholtzCIN 136
DillingerSLB 136
9. VerbanPHI 132
10. SchoendienstSTL 130
Adjusted OPS+
1. WilliamsBOS 205
2. KimbroBEG 188
3. SmithCBE 179
4. KinerPIT 173
5. JethroeCBE 168
6. GreeneKCM 163
7. MizeNYG 160
8. WareCBE 156
9. DiMaggioNYY 154
10. KurowskiSTL 150
Runs Created
1. WilliamsBOS 166
2. KinerPIT 148
3. MizeNYG 137
4. ElliottBSN 116
MusialSTL 116
6. KurowskiSTL 115
7. MarshallNYG 111
8. Walker2TM 110
9. DiMaggioNYY 109
10. CooperNYG 101
Adj. Batting Runs
1. WilliamsBOS 89
2. KinerPIT 60
3. MizeNYG 48
4. KurowskiSTL 40
5. ElliottBSN 40
6. Walker2TM 39
7. DiMaggioNYY 38
8. KimbroBEG 31
9. MusialSTL 30
10. HenrichNYY 28
Adj. Batting Wins
1. WilliamsBOS 8.9
2. KinerPIT 5.8
3. MizeNYG 4.6
4. KurowskiSTL 3.9
5. ElliottBSN 3.8
6. DiMaggioNYY 3.8
7. Walker2TM 3.8
8. KimbroBEG 3.0
9. MusialSTL 2.9
10. HenrichNYY 2.8
Extra Base Hits
1. WilliamsBOS 81
2. MizeNYG 79
3. KinerPIT 78
4. CooperNYG 67
5. HenrichNYY 64
6. ElliottBSN 62
GordonCLE 62
MusialSTL 62
9. MillerCIN 61
MarshallNYG 61
DiMaggioNYY 61
Times On Base
1. WilliamsBOS 345
2. PeskyBOS 279
3. KinerPIT 277
4. MusialSTL 267
5. ElliottBSN 263
6. WalkerBRO 260
7. RobinsonBRO 258
8. KurowskiSTL 256
9. MizeNYG 255
10. Walker2TM 253
Offensive Win %
1. WilliamsBOS .879
2. KimbroBEG .851
3. SmithCBE .806
4. KinerPIT .798
5. MizeNYG .765
6. JethroeCBE .765
7. MinosoNYC .758
8. GreeneKCM .753
9. DiMaggioNYY .752
10. WareCBE .746
Hit By Pitch
1. KurowskiSTL 10
2. RobinsonBRO 9
3. RizzutoNYY 8
4. EversDET 6
JohnsonNYY 6
6. StankyBRO 5
HolmesBSN 5
NicholsonCHC 5
RigneyNYG 5
MajeskiPHA 5
SeminickPHI 5
Sacrifice Hits
1. RobinsonBRO 28
2. JoostPHA 24
3. Walker2TM 18
4. BoudreauCLE 14
EversDET 14
McQuinnNYY 14
SuderPHA 14
ValoPHA 14
9. KerrNYG 13
10. StankyBRO 12
HoppBSN 12
ZientaraCIN 12
KeltnerCLE 12
MayoDET 12
MarchildonPHA 12
Intentional Bases on Balls
1. WilliamsBOS 29
ReeseBRO 29
3. JorgensenBRO 21
WalkerBRO 21
TorgesonBSN 21
6. EdwardsBRO 19
7. DiMaggioNYY 15
McQuinnNYY 15
9. SpenceWSH 14
10. NicholsonCHC 13
GordonCLE 13
Northey2TM 13
Double Plays Grounded Into
1. DoerrBOS 25
2. KollowayCHW 22
York2TM 22
4. JohnsonNYY 21
5. PafkoCHC 19
KurowskiSTL 19
7. MajeskiPHA 18
LehnerSLB 18
MusialSTL 18
10. FurilloBRO 17
EnnisPHI 17
LewisWSH 17
Caught Stealing
1. PhilleyCHW 16
2. DillingerSLB 13
3. VernonWSH 12
4. ReiserBRO 11
RobinsonBRO 11
KellDET 11
7. LakeDET 10
8. PeskyBOS 9
9. MullinDET 8
LaPointePHI 8
SchoendienstSTL 8
Power-Speed #
1. RobinsonBRO 17.0
2. TorgesonBSN 13.0
3. LakeDET 11.5
4. GordonCLE 11.3
5. StephensSLB 10.4
6. EnnisPHI 10.3
7. RigneyNYG 9.9
8. HattonCIN 9.7
9. Brown2TM 9.3
10. KimbroBEG 9.3
AB per SO
1. VerbanPHI 67.5
2. BoudreauCLE 53.8
3. HolmesBSN 38.6
4. KellDET 36.8
5. MitchellCLE 35.2
6. WaitkusCHC 30.2
7. PeskyBOS 29.0
8. MusialSTL 24.5
9. SchoendienstSTL 24.4
10. WrightCHW 23.6
AB per HR
1. KinerPIT 11.1
2. MizeNYG 11.5
3. CooperNYG 14.7
4. GreenbergPIT 16.1
5. MarshallNYG 16.3
6. WilliamsBOS 16.5
7. HeathSLB 18.2
8. IrvinNE 18.5
9. NicholsonCHC 18.7
10. ThomsonNYG 18.8
Outs Made
1. SchoendienstSTL 519
2. LakeDET 508
3. BaumholtzCIN 485
4. York2TM 471
5. VernonWSH 468
6. JoostPHA 464
7. GustinePIT 460
8. PeskyBOS 459
RobinsonBRO 459
10. Jones2TM 457
Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)
1. MizeNYG 72.97
2. KinerPIT 60.58
3. WilliamsBOS 58.03
4. KurowskiSTL 55.93
5. HenrichNYY 51.98
6. DiMaggioNYY 44.85
7. GalanCIN 42.87
8. ElliottBSN 42.50
9. WalkerBRO 37.87
10. MusialSTL 36.78
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. HenrichNYY 5.5
2. WilliamsBOS 4.8
3. MizeNYG 4.8
4. KinerPIT 4.0
5. KurowskiSTL 3.9
6. GalanCIN 3.9
7. WalkerBRO 3.5
8. GordonCLE 3.5
9. ElliottBSN 3.2
10. CooperNYG 3.2
Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)
1. KinerPIT 5.9
2. WilliamsBOS 5.5
3. MizeNYG 5.4
4. KurowskiSTL 4.3
5. ElliottBSN 3.8
6. HenrichNYY 3.7
7. DiMaggioNYY 3.5
8. Walker2TM 3.2
9. MusialSTL 2.9
10. TorgesonBSN 2.9
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. WalkerBRO 10.5
2. KurowskiSTL 9.4
3. HenrichNYY 7.7
4. ReeseBRO 6.8
5. DiMaggioNYY 6.4
6. WilliamsBOS 6.0
7. VaughanBRO 5.8
8. MizeNYG 5.8
9. ReiserBRO 5.5
10. CooperNYG 5.1
Base-Out Wins Added (REW)
1. MizeNYG 7.0
2. KinerPIT 5.7
3. WilliamsBOS 5.7
4. HenrichNYY 5.3
KurowskiSTL 5.3
6. DiMaggioNYY 4.6
7. ElliottBSN 4.2
8. GalanCIN 4.1
9. McQuinnNYY 3.7
10. WalkerBRO 3.6