Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Satchel Paige has a 187 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.
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Over the course of his career, Satchel Paige pitched 1,729 innings and made 703 plate appearances. Paige was worth 47.8 Wins Above Replacement (47.6 as a pitcher and -0.1 as a hitter) and 33.7 Wins Above Average (33.9 as a pitcher and -0.2 as a hitter).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 47.8 WAR becomes 51.8 adjWAR. Then, WAA is adjusted by ignoring negative seasons (thus, truly capturing a player’s peak seasons) and making similar adjustments for catchers and relief pitchers. After these adjustments, the 33.7 WAA becomes 35.2 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Paige 115.2 wWAR. wWAR is then converted to Hall Rating. A Hall Rating of 100 represents the Hall of Stats borderline (similar to OPS+ or wRC+, where 100 represents league average).
Satchel Paige has a Hall Rating of 108, making him a member of the Hall of Stats—but one who sits very close to the borderline.
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