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. Ray Brown has a 107 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, Ray Brown pitched 1,468 innings and made 1,391 plate appearances. Brown was worth 39.3 Wins Above Replacement (32.4 as a pitcher and 6.7 as a hitter) and 26.1 Wins Above Average (21.4 as a pitcher and 4.7 as a hitter).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 39.3 WAR becomes 49.6 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 26.1 WAA becomes 27.5 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Brown 99.1 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).
Ray Brown has a Hall Rating of 93, making him close to the Hall of Stats borderline—but still on the outside.
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