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. Bill Byrd has a 94 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, Bill Byrd pitched 1,344 innings and made 870 plate appearances. Byrd was worth 30.7 Wins Above Replacement (25.9 as a pitcher and 4.9 as a hitter) and 19.7 Wins Above Average (15.8 as a pitcher and 3.9 as a hitter).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 30.7 WAR becomes 39.8 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 19.7 WAA becomes 17.8 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Byrd 71.8 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).
Bill Byrd has a Hall Rating of 68, leaving him short of induction to the Hall of Stats.
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