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. Heavy Johnson has a 146 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, Heavy Johnson made 1,981 plate appearances and pitched 3 innings. Johnson was worth 18.4 Wins Above Replacement (18.1 as a hitter and 0.2 as a pitcher) and 12.0 Wins Above Average (11.7 as a hitter and 0.2 as a pitcher).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 18.4 WAR becomes 26.5 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 12.0 WAA becomes 12.6 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Johnson 49.2 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).
Heavy Johnson has a Hall Rating of 46, leaving him nowhere close to induction to the Hall of Stats.
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