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Over the course of his career, James Shields pitched 2,616 innings and made 154 plate appearances. Shields was worth 30.8 Wins Above Replacement (30.4 as a pitcher and 0.3 as a hitter) and 6.5 Wins Above Average (6.3 as a pitcher and 0.3 as a hitter).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 30.8 WAR becomes 30.8 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 6.5 WAA becomes 14.3 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Shields 56.5 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).
James Shields has a Hall Rating of 53, leaving him nowhere close to induction to the Hall of Stats when eligible.
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