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. Hank Thompson has a 67 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, Hank Thompson made 4,217 plate appearances. Thompson was worth 30.6 Wins Above Replacement and 15.0 Wins Above Average.
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 30.6 WAR becomes 36.8 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 15.0 WAA becomes 15.6 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Thompson 64.9 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).
Hank Thompson has a Hall Rating of 61, leaving him short of induction to the Hall of Stats.
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