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Over the course of his career, Fred Merkle made 6,437 plate appearances. Merkle was worth 19.6 Wins Above Replacement and -1.2 Wins Above Average.
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 19.6 WAR becomes 20.4 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 -1.2 WAA becomes 6.0 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Merkle 31.2 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).
Fred Merkle has a Hall Rating of 29, leaving him nowhere close to induction to the Hall of Stats.
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