Leaderboard Glossary
 
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Sample Leaderboard:
On-Base Pct
1985-6-.387
OPS
1985-10-.849
Games
1985-1-162
1986-1-162
Stolen Bases
1985-10-33
1986-6-60
CAR-47-142
Caught Stealing
CAR-46-55
 
 
   Black Ink Test: 2
   Gray Ink Test: 6
   Hall of Fame Standards: 28
 
For each stat, if the player was in the top 10 in any year or the top 50 in his career, an entry is listed. The entries are the year, their rank on the board, and the value for this stat. League leaders are in bold. For season batting rate stats, 502 plate appearances are required to make it onto the boards. However, if after adding the required number of hit-less at-bats, the player is still in the top 10, the entry is maked by an asterik. His actual number is in his season line and the adjusted number is in the leaderboard entry. For career batting rate stats, 3000 plate appearances are required to make it onto the boards.

For season pitching rate stats, 162 innings pitched are required to make it onto the boards. For career pitching rate stats, 2000 innings pitched are required to make it onto the boards.

Black-Ink Text

Named so because league leading numbers are traditionally represented with Boldface type. The definition for the test used here is from Bill James' The Politics of Glory, pp. 65-67. This measures how often a player led the league in a variety of important stats. To get a point, the player must have led the league in that stat.
    Batting Statistics
  • Four points for HR, RBI, BA
  • Three points for R, H, SLG
  • Two points for 2B, BB, SB
  • One point for G, AB, 3B
    Pitching Statistics
  • Four points for W, ERA, K
  • Three points for IP, WPct, SV
  • Two points for CG, BB/9, H/9
  • One point for G, GS, SHO

Gray-Ink Test

Similar to the Black-Ink test, but it counts all appearances in the top ten lists.

Hall of Fame Career Standards Test

This test gives a score of 50 for an average Hall of Famer, with 100 as the max score. It is used to measure the overall quality of a player's career as opposed to singular brilliance (peak value).

Also, I require a minimum of 20 points in this metric before the value is displayed for a player. Anything below that is meaningless.

This can be found in James's book on pp. 174-176. All values are for career marks, and I've required 1000 at bats or 500 IP for the rate stats to kick in.

    Batting Statistics
  • One point for each 150 hits above 1500, limit 10.
  • One point for each .005 of batting average above .275, limit 9
  • One point for batting over .300
  • One point for each 100 runs over 900, limit 8.
  • One point for scoring more than .500 runs per game.
  • One point for scoring more than .644 runs per game.
  • One point for each 100 rbi's over 800, limit 8.
  • One point for driving in more than .500 runs per game.
  • One point for driving in more than .600 runs per game.
  • One point for each .025 of slugging percentage above .300, limit 10
  • One point for each .010 of on-base percentage above .300, limit 10
  • One point for each 200 home runs.
  • One point if home runs are more than 10% of hits.
  • One point if home runs are more than 20% of hits.
  • One point for each 200 extra base hits over 300, limit 5.
  • One point for each 200 walks hits over 300, limit 5.
  • One point for each 100 stolen bases, limit 5.
  • Defensive value: 20 points for catcher, 16 - shortstop, 14 - second base, 13 - third base, 12 - center fielder, 6 - right fielder, 3 - left fielder, 1 - first baseman, 0 - designated hitter
    Pitching Statistics
  • One point for each 10 wins over 100, limit 25.
  • One point for each .013 of winning percentage above .500, limit 15.
  • One point for each 20 games over .500, limit 10.
  • One point for each .20 of ERA below 4.00, limit 10.
  • One point for each 200 strikeouts over 1000, limit 10.
  • One point for each .30 of BB/9IP below 4.00, limit 10.
  • One point for each .30 of H/9IP below 10.00, limit 10.
  • One point for each 1000 innings above 1000, limit 5.
  • One point for each 100 complete games above 200, limit 5. Changed from James's slightly
  • One point for each 30 shutouts, limit 5. Changed from James's slightly