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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1979 1978 1977
1 George Brett KCR AL 26 3B 1886 7.4 8.6 5.4 7.6
2 Ron Guidry NYY AL 28 SP 720.2 7.2 6.5 9.6 4.8
3 Dennis Eckersley BOS AL 24 SP 762.1 6.9 7.2 7.3 5.0
4 Fred Lynn BOS AL 27 CF 1813 6.6 8.9 4.4 1.5
5 Jim Rice BOS AL 26 LF 2144 6.6 6.4 7.6 5.2
6 Darrell Porter KCR AL 27 C 1767 5.7 7.6 4.2 2.5
7 Buddy Bell TEX AL 27 3B 1864 5.5 6.9 4.4 3.7
8 Chet Lemon CHW AL 24 CF 1675 5.5 5.8 4.9 5.9
9 Jerry Koosman MIN AL 36 SP 154 725.2 5.4 7.2 1.2 2.5
10 Willie Randolph NYY AL 24 2B 1902 5.3 5.3 5.8 4.6
11 Mike Caldwell MIL AL 30 SP 5 647.1 5.2 4.8 8.2 0.5
12 Dave Goltz MIN AL 30 SP 774.0 5.1 4.1 6.6 5.5
13 Ken Singleton BAL AL 32 RF 1947 5.1 5.3 4.7 5.7
14 Sixto Lezcano MIL AL 25 RF 1542 4.8 5.6 4.0 3.7
15 Willie Wilson KCR AL 23 LF 900 4.7 6.3 1.0 0.3
16 Amos Otis KCR AL 32 CF 1788 4.7 3.6 7.4 2.5
17 Rod Carew CAL AL 33 1B 1838 4.6 2.6 5.0 9.7
18 Jim Kern TEX AL 30 RP 1 334.1 4.6 6.1 2.6 1.3
19 Bobby Grich CAL AL 30 2B 1425 4.5 6.0 3.5 1.5
20 Eddie Murray BAL AL 23 1B 2043 4.4 4.9 4.3 3.2
21 Roy Smalley MIN AL 26 SS 2111 4.4 4.3 6.0 1.6
22 Jim Palmer BAL AL 33 SP 770.2 4.4 2.1 6.4 7.3
23 Doug DeCinces BAL AL 28 3B 1638 4.4 2.8 6.8 4.5
24 Jack Morris DET AL 24 SP 349.1 4.4 5.8 0.1 0.9
25 Jim Sundberg TEX AL 28 C 1686 4.3 3.3 5.4 5.0
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Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1979) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1978) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1977) is added to the above totals and they are divided by 6.
- One caveat is that the final "Established Level" should not be below 75% of the current year's (1979) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1979, 7.0 WAR in 1978, and 4.0 WAR in 1977.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR