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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1979 1978 1977
1 Rod Carew CAL AL 33 1B 1838 4.6 2.6 5.0 9.7
2 Frank Tanana CAL AL 25 SP 570.2 3.0 1.2 3.0 8.3
3 Nolan Ryan CAL AL 32 SP 756.1 4.0 3.7 2.6 7.8
4 George Brett KCR AL 26 3B 1886 7.4 8.6 5.4 7.6
5 Jim Palmer BAL AL 33 SP 770.2 4.4 2.1 6.4 7.3
6 Carlton Fisk BOS AL 31 C 1630 3.5 0.8 6.0 7.0
7 Rich Gossage NYY AL 27 RP 25 325.2 3.0 1.8 3.2 6.1
8 Mitchell Page OAK AL 27 DH 1710 1.5 -0.6 2.3 6.1
9 Chet Lemon CHW AL 24 CF 1675 5.5 5.8 4.9 5.9
10 Toby Harrah CLE AL 30 3B 1855 3.9 3.4 3.8 5.7
11 Ken Singleton BAL AL 32 RF 1947 5.1 5.3 4.7 5.7
12 Dave Rozema DET AL 22 SP 525.0 2.9 1.2 4.0 5.6
13 Dennis Leonard KCR AL 28 SP 823.1 3.7 2.9 3.9 5.6
14 Dave Goltz MIN AL 30 SP 774.0 5.1 4.1 6.6 5.5
15 Graig Nettles NYY AL 34 3B 1914 4.2 2.7 5.7 5.5
16 Mike Hargrove CLE AL 29 LF 1828 2.5 2.2 1.4 5.5
17 Bump Wills TEX AL 26 2B 1853 3.8 3.4 3.5 5.4
18 Al Cowens KCR AL 27 RF 1763 2.3 1.5 1.9 5.4
19 Mickey Rivers NYY/TEX AL 30 CF 1768 3.0 1.9 3.5 5.3
20 Jim Rice BOS AL 26 LF 2144 6.6 6.4 7.6 5.2
21 Carl Yastrzemski BOS AL 39 1B 1844 2.7 2.3 2.0 5.2
22 Larry Hisle MIL AL 32 DH 1328 2.7 0.1 5.3 5.1
23 Don Money MIL AL 32 3B 1634 2.9 0.8 4.8 5.1
24 Bobby Bonds CLE AL 33 RF 1967 4.1 3.5 4.4 5.1
25 Dennis Eckersley BOS AL 24 SP 762.1 6.9 7.2 7.3 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