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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1980 1979 1978
1 George Brett KCR AL 27 3B 1774 8.5 9.4 8.6 5.4
2 Rickey Henderson OAK AL 21 LF 1120 6.6 8.8 -0.9
3 Willie Wilson KCR AL 24 LF 1608 6.5 8.5 6.3 1.0
4 Buddy Bell TEX AL 28 3B 1860 6.3 6.5 6.9 4.4
5 Fred Lynn BOS AL 28 CF 1727 6.0 4.7 8.9 4.4
6 Willie Randolph NYY AL 25 2B 1920 6.0 6.6 5.3 5.8
7 Robin Yount MIL AL 24 SS 1818 5.4 7.1 3.1 5.0
8 Ron Guidry NYY AL 29 SP 729.2 5.4 3.2 6.5 9.6
9 Britt Burns CHW AL 21 SP 250.2 5.2 7.0 -0.2 -0.5
10 Dwayne Murphy OAK AL 25 CF 1253 5.2 6.9 0.9 -0.4
11 Cecil Cooper MIL AL 30 1B 1786 5.1 6.8 3.7 3.0
12 Ben Oglivie MIL AL 31 LF 1759 4.9 6.5 3.0 4.2
13 Chet Lemon CHW AL 25 CF 1652 4.8 4.2 5.8 4.9
14 Dennis Eckersley BOS AL 25 SP 712.2 4.7 2.1 7.2 7.3
15 Bobby Grich CAL AL 31 2B 1796 4.6 4.2 6.0 3.5
16 Eddie Murray BAL AL 24 1B 2060 4.6 4.5 4.9 4.3
17 Al Bumbry BAL AL 33 CF 1493 4.6 6.1 3.0 0.4
18 Ken Singleton BAL AL 33 RF 1976 4.5 4.0 5.3 4.7
19 Larry Gura KCR AL 32 SP 738.2 4.5 6.0 0.3 4.5
20 Darrell Porter KCR AL 28 C 1776 4.4 2.4 7.6 4.2
21 Tony Armas OAK AL 26 RF 1221 4.4 5.9 0.4 0.2
22 Mike Norris OAK AL 25 SP 479.2 4.4 5.9 1.1 -0.6
23 Jim Rice BOS AL 27 LF 1976 4.4 2.0 6.4 7.6
24 Doug Corbett MIN AL 27 RP 136.1 4.3 5.7
25 Paul Molitor MIL AL 23 2B 1713 4.2 3.8 5.6 2.7
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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 (1980) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1979) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1978) 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 (1980) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1980, 7.0 WAR in 1979, and 4.0 WAR in 1978.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR