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1979-1980 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 1980 EstLvl 1979 1978 1977
1 Dave Goltz SP 31 MIN LAD Nov 14 -0.5 5.1 4.1 6.6 5.5
2 Nolan Ryan SP 33 CAL HOU Nov 19 1.5 4.0 3.7 2.6 7.8
3 Bob Watson 1B 34 BOS NYY Nov 08 2.4 3.2 2.9 3.0 4.7
4 Rick Wise SP 34 CLE SDP Nov 19 1.1 3.1 4.1 0.9 1.1
5 Joe Morgan 2B 36 CIN HOU Jan 31 3.7 2.9 2.7 1.6 5.8
6 Fred Norman SP 37 CIN MON Dec 03 -0.2 2.0 2.4 0.9 3.2
7 Bruce Kison SP 30 PIT CAL Nov 16 0.1 1.9 2.6 1.4 -0.5
8 Tony Perez 1B 38 MON BOS Nov 16 0.7 1.8 0.5 3.3 2.8
9 Skip Lockwood RP 33 NYM BOS Nov 27 -0.6 1.7 2.2 1.0 1.6
10 Don Hood RP 30 NYY STL Mar 13 0.3 1.5 1.9 0.8 1.8
11 Don Stanhouse RP 29 BAL LAD Nov 17 -0.7 1.4 1.7 0.8 1.4
12 Rudy May SP 35 MON NYY Nov 08 4.9 1.3 1.7 -0.7 1.9
13 Greg Gross LF 27 PHI PHI Dec 13 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.0 0.4
14 Dave Hamilton RP 32 OAK OAK Feb 20 -3.1 0.9 1.3 -1.1 1.1
15 Milt May C 29 CHW SFG Dec 12 1.6 0.9 0.5 1.4 1.2
16 Jorge Orta DH 29 CHW CLE Dec 19 2.6 0.8 0.6 1.2 0.7
17 Al Hrabosky RP 30 KCR ATL Nov 20 0.2 0.8 0.5 1.7 -0.4
18 Willie Horton DH 37 SEA SEA Dec 20 -1.1 0.7 1.0 -0.3 0.9
19 John Curtis SP 32 SFG SDP Nov 26 1.3 0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.2
20 Lenny Randle CF 31 NYY SEA Mar 20 1.4 0.7 -0.5 0.9 4.2
21 Tony Solaita 1B 33 TOR 0.6 0.9 0.1 1.0
22 Freddie Patek SS 35 KCR CAL Dec 05 0.5 0.4 -1.1 1.7 2.3
23 Bobby Valentine SS 30 SEA 0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.7
24 George Scott 1B 36 NYY 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 2.4
25 Rusty Torres RF 31 CHW CHW Feb 19 -0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 -0.5
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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