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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1981 1980 1979
1 Buddy Bell TEX AL 29 3B 1669 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.9
2 George Brett KCR AL 28 3B 1595 6.2 3.3 9.4 8.6
3 Rickey Henderson OAK AL 22 LF 1613 6.1 6.7 8.8 -0.9
4 Willie Wilson KCR AL 25 LF 1850 6.0 4.1 8.5 6.3
5 Robin Yount MIL AL 25 SS 1684 5.3 4.9 7.1 3.1
6 Bobby Grich CAL AL 32 2B 1609 5.1 5.5 4.2 6.0
7 Dwight Evans BOS AL 29 RF 1609 5.0 6.7 3.0 3.7
8 Cecil Cooper MIL AL 31 1B 1791 5.0 4.2 6.8 3.7
9 Dwayne Murphy OAK AL 26 CF 1668 4.6 4.4 6.9 0.9
10 Chet Lemon CHW AL 26 CF 1619 4.4 4.1 4.2 5.8
11 Willie Randolph NYY AL 26 2B 1746 4.3 2.4 6.6 5.3
12 Rick Reuschel NYY AL 32 SP 214 652.1 4.2 2.9 5.5 5.8
13 Britt Burns CHW AL 22 SP 399.2 4.2 3.9 7.0 -0.2
14 Bert Blyleven CLE AL 30 SP 156 613.1 4.2 5.6 0.7 2.9
15 Eddie Murray BAL AL 25 1B 1792 4.2 3.7 4.5 4.9
16 Tony Armas OAK AL 27 RF 1425 4.1 4.2 5.9 0.4
17 Dave Stieb TOR AL 23 SP 1 555.2 4.0 4.4 4.9 1.4
18 Dave Winfield NYY AL 29 LF 1769 4.0 2.5 3.9 8.3
19 Larry Gura KCR AL 33 SP 689.1 3.9 3.7 6.0 0.3
20 Steve Kemp DET AL 26 LF 1608 3.7 3.8 3.5 4.2
21 Jim Sundberg TEX AL 30 C 1538 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.3
22 Rick Burleson CAL AL 30 SS 1890 3.7 4.5 2.4 3.8
23 Ron Guidry NYY AL 30 SP 583.0 3.7 3.1 3.2 6.5
24 Jack Morris DET AL 26 SP 645.2 3.6 3.4 2.9 5.8
25 Alan Trammell DET AL 23 SS 1635 3.6 3.8 4.8 0.7
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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 (1981) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1980) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1979) 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 (1981) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1981, 7.0 WAR in 1980, and 4.0 WAR in 1979.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR