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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1995 1994 1993
1 Greg Maddux ATL NL 29 SP 256 678.2 8.7 9.6 8.7 5.7
2 Barry Bonds SFG NL 30 LF 1783 7.5 7.5 6.2 9.9
3 Randy Johnson SEA AL 31 SP 641.2 7.2 8.6 5.5 6.6
4 David Cone TOR/NYY AL 32 SP 655.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 7.2
5 John Valentin BOS AL 28 SS 1515 6.5 8.3 4.3 5.3
6 Albert Belle CLE AL 28 LF 1802 6.2 7.0 5.7 4.7
7 Jeff Bagwell HOU NL 27 1B 1627 6.1 4.9 8.2 5.4
8 Frank Thomas CHW AL 27 1B 1840 5.8 5.3 6.4 6.2
9 Kenny Lofton CLE AL 28 CF 1709 5.7 4.1 7.2 7.6
10 Mike Piazza LAD NL 26 C 1518 5.5 6.2 3.6 7.0
11 Ken Griffey SEA AL 25 CF 1498 5.4 3.3 6.9 8.8
12 Craig Biggio HOU NL 29 2B 1890 5.4 6.3 4.6 4.3
13 Kevin Appier KCR AL 27 SP 595.0 5.3 4.6 4.5 9.3
14 Chuck Knoblauch MIN AL 26 2B 1813 5.3 6.7 4.1 3.6
15 Edgar Martinez SEA AL 32 DH 1191 5.3 7.0 3.1 0.2
16 Rafael Palmeiro BAL AL 30 1B 1808 5.3 5.5 4.0 6.9
17 Mike Mussina BAL AL 26 SP 565.2 5.1 6.1 5.4 1.6
18 Tim Salmon CAL AL 26 RF 1683 5.1 6.6 2.6 5.3
19 Reggie Sanders CIN NL 27 RF 1577 5.0 6.6 3.3 2.7
20 Barry Larkin CIN NL 31 SS 1508 4.9 5.9 4.0 3.8
21 Matt Williams SFG NL 29 3B 1420 4.9 4.6 4.7 5.8
22 Dennis Martinez CLE AL 41 SP 82 588.1 4.9 5.7 4.6 2.9
23 Bernie Williams NYY AL 26 CF 1751 4.8 6.4 3.2 2.5
24 Tony Phillips CAL AL 36 3B 1888 4.7 4.4 4.7 5.6
25 Larry Walker COL NL 28 RF 1596 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.4
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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 (1995) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1994) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1993) 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 (1995) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1995, 7.0 WAR in 1994, and 4.0 WAR in 1993.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR