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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 2006 2005 2004
1 Albert Pujols STL NL 26 1B 2026 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.5
2 Johan Santana MIN AL 27 SP 16 693.1 7.6 7.6 7.2 8.8
3 Alex Rodriguez NYY AL 30 3B 2087 6.6 4.5 9.4 7.6
4 Chase Utley PHI NL 27 2B 1654 6.5 7.3 7.3 2.3
5 Carlos Beltran NYM NL 29 CF 1975 6.2 8.2 2.9 6.8
6 Carlos Zambrano CHC NL 25 SP 246 647.0 6.2 5.7 6.5 7.3
7 Grady Sizemore CLE AL 23 CF 1616 5.7 6.6 6.6 1.1
8 Roy Oswalt HOU NL 28 SP 262 699.1 5.6 6.0 5.9 3.8
9 Travis Hafner CLE AL 29 DH 1714 5.6 5.9 5.4 5.0
10 Andruw Jones ATL NL 29 CF 1987 5.6 5.6 6.7 3.2
11 Ichiro Suzuki SEA AL 32 RF 2253 5.5 5.3 3.9 9.2
12 Miguel Tejada BAL AL 32 SS 2138 5.4 4.5 5.9 7.4
13 Brandon Webb ARI NL 27 SP 233 672.0 5.4 7.0 4.4 2.8
14 Roger Clemens HOU NL 43 SP 185 539.0 5.4 3.5 8.2 5.3
15 Dontrelle Willis FLA NL 24 SP 261 656.2 5.4 4.7 8.3 1.6
16 Mark Teixeira TEX AL 26 1B 2082 5.4 4.4 7.2 4.6
17 Adrian Beltre SEA AL 27 3B 1988 5.4 5.4 3.2 9.6
18 David Ortiz BOS AL 30 DH 2068 5.3 5.8 5.2 4.3
19 Bronson Arroyo CIN NL 29 SP 102 624.2 5.2 7.0 2.5 2.5
20 Miguel Cabrera FLA NL 23 3B 2046 5.2 5.8 5.2 3.5
21 Lance Berkman HOU NL 30 1B 1898 5.1 6.0 3.2 6.0
22 Scott Rolen STL NL 31 3B 1410 5.0 5.9 1.6 9.2
23 Vernon Wells TOR AL 27 CF 1945 4.9 6.2 3.2 4.5
24 John Smoltz ATL NL 39 SP 171 543.1 4.9 5.8 5.0 2.1
25 Rafael Furcal LAD NL 28 SS 2057 4.9 4.4 6.5 3.4
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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 (2006) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2005) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2004) 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 (2006) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2006, 7.0 WAR in 2005, and 4.0 WAR in 2004.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR