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2008-2009 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 2009 EstLvl 2008 2007 2006
1 CC Sabathia SP 28 MIL NYY Dec 20 6.2 6.5 7.2 6.4 4.7
2 Mark Teixeira 1B 29 LAA NYY Jan 06 5.3 6.2 7.8 4.6 4.4
3 Ryan Dempster SP 32 CHC CHC Nov 19 3.4 5.1 6.8 0.0 -0.4
4 Manny Ramirez LF 37 LAD LAD Mar 04 2.2 4.5 6.0 1.1 4.5
5 Milton Bradley DH 31 TEX CHC Jan 09 0.3 3.9 5.2 2.2 1.7
6 Mike Mussina SP 40 NYY 3.8 5.1 1.0 5.0
7 Derek Lowe SP 36 LAD ATL Jan 13 1.4 3.8 4.5 2.3 4.6
8 Orlando Hudson 2B 31 ARI LAD Feb 22 4.1 3.2 2.1 4.3 4.1
9 Ben Sheets SP 30 MIL 3.1 3.9 2.5 1.7
10 Orlando Cabrera SS 34 CHW OAK Mar 06 -0.6 3.0 2.6 4.2 2.2
11 Bobby Abreu RF 35 NYY LAA Feb 12 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.4 3.9
12 John Smoltz SP 42 ATL BOS Jan 12 -0.6 2.8 0.7 4.3 5.8
13 Casey Blake 3B 35 LAD LAD Dec 09 4.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.4
14 Raul Ibanez LF 37 SEA PHI Dec 12 2.9 2.7 2.7 1.7 4.5
15 Edgar Renteria SS 32 DET SFG Dec 04 -1.4 2.6 1.1 4.1 4.2
16 Andy Pettitte SP 37 NYY NYY Jan 26 3.4 2.6 2.1 3.7 1.7
17 Francisco Rodriguez RP 27 LAA NYM Dec 09 0.1 2.6 2.5 2.2 3.7
18 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 39 KCR MIN Jul 19 2.5 1.8 3.2 3.2
19 Takashi Saito RP 39 LAD BOS Jan 10 1.6 2.4 1.4 3.5 3.2
20 Jon Garland SP 29 LAA ARI Jan 28 1.1 2.3 0.8 4.0 3.8
21 Rafael Furcal SS 31 LAD LAD Dec 17 3.4 2.3 2.0 1.9 4.4
22 Randy Johnson SP 45 ARI SFG Dec 26 0.1 2.3 3.1 1.2 1.7
23 A. J. Burnett SP 32 TOR NYY Dec 12 4.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 1.8
24 Brad Penny SP 31 LAD BOS Dec 28 1.5 2.2 -1.0 6.6 3.1
25 Joe Crede 3B 31 CHW MIN Feb 21 2.3 2.1 2.4 0.4 4.8
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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 (2009) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2008) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2007) 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 (2009) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2009, 7.0 WAR in 2008, and 4.0 WAR in 2007.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR