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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 2012 2011 2010
1 Ryan Braun MIL NL 28 LF 1990 7.0 6.9 7.7 5.7
2 Clayton Kershaw LAD NL 24 SP 235 665.1 6.7 6.8 7.4 5.2
3 Joey Votto CIN NL 28 1B 1842 6.3 5.9 6.6 7.0
4 Cliff Lee PHI NL 33 SP 156 656.0 6.0 4.3 8.9 5.0
5 Andrew McCutchen PIT NL 25 CF 2004 5.9 6.9 5.4 3.8
6 Buster Posey SFG NL 25 C 1238 5.7 7.6 1.3 3.9
7 Cole Hamels PHI NL 28 SP 229 640.0 5.6 5.1 6.4 5.5
8 Yadier Molina STL NL 29 C 1602 5.4 7.2 2.9 3.1
9 David Wright NYM NL 29 3B 1787 5.3 7.1 2.1 2.8
10 Michael Bourn ATL NL 29 CF 2030 4.9 6.0 3.0 5.5
11 Adrian Gonzalez LAD NL 30 1B 2091 4.9 3.7 6.9 4.4
12 Chase Headley SDP NL 28 3B 1812 4.8 6.4 2.7 3.9
13 R. A. Dickey NYM NL 37 SP 213 616.2 4.7 5.7 3.5 4.2
14 Roy Halladay PHI NL 35 SP 244 640.2 4.6 0.8 8.6 8.3
15 Giancarlo Stanton MIA NL 22 RF 1498 4.5 5.4 4.1 2.8
16 Gio Gonzalez WAS NL 26 SP 84 602.0 4.5 4.8 4.4 3.8
17 Jason Heyward ATL NL 22 RF 1727 4.5 5.5 2.0 6.4
18 Brandon Phillips CIN NL 31 2B 1984 4.3 4.0 4.9 3.9
19 Matt Holliday STL NL 32 LF 1879 4.3 4.0 3.8 5.9
20 Aramis Ramirez MIL NL 34 3B 1763 4.2 5.6 2.8 -0.7
21 Jordan Zimmermann WAS NL 26 SP 132 388.0 4.1 5.5 2.9 -0.2
22 Martin Prado ATL NL 28 LF 1931 4.1 5.4 1.5 5.0
23 Matt Cain SFG NL 27 SP 239 664.1 4.0 4.5 3.3 3.8
24 Josh Johnson MIA NL 28 SP 149 435.1 4.0 3.7 3.0 6.6
25 Carlos Ruiz PHI NL 33 C 1326 3.9 4.6 2.9 4.0
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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 (2012) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2011) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2010) 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 (2012) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2012, 7.0 WAR in 2011, and 4.0 WAR in 2010.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR