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Established Level

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Rk Player Age Pos PA IP WAR 1958 1957 1956
1 Don Drysdale 21 SP 184 531.2 4.2 3.8 5.8 1.9
2 Johnny Podres 25 SP 156 406.1 3.6 3.3 5.8
3 Don Newcombe 32 SP 297 634.1 3.2 2.3 3.6 5.3
4 Duke Snider 31 CF 1609 3.2 0.4 5.0 7.6
5 Gil Hodges 34 1B 1819 2.7 1.3 4.4 3.5
6 Jim Gilliam 29 LF 2032 2.3 2.0 0.9 6.1
7 Charlie Neal 27 2B 1213 2.2 2.1 3.3 0.5
8 Carl Furillo 36 RF 1486 1.6 1.3 1.8 2.3
9 John Roseboro 25 C 510 1.4 1.8 -0.5
10 Ed Roebuck 26 RP 46 229.2 1.3 0.7 2.6 0.3
11 Gino Cimoli 28 CF 980 1.3 0.7 3.0 -0.4
12 Clem Labine 31 RP 66 324.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.8
13 Johnny Klippstein 30 RP 156 480.0 1.1 1.5 -0.2 1.8
14 Stan Williams 21 SP 43 119.0 1.0 1.3
15 Joe Pignatano 28 C 178 0.8 1.1 -0.2
16 Dick Gray 26 3B 221 0.8 1.1
17 Norm Larker 27 LF 291 0.8 1.0
18 Pee Wee Reese 39 SS 1207 0.7 0.2 0.5 2.6
19 Sandy Koufax 22 SP 101 321.2 0.6 0.7 0.8 -0.4
20 Don Zimmer 27 SS 805 0.5 0.6 -0.8 0.0
21 Don Bessent 27 RP 27 147.2 0.5 0.2 -0.0 2.4
22 Bob Lillis 28 SS 77 0.5 0.6
23 Fred Kipp 26 SP 38 106.1 0.3 0.5 -0.1
24 Randy Jackson 32 3B 655 0.3 0.2 -0.7 3.0
25 Babe Birrer 28 RP 9 39.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1
26 Roger Craig 28 SP 115 342.1 0.3 -0.2 0.6 1.0
27 Carl Erskine 31 SP 122 350.2 0.3 -0.2 0.9 0.2
28 Steve Bilko 29 1B 210 0.2 0.3
29 Elmer Valo 37 LF 660 0.2 -0.5 0.7 1.4
30 Ron Fairly 19 CF 60 0.2 0.3
31 Bob Giallombardo 21 SP 9 26.1 0.1 0.2
32 Ralph Mauriello 23 SP 4 11.2 0.1 0.1
33 Ron Negray 28 RP 11 78.0 0.0 -0.1 0.5
34 Bob Wilson 33 RF 5 -0.0 -0.1
35 Don Miles 22 LF 23 -0.0 -0.1
36 Jackie Collum 31 RP 18 78.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.5
37 Frank Howard 21 RF 30 -0.1 -0.1
38 Danny McDevitt 25 SP 62 167.1 -0.1 -1.1 1.5
39 Earl Robinson 21 3B 16 -0.1 -0.2
40 Larry Sherry 22 RP 4.1 -0.1 -0.3
41 Jim Gentile 24 1B 41 -0.2 -0.6 0.2
42 Don Demeter 23 CF 115 -0.3 -0.6 0.1
43 Rube Walker 32 C 393 -0.5 -0.7 -0.7 -0.8

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1958) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1957) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1956) 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 (1958) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1958, 7.0 WAR in 1957, and 4.0 WAR in 1956.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR