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1997-1998 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 1998 EstLvl 1997 1996 1995
1 Omar Olivares SP 30 SEA ANA Dec 11 3.9 2.1 1.9 3.6 -0.3
2 Joey Cora 2B 33 SEA SEA Nov 18 2.1 1.9 2.6 1.0 0.3
3 Paul Sorrento 1B 32 SEA TBD Dec 08 -0.5 1.8 2.4 1.1 0.4
4 David Segui 1B 31 MON SEA Dec 12 3.2 1.7 2.1 1.1 1.4
5 Roberto Kelly RF 33 SEA TEX Dec 09 2.2 1.3 1.7 1.2 -0.9
6 Glenallen Hill RF 33 SFG SEA Jan 08 2.3 0.9 0.0 1.6 2.0
7 Rick Wilkins C 31 SEA SEA Dec 15 -0.1 0.8 0.5 1.2 1.2
8 Mike Blowers 1B 33 SEA OAK Dec 16 -0.3 0.5 0.6 -0.1 1.5
9 John Marzano C 35 SEA SEA Dec 08 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1
10 Tony Fossas RP 40 STL SEA Dec 16 -0.3 0.0 -0.8 0.5 1.5
11 Mark Holzemer RP 28 SEA OAK Dec 09 0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.0
12 Norm Charlton RP 35 SEA BAL Dec 15 -0.2 -0.7 -2.5 0.8 1.4
13 Pat Listach SS 30 CLE SEA Dec 16 -0.8 -1.2 -0.6 -0.1

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1998) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1997) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1996) 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 (1998) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1998, 7.0 WAR in 1997, and 4.0 WAR in 1996.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR