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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1879 1878 1877
1 Tommy Bond BSN NL 23 SP 759 1609.0 13.6 14.3 13.4 11.5
2 Jim McCormick CLE NL 22 SP 339 663.1 7.4 9.8 2.1
3 Monte Ward PRO NL 19 SP 511 921.0 6.9 9.2 4.7
4 Pud Galvin BUF NL 22 SP 266 593.0 6.8 9.0
5 Terry Larkin CHC NL 23 SP 712 1520.1 4.7 4.9 5.6 2.2
6 Charley Jones BSN NL 27 LF 904 3.6 4.5 2.8 2.3
7 Harry McCormick SYR NL 23 SP 230 457.1 3.5 4.7
8 Paul Hines PRO NL 24 CF 938 3.3 4.4 2.8 -0.0
9 George Wright PRO NL 32 SS 973 3.2 4.3 0.6 1.4
10 Deacon White CIN NL 31 C 881 3.2 3.7 2.4 3.4
11 Ned Williamson CHC NL 21 3B 599 3.1 4.2 0.8
12 King Kelly CIN NL 21 3B 597 3.1 4.2 1.2
13 Joe Start PRO NL 36 1B 888 2.7 2.9 2.4 2.6
14 John O'Rourke BSN NL 29 CF 325 2.6 3.5
15 Jim O'Rourke PRO NL 28 RF 920 2.5 3.3 1.0 2.6
16 Silver Flint CHC NL 23 C 586 2.4 3.2 1.3
17 John Clapp BUF NL 27 C 842 2.3 2.4 2.1 2.3
18 Orator Shafer CHC NL 27 RF 870 2.2 1.6 3.5 1.8
19 Tom York PRO NL 28 LF 878 2.2 2.5 2.1 1.7
20 Cap Anson CHC NL 27 1B 767 2.0 2.2 1.7 2.2
21 Hardy Richardson BUF NL 24 3B 352 1.9 2.5
22 John Morrill BSN NL 24 3B 848 1.7 2.3 -0.4 0.6
23 Bob Ferguson TRO NL 34 3B 653 25.0 1.6 0.6 3.1 1.8
24 Pop Snyder BSN NL 24 C 812 1.6 2.1 0.6 0.8
25 Bobby Mathews PRO NL 27 SP 240 318.1 1.5 2.0 -2.1
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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 (1879) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1878) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1877) 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 (1879) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1879, 7.0 WAR in 1878, and 4.0 WAR in 1877.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR