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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1938 1937 1936
1 Mel Ott NYG NL 29 3B 1966 7.9 8.9 6.4 7.8
2 Lefty Grove BOS AL 38 SP 276 679.0 7.3 4.9 9.3 10.7
3 Arky Vaughan PIT NL 26 SS 1882 7.3 8.6 5.1 7.6
4 Joe Medwick STL NL 26 LF 1988 6.4 4.8 8.5 7.1
5 Johnny Mize STL NL 25 1B 1699 6.4 6.8 6.6 4.8
6 Lou Gehrig NYY AL 35 1B 2108 6.3 4.3 7.7 9.1
7 Charlie Gehringer DET AL 35 2B 2079 6.2 5.1 7.4 7.4
8 Joe DiMaggio NYY AL 23 CF 2020 6.2 5.4 8.2 4.6
9 Hank Greenberg DET AL 27 1B 1437 6.2 7.0 7.7 0.6
10 Harlond Clift SLB AL 25 3B 2038 6.2 6.1 6.7 5.3
11 Bill Lee CHC NL 28 SP 313 822.0 6.2 8.2 4.1 3.8
12 Jimmie Foxx BOS AL 30 1B 2051 6.0 7.6 3.8 5.9
13 Red Ruffing NYY AL 33 SP 409 774.2 5.9 6.1 6.2 5.0
14 Bill Dickey NYY AL 31 C 1612 5.9 5.4 6.8 5.8
15 Dick Bartell NYG NL 30 SS 1706 5.3 4.1 6.6 6.3
16 Lefty Gomez NYY AL 29 SP 294 706.0 5.2 4.1 9.0 1.0
17 Dolph Camilli BRO NL 31 1B 1850 5.2 4.3 6.2 5.9
18 Billy Herman CHC NL 28 2B 2037 4.8 3.6 5.7 6.8
19 Bob Johnson PHA AL 32 CF 1885 4.8 4.8 5.4 3.7
20 Joe Cronin BOS AL 31 SS 1642 4.7 6.3 3.7 0.6
21 Earl Averill CLE AL 36 CF 1951 4.7 5.0 3.3 6.5
22 Carl Hubbell NYG NL 35 SP 292 744.2 4.6 3.2 4.0 9.9
23 Thornton Lee CHW AL 31 SP 222 577.0 4.6 5.9 4.4 0.9
24 Ernie Lombardi CIN NL 30 C 1326 4.5 6.0 2.8 3.6
25 Cecil Travis WAS AL 24 SS 1781 4.5 5.1 4.7 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 (1938) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1937) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1936) 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 (1938) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1938, 7.0 WAR in 1937, and 4.0 WAR in 1936.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR