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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1957 1956 1955
1 Mickey Mantle NYY AL 25 CF 1913 11.0 11.3 11.2 9.5
2 Willie Mays NYG NL 26 CF 1988 8.2 8.3 7.6 9.0
3 Ted Williams BOS AL 38 LF 1466 8.0 9.7 6.0 6.9
4 Hank Aaron MIL NL 23 RF 2000 7.4 8.0 7.1 6.2
5 Eddie Mathews MIL NL 25 3B 1933 6.8 7.4 5.7 7.3
6 Duke Snider BRO NL 30 CF 1897 6.5 5.0 7.6 8.6
7 Ernie Banks CHC NL 26 SS 1913 6.3 6.4 5.3 8.1
8 Al Kaline DET AL 22 RF 2010 6.3 5.5 6.5 8.2
9 Nellie Fox CHW AL 29 2B 2148 5.9 7.9 1.9 5.1
10 Stan Musial STL NL 36 1B 1917 5.9 6.1 5.5 6.1
11 Richie Ashburn PHI NL 30 CF 2092 5.7 5.5 5.7 6.3
12 Frank Robinson CIN NL 21 LF 1345 5.6 6.9 6.5
13 Gil McDougald NYY AL 29 SS 1757 5.5 5.8 5.1 5.2
14 Minnie Minoso CHW AL 31 LF 1958 5.4 5.4 6.2 3.7
15 Jim Bunning DET AL 25 SP 141 371.2 5.3 7.0 1.0 -1.0
16 Warren Spahn MIL NL 36 SP 302 798.0 5.0 4.6 5.9 4.3
17 Johnny Logan MIL NL 31 SS 1852 4.9 4.1 5.5 6.0
18 Frank Sullivan BOS AL 27 SP 287 742.2 4.7 6.1 3.2 4.0
19 Charlie Maxwell DET AL 30 LF 1298 4.7 5.1 5.9 1.1
20 Johnny Antonelli NYG NL 27 SP 269 706.0 4.7 3.7 6.3 4.3
21 Don Newcombe BRO NL 31 SP 339 700.1 4.5 3.7 5.4 5.3
22 Don Drysdale BRO NL 20 SP 112 320.0 4.5 6.0 1.9
23 Johnny Podres BRO NL 24 SP 145 355.1 4.4 5.9 1.4
24 Yogi Berra NYY AL 32 C 1757 4.3 3.0 6.3 4.5
25 Bob Friend PIT NL 26 SP 279 791.2 4.3 3.2 5.3 5.9
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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 (1957) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1956) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1955) 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 (1957) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1957, 7.0 WAR in 1956, and 4.0 WAR in 1955.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR