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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1958 1957 1956
1 Mickey Mantle NYY AL 26 CF 1929 10.0 8.7 11.3 11.3
2 Willie Mays SFG NL 27 CF 2003 9.2 10.3 8.3 7.6
3 Ernie Banks CHC NL 27 SS 1949 7.7 9.3 6.4 5.3
4 Hank Aaron MIL NL 24 RF 1999 7.5 7.3 8.0 7.2
5 Eddie Mathews MIL NL 26 3B 1966 6.7 6.5 7.4 5.7
6 Richie Ashburn PHI NL 31 CF 2173 6.3 7.1 5.5 5.6
7 Ted Williams BOS AL 39 LF 1566 6.2 4.0 9.7 6.1
8 Al Kaline DET AL 23 RF 1936 6.2 6.5 5.5 6.5
9 Frank Robinson CIN NL 22 LF 1968 5.5 4.3 6.9 6.6
10 Warren Spahn MIL NL 37 SP 336 842.1 5.5 5.9 4.7 6.0
11 Minnie Minoso CLE AL 32 LF 1981 5.3 4.9 5.4 6.2
12 Ken Boyer STL NL 27 3B 1868 5.3 6.0 3.6 6.4
13 Frank Lary DET AL 28 SP 303 792.0 5.0 6.7 1.6 6.7
14 Stan Musial STL NL 37 1B 1810 5.0 4.1 6.1 5.6
15 Robin Roberts PHI NL 31 SP 310 816.2 4.9 6.6 2.6 2.9
16 Nellie Fox CHW AL 30 2B 2137 4.9 3.9 7.9 1.9
17 Bob Cerv KCA AL 33 LF 1078 4.8 6.3 -0.3 0.7
18 Rocky Colavito CLE AL 24 RF 1502 3.0 4.6 6.0 3.6 2.4
19 Billy Pierce CHW AL 31 SP 311 778.1 4.3 5.1 3.1 4.6
20 Johnny Antonelli SFG NL 28 SP 270 712.1 4.3 4.1 3.6 6.3
21 Gil McDougald NYY AL 30 2B 1720 4.3 3.0 5.8 5.1
22 Don Drysdale LAD NL 21 SP 184 531.2 4.2 3.8 5.8 1.9
23 Pete Runnels BOS AL 30 2B 1848 4.1 5.5 -1.2 2.7
24 Jim Bunning DET AL 26 SP 208 540.1 4.0 3.1 7.0 1.0
25 Sam Jones STL NL 32 SP 236 621.1 4.0 5.3 2.4 1.9
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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 (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