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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1975 1974 1973
1 Joe Morgan CIN NL 31 2B 1978 9.9 11.0 8.6 9.3
2 Tom Seaver NYM NL 30 SP 307 806.1 7.9 8.2 5.8 11.0
3 Rod Carew MIN AL 29 2B 1964 7.6 7.9 7.5 7.0
4 Bobby Grich BAL AL 26 2B 2062 7.5 7.3 7.3 8.3
5 Mike Schmidt PHI NL 25 3B 1803 7.4 7.7 9.7 1.8
6 Bert Blyleven MIN AL 24 SP 881.2 7.2 6.0 7.8 9.7
7 Gaylord Perry CLE/TEX AL 36 SP 972.0 7.0 5.8 8.5 7.8
8 Johnny Bench CIN NL 27 C 1964 6.7 6.6 7.9 4.7
9 Catfish Hunter NYY AL 29 SP 1 902.2 6.6 8.1 6.9 1.9
10 Phil Niekro ATL NL 36 SP 315 823.0 6.6 6.6 8.0 4.0
11 Reggie Jackson OAK AL 29 RF 1902 6.6 6.7 5.7 7.8
12 Jim Kaat CHW AL 36 SP 1 805.1 6.4 7.7 7.0 1.2
13 Jim Palmer BAL AL 29 SP 798.0 6.3 8.4 1.4 6.3
14 Andy Messersmith LAD NL 29 SP 335 863.2 6.3 6.8 6.6 3.9
15 Rich Gossage CHW AL 23 RP 280.2 6.2 8.2 0.5 -1.2
16 Randy Jones SDP NL 25 SP 228 633.0 5.7 7.6 0.7 2.4
17 Ron Cey LAD NL 27 3B 1930 5.6 6.7 4.9 4.0
18 Jim Barr SFG NL 27 SP 254 715.0 5.6 5.8 6.8 2.9
19 Steve Busby KCR AL 25 SP 791.0 5.6 6.0 6.5 2.6
20 Fred Lynn BOS AL 23 CF 656 5.6 7.4 0.7
21 Frank Tanana CAL AL 21 SP 552.1 5.5 7.3 4.6 0.4
22 Thurman Munson NYY AL 28 C 1808 5.5 6.6 3.0 7.2
23 Darrell Evans ATL NL 28 3B 2124 5.5 3.1 7.2 9.0
24 Pete Rose CIN NL 34 3B 2286 5.4 4.1 5.9 8.3
25 Bill North OAK AL 27 CF 1896 5.4 5.7 4.2 7.0
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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 (1975) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1974) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1973) 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 (1975) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1975, 7.0 WAR in 1974, and 4.0 WAR in 1973.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR