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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1986 1985 1984
1 Wade Boggs BOS AL 28 3B 2177 8.1 8.0 9.1 6.3
2 Dwight Gooden NYM NL 21 SP 287 744.2 7.5 4.3 13.3 5.7
3 Rickey Henderson NYY AL 27 CF 1952 7.5 6.3 9.9 6.0
4 Teddy Higuera MIL AL 28 SP 460.2 7.1 9.4 3.1
5 Cal Ripken BAL AL 25 SS 2141 6.8 6.6 5.6 10.0
6 Don Mattingly NYY AL 25 1B 2131 6.8 7.2 6.5 6.3
7 Roger Clemens BOS AL 23 SP 485.2 6.6 8.9 2.7 1.8
8 Jesse Barfield TOR AL 26 RF 1643 6.5 7.6 6.9 2.8
9 Tim Raines MON NL 26 LF 2047 6.4 5.5 7.6 6.5
10 Mike Scott HOU NL 31 SP 243 651.0 6.2 8.2 3.2 -1.7
11 Tony Gwynn SDP NL 26 RF 2047 6.1 6.7 5.2 6.3
12 Mike Schmidt PHI NL 36 3B 1934 5.9 6.2 5.0 7.0
13 Ozzie Smith STL NL 31 SS 1708 5.8 5.6 6.4 5.0
14 Fernando Valenzuela LAD NL 25 SP 308 802.2 5.7 6.1 5.9 4.2
15 Rick Rhoden PIT NL 33 SP 271 705.1 5.7 7.6 0.6 6.5
16 Bert Blyleven MIN AL 35 SP 810.1 5.6 4.3 6.8 7.3
17 Keith Hernandez NYM NL 32 1B 1991 5.5 5.5 5.1 6.3
18 Mark Eichhorn TOR AL 25 RP 157.0 5.5 7.3
19 Gary Carter NYM NL 32 C 1875 5.3 3.6 6.9 7.5
20 Alan Trammell DET AL 28 SS 1956 5.3 6.4 3.0 6.7
21 George Brett KCR AL 33 3B 1616 5.2 4.0 8.3 2.8
22 Eddie Murray BAL AL 30 1B 1960 5.1 4.1 5.6 7.1
23 Ryne Sandberg CHC NL 26 2B 2055 5.1 3.5 5.8 8.6
24 Mike Witt CAL AL 25 SP 765.2 4.9 6.1 3.3 4.6
25 Willie McGee STL NL 27 CF 1795 4.9 2.9 8.2 4.2
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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 (1986) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1985) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1984) 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 (1986) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1986, 7.0 WAR in 1985, and 4.0 WAR in 1984.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR