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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1987 1986 1985
1 Wade Boggs BOS AL 29 3B 2118 8.4 8.3 8.0 9.1
2 Roger Clemens BOS AL 24 SP 634.0 8.1 9.4 8.8 2.7
3 Teddy Higuera MIL AL 29 SP 722.1 6.8 6.3 9.4 3.1
4 Alan Trammell DET AL 29 SS 1998 6.7 8.2 6.4 3.0
5 Rickey Henderson NYY AL 28 CF 1795 6.1 4.7 6.3 9.9
6 Jimmy Key TOR AL 26 SP 705.2 6.1 7.4 4.8 4.9
7 Frank Viola MIN AL 27 SP 748.0 6.1 8.1 2.5 1.9
8 Jesse Barfield TOR AL 27 RF 1937 6.0 4.7 7.6 6.9
9 Don Mattingly NYY AL 26 1B 2098 6.0 5.1 7.2 6.5
10 Bret Saberhagen KCR AL 23 SP 648.1 6.0 8.0 2.0 7.1
11 Charlie Leibrandt KCR AL 30 SP 709.1 5.2 6.0 3.3 6.6
12 Jack Morris DET AL 32 SP 1 790.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 4.9
13 Doyle Alexander DET AL 36 SP 87 695.0 5.0 6.2 3.3 4.8
14 Tony Fernandez TOR AL 25 SS 1987 4.9 5.1 5.0 3.9
15 Cal Ripken BAL AL 26 SS 2142 4.8 3.3 6.6 5.6
16 Bert Blyleven MIN AL 36 SP 832.1 4.8 4.4 4.2 6.7
17 Brett Butler CLE AL 30 CF 1967 4.6 4.9 4.0 4.7
18 Dwight Evans BOS AL 35 RF 2041 4.5 4.8 4.4 4.1
19 Paul Molitor MIL AL 30 DH 1666 4.5 6.0 2.3 3.7
20 Kirby Puckett MIN AL 27 CF 2135 4.5 4.2 5.7 2.9
21 George Bell TOR AL 27 LF 2021 4.4 5.0 3.8 4.1
22 Mark Langston SEA AL 26 SP 638.0 4.4 5.9 2.1 -0.3
23 Willie Randolph NYY AL 32 2B 1741 4.4 4.7 4.1 4.0
24 Kirk Gibson DET AL 30 LF 1759 4.3 4.3 3.7 5.4
25 Darrell Evans DET AL 40 1B 1804 4.2 4.9 3.3 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 (1987) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1986) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1985) 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 (1987) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1987, 7.0 WAR in 1986, and 4.0 WAR in 1985.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR