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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 2008 2007 2006
1 Albert Pujols STL NL 28 1B 1954 8.9 9.2 8.7 8.5
2 Chase Utley PHI NL 29 2B 2059 8.3 9.0 7.8 7.3
3 Alex Rodriguez NYY AL 32 3B 1976 7.3 6.8 9.4 4.5
4 David Wright NYM NL 25 3B 2107 6.9 6.9 8.3 4.1
5 Chipper Jones ATL NL 36 3B 1611 6.8 7.3 7.6 3.6
6 Carlos Beltran NYM NL 31 CF 1959 6.7 7.0 5.4 8.2
7 Johan Santana NYM NL 29 SP 93 687.0 6.6 7.1 5.2 7.6
8 CC Sabathia CLE/MIL AL/NL 27 SP 65 686.2 6.5 7.2 6.4 4.7
9 Mark Teixeira ATL/LAA NL/AL 28 1B 1987 6.2 7.8 4.6 4.4
10 Tim Lincecum SFG NL 24 SP 132 373.1 6.0 8.0 2.1
11 Grady Sizemore CLE AL 25 CF 2244 5.9 5.9 5.5 6.6
12 Brandon Webb ARI NL 29 SP 249 698.0 5.9 5.5 5.9 7.0
13 Hanley Ramirez FLA NL 24 SS 2099 5.6 6.7 4.4 4.9
14 Alex Rios TOR AL 27 RF 1895 5.6 5.9 5.6 4.6
15 Nick Markakis BAL AL 24 RF 1949 5.6 7.4 4.2 2.5
16 Jimmy Rollins PHI NL 29 SS 2161 5.5 5.5 6.1 4.6
17 Ichiro Suzuki SEA AL 34 RF 2237 5.5 5.4 5.8 5.3
18 Matt Holliday COL NL 28 LF 2003 5.5 5.9 6.0 3.4
19 Dan Haren ARI NL 27 SP 96 661.2 5.3 6.5 4.5 3.4
20 Roy Oswalt HOU NL 30 SP 244 641.1 5.3 4.2 6.6 6.0
21 Dustin Pedroia BOS AL 24 2B 1405 5.2 6.9 3.9 -0.8
22 Kevin Youkilis BOS AL 29 1B 1926 5.2 6.3 4.7 2.7
23 Roy Halladay TOR AL 31 SP 11 691.1 5.2 6.2 3.6 5.2
24 Lance Berkman HOU NL 32 1B 1979 5.2 6.9 2.2 6.0
25 Ryan Dempster CHC NL 31 SP 85 348.1 5.1 6.8 0.0 -0.4
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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 (2008) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2007) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2006) 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 (2008) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2008, 7.0 WAR in 2007, and 4.0 WAR in 2006.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR