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2016 American League

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Wins Above Replacement


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 2016 EstLvl 2015 2014 2013
1 Zack Greinke SP 32 LAD ARI Dec 08 2.6 7.5 9.9 5.1 5.2
2 Jason Heyward RF 26 STL CHC Dec 15 1.6 5.9 6.5 6.2 3.7
3 David Price SP 30 TOR BOS Dec 04 3.0 4.9 5.8 4.5 2.7
4 Yoenis Cespedes LF 30 NYM NYM Jan 26 2.9 4.8 6.3 4.1 1.5
5 Alex Gordon LF 32 KCR KCR Jan 06 0.8 4.3 2.8 6.6 4.2
6 Johnny Cueto SP 30 KCR SFG Dec 16 5.4 4.3 3.9 6.4 1.3
7 Chris Davis 1B 30 BAL BAL Jan 21 3.0 4.3 5.2 1.8 6.5
8 John Lackey SP 37 STL CHC Dec 08 2.2 4.2 5.6 1.0 2.7
9 Jordan Zimmermann SP 30 WAS DET Nov 30 0.3 4.0 3.4 5.0 3.6
10 Justin Upton LF 28 SDP DET Jan 20 2.0 3.7 4.4 3.2 2.9
11 Ben Zobrist 2B 35 KCR CHC Dec 08 3.9 3.4 1.9 5.0 5.0
12 Yovani Gallardo SP 30 TEX BAL Feb 25 0.4 3.2 4.3 2.2 1.0
13 Hisashi Iwakuma SP 35 SEA SEA Dec 17 2.6 3.2 2.4 2.5 7.0
14 Ian Desmond SS 30 WAS TEX Feb 29 2.7 2.9 2.0 3.9 3.6
15 Howie Kendrick 2B 32 LAD LAD Feb 04 0.5 2.9 1.1 5.4 3.4
16 Wei-Yin Chen SP 30 BAL MIA Jan 19 -0.7 2.9 3.8 1.7 1.8
17 Juan Uribe 3B 37 NYM CLE Feb 28 -0.5 2.9 1.7 4.0 4.1
18 Marco Estrada SP 32 TOR TOR Nov 13 3.5 2.7 3.7 0.5 1.7
19 Mike Leake SP 28 SFG STL Dec 22 0.6 2.7 2.9 2.1 3.2
20 Darren O'Day RP 33 BAL BAL Dec 14 0.6 2.5 2.8 2.3 2.1
21 Scott Kazmir SP 32 HOU LAD Dec 30 0.0 2.5 3.3 1.7 1.1
22 Marlon Byrd LF 38 SFG CLE Mar 18 0.3 2.4 1.4 2.7 5.0
23 Colby Rasmus LF 29 HOU HOU Nov 13 2.2 2.4 2.6 1.0 4.8
24 Doug Fister SP 32 WAS HOU Jan 28 0.1 2.4 0.5 4.3 4.2
25 Mike Napoli 1B 34 TEX CLE Jan 05 1.0 2.3 1.1 3.3 4.0

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (2016) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2015) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2014) 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 (2016) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2016, 7.0 WAR in 2015, and 4.0 WAR in 2014.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR