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Established Level

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Rk Player Age Pos PA IP WAR 1981 1980 1979
1 Dale Murphy 25 CF 1478 3.1 1.7 6.6 0.3
2 Bob Horner 23 3B 1346 2.9 2.0 4.4 2.5
3 Phil Niekro 42 SP 285 756.1 2.9 1.2 2.9 7.7
4 Rick Camp 28 RP 22 184.1 2.4 2.6 3.4
5 Gaylord Perry 42 SP 138 589.0 2.1 1.7 2.2 2.8
6 Bruce Benedict 25 C 982 1.9 2.6 0.9 -0.4
7 Chris Chambliss 32 1B 1714 1.9 1.3 2.8 1.8
8 Rick Mahler 27 SP 31 138.0 1.3 1.7 0.1 -0.1
9 Claudell Washington 26 RF 1260 1.2 1.6 0.3 1.6
10 Glenn Hubbard 23 2B 1244 1.0 1.0 2.3 -1.6
11 Tommy Boggs 25 SP 121 347.2 0.9 0.4 2.3 -0.3
12 Al Hrabosky 31 RP 2 158.1 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.5
13 John Montefusco 31 SP 95 327.2 0.5 0.7 -0.1 1.4
14 Larry McWilliams 27 SP 100 267.2 0.5 0.7 -1.0 0.3
15 Rufino Linares 30 LF 265 0.5 0.6
16 Matt Sinatro 21 C 37 0.5 0.6
17 Rafael Ramirez 23 SS 516 0.4 0.4 0.6
18 Eddie Miller 24 LF 288 0.4 0.6 -0.6 0.9
19 Larry Bradford 31 RP 5 101.0 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.6
20 Brett Butler 24 LF 145 0.4 0.5
21 Gene Garber 33 RP 22 247.0 0.3 0.4 -0.4 -0.5
22 Terry Harper 25 RF 146 0.2 0.3 0.0
23 Preston Hanna 26 RP 26 139.0 0.1 -0.8 1.3 0.5
24 Larry Whisenton 24 LF 48 0.1 -0.1 0.6
25 Jose Alvarez 25 RP 2.0 0.1 0.1
26 Paul Runge 23 SS 31 0.0 0.0
27 Bob Porter 21 - 16 0.0 0.0
28 Brook Jacoby 21 3B 10 0.0 0.0
29 Albert Hall 23 LF 3 -0.0 -0.0
30 Rick Matula 27 RP 125 355.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1.0 2.2
31 Bill Nahorodny 27 C 380 -0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.1
32 Ken Smith 23 1B 3 -0.0 -0.1
33 Steve Bedrosian 23 RP 2 24.1 -0.1 -0.2
34 Bob Walk 24 SP 72 195.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.1
35 Jerry Royster 28 2B 1216 -0.1 -0.7 -0.2 1.7
36 Brian Asselstine 27 RF 337 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2
37 Mike Lum 35 LF 423 -0.2 -0.4 -0.0 0.1
38 Larry Owen 26 C 17 -0.2 -0.5
39 Biff Pocoroba 27 C 282 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 0.3
40 Luis Gomez 29 SS 519 1.0 -0.7 -1.0 -1.2 -0.2

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1981) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1980) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1979) 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 (1981) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1981, 7.0 WAR in 1980, and 4.0 WAR in 1979.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR