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1997-1998 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 1998 EstLvl 1997 1996 1995
1 Brady Anderson CF 34 BAL BAL Dec 07 1.5 4.7 3.7 6.9 3.0
2 Randy Myers RP 35 BAL TOR Nov 26 0.1 2.3 3.1 1.7 0.4
3 Scott Kamieniecki SP 34 BAL BAL Dec 05 -0.5 2.2 2.9 -1.0 1.5
4 Harold Baines DH 39 BAL BAL Dec 19 0.9 2.2 1.7 2.8 2.2
5 Geronimo Berroa RF 33 BAL CLE Jan 29 -0.8 1.8 1.6 2.2 1.9
6 Jerome Walton RF 32 BAL TBD Jan 27 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.6 1.4
7 Lenny Webster C 33 BAL BAL Nov 24 1.2 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.1
8 Doug Drabek SP 35 CHW BAL Dec 11 -1.5 0.4 0.6 -0.2 1.0
9 Jesus Tavarez CF 27 BOS BAL Jan 20 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.3
10 Jesus Tavarez CF 27 BAL 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.3
11 Shawn Boskie SP 31 BAL MON Feb 03 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 1.0 0.1
12 Tim Laker C 28 BAL TBD Nov 18 0.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.3
13 Joe Carter LF 38 TOR BAL Dec 12 -1.0 -0.6 -0.8 -0.5 -0.2
14 Norm Charlton RP 35 SEA BAL Dec 15 -0.2 -0.7 -2.5 0.8 1.4
15 Bobby Munoz SP 30 LAD BAL Feb 06 -0.3 -0.8 -1.0 -0.8 -0.4
16 Ozzie Guillen SS 34 CHW BAL Jan 29 0.8 -0.8 -1.1 -0.8 -0.4

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1998) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1997) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1996) 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 (1998) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1998, 7.0 WAR in 1997, and 4.0 WAR in 1996.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR