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Established Level

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Rk Player Age Pos PA IP WAR 2004 2003 2002
1 Alex Rodriguez 28 3B 2138 8.1 7.6 8.4 8.8
2 Gary Sheffield 35 RF 1941 5.1 4.2 6.8 4.4
3 Jorge Posada 32 C 1733 4.4 3.5 5.9 4.1
4 Mike Mussina 35 SP 9 595.0 4.2 2.4 6.6 4.6
5 Derek Jeter 30 SS 1993 3.9 4.2 3.6 3.7
6 Javier Vazquez 27 SP 170 659.0 3.8 2.6 6.0 3.0
7 Hideki Matsui 30 LF 1375 3.7 5.0 2.3
8 Mariano Rivera 34 RP 195.1 3.5 4.2 3.6 1.6
9 Tom Gordon 36 RP 2 206.1 3.0 4.0 1.6 0.5
10 Kevin Brown 39 SP 92 406.2 2.9 2.8 4.5 -0.1
11 Jason Giambi 33 1B 1701 2.7 -0.1 4.8 7.1
12 Kenny Lofton 37 CF 1534 2.5 1.4 3.5 3.8
13 Esteban Loaiza 32 SP 17 560.2 2.3 -0.3 7.2 0.0
14 John Olerud 35 1B 1802 2.2 1.0 2.7 5.1
15 Jon Lieber 34 SP 51 317.2 2.1 2.9 2.5
16 Orlando Hernandez 38 SP 230.2 2.1 2.8 3.7
17 Bernie Williams 35 CF 1871 1.6 0.9 1.0 4.5
18 Paul Quantrill 35 RP 5 249.1 1.3 0.7 2.2 1.1
19 Travis Lee 29 1B 1225 1.2 -0.3 3.6 1.1
20 Miguel Cairo 30 2B 906 0.9 1.2 -0.0 -0.2
21 Jose Contreras 32 SP 11 241.1 0.8 0.3 1.9
22 Felix Heredia 29 RP 3 178.0 0.5 -0.2 1.5 0.4
23 Steve Karsay 32 RP 1 95.0 0.5 0.1 2.5
24 John Flaherty 36 C 554 0.3 -0.1 0.6 0.7
25 Jorge De Paula 25 SP 20.1 0.2 0.0 0.5
26 Tony Clark 32 1B 861 0.2 0.2 -0.8 -1.0
27 Tanyon Sturtze 33 RP 8 390.2 0.2 0.2 -0.4 0.8
28 Andy Phillips 27 3B 8 0.1 0.1
29 Bret Prinz 27 RP 44.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.8
30 Ruben Sierra 38 DH 1126 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.0
31 Dioner Navarro 20 C 7 0.0 0.1
32 Sam Marsonek 25 RP 1.1 0.0 0.1
33 Felix Escalona 25 SS 209 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.3
34 Scott Proctor 27 RP 25.0 -0.1 -0.1
35 C. J. Nitkowski 31 RP 56.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.4
36 Brad Halsey 23 SP 2 32.0 -0.1 -0.2
37 Homer Bush 31 2B 149 -0.2 -0.2 -0.7
38 Donovan Osborne 35 SP 3 33.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2
39 Alex Graman 26 SP 5.0 -0.2 -0.4
40 Juan Padilla 27 RP 25.2 -0.2 -0.5
41 Gabe White 32 RP 5 160.2 -0.2 -1.2 0.4 1.3
42 Bubba Crosby 27 CF 70 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1
43 Enrique Wilson 30 2B 528 -1.4 -2.1 -0.4 -0.8

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (2004) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2003) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2002) 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 (2004) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2004, 7.0 WAR in 2003, and 4.0 WAR in 2002.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR