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1978-1979 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 1979 EstLvl 1978 1977 1976
1 Luis Tiant SP 38 BOS NYY Nov 13 2.4 4.6 5.6 2.4 6.2
2 Pete Rose 3B 38 CIN PHI Dec 05 3.1 3.8 3.4 2.9 7.0
3 Larry Gura SP 31 KCR KCR Nov 13 0.3 3.3 4.5 1.6 1.3
4 Darrell Evans 3B 32 SFG SFG Dec 05 2.6 2.8 3.8 1.4 0.2
5 Rico Carty DH 39 TOR TOR Jan 11 -0.3 2.6 3.2 1.3 3.1
6 Jim Slaton SP 29 DET MIL Nov 28 3.5 2.4 1.8 2.6 3.6
7 Tommy John SP 36 LAD NYY Nov 21 5.5 2.4 1.2 4.4 1.9
8 Mike Marshall RP 36 MIN MIN Jan 06 4.4 2.2 3.0 -0.2 -0.1
9 Elias Sosa RP 29 OAK MON Jan 08 3.0 2.0 2.7 2.0 -1.4
10 Jim Barr SP 31 SFG CAL Dec 03 2.6 1.7 1.3 0.5 5.7
11 Al Bumbry CF 32 BAL BAL Jan 30 3.0 1.7 0.4 3.0 3.0
12 Bill North CF 31 LAD SFG Mar 10 2.6 1.7 2.2 0.1 2.6
13 Steve Stone SP 31 CHW BAL Nov 29 1.1 1.6 1.3 2.4 0.8
14 Steve Renko SP 34 OAK BOS Jan 19 2.2 1.4 1.1 1.9 1.5
15 Lee Lacy RF 31 LAD PIT Jan 19 0.2 1.3 1.8 0.1 -0.4
16 Jim Colborn SP 33 SEA SEA Jan 27 1.3 -0.8 3.7 2.9
17 Bernie Carbo DH 31 CLE STL Mar 10 0.2 1.3 0.8 2.3 0.8
18 Darold Knowles RP 37 MON STL Jan 16 -0.6 1.2 1.6 0.5 1.4
19 Joe Coleman RP 32 TOR SFG Apr 01 -0.5 1.2 0.7 2.6 -0.3
20 Dave Roberts SP 34 CHC SFG Feb 22 1.1 1.1 0.5 0.8 3.3
21 Derrel Thomas CF 28 SDP LAD Nov 14 1.5 0.8 0.9 1.2 -0.4
22 Al Fitzmorris SP 33 CAL SDP Feb 25 0.6 0.8 -0.4 2.2
23 Bud Harrelson 2B 35 PHI PHI May 25 0.5 0.6 0.5 -0.1 2.0
24 Mike Lum CF 33 CIN ATL Feb 15 0.1 0.6 0.7 -0.7 0.0
25 Tom Paciorek LF 32 SEA SEA Jan 15 1.8 0.5 0.6 -0.6 -0.9
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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 (1979) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1978) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1977) 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 (1979) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1979, 7.0 WAR in 1978, and 4.0 WAR in 1977.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR