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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1982 1981 1980
1 Robin Yount MIL AL 26 SS 1762 8.1 10.5 4.9 7.1
2 Mike Schmidt PHI NL 32 3B 1717 7.7 7.4 7.7 8.9
3 Andre Dawson MON NL 27 CF 1739 7.6 7.9 7.5 6.8
4 Rickey Henderson OAK AL 23 LF 1871 7.0 6.7 6.7 8.8
5 Gary Carter MON NL 28 C 1689 6.7 8.6 3.8 6.5
6 Steve Carlton PHI NL 37 SP 291 789.2 6.6 6.1 5.5 10.1
7 Dave Stieb TOR AL 24 SP 1 714.2 6.1 7.6 4.4 4.9
8 Buddy Bell TEX AL 30 3B 1563 6.0 5.7 6.2 6.5
9 Willie Wilson KCR AL 26 LF 1831 6.0 6.3 4.1 8.5
10 Dwight Evans BOS AL 30 RF 1773 5.9 6.4 6.7 3.0
11 Steve Rogers MON NL 32 SP 275 718.2 5.8 7.7 1.4 6.2
12 Mario Soto CIN NL 25 SP 220 623.0 5.7 7.6 1.9 2.3
13 Doug DeCinces CAL AL 31 3B 1595 5.7 7.6 2.6 3.9
14 George Brett KCR AL 29 3B 1523 5.7 6.0 3.3 9.4
15 Dwayne Murphy OAK AL 27 CF 1839 5.5 5.9 4.4 6.9
16 Cecil Cooper MIL AL 32 1B 1827 5.4 5.6 4.2 6.8
17 Pedro Guerrero LAD NL 26 RF 1238 5.1 6.8 2.9 1.5
18 Toby Harrah CLE AL 33 3B 1810 4.9 6.6 2.0 4.4
19 Keith Hernandez STL NL 28 1B 1828 4.8 4.6 4.2 6.7
20 Dale Murphy ATL NL 26 CF 1747 4.7 6.1 1.7 6.6
21 Paul Molitor MIL AL 25 3B 1547 4.7 6.2 1.0 3.8
22 Bill Madlock PIT NL 31 3B 1500 4.7 6.2 3.5 1.5
23 Lonnie Smith STL NL 26 LF 1205 4.6 6.2 2.1 2.3
24 Fernando Valenzuela LAD NL 21 SP 182 495.0 4.6 5.4 5.3 0.9
25 Dickie Thon HOU NL 24 SS 930 4.6 6.1 0.2 -0.6
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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 (1982) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1981) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1980) 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 (1982) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1982, 7.0 WAR in 1981, and 4.0 WAR in 1980.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR