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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1988 1987 1986
1 Wade Boggs BOS AL 30 3B 2079 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.0
2 Roger Clemens BOS AL 25 SP 799.2 8.2 7.1 9.4 8.8
3 Teddy Higuera MIL AL 30 SP 737.1 7.4 7.4 6.3 9.4
4 Frank Viola MIN AL 28 SP 752.2 7.0 7.7 8.1 2.5
5 Alan Trammell DET AL 30 SS 1844 6.8 6.0 8.2 6.4
6 Orel Hershiser LAD NL 29 SP 289 763.0 6.5 7.1 7.3 2.8
7 Ozzie Smith STL NL 33 SS 1984 6.4 6.6 6.4 5.6
8 Kirby Puckett MIN AL 28 CF 2082 6.2 7.8 4.2 5.7
9 Mark Gubicza KCR AL 25 SP 692.0 6.1 7.7 5.0 3.4
10 Rickey Henderson NYY AL 29 LF 1788 5.8 6.3 4.7 6.3
11 Brett Butler SFG NL 31 CF 1980 5.7 6.8 4.9 4.0
12 Eric Davis CIN NL 26 CF 1592 5.7 4.4 7.9 5.3
13 Tony Gwynn SDP NL 28 RF 1959 5.7 3.4 8.6 6.7
14 Mike Greenwell BOS AL 24 LF 1189 5.6 7.5 3.6 0.3
15 Barry Bonds PIT NL 23 LF 1709 5.6 6.3 5.8 3.5
16 Andy Van Slyke PIT NL 27 CF 1759 5.6 6.4 5.5 3.3
17 Jose Canseco OAK AL 23 RF 2078 5.5 7.3 1.6 3.1
18 Darryl Strawberry NYM NL 26 RF 1842 5.4 5.5 6.4 3.4
19 Mike Scott HOU NL 33 SP 277 741.2 5.4 4.2 5.6 8.2
20 Kirk Gibson LAD NL 31 LF 1721 5.3 6.5 4.3 3.7
21 Barry Larkin CIN NL 24 SS 1309 5.3 7.0 1.2 1.5
22 Charlie Leibrandt KCR AL 31 SP 714.2 5.1 5.2 6.0 3.3
23 Mark Langston SEA AL 27 SP 772.2 5.1 5.6 5.9 2.1
24 Will Clark SFG NL 24 1B 1735 5.1 6.7 4.2 2.2
25 Cal Ripken BAL AL 27 SS 2113 5.1 5.8 3.3 6.6
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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 (1988) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1987) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1986) 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 (1988) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1988, 7.0 WAR in 1987, and 4.0 WAR in 1986.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR