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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1996 1995 1994
1 Barry Bonds SFG NL 31 LF 1784 8.4 9.7 7.5 6.2
2 Greg Maddux ATL NL 30 SP 236 656.2 8.3 7.2 9.6 8.7
3 Jeff Bagwell HOU NL 28 1B 1737 6.7 7.5 4.9 8.2
4 Barry Larkin CIN NL 32 SS 1695 6.2 7.2 5.9 4.0
5 Bernard Gilkey NYM NL 29 LF 1618 6.0 8.1 2.6 0.9
6 Ellis Burks COL NL 31 LF 1171 5.9 7.9 -0.4 1.4
7 Kevin Brown FLA NL 31 SP 85 575.1 5.8 7.8 4.3 1.6
8 John Smoltz ATL NL 29 SP 214 581.0 5.8 7.7 4.0 1.2
9 Ken Caminiti SDP NL 33 3B 1694 5.7 7.6 3.2 3.8
10 Craig Biggio HOU NL 30 2B 1907 5.6 5.5 6.3 4.6
11 Tom Glavine ATL NL 30 SP 240 599.1 5.6 6.8 5.5 2.2
12 Lance Johnson NYM NL 32 CF 1812 5.4 7.2 3.7 1.7
13 Mike Piazza LAD NL 27 C 1547 5.4 5.4 6.2 3.6
14 Sammy Sosa CHC NL 27 RF 1628 5.1 5.4 5.3 3.8
15 Al Leiter FLA NL 30 SP 81 510.0 4.7 5.2 5.7 1.4
16 Chipper Jones ATL NL 24 3B 1295 4.7 6.2 2.7
17 Brian Jordan STL NL 29 RF 1282 4.6 5.5 5.2 1.0
18 Denny Neagle PIT/ATL NL 27 SP 218 568.0 4.5 5.8 4.5 0.3
19 Gary Sheffield FLA NL 27 RF 1335 4.4 5.9 2.2 2.1
20 Steve Finley SDP NL 31 CF 1768 4.3 5.8 1.5 2.6
21 Ray Lankford STL NL 29 CF 1670 4.2 5.0 3.8 2.8
22 Raul Mondesi LAD NL 25 RF 1707 4.2 4.7 4.8 1.8
23 Andy Ashby SDP NL 28 SP 181 507.2 4.2 3.7 5.1 3.9
24 Reggie Sanders CIN NL 28 RF 1348 4.1 2.7 6.6 3.3
25 Jeff Fassero MON NL 33 SP 212 559.1 4.0 5.3 1.6 2.4
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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 (1996) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1995) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1994) 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 (1996) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1996, 7.0 WAR in 1995, and 4.0 WAR in 1994.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR