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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 2012 2011 2010
1 Mike Trout LAA AL 20 CF 774 7.9 10.5 0.5
2 Justin Verlander DET AL 29 SP 17 713.2 7.6 8.0 8.6 4.3
3 Robinson Cano NYY AL 29 2B 2074 7.5 8.4 5.8 8.1
4 Miguel Cabrera DET AL 29 3B 2033 7.2 7.1 7.6 6.5
5 Ryan Braun MIL NL 28 LF 1990 7.0 6.9 7.7 5.7
6 Adrian Beltre TEX AL 33 3B 1820 6.8 7.2 5.6 7.8
7 Clayton Kershaw LAD NL 24 SP 235 665.1 6.7 6.8 7.4 5.2
8 Joey Votto CIN NL 28 1B 1842 6.3 5.9 6.6 7.0
9 Ben Zobrist TBR AL 31 RF 1997 6.2 5.8 7.6 4.6
10 Cliff Lee PHI NL 33 SP 156 656.0 6.0 4.3 8.9 5.0
11 Andrew McCutchen PIT NL 25 CF 2004 5.9 6.9 5.4 3.8
12 Jose Bautista TOR AL 31 RF 1737 5.8 3.8 8.3 7.0
13 Dustin Pedroia BOS AL 28 2B 1705 5.7 5.1 8.0 3.2
14 Buster Posey SFG NL 25 C 1238 5.7 7.6 1.3 3.9
15 Cole Hamels PHI NL 28 SP 229 640.0 5.6 5.1 6.4 5.5
16 Alex Gordon KCR AL 28 LF 1690 5.5 6.3 7.3 -0.5
17 Albert Pujols LAA AL 32 1B 2021 5.4 4.8 5.3 7.5
18 Yadier Molina STL NL 29 C 1602 5.4 7.2 2.9 3.1
19 Jered Weaver LAA AL 29 SP 17 648.2 5.4 4.4 6.9 5.3
20 David Wright NYM NL 29 3B 1787 5.3 7.1 2.1 2.8
21 David Price TBR AL 26 SP 17 644.0 5.2 6.6 3.3 4.6
22 Austin Jackson DET AL 25 CF 1960 5.1 5.5 4.6 5.1
23 Felix Hernandez SEA AL 26 SP 14 715.1 5.0 5.3 3.5 7.1
24 Evan Longoria TBR AL 26 3B 1547 5.0 2.5 7.2 8.2
25 Michael Bourn ATL NL 29 CF 2030 4.9 6.0 3.0 5.5
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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 (2012) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (2011) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (2010) 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 (2012) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 2012, 7.0 WAR in 2011, and 4.0 WAR in 2010.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR