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Notes:


Established Level

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Rk Player Age Pos PA IP WAR 1940 1939 1938
1 Bobo Newsom 32 SP 371 885.1 7.0 7.3 7.7 5.0
2 Hank Greenberg 29 LF 1955 6.6 7.1 5.5 7.0
3 Rudy York 26 1B 1618 4.4 5.3 2.8 4.8
4 Charlie Gehringer 37 2B 1803 4.4 3.8 4.9 5.1
5 Tommy Bridges 33 SP 226 546.2 4.3 4.7 4.7 2.0
6 Schoolboy Rowe 30 SP 149 354.0 4.2 5.6 0.6 0.5
7 Barney McCosky 23 CF 1352 3.1 4.0 3.4
8 Johnny Gorsica 25 SP 66 160.0 2.0 2.7
9 Archie McKain 29 RP 95 280.1 1.9 1.7 3.0 0.7
10 Billy Sullivan 29 C 1031 1.4 1.9 1.0 0.5
11 Birdie Tebbetts 27 C 951 1.4 1.9 0.6 0.2
12 Bruce Campbell 30 RF 1450 1.4 0.9 1.9 1.7
13 Dizzy Trout 25 SP 93 262.2 1.2 0.6 2.8
14 Pinky Higgins 31 3B 1715 1.0 1.3 0.4 1.3
15 Lynn Nelson 35 RP 225 402.2 0.9 -0.6 3.0 1.1
16 Hal Newhouser 19 SP 48 138.1 0.8 1.1 0.1
17 Earl Averill 38 CF 1116 0.8 -0.6 0.8 5.0
18 Al Benton 29 RP 108 324.2 0.8 0.6 0.3 2.3
19 Floyd Giebell 30 SP 10 33.1 0.7 0.9 0.3
20 Dick Bartell 32 SS 1568 0.7 -0.3 0.4 4.1
21 Fred Hutchinson 20 SP 66 160.2 0.2 0.2 0.5
22 Pete Fox 31 RF 1610 0.2 -0.0 0.9 -0.4
23 Bud Thomas 29 RP 96 276.2 0.2 -0.2 0.0 1.6
24 Dick Conger 19 RP 3.0 0.1 0.1
25 Red Kress 35 3B 982 0.0 -0.3 -0.4 1.9
26 Bob Uhl 26 RP 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
27 Frank Secory 27 - 1 -0.0 -0.0
28 Clay Smith 25 RP 12 39.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.2
29 Scat Metha 26 3B 40 -0.0 -0.1
30 Pat Mullin 22 CF 4 -0.1 -0.1
31 Dutch Meyer 24 2B 65 -0.1 -0.2
32 Tuck Stainback 28 CF 458 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2
33 Cotton Pippen 29 SP 55 154.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.8
34 Tom Seats 29 RP 12 55.2 -0.2 -0.4
35 Frank Croucher 25 SS 412 -0.5 -0.9 -0.2

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1940) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1939) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1938) 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 (1940) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1940, 7.0 WAR in 1939, and 4.0 WAR in 1938.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR