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Established Level

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Rk Player Age Pos PA IP WAR 1981 1980 1979
1 Ron Cey 33 3B 1568 4.2 3.5 5.0 5.1
2 Fernando Valenzuela 20 SP 72 210.0 4.0 5.3 0.9
3 Jerry Reuss 32 SP 185 542.0 3.8 4.3 5.1 0.0
4 Dusty Baker 32 LF 1692 3.4 2.8 4.6 2.7
5 Burt Hooton 31 SP 218 561.0 2.8 3.7 1.1 3.5
6 Steve Garvey 32 1B 1862 2.5 2.0 3.1 2.9
7 Pedro Guerrero 25 RF 650 2.2 2.9 1.5 -0.2
8 Bob Welch 24 SP 152 436.1 2.0 1.9 2.9 0.2
9 Reggie Smith 36 1B 676 1.7 -0.1 4.3 1.9
10 Davey Lopes 36 2B 1560 1.5 0.8 1.0 4.7
11 Rick Monday 35 RF 417 1.3 1.7 1.5 0.1
12 Mike Scioscia 22 C 487 1.2 1.7 0.4
13 Derrel Thomas 30 2B 1044 1.0 0.4 1.7 1.5
14 Bill Russell 32 SS 1460 1.0 0.6 2.2 -0.3
15 Steve Howe 23 RP 13 138.2 0.8 1.1 0.4
16 Dave Stewart 24 RP 6 43.1 0.8 1.1
17 Ken Landreaux 26 CF 1579 0.7 0.9 -0.2 2.0
18 Joe Ferguson 34 RF 713 0.7 0.2 0.6 2.5
19 Dave Goltz 32 SP 82 499.0 0.5 0.0 -0.5 4.1
20 Steve Sax 21 2B 127 0.5 0.7
21 Bobby Castillo 26 RP 22 173.1 0.4 -0.8 2.0 0.9
22 Steve Yeager 32 C 686 0.3 0.4 -0.2 1.1
23 Jay Johnstone 35 RF 644 0.3 -0.1 1.2 -0.2
24 Jerry Grote 38 C 64 0.3 0.4
25 Ron Roenicke 24 CF 54 0.3 0.4
26 Alejandro Pena 22 RP 6 25.1 0.2 0.3
27 Jack Perconte 26 2B 32 0.2 0.2 -0.1
28 Tom Niedenfuer 21 RP 26.0 0.0 0.0
29 Ted Power 26 SP 3 14.1 0.0 0.0
30 Bobby Mitchell 26 CF 13 -0.0 -0.1 0.1
31 Terry Forster 29 RP 3 58.2 -0.0 -0.0 0.1 -0.4
32 Mark Bradley 24 RF 6 -0.0 -0.0
33 Candy Maldonado 20 RF 12 -0.1 -0.1
34 Mike Marshall 21 3B 27 -0.1 -0.2
35 Rick Sutcliffe 25 SP 138 399.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2.4 4.1
36 Pepe Frias 32 SS 804 -0.2 -0.2 -1.9 -0.9
37 Gary Weiss 25 SS 21 -0.3 -0.7

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1981) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1980) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1979) 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 (1981) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1981, 7.0 WAR in 1980, and 4.0 WAR in 1979.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR