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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1905 1904 1903
1 Rube Waddell PHA AL 28 SP 397 1035.2 9.2 9.2 9.8 7.9
2 Honus Wagner PIT NL 31 SS 1745 9.1 10.2 8.3 7.6
3 Christy Mathewson NYG NL 24 SP 442 1072.2 8.5 9.9 5.7 10.3
4 Cy Young BOS AL 38 SP 421 1042.1 8.2 7.3 9.6 8.3
5 Eddie Plank PHA AL 29 SP 415 1040.0 7.9 7.3 9.1 7.0
6 Jack Chesbro NYY AL 31 SP 426 1082.2 7.3 5.5 11.2 5.0
7 Joe McGinnity NYG NL 34 SP 469 1162.1 6.3 2.8 9.1 11.4
8 Cy Seymour CIN NL 32 CF 1820 6.2 8.0 4.6 4.0
9 Ed Killian DET AL 28 SP 288 706.2 6.2 8.2 4.6 0.7
10 Irv Young BSN NL 27 SP 138 378.0 6.1 8.1
11 George Davis CHW AL 34 SS 1296 6.0 7.2 7.2 -0.1
12 Bill Bradley CLE AL 27 3B 1858 5.9 5.0 6.6 7.1
13 Nap Lajoie CLE AL 30 2B 1390 5.7 3.1 8.6 8.0
14 Frank Chance CHC NL 28 1B 1547 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.6
15 Harry Howell SLB AL 28 SP 378 778.1 5.6 6.6 6.3 1.1
16 Elmer Flick CLE AL 29 RF 1825 5.5 5.3 6.5 4.4
17 Ed Reulbach CHC NL 22 SP 113 291.2 5.5 7.4
18 Bill Dahlen NYG NL 35 SS 1746 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.0
19 George Mullin DET AL 24 SP 452 1050.2 5.3 5.2 5.0 6.0
20 Jesse Tannehill BOS AL 30 SP 365 793.0 5.3 6.1 5.6 2.1
21 Bob Ewing CIN NL 32 SP 344 770.1 5.2 6.6 3.6 4.3
22 Bobby Wallace SLB AL 31 SS 1786 5.2 5.2 5.7 4.3
23 Roy Thomas PHI NL 31 CF 1892 5.2 5.5 4.6 5.5
24 Addie Joss CLE AL 25 SP 312 762.0 5.2 6.0 4.3 4.2
25 Jimmy Collins BOS AL 35 3B 1813 5.0 4.6 5.3 5.3
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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 (1905) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1904) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1903) 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 (1905) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1905, 7.0 WAR in 1904, and 4.0 WAR in 1903.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR