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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1955 1954 1953
1 Duke Snider BRO NL 28 CF 2012 8.6 8.6 8.3 9.3
2 Willie Mays NYG NL 24 CF 1310 8.1 9.1 10.6
3 Eddie Mathews MIL NL 23 3B 1898 7.7 7.3 8.0 8.3
4 Robin Roberts PHI NL 28 SP 403 988.1 7.4 5.8 8.7 9.9
5 Stan Musial STL NL 34 1B 2059 6.7 6.1 6.9 7.7
6 Richie Ashburn PHI NL 28 CF 2049 6.5 6.3 7.0 6.4
7 Ernie Banks CHC NL 24 SS 1334 6.2 8.2 2.4 0.5
8 Ted Kluszewski CIN NL 30 1B 1974 6.1 5.2 7.9 4.9
9 Warren Spahn MIL NL 34 SP 311 794.2 5.5 4.3 5.6 9.0
10 Gil Hodges BRO NL 31 1B 1918 5.0 4.4 6.2 4.5
11 Johnny Antonelli NYG NL 25 SP 265 669.1 5.0 4.3 7.5 1.9
12 Pee Wee Reese BRO NL 36 SS 1938 4.9 4.2 6.0 5.1
13 Bob Rush CHC NL 29 SP 238 637.0 4.9 5.2 5.9 1.8
14 Hank Aaron MIL NL 21 RF 1174 4.7 6.3 1.3
15 Johnny Logan MIL NL 29 SS 1986 4.6 6.0 3.0 3.8
16 Bob Friend PIT NL 24 SP 183 541.1 4.4 5.9 1.0 0.9
17 Carl Furillo BRO NL 33 RF 1703 4.2 5.1 2.6 4.6
18 Red Schoendienst STL NL 32 2B 1921 4.0 2.8 4.7 6.4
19 Wally Post CIN NL 25 RF 1190 3.9 5.3 -0.3 -0.1
20 Roy Campanella BRO NL 33 C 1558 3.9 5.2 0.1 7.0
21 Don Newcombe BRO NL 29 SP 180 378.0 3.9 5.2 0.9
22 Joe Nuxhall CIN NL 26 SP 222 565.1 3.8 4.7 3.5 1.6
23 Hank Thompson NYG NL 29 3B 1544 3.7 2.7 4.7 4.7
24 Jackie Robinson BRO NL 36 3B 1429 3.7 2.6 3.7 6.9
25 Harvey Haddix STL NL 29 SP 284 720.2 3.5 1.7 4.3 7.3
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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 (1955) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1954) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1953) 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 (1955) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1955, 7.0 WAR in 1954, and 4.0 WAR in 1953.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR