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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1973 1972 1971
1 Tom Seaver NYM NL 28 SP 318 838.1 9.2 11.0 5.6 11.0
2 Wilbur Wood CHW AL 31 SP 268 1070.0 9.1 7.6 10.4 11.0
3 Joe Morgan CIN NL 29 2B 2067 8.7 9.3 9.3 5.6
4 Gaylord Perry CLE AL 34 SP 242 966.2 7.9 7.8 11.0 1.6
5 Bert Blyleven MIN AL 22 SP 207 890.2 7.6 9.8 5.1 6.2
6 Pete Rose CIN NL 32 LF 2188 7.0 8.3 6.1 5.1
7 Reggie Jackson OAK AL 27 RF 1843 6.8 7.8 5.7 6.4
8 Darrell Evans ATL NL 26 3B 1559 6.8 9.0 3.9 1.4
9 Bobby Bonds SFG NL 27 RF 2126 6.7 7.8 5.0 6.7
10 Cesar Cedeno HOU NL 22 CF 1850 6.7 7.4 8.0 1.9
11 Mickey Lolich DET AL 32 SP 269 1012.0 6.5 5.4 7.2 8.6
12 Bobby Murcer NYY AL 27 CF 1950 6.3 5.1 8.1 6.5
13 Bobby Grich BAL AL 24 2B 1263 6.3 8.3 6.0 0.8
14 Willie Stargell PIT NL 33 LF 1784 6.2 7.2 3.9 7.9
15 Sal Bando OAK AL 29 3B 1963 6.2 6.5 5.6 6.4
16 Steve Carlton PHI NL 28 SP 344 913.0 6.1 2.4 12.5 4.2
17 John Hiller DET AL 30 RP 4 169.2 6.0 8.0 0.8
18 Nolan Ryan CAL AL 26 SP 152 762.0 6.0 7.8 6.4 -0.2
19 Jim Palmer BAL AL 27 SP 222 852.2 5.9 6.3 6.1 4.4
20 Johnny Bench CIN NL 25 C 1916 5.9 4.7 8.6 4.1
21 Rod Carew MIN AL 27 2B 1880 5.7 7.0 5.4 2.4
22 Don Sutton LAD NL 28 SP 297 794.1 5.6 5.3 6.3 5.2
23 Graig Nettles NYY AL 28 3B 1954 5.6 5.6 4.8 7.5
24 Bob Gibson STL NL 37 SP 272 718.2 5.6 4.2 7.8 5.1
25 Fergie Jenkins CHC NL 30 SP 346 885.1 5.5 3.2 5.8 11.8
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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 (1973) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1972) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1971) 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 (1973) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1973, 7.0 WAR in 1972, and 4.0 WAR in 1971.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR