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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1981 1980 1979
1 Mike Schmidt PHI NL 31 3B 1761 8.1 7.7 8.9 7.9
2 Steve Carlton PHI NL 36 SP 283 745.0 6.6 5.5 10.1 2.9
3 Andre Dawson MON NL 26 CF 1763 6.6 7.5 6.8 3.6
4 Buddy Bell TEX AL 29 3B 1669 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.9
5 George Brett KCR AL 28 3B 1595 6.2 3.3 9.4 8.6
6 Rickey Henderson OAK AL 22 LF 1613 6.1 6.7 8.8 -0.9
7 Willie Wilson KCR AL 25 LF 1850 6.0 4.1 8.5 6.3
8 Keith Hernandez STL NL 27 1B 1832 5.6 4.2 6.7 7.6
9 Robin Yount MIL AL 25 SS 1684 5.3 4.9 7.1 3.1
10 Bobby Grich CAL AL 32 2B 1609 5.1 5.5 4.2 6.0
11 Gary Carter MON NL 27 C 1595 5.1 3.8 6.5 6.0
12 Dwight Evans BOS AL 29 RF 1609 5.0 6.7 3.0 3.7
13 Cecil Cooper MIL AL 31 1B 1791 5.0 4.2 6.8 3.7
14 Dwayne Murphy OAK AL 26 CF 1668 4.6 4.4 6.9 0.9
15 Chet Lemon CHW AL 26 CF 1619 4.4 4.1 4.2 5.8
16 Willie Randolph NYY AL 26 2B 1746 4.3 2.4 6.6 5.3
17 Ron Cey LAD NL 33 3B 1568 4.2 3.5 5.0 5.1
18 Rick Reuschel CHC/NYY NL/AL 32 SP 214 652.1 4.2 2.9 5.5 5.8
19 Britt Burns CHW AL 22 SP 399.2 4.2 3.9 7.0 -0.2
20 Bert Blyleven CLE AL 30 SP 156 613.1 4.2 5.6 0.7 2.9
21 Eddie Murray BAL AL 25 1B 1792 4.2 3.7 4.5 4.9
22 Tony Armas OAK AL 27 RF 1425 4.1 4.2 5.9 0.4
23 George Foster CIN NL 32 LF 1585 4.0 3.7 4.1 5.1
24 Dave Stieb TOR AL 23 SP 1 555.2 4.0 4.4 4.9 1.4
25 Fernando Valenzuela LAD NL 20 SP 72 210.0 4.0 5.3 0.9
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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 (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