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1980-1981 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 1981 EstLvl 1980 1979 1978
1 Dave Winfield RF 29 SDP NYY Dec 15 2.5 5.4 3.9 8.3 4.3
2 Darrell Porter C 29 KCR STL Dec 07 1.5 4.4 2.4 7.6 4.2
3 Don Sutton SP 36 LAD HOU Dec 04 2.9 4.1 5.5 1.6 0.8
4 Tug McGraw RP 36 PHI PHI Dec 06 1.2 3.5 4.7 -2.4 -0.3
5 Carlton Fisk C 33 BOS CHW Mar 18 2.8 3.2 3.9 0.8 6.0
6 Ron LeFlore LF 33 MON CHW Nov 26 0.8 3.0 2.5 3.2 4.1
7 Gaylord Perry SP 42 NYY ATL Jan 12 1.7 2.7 2.2 2.8 3.8
8 Roy Howell 3B 27 TOR MIL Dec 20 0.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2
9 Geoff Zahn SP 35 MIN CAL Dec 02 -0.6 2.1 0.4 3.6 4.6
10 Luis Tiant SP 40 NYY PIT Feb 23 0.1 1.8 0.2 2.4 5.6
11 Bill Travers SP 28 MIL CAL Jan 26 -0.5 1.3 1.0 2.4 0.2
12 Jim Essian C 30 OAK CHW Nov 20 -0.0 1.2 1.2 0.8 2.3
13 Bill Castro RP 29 MIL NYY Feb 17 -0.4 1.2 0.8 1.5 1.8
14 Lenny Randle 3B 32 CHC SEA Apr 06 0.6 1.1 1.4 -0.5 0.9
15 Pat Kelly LF 36 BAL CLE Dec 29 -0.5 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0
16 Rusty Staub DH 37 TEX NYM Dec 16 1.0 1.0 1.3 0.3 1.5
17 Dave Rader C 32 BOS CAL Feb 02 0.8 1.1 -0.1 -0.3
18 Dan Spillner SP 29 CLE CLE Dec 08 2.0 0.8 0.1 2.1 0.4
19 Del Unser CF 36 PHI PHI Dec 22 -0.2 0.8 1.0 0.7 -0.2
20 Jose Morales DH 36 MIN BAL Dec 17 -0.5 0.8 1.0 -1.0 0.1
21 Bill Stein 3B 34 SEA TEX Dec 18 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.4 1.0
22 Stan Bahnsen RP 36 MON MON Dec 19 -0.5 0.6 0.7 1.2 -0.5
23 John Milner 1B 31 PIT PIT Jan 23 0.3 0.6 0.1 1.4 0.8
24 Dave Roberts RP 36 SEA NYM Jan 05 -0.9 0.6 0.3 1.1 0.5
25 Bud Harrelson SS 37 TEX 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5
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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