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1987-1988 Free Agency


Rk Player Pos Age From To Signed 1988 EstLvl 1987 1986 1985
1 Charlie Leibrandt SP 31 KCR KCR Jan 07 5.2 5.2 6.0 3.3 6.6
2 Jack Morris SP 33 DET DET Dec 29 1.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 4.9
3 Brett Butler CF 31 CLE SFG Dec 01 6.8 4.6 4.9 4.0 4.7
4 Paul Molitor DH 31 MIL MIL Jan 05 5.2 4.5 6.0 2.3 3.7
5 Kirk Gibson LF 31 DET LAD Jan 29 6.5 4.3 4.3 3.7 5.4
6 Jack Clark 1B 32 STL NYY Jan 06 2.8 4.1 5.4 1.6 2.6
7 Mike Witt SP 27 CAL CAL Dec 22 1.5 3.7 2.3 6.1 3.3
8 Gary Gaetti 3B 29 MIN MIN Jan 07 4.3 3.5 2.4 5.8 2.6
9 Danny Darwin SP 32 HOU HOU Jan 08 1.4 3.3 3.3 3.6 2.8
10 Mike Davis RF 29 OAK LAD Dec 15 -0.8 2.8 1.3 4.0 4.7
11 Dennis Martinez SP 34 MON MON Dec 18 3.2 2.7 3.6 0.5 0.0
12 Chili Davis CF 28 SFG CAL Dec 01 0.3 2.6 1.6 4.1 2.8
13 Glenn Hubbard 2B 30 ATL OAK Jan 11 2.0 2.4 3.0 1.1 3.3
14 Dwayne Murphy CF 33 OAK DET Jun 05 1.2 2.4 1.4 3.8 2.9
15 Carlton Fisk C 40 CHW CHW Feb 09 2.6 2.3 3.1 -1.7 3.3
16 Frank Tanana SP 34 DET DET Feb 17 0.4 2.3 3.0 1.3 2.1
17 Dave Righetti RP 29 NYY NYY Dec 23 1.4 2.2 1.1 3.8 2.5
18 Dave Smith RP 33 HOU HOU Jan 08 -0.2 2.2 2.9 1.3 1.6
19 Bill Gullickson SP 29 NYY 2.1 0.9 3.9 2.1
20 Jose Cruz LF 40 HOU NYY Feb 25 -0.5 2.0 1.1 2.7 3.1
21 Ken Griffey LF 38 ATL ATL Nov 13 -1.3 1.8 1.4 2.2 2.1
22 Tommy John SP 45 NYY NYY Dec 21 0.7 1.8 2.4 1.5 -0.7
23 David Palmer SP 30 ATL PHI Dec 18 1.4 1.6 0.6 3.6 0.8
24 Juan Berenguer RP 33 MIN MIN Dec 22 0.9 1.5 2.1 1.1 -1.1
25 Gene Garber RP 40 KCR KCR Dec 07 0.2 1.5 0.7 3.0 1.1
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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 (1988) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1987) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1986) 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 (1988) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1988, 7.0 WAR in 1987, and 4.0 WAR in 1986.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR