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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1990 1989 1988
1 Rickey Henderson OAK AL 31 LF 1915 8.9 9.9 8.7 6.3
2 Barry Bonds PIT NL 25 LF 1914 8.6 9.7 8.0 6.3
3 Roger Clemens BOS AL 27 SP 745.2 8.3 10.4 5.7 7.1
4 Cal Ripken BAL AL 29 SS 2096 6.9 7.5 6.7 5.8
5 Lenny Dykstra PHI NL 27 CF 1741 6.7 8.9 2.4 3.5
6 Ryne Sandberg CHC NL 30 2B 2026 6.4 7.1 6.1 4.7
7 Fred McGriff TOR AL 26 1B 1961 5.9 5.2 6.6 6.2
8 Ed Whitson SDP NL 35 SP 242 661.0 5.8 7.0 6.5 1.0
9 Chuck Finley CAL AL 27 SP 630.0 5.8 7.7 4.9 2.0
10 Frank Viola NYM NL 30 SP 121 766.0 5.8 6.3 4.1 7.7
11 Wade Boggs BOS AL 32 3B 2174 5.8 3.2 8.4 8.3
12 Will Clark SFG NL 26 1B 2042 5.7 3.5 8.6 6.7
13 Darryl Strawberry NYM NL 28 RF 1802 5.6 6.3 4.8 5.5
14 Bret Saberhagen KCR AL 26 SP 658.0 5.6 3.6 9.7 3.8
15 Alan Trammell DET AL 32 SS 1666 5.6 6.7 3.7 6.0
16 Julio Franco TEX AL 31 2B 1967 5.5 6.8 5.3 2.3
17 Ozzie Smith STL NL 35 SS 1925 5.3 3.6 7.3 6.6
18 Lonnie Smith ATL NL 34 LF 1239 5.3 4.6 8.8 0.6
19 Barry Larkin CIN NL 26 SS 1690 5.3 5.7 3.8 7.0
20 Bruce Hurst SDP NL 32 SP 165 685.0 5.0 4.6 6.2 3.4
21 Cecil Fielder DET AL 26 1B 863 4.9 6.5 -0.3
22 Dave Henderson OAK AL 31 CF 1707 4.9 4.9 4.3 6.3
23 Kevin Mitchell SFG NL 28 LF 1795 4.8 4.1 6.9 2.6
24 Dave Stieb TOR AL 32 SP 622.2 4.7 5.9 3.3 4.1
25 Jose Canseco OAK AL 25 RF 1526 4.7 5.4 2.2 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 (1990) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1989) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1988) 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 (1990) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1990, 7.0 WAR in 1989, and 4.0 WAR in 1988.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR