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Established Level

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Rk Player Team Lg Age Pos PA IP WAR 1991 1990 1989
1 Barry Bonds PIT NL 26 LF 1934 8.6 8.0 9.7 8.0
2 Tom Glavine ATL NL 25 SP 249 647.0 6.9 9.2 2.3 1.3
3 Ryne Sandberg CHC NL 31 2B 2031 6.9 7.0 7.1 6.1
4 Barry Larkin CIN NL 27 SS 1565 5.6 6.1 5.7 3.8
5 Jose Rijo CIN NL 26 SP 193 512.1 5.3 5.7 5.8 2.9
6 Will Clark SFG NL 27 1B 1975 5.2 5.2 3.5 8.6
7 Dennis Martinez MON NL 37 SP 251 680.0 5.1 5.7 4.3 4.6
8 Ozzie Smith STL NL 36 SS 1897 5.0 5.1 3.6 7.3
9 Lenny Dykstra PHI NL 28 CF 1559 4.9 3.1 8.9 2.4
10 Matt Williams SFG NL 25 3B 1610 4.9 5.5 5.0 2.8
11 Darryl Strawberry LAD NL 29 RF 1750 4.7 3.7 6.3 4.8
12 Terry Pendleton ATL NL 30 3B 1789 4.6 6.1 0.1 4.5
13 Brett Butler LAD NL 34 CF 2134 4.5 5.1 5.0 1.9
14 John Smoltz ATL NL 24 SP 239 669.0 4.5 5.3 3.9 3.8
15 Fred McGriff SDP NL 27 1B 1980 4.5 3.4 5.2 6.6
16 Steve Avery ATL NL 21 SP 120 309.1 4.3 5.7 -1.6
17 Tony Gwynn SDP NL 31 RF 1877 4.2 5.7 2.9 2.5
18 Robby Thompson SFG NL 29 2B 1742 4.2 5.2 1.7 6.1
19 Bobby Bonilla PIT NL 28 RF 2064 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.9
20 Greg Maddux CHC NL 25 SP 281 738.1 4.1 4.0 3.7 5.3
21 Doug Drabek PIT NL 28 SP 272 710.1 4.1 3.6 5.0 3.9
22 Frank Viola NYM NL 31 SP 204 742.0 4.1 2.6 6.3 4.1
23 Bruce Hurst SDP NL 33 SP 248 690.0 4.0 2.9 4.6 6.2
24 Chris Sabo CIN NL 29 3B 1612 4.0 5.0 4.2 0.2
25 David Cone NYM NL 28 SP 253 664.0 3.9 4.3 4.3 1.9
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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 (1991) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1990) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1989) 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 (1991) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1991, 7.0 WAR in 1990, and 4.0 WAR in 1989.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR