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The Stars & Scrubs Chart represents the probability that a player will demonstrate a given level of performance over the course of his next five seasons.

In particular, for hitters:

'Superstar' performance represents an EqA of .300 or better.
'Star' performance represents an EqA of between .280 and .300
'Regular' performance represents an EqA of between .250 and .280
'Fringe' performance represents an EqA of between .230 and .250
'Scrub' performance represents an EqA worse than .230
'Drop' represents the player's Drop Rate - the probability that the player will drop out of the league entirely.

Note that these thresholds ARE adjusted for a player's defensive position. A shortstop would need an EqA of about .290 to be considered a 'Star' performer, while a right fielder would need an EqA of .310.

Similarly, for pitchers:

'Superstar' performance represents an EqERA of 3.25 or better.
'Star' performance represents an EqERA of between 3.25 and 4.00
'Regular' performance represents an EqERA of between 4.00 and 5.00
'Fringe' performance represents an EqERA of between 5.00 and 5.50
'Scrub' performance represents an EqERA worse than 5.50
'Drop' represents Drop Rate - the probability that the player will drop out of the league entirely.

A small adjustment is made for starters versus relief pitchers, analagous to the positional adjustment described above.

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