Based on the past five years of fielding data and last year's batting data. (more on process here)
Or about 25.4 WAR from 10 players. A few assumptions we can make:
- Crawford regains ~2 WAR status (probably higher)
- This is assuming Bartlett's defense plays like the past five seasons, which is a pretty good bet, if healthy.
- Iwamura might get better at second.
So add 2, maybe 2.5 WAR (if you're really optimistic) and you have about 27/28 WAR from 10 players. Boston for comparison:
Or 30.7 from 10 players. But one key difference. The Rays have no DH, platoon RFer, or back-up catcher. Boston has a DH and a full time RFer listed. If you plug in Jason Giambi, Juan Rivera, and Shawn Riggans in those three spots, you get 5 extra WAR. roughly 33 WAR from 13 position players.
Now, just hope they don't sign Teixeira and trade Lowell.