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PLAYER DEF POS OFF WAR
Longoria 0.7 0.25 1.5 4.7
Navarro 0 1.25 -0.1 3.4
Pena 0.1 -1.25 2.1 3.2
Upton 0.0 0.25 0.9 3.4
Bartlett 0.9 0.75 -1.2 2.7
Aybar (3B) 0.1 0.25 -0.4 2.2
Zobrist (OF) 0.1 -0.75 0.4 2
Iwamura 0 0.25 -0.7 1.8
Gross 0.3 -0.75 -0.2 1.6
Crawford 0.9 -0.75 -1 1.4

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:

 

PLAYER DEF POS OFF WAR
Lowell 0.5 0.25 0.2 3.2
Varitek 0 1.25 -1.7 1.8
Youkilis 0.3 -1.25 3.3 4.6
Lowrie 0.4 0.75 -0.2 3.2
Ellsbury 0.1 0.25 -1.2 1.4
Cora 0 0.25 -0.2 2.3
Ortiz -1.75 1.4 1.9
Pedroia 0.4 0.25 2.1 5
Drew 0 -0.75 2.2 3.7
Bay -0.6 -0.75 2.8 3.7

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.