Using the 2012 Oliver database, here is the top-projected-WAR starting lineup:
Pos Player 2012 Projected WAR P Yu Darvish 7.0 (Wow!) C Joe Mauer 3.5 1B Albert Pujols 5.5 2B Robinson Cano 4.5 3B Evan Longoria 4.6 SS Troy Tulowitzki 5.6 LF Ryan Braun* 4.6 CF Matt Kemp 4.9 RFl Jose Bautista 3.9 ----- 44.1
* – If Braun indeed suspended for 50 games, will then substitute in Matt Holiday, 4.2 projected WAR.
Think you could construct a lineup with other players that will out-WAR the above lineup in 2012? Perhaps worth an investigation after the season!
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