I'm generally not a WAR sceptic but I have a hard time getting around that. Ortiz generally was a 3 to 3.5 WAR Player (4 in some years). there is the DH Penalty but even as an average 1B he would only have been half a win better than that so basically he is a 4 win Player as an average 1B. according to UZR Billy hamilton with an 85 OPS+ is also a 4 win Player (although he Fails to reach that hitting mark in most years because he hits so terrible so he is not really a 4 win Player but you get the example).
so if BH was a consistently bad hitter (80 to 90 OPS+) instead of fluktuating between very bad and hitting like a pitcher would he really be one of the most valuable Players in all of mlb?