In 93, Lofton had a WAR of 7. Contributed to 7 more wins than the replacement player, despite his barely over .800 OPS and 1 home run that year. Mostly on baserunning and defense. And this is where I have my issues with WAR. IMO, some of the data on this stuff is iffy and hard to quantify, and yet we do that and claim that Lofton is this and this guy is that.
That said, look at some of the CFers in the mid 90s and compare them to Lofton. Lofton made a lot of allstar teams in the mid-late 90s for a reason.