In my 12 team keeper league, we keep players by brackets and can hold them for two years at their draft value. For my bracket that includes draft rounds 20-23 and free agents, I get one keeper. Currently, the choice rests with either Feliz or Zobrist. My other keepers appear to be Zimmerman (unless I talk myself into keeping Billingsley
) from rounds 5-9, J. Upton from rounds 10-14 and Choo from rounds 15-19 (unless I decide to keep Garza
). We play H2H and go 11x11 (R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS/W, L, CG, SHO, SV, HLD, K, H, ERA, WHIP, K/BB).
My initial thought was to keep Zobrist as I think he's for real and will be the full-time rightfielder for the Rays next year. He walks a lot, gets a ton of extra base hits and has decent steals to go along with playing in one of the most talented line-ups in baseball. Feliz, on the other hand, is a stud. 26:1 K/BB ratio and he's been lights out since his call-up. The Rangers plan is, as far as I'm hearing, to move him to the starting rotation for 2010. Will he be as effective as a starter as he was as a reliever or are we looking at Joba Part II? I don't expect him to come out next year and maintain a 26:1 K/BB ratio, but how will his skills translate from the bullpen to the starting rotation and will he be a better value pick than Zobrist?
I'm leaning towards Zobrist right now, but am interested to hear any opinions.