I have an open spot at third in my keeper league and have been giving these two a hard look, and I just can't explain why Wright is costing so much more than Zimmerman. I compiled 11 different projection sets, some great some not so great, but the results look where they should be:
Wright: 22 HR, 93 RBI, 90 R, 15 SB, .288 AVG
Zimm: 25 HR, 91 RBI, 86 R, 5 SB, 286 AVG
The differences are subtle, but added together they do bring some meaning. I think you can reasonably call HR/RBI/AVG a wash altogether, so with Wright overall you gain ~5 R, 10 SB.
When I similarly compiled suggested auction prices from various sources as well as average costs from Yahoo/ESPN, Wright comes out to an average cost of $24, Zimmerman $17. Now I am not a baseball math genius, but I am fairly certain that a difference of 5 runs and 10 steals does not equate to a $7 difference in prices.
So my question is, where is the disconnect, and can anyone convince me that I should be targeting Wright instead of Zimmerman? As it stands, if I can get Zimmerman from close to that $17 number, he seems to be a great bargain.
Goldy is King.