All Time Tout Wars Leaderboard

Each year we update the Tout Wars leaderboard, which gives us a glimpse at who the most successful Tout Warriors have been over the years.

The idea is simple. Each entry costs an imaginary $100. Imaginary winnings are divided proportionally to the top 30 percent of the leagues each year.

There is a Google Sheet where you can see all the results.

A couple of notes:

Fred Zinkie is in the lead, but he and Rudy Gamble are tied for best results the last five years, on average. Zinkie did not play in 2019, and will be moving to the NL only league this year, which should be interesting (to say the least). Note: Adam Ronis is just behind those two.

Larry Schechter ranks second on our list, despite coming a cropper the last six years. That’s how dominant he was the nine years before that.

Mike Lombardo is notably sixth of all time. He passed away last year and will always be remembered as a great player.

Jason Grey is seventh all-time at this point, but only because he gave up the fantasy life for real-life scouting. Go figure.

Feel free to load the sheet and make your own sorts. You’ll find me at the bottom of the list with my buddies the lamentedly departed Steve Moyer and the wonderfully game and very smart Scott Pianowski. All I can say is we’ve had our moments, made our impressions, but failed to grab the ring.

The 2020 Tout Wars lineups are set

The 2020 Tout Wars lineups are set.

The first draft of the six leagues, Draft and Hold, has already been held, with details here.

Next up will be the Mixed Draft, to be conducted on Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET. You can listen to the proceedings on the Colton and the Wolfman Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Radio. We will also have a live chat session here at

The final four drafts will be held live in New York City on the weekend of March 14-15. The venue is the Stewart Hotel, the same facility that will be housing NFBC drafts that same weekend. Some spectator seating will be available. All drafts will be covered live on SiriusXM, and again, we will also host live chats here.

Sat. 3/14, 9:00 a.m. ET – American League-only draft

Sat. 3/14, 3:00 p.m. ET – Mixed auction draft

Sun. 3/15, 9:00 a.m. ET – National League-only draft

Sun. 3/15, 2:00 p.m. ET – Head-to-Head auction draft

Here are your 2020 Tout warriors, with leagues listed in drafting sequence.

Draft and Hold
Vlad Sedler
Jeff Mans
Jeff Boggis
Craig Mish
Alan Harrison
Matt Modica
Mike Sheets
Anthony Aniano
Michael Florio
Jon Hegglund
Michael Stein
Brad Johnson
James Anderson
Dr. Roto
Doug Anderson
Mixed Draft
Ray Murphy
Michael Beller
Tim McCullough
Rudy Gamble
Anthony Perri
Adam Ronis
DJ Short
Scott White
Charlie Wiegert
Perry Van Hook
Dan Strafford
Greg Ambrosius
Tom Kessenich
Seth Trachtman
Tim McLeod
American League
Patrick Davitt
Larry Schechter
Jeff Erickson
Rob Leibowitz
Ryan Bloomfield
Doug Dennis
Chris Liss
Jason Collette
Colton Wolf
Howard Bender
Mike Podhorzer
Mike Gianella
Mixed Auction
Jeff Zimmerman
Scott Swanay
Eric Karabell
Michael Rathburn
Derek VanRiper
Scott Engel
Brent Hershey
Zach Steinhorn
Jake Ciely
Bret Sayre
Ron Shandler
Scott Pianowski
Al Melchior
Joe Pisapia
Gene McCaffrey
National League
Peter Kreutzer
Brian Walton
Lenny Melnick
Justin Mason
Grey Albright
Phil Hertz
Todd Zola
Fred Zinkie
Tristan Cockcroft
Scott Wilderman
Steve Gardner
Derek Carty
Head-to-Head Auction
Andrea LaMont
Frank Stampfl
Alex Chamberlain
Ryan Hallam
Ralph Lifshitz
AJ Mass
Nick Pollack
Ariel Cohen
Andy Behrens
Clay Link
Paul Sporer
Ian Kahn