TOUT WARS X: Stylish and Spooky

toutxlongshotindark smallerPart of the experiment, it turned out, was drafting under night club conditions. The Tout Wars X’ers pulled it off gracefully.

Here are the draft results.

Here are comments from the drafters about their teams: Jake Ciely | Bret Sayre (part of Flags Fly Forever Podcast) | Bret Sayre writing | Ron Shandler | Doug Anderson


Doubt Wars Mixed: Triplets Win! Triplets Win!

Not only do Bob Russo’s Triplets win the 64-team 2014 Mixed League Doubt Wars contest, they did so scoring 26 points. That’s an average finish in all categories of better than third!

The second-place Watch the Junk!, by contrast, had an average finish of 17th per category. Top Tout Warrior Zach Steinhorn had an average finish of 21st, third best overall.

The Triplets finished first in Runs, RBI, On Base Percentage, Homers, Wins, Strikeouts, ERA and WHIP!

Here are the standings (actual Tout Wars teams are shown in gray):

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And how did Bob’s Triplets approach perfection? Almost every player was a hit (click to enlarge):

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I wonder how Bob did in his regular leagues?

Doubt Wars AL: The Final Standings

Rick Wolf and Glenn Colton had a year for the ages. They crushed the Doubt Wars competition again this year, as they did in 2013, too. Only this time they also won Tout Wars. Very impressive performances for the boys from Fantasy Alarm.

On the civilian side, the Ohio Wolverines edged Freedman’s Bureau for the top spot. Here are the full standings (gray teams are actual Tout Wars draft day stats).

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The Ohio Wolverines winning roster (click to enlarge):

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Doubt Wars NL: The Final Standings!

OY! The original post screwed up the Tout Wars draft data. The chart below is corrected and represents the official final standings.

Tristan Cockcroft, for the second year in a row, wins the race among Touts in Doubt Wars, but didn’t finish with the best draft day roster when only Tout Wars teams are considered.

The 3repeaters and Rotorooters finished well ahead of the rest of the civilian pack.

Here are the final results (actual Tout Wars teams have a gray background):

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Here’s a look at the 3peaters roster (click to enlarge):

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Notably, Derek Carty’s Tout Wars team finished better than his Doubt Wars team, while Rotoman’s Doubt Wars team finished better than his Tout Wars team (no doubt because he didn’t take Edwin Jackson in Doubt).

The rest of the Doubt Wars results, plus complete standings details, will come soon.

The Tout Wars Leaderboard is Updated!

NOTE: The link has been fixed.

The Top 5 All Time Tout Wars Earners (based on $100 entries divided among top teams each season):

Larry Schechter $2,920
Fred Zinkie $1,632
Mike Lombardo $1,579
Jason Grey $1,380
Tristan Cockcroft $1,253

Top 5 Earners since 2010:

Fred Zinkie $1,632
Tristan Cockcroft $1,553
Larry Schechter $1,420
Steve Gardner $736
Jason Grey $600

See all the results at The Tout Wars Leader Board. FAAB Report, Sept. 15, 2014: Don’t Ignore the Ratios

Mastersball tracks all the week’s FAAB in the four Tout Wars leagues, and then Lord Zola goes the extra mile, demonstrating that even in the season’s final weeks there is movement (or potential for movement) in all the categories.

There is.

Winding Down FAAB Report for September 8, 2014 keeps compiling our FAAB reports, as we head into the season’s last three weeks (only two more FAAB periods).

Unless something dramatic happens, our AL winner will be Rick Wolf and Glenn Colton, while the NL will fall for the third straight time to Tristan Cockcroft.

But you can follow the tight races in Tout Mixed Auction (Zinkie leads Van Riper by a half point, while Al Melchior and Zach Steinhorn trail by six and seven points respectively) and Tout Mixed Draft (Tim McLeod 109, Brent Hershey 107, Perry Van Hook 106.5 are clustered up top) by clicking the links.

Tout FAAB Report, September 1, 2014 does its usual bang up job on this week’s claims. You can read them here.

I do think there’s a bit of a story about Dilson Herrera. I track minor leaguers, but I’m not obsessive. A 20 year old in the Mets organization, Herrera wasn’t on my short term radar. And obviously he wasn’t on anyone’s, because Tout NL has been sucking up minor league talent weeks before they get called up all season long.

When Herrera was called up I looked at his stats and was sure he was worth a claim. As I went over the options, I moved him to the top of my list, past Tabata and Grichuk. As I looked at it closer I upped his bid from minimal to the teens. I thought he had some chance of being something, and we don’t get that many chances for that. Especially in September.

I made some trades, which negated my bid for Herrera, but the bidding on him is instructive. This is a young hitter without much experience. The odds yesterday were that he would not be a big contributor. But the odds yesterday were that there weren’t many major players coming. Herrera ended up being the object of much affection.

DiHerrera, NYM 26 Seth Trachtman 37 Lenny Melnick 25 Derek Carty 21 Tristan H. Cockcroft 15

Herrera homered today, which has to make Seth Trachtman happy. He’s clearly a major prospect, but he wasn’t coveted. What was his market value? At this time of year, golden, at least for a team that needs help and has nothing to lose.