This year, for the first time, Tout Wars Mixed Draft owners will be able to redeem the draft day “price” of a player for FAAB dollars, if a player he owns goes on the Disabled List. The rule reads, in part:
If a player who was bought in the auction is placed on a major league disabled list, 7-day, 15-day or 60-day, his Tout Wars team may release him and ask his SWAT to add the player’s auction salary back to this year’s FAAB. In the Mixed Draft league, players will be given dollar values based upon the prices paid in the Mixed Auction league. For instance, the first player drafted will take the value of the most expensive player taken in auction. Similarly, the 20th player drafted will have the price of the 20th most expensive player bought in auction, regardless of position.
The Redemption Price List can be found here.
Part 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
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,Â ERA and WHIP!
Here are the standings (actual Tout Wars teams are shown in gray):
And how did Bob’s Triplets approach perfection? Almost every player was a hit (click to enlarge):
I wonder how Bob did in his regular leagues?
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).
The Ohio Wolverines winning roster (click to enlarge):
OY!Â 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 whenÂ 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):
Here’s a look at the 3peaters roster (click to enlarge):
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.
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.
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.
Mastersball.com 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.