You now have until April 10th to claim your Doubt Wars team and get your entry in. But slots are going fast, so get your entry in today.
First off, no Tout Wars teams won Doubt Wars this year. (You’ll recall that Doubt Wars is the league in which players draft team using TW draft prices + $1 in the preseason, and then see how those teams measure up to real Tout War teams. You can see the stats here.
And here are the standings.
DOUBT MIXED AUCTION
Congratulations to all the winners, who should send email@example.com their snail mail addresses so they can get their prizes, which will include some mags and books and memberships from Rotoman, Pattonandco.com, Mastersball.com, Rotowire.com, BaseballHQ.com and BABSbaseball.com
Industry folks, if you’d like to provide some Doubt Wars prizes, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you next year for another season of Doubt Wars!
Only one team, The Good Doctor in the Mixed League, was able to beat the Tout Champ this year. The Good Doctor did it with a pitching staff that included Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole, Patrick Corbin, Justin Verlander, Blake Snell, Charlie Morton, Blake Treinen, Brad Boxberger, and Sean Doolittle. Wow!
The Good Doctor is Robert Mirshak, and he edged Tout Champ Tim Heaney’s team, which finished second.
In Doubt NL the top three teams beat the top civilian, Splinters. Steve Gardner, Tristan Cockcroft and Grey Albright repeating their order of finish, with the Splinters just behind Albright. The Splinters is Warner Lewis.
Rick Wolf and Glenn Colton, Tout AL champs, trounced the AJ Puks, who finished second with the top civilian score. The AJ Puks were played by Mark Fass.
Robert Mirshak, Warner Lewis and Mark Fass will be receiving a collection of baseball annuals and online memberships this winter to help their preparation for 2019. But that isn’t why we play, is it?
Congratulations to all the winners.
Rankings needed to be made.
And finally, a blog post written. All done? We now have final results for Doubt Wars 2017.
For those who don’t know, Doubt Wars is the game in which contestants choose their own fantasy teams based on the prices paid in the Tout Wars Auctions, before the season starts. For the price a player went for, plus $1, teams roster 23 player squads with a $260 budget and compete all season long in the 10 Tout Wars categories (5×5 with OBP instead of BA) using the same rosters. There are no substitutions.
When it comes to collating, the multiple leagues are joined and compared to the draft day results of the actual Tout Wars teams. For the first time this year, all three Doubt Wars leagues were won by Tout Wars owners, not surprising in a year in which Tout Wars winning owners set records for most points and biggest margin of victory.
The winners are:
Doubt Wars NL:
- Grey Albright, Tout Champ
- LynchMob, civilian
- Witty Puns, civilian
- Team 19, civilian
- Phil Hertz, Tout
Doubt Wars AL
- Jason Collette, Tout
- Jon Pierce, civilian and two league champion in 2016 Doubt
- Mike Podhorzer, Tout Champ
- Jeff Erickson, Tout
- Staff Ace Trevor Bauer, civilian
Doubt Wars Mixed
- Jeff Zimmerman, Tout Champ
- Ron Shandler, Tout
- Mixed Strategies, civilian
- Jason Reyes, civilian
- The Laser Show, civilian
You can see the entire results here.
Thanks to onRoto for supporting Doubt Wars.
Ten Doubt Wars leagues set today, which will at the end of the season be combined into one Mixed, one NL and on AL contest.
Despite a record number of signups, the shortened time to complete rosters and a process that we probably should have explained better for newcomers, the overall number of teams is similar to last year’s contest.
Doubt Wars teams can check their standings all season long. Look for a public announcement of the winners at the end of the season.
This is the place. The rules are the same as last year. Put together a $260 team paying what the Touts paid, plus $1. Compete against other Doubt Wars players, and at the end of the year we’ll add in the real Touts, too.
Winners win some small but nice prizes, like the Fantasy Baseball Guide, a copy of the Baseball Forecaster from BaseballHQ and a platinum subscription to Mastersball.com. But the real goal is to beat the Touts.
The AL and NL leagues are full, and there are just a few remaining spots available in the Mixed league.
FIll in the form and we’ll start adding names to leagues tonight. When you log in to onRoto.com you should see your entry listed. Draft your team and you’re on your way.
NOTICE: Make sure you’re drafting 23 players, 14 hitters and 9 pitchers, for $260 or less, just as they do it in Tout Wars. Note: The software doesn’t enforce roster limits, and if you have too many players or spend too much money your rosters will be arbitrarily cut on Monday, when we go live. So please get it right!
Your team must be completely entered by Monday morning, April 3rd.
Doubt Wars players put together dream rosters after the Tout Wars auctions are done, pricing players at $1 more than their Tout Wars price. Draft day rosters are held all season long, and then combined with the Tout Wars draft day roster to form one big roto standings.
The team with the highest average rank in the TW 5×5 categories is the champion.
The highest Tout Wars finisher in Doubt was Scott Pianowski, who finished third overall. He finished sixth in Tout’s full season Mixed Auction league.
Pierce’s team had four 20/20 hitters and a solid rotation led by Noah Syndergaard, Kenta Maeda and Anthony DeSclafani.
For a second time, congratulations Jonathan!