Doubt Wars 2019: We Have Winners

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 NL

The winner is Ichiban, aka Gary Robinson.

DOUBT AL

The winner is Drunk Irishman, who goes by Brian Pursglove.

DOUBT MIXED AUCTION

The winner is Dodgers35, with IRL moniker Robert Franklin.

Congratulations to all the winners, who should send webmaster@toutwars.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 webmaster@toutwars.com.

See you next year for another season of Doubt Wars!

We’ve Got Doubt Wars Winners Here!

Yes, with the end of the Tout Wars season comes the end of Doubt Wars, the game where people buy the players bought in Tout Wars (+$1) and try to put together better teams.

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?

You can see final standings and point totals for all three leagues by clicking here.

Congratulations to all the winners.

 

 

Finally! Doubt Wars 2017 Results Are Here!

It took some time. Data had to be collected and collated and, in some cases, entered.

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:

  1. Grey Albright, Tout Champ
  2. LynchMob, civilian
  3. Witty Puns, civilian
  4. Team 19, civilian
  5. Phil Hertz, Tout

Doubt Wars AL

  1. Jason Collette, Tout
  2. Jon Pierce, civilian and two league champion in 2016 Doubt
  3. Mike Podhorzer, Tout Champ
  4. Jeff Erickson, Tout
  5. Staff Ace Trevor Bauer, civilian

Doubt Wars Mixed

  1. Jeff Zimmerman, Tout Champ
  2. Ron Shandler, Tout
  3. Mixed Strategies, civilian
  4. Jason Reyes, civilian
  5. The Laser Show, civilian

You can see the entire results here.

Civilian winners will receive some fantasy products from our sponsors Shandler Park, Rotowire, Mastersball, Pattonandco.com,  BaseballHQ and The Fantasy Baseball Guide.

Thanks to onRoto for supporting Doubt Wars.

 

The Doubt Is Set!

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.

Sign Up For Doubt Wars Is Now Closed!

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.

 

Jonathan Pierce Wins Doubt Wars Mixed Too!

doubtwarslogoJonathan Pierce won Doubt Wars NL, and he won Doubt Wars Mix, too, the first time a single player has won two Doubt leagues in the same year.

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.

See the results here.

Pierce’s team had four 20/20 hitters and a solid rotation led by Noah Syndergaard, Kenta Maeda and Anthony DeSclafani.

 

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For a second time, congratulations Jonathan!

Jonathan Pierce Wins Doubt Wars NL!

doubtwarslogoJonathan Pierce has edged out If You Build It They Will Come for the 2016 Doubt Wars NL championship.

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.

This year’s highest finishing Tout NL owner was champion Todd Zola, who finished fifth overall in Doubt Wars.

See the whole standings here.

Pierce’s team was built around big seasons from Wil Myers, Gregory Polanco, Wilson Ramos and Trevor Story, plus Tanner Roark, Noah Syndergaard and Anthony DiSclafani. (Update: This story was originally and incorrectly published with the roster from Pierce’s Doubt Mixed team. Sorry about that.)

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Congratulations Jonathan Pierce!

Look for the Doubt Wars Mixed results in the next day or so.

Neaux-Blesse Oblige Wins Doubt Wars AL!

doubtwarslogoResults from the 2016 Doubt Wars contest are starting to trickle in. In Doubt AL, Neaux-Blesse Oblige has won the title with a slim lead over Reasonable Doubters.

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.

This year’s Tout Wars draft day winner was Larry Schechter. His TW AL squad was bested by 11 Doubt Wars players.

Tout AL champ, Seth Trachtman, sees his draft day lineup bested by 42 other teams!

See the whole standings here.

Here is the Neaux-Blesse Oblige Doubt Wars squad. Great seasons from Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez, Kyle Seager, Justin Upton, Kendry Morales and David Ortiz on offense, and Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, Roberto Osuna and David Robertson pitching, overcame some pretty big holes.

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Congratulations Neaux-Blesse Oblige!

Look for NL and Mixed Doubt Wars results in the coming days.