Tout Wars Write Ups

From bottom left: Derek VanRiper, Al Melchior, Jeff Zimmerman, Fred Zinkie, Zach Steinhorn

Commentary about all the Tout Wars auctions and drafts of 2018 is here. We’ll be updating this as pieces come up in the next week or two, so check back for more writeups and links.

NL: BehrensGardner | WaltonAlbright |

Mixed Auction: SwanayVanRiper/Heaney podcast | FlowersZinkie  |ShandlerSayreMelchior podcast| Pianowski | HersheyHeaney | Steinhorn

Mixed Draft: GambleShort | White | Ronis (podcast) and part 2 |

AL: Michaels | PodhorzerLissDennisErickson | Leibowitz | Davitt |

H2H: Mason | Link | Rotoman |

Tout Wars Radio Mixed Auction/NL

Tout Wars Radio AL and H2H

 

LINK: Jeff Zimmerman, two-time Tout Champ, looks at the stats teams can buy on waivers

We missed this FanGraphs’ piece from February, which uses Tout Wars 2017 stats to ask and answer the question of how many stats do teams find in their original rosters, and how much is added later?

It’s well worth a read.

 

Tout Warrior Steve Moyer Has Died

Thats Steve all the way to the right, at the 2016 NL auction. He was tracking the auction on the spreadsheet.

Steve Moyer never won a Tout Wars title, but he was there at the leagues’ founding in 1998, and his contributions were an important part of Tout’s history. In 2001 we held the AL and NL auctions in his baseball memorabilia-filled basement in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Why? Because he thought we should, and he was right.

We have set up a GoFundMe to benefit Steve’s two daughters. Please feel free to contribute if you’re so moved, or to share it if you cannot. Thanks.

You can read memorials by Lawr Michaels and Peter Kreutzer at rockremnants.com, and by Ron Shandler and Steve Gardner and no doubt others on Facebook. The official obituary is here.

Tout Wars Mixed Draft 2018 Is Tonight!

Meet the Touts! Participants listed by draft order.

1. Rudy Gamble (1st in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Razzball
Years in Tout Wars:4 (2017 Mixed Draft Champion)
Twitter: @RudyGamble

2. Ray Murphy (3rd in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: BaseballHQ
Years in Tout Wars:7
Twitter: @RayHQ

3. Tim McCullough (9th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Rotoexperts
Years in Tout Wars:7
Twitter: @Tim_Rotoexperts

4. Greg Ambrosius (10th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: NFBC
Years in Tout Wars:6
Twitter: @GregAmbrosius

5. Perry Van Hook (12th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Mastersball
Years in Tout Wars:8

6. Tom Kessenich (14th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: NFBC
Years in Tout Wars:6
Twitter: @TomKessenich

7. Jeff Boggis (15th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Fantasy Football Empire
Years in Tout Wars:3
Twitter: @JeffBoggis

8. Gene McCaffrey (8th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Auction)

Affiliation: Wise Guy Baseball
Years in Tout Wars:12
Twitter: @WiseGuyGene

9. Michael Beller (9th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars H2H)

Affiliation: Sports Illustrated
Years in Tout Wars:3
Twitter: @MBeller

10. Adam Ronis (5th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Scout Fantasy
Years in Tout Wars:5 (2015, 2016 Mixed Tout Wars Draft Champion)
Twitter: @AdamRonis

11. Charlie Wiegert (7th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: CDM Sports
Years in Tout Wars:10
Twitter: @GFFantasySports

12. Scott White (2nd in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: CBS Fantasy Sports
Years in Tout Wars:2
Twitter: @CBSScottWhite

13. DJ Short (6th in Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Rotoworld
Years in Tout Wars:2
Twitter: @djshort

14. Anthony Perri (8th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: Fantistics
Years in Tout Wars:6
Twitter: @Anthony_Perri

15. Corey Parson (4th in 2017 Mixed Tout Wars Draft)

Affiliation: FNTSY
Years in Tout Wars:2
Twitter: @TheFantasyExec

Follow along with the live spreadsheet here.

We hope to see you on Twitter with the #mixedtoutdraft hashtag, on the Tout Wars Facebook page and the SiriusXM Fantasy Facebook page.

 

Tout Wars Rocks. And Goes to the Movies.

Lawr Michaels and Justin Mason host the Tout Wars Hour on the FNTSY Sports Net each week. And each week Lawr, who runs Creativesports.com, asks the week’s guest, usually a Tout Wars member, about his favorite pop culture picks, including movies, music and TV.

Tim McCullough today takes a look at those picks, and finds that there is no shared aesthetic among the Touts. Take a look here.

Enjoy this Eno Sarris pick while reading:

Fantasy Postseason for Charity Race

The website Fantasy Postseason is running a fun contest for charity during the playoffs and World Series, and a bunch of Tout Wars players are involved. One, Steve Gardner, is in the lead. You can read the details here, but the bottom line is that Fantasy Postseason is donating $1500 in the winner’s name for hurricane relief efforts.

If you would like to give to the Salvation Army – please give directly through their website.

The leaders are Steve Gardner, Jared Wilk, Paul Shapiro, Rick Wolf and Adam Ronis. Here’s the Top 10:

Tout Wars 2017: What Happened?

This is the place for links to analysis of the 2017 season by the Touts. Read what they had to say before the season here. This page will be updated from time to time, as there are more submissions.

Mixed Auction: Jeff Zimmerman (winner) | Ray Flowers

AL: Mike Podhorzer (winner)

NL: Mike Gianella (this is behind the BP paywall as I post, but that should be lifted later today)

The Week In Transaction Analysis: 7/18/17

I didn’t write a piece this week for the Mastersball H2H transaction roundup, because there were only two purchases, but Todd Zola and his band of merry men take a look at all five Tout leagues. Read it here.

Mike Gianella made a big splash for Jose Quintana in Tout Wars NL, and has so far lived to tell about it and other transactions this week. Read his article here.