Who Is Winning Tout Wars Draft and Hold?

The new Tout Draft and Hold league is going strong, and Mike Sheets has a small lead over Matt Modica. We’re still working toward getting a public link for the lead, but for now this most recent standings will have to suffice.

Who’s Winning Tout Wars, May 6, 2019 Edition

With a bit more than a month passed in the 2019 season, Tout Wars standings are starting to define themselves a bit. Here’s a look at the teams in the lead:

Tout AL: Jason Collette has a slim lead over Patrick Davitt. Here are the standings through May 5:

Tout Mixed Auction: Derek VanRiper has a slim lead over Eric Karabell. The standings:

Tout NL: Brian Walton has a lead over Grey Albright.

Tout Mixed Draft: Rudy Gamble is winning, of course. DJ Short and Scott White are trying to make it interesting.

Tout H2H: Clay Link has a four game lead over Ryan Bloomfield and Ian Kahn.

Tout Wars Draft/Auction Linkfest!

This is the place we put links to the Touts writings about their teams and their leagues. (You can see the results in the Tout Wars Data section in the right nav.)

Mixed Draft: KreutzerWhite | Gamble | Ronis ($) | Short | Wiegert | Van Hook |

Draft and Hold: JR Anderson | Hegglund | Stein | Cohen |

Head to Head: Chamberlain | Bloomfield |

AL: Podhorzer | Leibowitz | Erickson | Liss | Colton/Wolf | Gianella | Bender | Dennis | Bender | DiFino | Davitt |

Mixed Auction: Pianowski/McCaffrey (pod) | Flowers | Melchior | McCaffrey ($) | Shandler ($) | Sayre | Zimmerman | Steinhorn | Swanay | Steinhorn w/Gianella (pod) | Melchior | Heaney | Heaney w/J Erickson (pod) | Hershey |

NL: Hertz | Gardner | Albright | Behrens |

The Tout Wars NL Auction Chatroom, March 17.

Justin Mason and his crew will be manning the chat.

You can see the draft room here.

Who’s playing in the NL this year?

Andy Behrens, Yahoo! Fantasy Sports
Brian Walton, CreativeSports2
Lenny Melnick, Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
Justin Mason, Friends w/ Fantasy Benefits, Fangraphs, Fantasy Alarm
Grey Albright, Razzball
Phil Hertz, BaseballHQ
Todd Zola, Mastersball
Craig Mish, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio
Tristan Cockcroft, ESPN
Scott Wilderman, onRoto
Steve Gardner, USA Today Fantasy Sports
Derek Carty, RotoGrinders

Goodbye Good Friend, Lawr Michaels

Lawr Michaels was a member of the board of Tout Wars since, like, there was a board. He has been a tireless advocate of the fantasy baseball community for a really long time. How long? He started by writing for John Benson.

He passed away today after a recent bout with illness. He died way too young.

In 2009 he won Tout Wars AL (because, if I recall correctly, his team hit an improbable eight homers on the last day), which gave him first nomination. He did something novel with it.

The Tout Wars Leaderboard is Updated!

Each year we charge each Tout Wars team an imaginary $100 for playing, and award the top finishers in each league imaginary winnings. You can see the complete results by clicking here.

The top finishers for the last five years can be seen here.

The all time leaders list is a little bit different.

Congratulations to all the leaders. Well played!

Steve Gardner Wins Tout Wars NL 2018!

In an up and down race, which saw 2017 champ Grey Albright take an early lead, lose it in May to eventual champ Steve Gardner, take it back again and open it up again through August, only to be pushed aside by Gardner in early September, and then be passed by Tristan Cockcroft, too. Whew.

Here are the final standings.

Gardner may have been challenged by three-time champ Cockcroft in the end, but he was able to hold on. And his victory was foretold by the draft day standings. He had the best auction in the league.

The closeness of the final standings may be because Gardner had a comfortable hand all season. he made no trades, and only one big FAAB pickup. That would be 707 samoleons for Eduardo Escobar, which helped, it may have made the difference, but wasn’t a difference maker.

Steve Gardner last won Tout Wars NL in 2011.