Coming Up! Tout Weekend 2018

Tout Weekend is fast approaching. This year teams competing in the four Tout Wars auction leagues will need the luck of the Irish, as all four auctions are taking place on March 17. Yes, St. Patrick’s Day.

The location is Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees. In the home dressing and exercise rooms, particularly.

The schedule:

Tout Wars Party: Friday March 16, 2018. 7pm at Foleys NY, at 18 West 33rd Street. Come one, come all.

Tout Mixed Auction: Saturday March 17, 2018. 9am at RCBB. Auctioneer: Jeff Erickson

Tout NL: Saturday March 17, 2018. 10am at RCBB. Auctioneer: Brian Feldman

Tout AL: Saturday March 17, 2018. 3pm at RCBB. Auctioneer: Joe Pisapia

Tout H2H: Saturday March 17, 2018. 4pm at RCBB. Auctioneer: Todd Zola

SiriusXM Fantasy Sports will be carrying live coverage of the four auctions, which can also be followed live on the auction spreadsheet (link to come), and Twitter (@toutwars).

The event will be open to a limited number of guests. If you’re interested in attending, let a Tout know. Only people on the guest list will be admitted to the park. There will be food and drinks available for purchase by guests.

Thanks to the Yankees for inviting us, and Andrea LaMont and Lenny Melnick for working out the details.

Mike Gianella Wins Tout Wars NL for the Second Time in Three Years!

That could be the headline if the final Tout NL standings at the end of the season are the same as the projected standings heading into the season. The projected standings are based on the players taken in the Tout NL auction using baseballHQ.com‘s projections.

onRoto.com, the Tout Wars stat service, offers projected standings based on rest of the year stats from two sources. In the other standings, based on Clay Davenport’s projections, onRoto owner Scott Wilderman is projected to finish first, with Gianella in second, but we should disregard those. Wilderman uses the Davenport projections to make up his bidding list.

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.

THE FINAL WEEKEND: The Tout Wars NL Race

Going into the final three days of the 2016 season, three Touts are battling for first place in Tout NL, separated by just three and a half points. The Standings:

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We took a look at how many points were in play for the three teams this weekend.

On the hitting side:

Zola could gain a point in Runs, Home Runs, and On Base Percentage, and has one point to lose in OBP. (+3/-1)

Carty can gain a point in Runs, Home Runs and OBP, and gain half a point in Stolen Bases, while losing a point in Runs and half a point in SB. (+3.5/-1.5).

Wilderman can gain half a point in SB, lose two points in OBP, lose one point in Runs and HR, and half a point in SB. (+.5/-4.5)

On the pitching side:

Zola can gain one point in WHIP and can lose one point in Wins and Strikeouts, and perhaps lose half a point in Saves. He has three starts left, and the guy who is chasing him in strikeouts, Steve Gardner, has only two. (+1/-2.5)

Carty can gain one point in Strikeouts, and can lose one point in WHIP and Strikeouts and a half point in Wins. He has five starts left and is five strikeouts behind Wilderman and eight Ks behind Phil Hertz, who has only three starts left. (+2/-2.5)

Wilderman can gain one point in Wins and one in Strikeouts, and could lose points in ERA, WHIP, and Strikeouts. He has five starts left and is three Strikeouts behind Phil Hertz, who has only three starts left. (+2/-3)

Put it all together:

Zola has 92 points. If everything went right he could end up with 96. If everything went wrong he could end up with 89.5.

Carty has 89 points. Right? 95. Wrong? 85.5.

Wilderman has 88.5 points. Right? 91.5. Wrong? 81.

While anything can happen the final weekend, games can be cancelled and not made up because of the weather, or a scheduled starter might no make a start (or make an abbreviated start) because of the coming playoffs, it appears that Zola doesn’t have a big lead but is in a strong position. Still, if he falters he is vulnerable if either Carty or Wilderman has a good final weekend.

 

 

 

 

Tout Wars NL 2016 Auction! Live Blog and Spreadsheet Archive.

The Tout Wars NL Auction is happening at 10 am on Sunday, March 20th.

Follow the live spreadsheet here.

Follow the live blog here:

Live Blog Tout Wars NL Auction, March 20, 2015

  Tout Wars NL Auction, March 20, 2015 (03/20/2016) 
2:47
Peter Kreutzer: 

We’re in the overnight, but Jason Collette should start blogging at about 10am on Sunday morning.

Sunday March 20, 2016 2:47 Peter Kreutzer
10:03
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Are we starting?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:03 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

we should be going at 10:15

  Jason Collette
10:04
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

So . . . Foley’s was good?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:04 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

too good

  Jason Collette
10:05
Peter Kreutzer: 

Is everybody there Jason?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:05 Peter Kreutzer
 
Jason Collette: 

everyone is present and accounted for. Feldman made it just in time

  Jason Collette
10:07
Peter Kreutzer: 

Cool. I’m going to hit the train. See you in a bit.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:07 Peter Kreutzer
10:07
The NL Only #toutwars is stacked with some of the best in the #fantasybaseball industry. Crazy deep roster.
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:07 dan Strafford
10:07
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:07 Razzball
10:08
Jason Collette: 

We will begin at 10:15 and I guarantee 2 things: Kershaw is thrown out in the 1st two players and he goes at least $42

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:08 Jason Collette
10:08
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Bold prediction: Harper goes for $45.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:08 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

I honestly think that is his price floor

  Jason Collette
10:08
[Comment From Scott GilroyScott Gilroy: ] 

Who is the least hung over?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:08 Scott Gilroy
 
Jason Collette: 

not you!

  Jason Collette
10:09
[Comment From GingerGinger: ] 

Biggest takeaways from your AL auction?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:09 Ginger
 
Jason Collette: 

top end hitters went higher than expected, lots of pitcher bargains late

  Jason Collette
10:09
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

booyah!

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:09 Doug Dennis
10:14
[Comment From StraffordStrafford: ] 

Good luck gents. Should be a good one.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:14 Strafford
10:14
[Comment From JoshJosh: ] 

I cut Greinke loose for $29 in my NL only keeper. Dumb??

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:14 Josh
 
Jason Collette: 

depending on your inflation rate its defendable to um, why?

  Jason Collette
10:17
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

to Josh: could have traded Greinke at $29 for something useful?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:17 Doug Dennis
10:18
[Comment From JoshJosh: ] 

Could only keep six and he seemed least valuable. Really disliked his move to Arizona. Where do you think he’s going today?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:18 Josh
 
Jason Collette: 

I think he’s $27

  Jason Collette
10:18
Jason Collette: 

we’re underway & Anthony Rizzo is first off the board for $38 to Grey Albright from Razzball

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:18 Jason Collette
10:19
Jason Collette: 

Carty predictably throws out Kershaw who was never going for $38 again as he did in NL LABR. Carty had to pay $3 more to get him this time at $41

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:19 Jason Collette
10:19
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Park at $21, yesterday. Who pushed him that high, Jason. His value just continues onward and upward, eh?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:19 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

one of the many bidding wars between Erickson & myself

  Jason Collette
10:19
Jason Collette: 

Stanton goes $39 after opening at $33

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:19 Jason Collette
10:20
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Carty is to Kershaw what Colton is to Cano.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:20 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

and Dusty Baker sac bunting in the 1st

  Jason Collette
10:20
Jason Collette: 

Kyle Schwarber goes for $26

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:20 Jason Collette
10:20
HISTORIC MOMENT for @SiriusXMFantasy: @lawrmichaels photographed for the 1st time w/out Chuck Taylors on! #ToutWars pic.twitter.com/OyhCbJTq7o
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:20 Fantasy Sports Radio
10:21
Jason Collette: 

The Shark goes $15 to Gardner. New park, new hope

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:21 Jason Collette
10:21
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Please mention acquiring team, Jason

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:21 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

good point…can’t assume everyone tracking on the sheet

  Jason Collette
10:21
Jason Collette: 

Scherzer opens at $11, goes $32 to Ray Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:21 Jason Collette
10:22
Jeff SzzamarJA … not a sleeper. #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:22 dan Strafford
10:22
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:22 Justin Mason
10:22
Jason Collette: 

Jay Bruce goes $18 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:22 Jason Collette
10:23
Jason Collette: 

Raisel Iglesias $13 to Tristan. Had that one penciled in. Exactly what he went for in LABR. I’ll be comparing pitching values since they’re consistent but not bats because of the OBP difference

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:23 Jason Collette
10:24
Jason Collette: 

Pollock goes $31 to his lordship

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:24 Jason Collette
10:24
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Iglesias was a GREAT buy.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:24 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

I think when Iglesias makes the HOF, Eno Sarris gives his inception speech

  Jason Collette
10:24
Jason Collette: 

Goldschmidt goes to Gardner for $43. No chance Harper goes under $45 now

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:24 Jason Collette
10:25
Jason Collette: 

Lenny Melnick throwing out closers as he always does but one year, he may actually buy one. Zola buys Jansen for $19

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:25 Jason Collette
10:25
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Tristan is always tough

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:25 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

indeed he is

  Jason Collette
10:26
Jason Collette: 

Rosenthal $17 to Tristan. Both TR & KJ went $1 under their LABR prices

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:26 Jason Collette
10:26
Assume Goldy’s price tag directly influences Bryce Harper. Harper will have to go 43+ I’d assume. #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:26 dan Strafford
 
Jason Collette: 

calling $47

  Jason Collette
10:26
Jason Collette: 

Harvey $26 to Guilfoyle , $1 higher than LAB R

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:26 Jason Collette
10:27
Jason Collette: 

KKKKris Bryant goes $35 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:27 Jason Collette
10:28
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

I’ll go to $48 on Harper.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:28 Tim McLeod
10:28
Jason Collette: 

Strasburg $29 to Hertz – was $27 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:28 Jason Collette
10:28
Jason Collette: 

Arenado $33 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:28 Jason Collette
10:29
Jason Collette: 

Posey $28 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:29 Jason Collette
10:29
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

I’ll go to $48 on Harper.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:29 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

Harvey
deGrom
Syndergaard
Matz

I’ve said a few times I’m worried about Syndergaard this year after big workload spike

  Jason Collette
10:30
Jason Collette: 

so Harper only went $45 to Behrens. Great call Mike L!

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:30 Jason Collette
10:30
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Rank the Mets’ big 4 in descending order of results this year, Jason

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:30 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 


Jason Collette: Harvey
deGrom
Syndergaard
Matz

I’ve said a few times I’m worried about Syndergaard this year after big workload spike

  Jason Collette
10:30
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Great buy

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:30 Mike L.
10:30
Jason Collette: 

Dee Gordon $30 to Razzball

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:30 Jason Collette
10:31
Arenado v Bryant will be a fun price comparison to follow all year in NL-Only leagues. #ToutWars Arenado goes for 2 less here.
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:31 dan Strafford
10:31
$35 for Bryant in NL #ToutWars is higher than I expected given the K rate.
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:31 William Baker
10:31
Jason Collette: 

Addison Russell — not a sleeper and not in a shallow SS NL pool, goes $19 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:31 Jason Collette
10:32
Jason Collette: 

staying on the SS run, Seager comes out at a dollar and sloooooooooooooowly climbs up to $23 to Gardner. Tristan pushed him up to $19 to nearly double up on the young MI pair

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:32 Jason Collette
10:33
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Arenado has a chance to be this year’s Bryce Harper next year… fabulous buy at $33

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:33 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

It’s nice when a guy reaches the potential in a hurry as he has

  Jason Collette
10:33
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

wow Dee Gordon, $30. That would have made my LABR auction.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:33 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

and still left you with $210 more for your offense

  Jason Collette
10:33
Jason Collette: 

McCutcheon goes $37 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:33 Jason Collette
10:34
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

What did Gordon go for in LABR?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:34 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

$35

  Jason Collette
10:34
Jason Collette: 

Hector Olivera $12 to Lenny

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:34 Jason Collette
10:34
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

$230 just doesn’t go as far as it once did. sigh.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:34 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

I saw where Moyer was going early in AL yesterday so I bought the pitching he wasn’t & we will certainly be trading

  Jason Collette
10:35
Jason Collette: 

Matt Carpenter $29 to Walton. That’s one you could have etched in stone

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:35 Jason Collette
10:35
Jason Collette: 

Mr March Maikel Franco goes $23 to Razzball

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:35 Jason Collette
10:36
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Moyer went a little nutzo yesterday, I thought.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:36 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

but I loved a lot of his $1 pitchers because he decimated my reserve list. Really wanted Cecil and May

  Jason Collette
10:36
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Good buy, Lenny

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:36 Mike L.
10:36
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

THAT is a great buy…. big fropoff after Franco

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:36 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

yea, we’re running out of talent

  Jason Collette
10:36
Jason Collette: 

Heyward $29 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:36 Jason Collette
10:37
Jason Collette: 

deGrom $25 to Walton – same price as LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:37 Jason Collette
10:37
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

early days, but Grey A., very nice start–very very nice.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:37 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

not bad for a rookie performance. I remember my first year here. I had bought 7 players early & then realized I couldn’t buy everyone I liked

  Jason Collette
10:38
Jason Collette: 

Syndergaard $24 to Hertz – also same price in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:38 Jason Collette
10:38
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

I just realized how weak 3B is in the AL.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:38 Pendy
 
Jason Collette: 

yep, either get in early or go cheap & buy 2 1B

  Jason Collette
10:38
Jason Collette: 

Puig $27 to Tristan. I guess cat had Lenny’s tongue

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:38 Jason Collette
10:39
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Yes, but he has to cool it for a while…. runs the risk of having a studs and duds roster

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:39 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

like me in year one – but I had a duds and scrubs roster 🙂

  Jason Collette
10:39
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

depends on you offense budget! 🙂

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:39 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

240/20 for life!

  Jason Collette
10:39
Jason Collette: 

Pence $21 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:39 Jason Collette
10:40
Jason Collette: 

Grichuck went $19 to Gardner as Walton dropped out at $18.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:40 Jason Collette
10:40
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Mike G still waiting…

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:40 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

he did a lot of this last year & then ran the middle of the draft from what I recall

  Jason Collette
10:40
Jason Collette: 

Piscotty goes $1 cheaper than Grichuck to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:40 Jason Collette
10:41
Jason Collette: 

Solar does not eclipse a $13 price and ends up with Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:41 Jason Collette
10:42
Jason Collette: 

Soler…dammit, screwed up the joke

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:42 Jason Collette
10:42
Jason Collette: 

Joey Votto and his tight pants goes $39 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:42 Jason Collette
10:42
LOVE Maikel Franco at 23 dollars. #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:42 dan Strafford
10:42
I think the meal picked at Foley’s should go to the owners in NL #ToutWars brave enough to roster a Colorado starter.
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:42 Jeff Zimmerman
10:42
I wonder if Franco’s hot spring inflated his price some, but at $23, id do it. Dude can rake. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:42 Jason Ferrie
 
Jason Collette: 

more of a talent pool issue

  Jason Collette
10:42
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

Don’t worry. It wasn’t that good a joke anyway….

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:42 Pendy
10:43
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

A Cards OF not going Brian’s way?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:43 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

he was active in both bids

  Jason Collette
10:43
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Haha

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:43 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

tip your servers

  Jason Collette
10:43
Jason Collette: 

Marte $35 to Melnick — never a doubt

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:43 Jason Collette
10:44
Jason Collette: 

Schebler $10

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:44 Jason Collette
10:44
Jason Collette: 

to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:44 Jason Collette
10:44
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Maikel definitely the buy of the auction thus far… I think we’ll see some real eye openers in the later rounds

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:44 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

we’re having fun for a Sunday morning so far!

  Jason Collette
10:45
Jason Collette: 

Bour $17 to Lenny

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:45 Jason Collette
10:45
[Comment From Scott GilroyScott Gilroy: ] 

Pollack seems like the big ticket bargain so far

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:45 Scott Gilroy
 
Jason Collette: 

Pollock $6 cheaper than Cutch works for me

  Jason Collette
10:46
Jason Collette: 

Freeman $29 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:46 Jason Collette
10:46
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

(Reds fan jumps off the Grey A. bandwagon)

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:46 Doug Dennis
10:46
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

I’ve touted Bour this year

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:46 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

he was the reason the Marlins let Canha walk in the Rule Five draft

  Jason Collette
10:47
Jason Collette: 

Blackmon $31 to Guilfoyle. Topped Gianella’s $30

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:47 Jason Collette
10:47
Jason Collette: 

Defending champ still hasn’t purchased a player but he’s been active in a lot of the latest bids. Let Billy Hamilton go $22 to Carty and dropped out at $20

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:47 Jason Collette
10:48
Justin Bour at $17 is too high for me. Can’t understand people’s love for him. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:48 Justin Mason
10:48
As great as I believe Starling Marte is, I’d rather have Pollock at $31 than Marte at $35. #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:48 Jason Ferrie
10:48
Jason Collette: 

Jayson is Werth $12 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:48 Jason Collette
10:49
Jason Collette: 

A-Gon $25 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:49 Jason Collette
10:49
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

At $17, a bit steep for Bour. I was looking him to go in the 13-15 range

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:49 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

agreed

  Jason Collette
10:50
Jason Collette: 

MadBum $28 to Behrens ; was $29 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:50 Jason Collette
10:50
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

I think the aggressive bidding is working to Mike Gianella’s advantage. I would have bid up Gordon and M.Franco (so far).

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:50 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

He’ll certainly control phase 2 of this auction but it teetering the line of the top level talent being gone

  Jason Collette
10:50
Jason Collette: 

$9 for Nola as Gianella finally gets on board

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:50 Jason Collette
10:51
Jason Collette: 

Villar goes $16 to Wilderman — if he were still in the AL, he goes for much less than that. That is what increased playing time can do for a guy’s value!

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:51 Jason Collette
10:52
[Comment From Donny BDonny B: ] 

Did he just show up?

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:52 Donny B
 
Jason Collette: 

Nope..he just doesn’t overpay for anything. Principled

  Jason Collette
10:52
Jason Collette: 

Lucas Duda $23 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:52 Jason Collette
10:52
Can someone check and see if @MikeGianella is still breathing? #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:52 Justin Mason
10:53
Jason Collette: 

Braun $28 to Lenny — another stone cold lock

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:53 Jason Collette
10:54
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Villar is a real crapshoot. How long will they keep Arcia in the minors?? He should handcuff him.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:54 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

agreed. He isn’t much of a hitter at all & it’s slash & dash city but Milwaukee will let him play as much as he wants until that Super 2 date goes by

  Jason Collette
10:54
Jason Collette: 

Melancon $17 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:54 Jason Collette
10:55
Jason Collette: 

btw, if you’d like to watch the Periscope live video of the auction, it’s here – https://www.periscope.tv/w/…

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:55 Jason Collette
10:56
Jason Collette: 

Melancon’s price matched LABR and Rondon goes $16 to Wilderman which is $4 over his LABR price

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:56 Jason Collette
10:56
At #ToutWars and @SteveAGardner is trying to steal my mustache karma pic.twitter.com/hRBxYeCcpc
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:56 Razzball
10:56
Jason Collette: 

Joc Pederson $19 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:56 Jason Collette
10:57
Jason Collette: 

Familia goes $17 to Gianell — he was $15 in LABR. Mike now has rostered 2 closers at $17 in a league where there are a LOT of question marks at closer

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:57 Jason Collette
10:57
hate me for it, but I’d rather Hunter Pence over Yasiel Puig. Maybe it’s a bias of mine, but I’m ok with that. #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:57 dan Strafford
10:58
Jason Collette: 

Brandon Belt $23 to Lenny. Someone find his 2015 roster and I bet it lines up rather well so far as I’m having a lot of deja vu right now

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:58 Jason Collette
10:58
Jason Collette: 

Chris Carter $15 to Razzball.

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:58 Jason Collette
10:59
Jason Collette: 

David Wright goes $13 to Hertz (homer)

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:59 Jason Collette
10:59
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

I agree, Dan… Puig is a head case

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:59 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

I love Puig 🙂

  Jason Collette
11:00
Jason Collette: 

Lester goes $22 to Zola – he was $18 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00 Jason Collette
11:00
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

A+ Talent, D- brain

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

“Don’t think; you’ll only hurt the ball club”

  Jason Collette
11:00
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

I love Puig too–as a fan.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

I’ve done 2 drafts he’s in and I own him in both

  Jason Collette
11:01
Jason Collette: 

Papelbon goes $15 to Gardner. Closers so far: Jansen $19, Rondon $16, Rosenthal $17, Familia $17, Melancon $17

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:01 Jason Collette
11:01
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Whatever Puig does this year, it will surprise no one.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:01 Mike L.
11:02
Jason Collette: 

Polanco $26 to Melnick. He’ll get to that $125 outfield

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:02 Jason Collette
11:02
Jason Collette: 

Brandon Crawford $16 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:02 Jason Collette
11:02
I still think Joc has a very good year, so I like that pick by @DerekCarty #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:02 Jason Ferrie
11:03
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Lenny loves him some Pirate outfielders!

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:03 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

he loves him some outfielders

  Jason Collette
11:04
Jason Collette: 

Aye Jay Raymos goes $13 to Razzball. He’s better than Bee-lock-Ay Snell.

Cheapest closer price thus far

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:04 Jason Collette
11:04
Jason Collette: 

Arrieta $28 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:04 Jason Collette
11:05
Jason Collette: 

Arrieta was same price at LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:05 Jason Collette
11:05
Jason Collette: 

strike that, he was $29 at LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:05 Jason Collette
11:05
Jason Collette: 

Cole $24 to Melnick

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:05 Jason Collette
11:05
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Snell . . . . have a man-crush on him, can’t lie.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:05 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

I can’t wait for him to come up. Should be right about the time Smyly’s shoulder gives out again

  Jason Collette
11:06
Jason Collette: 

Rendon $23 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:06 Jason Collette
11:06
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Snell will be up very soon… love him too.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:06 Mike L.
11:06
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Lenny should be wearing an eye patch and carry around a parrot.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:06 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

if we have anyone with photoshop skills reading this, make this happen

  Jason Collette
11:07
Jason Collette: 

Jose Fernandez $24 to Lenny – $1 cheaper than LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:07 Jason Collette
11:07
Jason Collette: 

Story $7 to I believe Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:07 Jason Collette
11:07
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Yeah… I can picture Lenny with a red bandana across his forehad…

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:07 Mike L.
11:08
Jason Collette: 

David Peralta $20 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:08 Jason Collette
11:08
Jose Fernandez could be a great value for @LennyMelnick at 22. Wonder how Mattingly/team handle starts. Hearing extra rest. #toutwars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:08 dan Strafford
11:08
Well that’s awesome. I couldn’t even get a 24-hour grace period for injuries on my #ToutWars team. twitter.com/RichDubroffCSN…
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:08 Bret Sayre
11:09
Jason Collette: 

Kemp $26 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:09 Jason Collette
11:10
Jason Collette: 

Waino is bueno for $18 to Gianella – same price as LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:10 Jason Collette
11:10
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Even at $28, Arrieta doesn’t get the respect he deserves

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:10 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

He was awesome last year, but that was a historic 4-month run of pitching. Plexiglass principle applies here for me

  Jason Collette
11:10
Jason Collette: 

Jimmy Nelson $7 to Wilderman – $1 more than LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:10 Jason Collette
11:11
Jason Collette: 

the RH Buehrle, Mike Leake, $9 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:11 Jason Collette
11:11
Jason Collette: 

Lucroy goes $17 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:11 Jason Collette
11:13
Jason Collette: 

Rico Suave Gerardo Parra goes $18 to Lenny. That’s $106 on his 4 OFers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:13 Jason Collette
11:13
Jason Collette: 

Cueto $20 to Wilderman. Was $19 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:13 Jason Collette
11:13
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

I paid more for Lucroy in LABR. I think that’s the first of my LABR players where that has happened so far (I think).

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:13 Doug Dennis
11:13
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

First bat for Mike.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:13 Tim McLeod
11:14
Jason Collette: 

Greinke ends up at $26 to Lenny. Was a dollar cheaper in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:14 Jason Collette
11:15
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Cardinal rule of building a roster… get your fair share of the good players. Has Gianella overplayed his hand?

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:15 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

Really surprising he’s waiting out offense. There’s a lot of pitching to buy but the bats are drying up. He always explains himself though so we’ll find out

  Jason Collette
11:15
Jason Collette: 

Yelich $23 to Walton. Maybe one of these years, he’ll get that GB% under 50%

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:15 Jason Collette
11:15
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

so naturally, *I* think that Lucroy is a steal!

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:15 Doug Dennis
11:15
A bit of price correcting going on at #ToutWars. Wainwright at 18; JFernandez at 22. Which do you like?
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:15 Brent Hershey
 
Jason Collette: 

Fernandez

  Jason Collette
11:16
Jason Collette: 

$19 for Wong Cockcraft

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:16 Jason Collette
11:16
That’s a really great bargain for Wainwright #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:16 Jason Ferrie
11:16
.@Chris_Liss does not understand HOW @LennyMelnick got the #Marlins Jose Fernandez for ONLY $22 in N.L. #ToutWars. pic.twitter.com/cyWL7LTZCg
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:16 Fantasy Sports Radio
11:16
BREAKING: An HQ guy spends over $20 on a pitcher (not one, but too), as @prhz50 goes Strasburg (29) and Syndergaard (24) in #ToutWars.
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:16 Ryan Bloomfield
11:16
Adam Wainwright for $18 to @MikeGianella might be my favorite bargain of the day so far. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:16 Tristan H. Cockcroft
11:17
Jason Collette: 

Matz $12 to Gianella. $73 on 5 pitchers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:17 Jason Collette
11:17
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Yes, indeed… Waino is still primo

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:17 Mike L.
11:17
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

$29 left @ Lenny. 13 slots to fill. Time for a nap.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:17 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

oh, that’s certainly possible!

  Jason Collette
11:18
Jason Collette: 

Matz was $1 more in LABR. Tyson Ross goes $19 to Walton who was $18 in LABR. Gianella went to $18 on Ross, so the plan is clear for him

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:18 Jason Collette
11:18
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

$73 on 5 really good pitchers!!

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:18 Doug Dennis
11:18
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Possible? Is absolutely likely!

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:18 Mike L.
11:18
Jason Collette: 

Josh Harrison $16 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:18 Jason Collette
11:19
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Matz will prove to be the steal of the auction… $12 is ridiculously cheap

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:19 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

same thing happened in AZ too

  Jason Collette
11:19
Jason Collette: 

Realmuto goes $13 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:19 Jason Collette
11:20
Jason Collette: 

A.J. Ellis $2 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:20 Jason Collette
11:21
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

much more sane bidding on catchers today than in LABR.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:21 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

was surprised Realmuto wasn’t a little higher actually

  Jason Collette
11:21
Jason Collette: 

CarGo $28 to Guilfoyle. Gianella dropped at $27

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:21 Jason Collette
11:22
Jason Collette: 

Cespedes goes $27 to Guilfoyle as he once again tops Gianella. 3 times, Ray has one-upped Mike on outfielders

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:22 Jason Collette
11:23
Jason Collette: 

Granderson $21 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:23 Jason Collette
11:24
Jason Collette: 

Zobrist $20 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:24 Jason Collette
11:24
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Carty, Zola, and Gianella all sitting with a ton of cash.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:24 Tim McLeod
11:24
Jason Collette: 

Wacha Wacha Wacha $13 to Gardner. Was $14 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:24 Jason Collette
11:25
Jason Collette: 

Mark Reynolds $5 to Carty. Nice cheap pop buy

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:25 Jason Collette
11:25
Jason Collette: 

the best changeup in the NL, Liriano, goes $15 to Gardner. Same LABR price

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:25 Jason Collette
11:26
Love @LennyMelnick‘s pitching staff! Cole, Fernandez, and Greinke! #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:26 Justin Mason
11:26
Big fan of Jimmy Nelson at the price. $7 is well worth it #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:26 Justin Mason
11:26
LIVE on #Periscope: 2016 #ToutWars National League Fantasy Baseball Draft periscope.tv/w/ab1mVTIwOTg4…
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:26 Fantasy Sports Radio
11:27
Jason Collette: 

Brandon Phillips $13 to Gianella. Not on board with that because last year’s speed spike doesn’t look sustainable

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:27 Jason Collette
11:27
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Zola holding back as usual. When will he learn that with this crowd, that strategy has ZERO chance of success.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:27 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

sounds like an article idea for him!

  Jason Collette
11:27
Jason Collette: 

Holliday $19 to Razzball

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:27 Jason Collette
11:28
Jason Collette: 

Shields $14 to Wilderman in an active bid. Was $9 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:28 Jason Collette
11:28
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Grey needs to pull some rabbits out of a hat pitchingwise to be successful.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:28 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

and against a room that has a lot of financial leverage

  Jason Collette
11:29
Jason Collette: 

d’Arnaud $17 to Hertz as he creeps toward dollar days

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:29 Jason Collette
11:29
Jason Collette: 

(sub required) — my 18 predictions for the NL – http://www.rotowire.com/bas…

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:29 Jason Collette
11:29
Jason Collette: 

DeSclifani $10 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:29 Jason Collette
11:29
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

True… not looking good.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:29 Mike L.
11:29
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

but there are MANY pitching rabbits, even in NL, so . . .

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:29 Doug Dennis
11:30
Jason Collette: 

Shelby Miller $11 to Gianella ; was a $9 LABR pitcher. That’s $84 on his pitchers. Carlos Martinez $15 to Zola. Was $11 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:30 Jason Collette
11:31
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Marlins just announced Chen will be opening day starter.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:31 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

that’s surprising

  Jason Collette
11:31
Jason Collette: 

Teheran $12 to Walton. Was $10 in LABR. Pitchers are starting to inflate

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:31 Jason Collette
11:32
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Hoiw do we read your article without o Rotowire subscription, Jason?

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:32 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

I don’t know if they’ll take it out of the paywall. I’ll share some of it in here though

  Jason Collette
11:32
Jason Collette: 

Mesoraco $13 to Razzball. Time for a break – coming back at 11:45

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:32 Jason Collette
11:32
Jason Collette

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:32 
11:32
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

THANKS, jASON

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:32 Mike L.
11:33
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

In LABR, early pitching was inflated; middle pitching was discounted. Today it is reversed.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:33 Doug Dennis
11:46
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

Those with money left will have to watch both the overall available talent pool and the strategic strike from those without as much overall money but that one last talent hole to plug.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:46 Doug Dennis
11:46
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

another difference is catchers went for way too much in LABR, more reasonable today.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:46 Doug Dennis
11:47
Jason Collette: 

$11 for Corbin to Razzball. Was $14 in LABR

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:47 Jason Collette
11:47
Jason Collette: 

one of my NL predictions:

Sergio Romo once again saves 20-plus games. Romo had the closer role in 2013 and 2014 but lost it to Santiago Casilla and didn’t get it back in 2015. That should change in 2015 as Romo bounced back last season to show excellent skills in the pen — even better than what the kid Hunter Strickland did.

PLAYER TBF K-BB% K% BB% FB% HR/FB% Z-CONTACT% SwStr% F-STRIKE%
Santiago Casilla 244 16 25 9 30 13 89 10 57
Sergio Romo 230 27 31 4 32 7 76 17 70
Hunter Strickland 191 21 26 5 40 8 78 14 65

Casilla only needs to slip up for Bruce Bochy to go back to his known-known in the bullpen and let the skills roar.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:47 Jason Collette
11:47
Jason Collette: 

Fowler $19 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:47 Jason Collette
11:48
Jason Collette: 

J.P. Crawford $4 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:48 Jason Collette
11:49
AUDIO: Is @Chris_Liss really defending Billy Hamilton’s price of $22 in #ToutWars National League Auction? bit.ly/1R9Ots2
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:49 Fantasy Sports Radio
11:49
Jason Collette: 

another NL prediction from me:

Wei-Yin Chen is a top-20 starting pitcher in the NL by season’s end. He is 29th in NL-Only leagues by ADP and is going just a few spots behind Kenta Maeda, who has never thrown a major league pitch. What I like about Chen is that he’s moving from a park that inflated home runs by 12 percent to one that has suppressed them by 27 percent. Yes, the Marlins are moving in the fences a little bit, but this is still a tremendous improvement in home park for Chen. Additionally, Chen will get to pitch against the rebuilding Braves and Phillies with the unbalanced schedule. The long ball has always been a problem for him as his HR/9 was at least 1.1 in each of the four seasons in Baltimore, his ERA never below 3.34. That should change in 2016 with the change in parks, and he’ll get the bump in strikeouts going to the National League as well.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:49 Jason Collette
11:50
Jason Collette: 

Ryan Zimmerman $14 to Hertz (homer since he lives in DC)

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:50 Jason Collette
11:50
Jason Collette: 

Derek Norris $12 to Gianella $29 on catchers for Mike & $34 for closers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:50 Jason Collette
11:51
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

I love that Romo prediction!! 🙂

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:51 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

when we got those FPF notes, I started laughing because we were on the same page

  Jason Collette
11:51
Jason Collette: 

Matt Duffy $15 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:51 Jason Collette
11:51
[Comment From StraffordStrafford: ] 

Love the Chen call Jason.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:51 Strafford
 
Jason Collette: 

Gracias. He’s going to for a steal in here

  Jason Collette
11:52
Jason Collette: 

BEEEEEEF….Wellington Castillo $12 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:52 Jason Collette
11:52
Jason Collette: 

here’s another bold NL prediction from me:

Yoenis Cespedes hits the fewest homers of the regular Mets outfielders. Last season, he was playing for a new contract and posted career highs in HR/FB ratio as well as hard contact. Much like Arrieta, Cespedes performed at an incredible rate in the second half, slugging 95 points higher at .594 compared to the .499 rate in the first half. He hit 22 second-half home runs as 25 percent of his flyballs became homers whereas 13 percent did so in the first half of the season. He should still get to 20, but so will Michael Comforto and Curtis Granderson. All three should hit between 20-25 homers, but Cespedes will bring up the rear.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:52 Jason Collette
11:53
Jason Collette: 

Lucas Giolito $6 to Walton. If he can come up early, he could double that

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:53 Jason Collette
11:53
[Comment From Doug DennisDoug Dennis: ] 

hate to run–(this is fun!)–but have to take kid back to college. I will check in after and give thoughts on twitter!

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:53 Doug Dennis
 
Jason Collette: 

thanks buddy!

  Jason Collette
11:53
Jason Collette: 

Wil Myers goes $16 to Carty That’s $16 too much. I hate Myers more than bunting

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:53 Jason Collette
11:53
AUDIO:@Chris_Liss & @Jeff_Erickson react to Jose Fernandez going for $7 cheaper than Stephen Strasburg in #ToutWars. bit.ly/1nZw9r6
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:53 Fantasy Sports Radio
11:53
So far there is one clear #ToutWars loser… Me for not getting invited. 😔
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:53 Justin Mason
11:54
Jason Collette: 

Grandal $15 to Gianella as he buys his 3rd catcher???!!!!

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:54 Jason Collette
11:55
Jason Collette: 

Ben Revere goes $21 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:55 Jason Collette
11:56
Jason Collette: 

Inciarte $18 to Walton. My prediction on Inciarte:

Ender Inciarte earns more than any Braves batter in 2016. Inciarte hit .319/.358/.443 in the second half of 2015 while doubling his walk rate, reducing his strikeout rate and swiping 12 bases. We have him projected for 83 runs, 25 steals and a .288 average. Everyone else will be chasing Freddie Freeman as his hot spring is pushing his ADP, which has jumped nearly 20 points in the last week. Meanwhile, Inciarte has yet to crack the top 50 for outfielders and is going after extreme risks such as Jay Bruce and Mark Trumbo. Inciarte is one of 13 players we project to score at least 80 runs and steal at least 25 bases, and he has the lowest ADP of the 11 outfielders of that group:

• Mookie Betts: 18
• Charlie Blackmon: 35
• Billy Burns: 147
• Byron Buxton: 174
• Lorenzo Cain: 51
• Carlos Gomez: 51
• Greg Polanco: 90
• A.J. Pollock: 16
• George Springer: 24
• Delino DeShields Jr.: 177
• Ender Inciarte: 190

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:56 Jason Collette
11:56
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Wil Myers is the WOAT

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:56 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

no, he’s the FWOAT

  Jason Collette
11:57
Jason Collette: 

Melvin Upton goes to Lenny for $8 as the new Cameron Maybin

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:57 Jason Collette
11:57
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

Carty is stocking up on post-hype guys.

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:57 Pendy
11:58
Jason Collette: 

Kazmir $6 to Carty. Hopefully the velo comes back soon

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:58 Jason Collette
11:58
I love that Hunter Pence price at $21. Went for a couple dollars more in #LABR but relative to other OF’s he’s a bargain. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:58 Mike Werner
11:58
Jason Collette: 

Jaime Garcia, $11 to Behrens. Compare that to a $6 Kazmir & that’s recent injury concerns vs a 15-page medical history is

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:58 Jason Collette
11:59
Jason Collette: 

Paulsen $13 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:59 Jason Collette
12:00
Jason Collette: 

Brandon Moss $12 to Walton. My Moss prediction:

Brandon Moss leads the Cardinals in home runs. His home run numbers have been down three consecutive seasons, but let’s compare his 2013 season and his 2015 season in a few areas.

YEAR PA HR FB% HR/FB HARD% AVG DISTANCE
2013 505 30 52 19 40 295
2015 526 19 47 13 39 285

The hard contact was there, but the ball didn’t travel as far and he didn’t hit as many flyballs as when he hit 30 homers two seasons ago. Moss was also coming off hip surgery and did not look right at the plate until late in the season when he hit .262/.359/.429 over the final two months. Moss is the 79th outfielder by ADP and one of the few down there with power upside if he’s fully recovered from the hip injury.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00 Jason Collette
12:01
Jason Collette: 

Todd gets Neil Walker $19

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:01 Jason Collette
12:01
Jason Collette: 

Yadi $8 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:01 Jason Collette
12:03
Jason Collette: 

Nick Hundley $12 to Razzball. Catcher prices going back up

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:03 Jason Collette
12:03
Jason Collette: 

Lackey $11 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:03 Jason Collette
12:03
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Nice info on Moss Jason.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:03 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

thanks – I’m still a believer

  Jason Collette
12:04
Jason Collette: 

Aybar $10 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:04 Jason Collette
12:04
Jason Collette: 

$9 for Jake McGee to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:04 Jason Collette
12:06
Jason Collette: 

Cashner $7 to Grey $14 for Justin Turner to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:06 Jason Collette
12:07
Jason Collette: 

Maeda is a $12 pitcher for Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:07 Jason Collette
12:07
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Three teams with only one OF, Mike G. still looking for his first. Gonna be interesting to see how this shakes down.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:07 Tim McLeod
12:08
Jason Collette: 

Gio Gonzalez $9 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:08 Jason Collette
12:08
Love Jake McGee as a target. Always goes much cheaper than other closers, and everyone was on Ottavino in 15′ who pitches in COL. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:08 Mike Werner
12:08
Jason Collette: 

Cervelli $11 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:08 Jason Collette
12:09
Jason Collette: 

Gianella rosters his 4th catcher eligible player for $11 in Montero

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:09 Jason Collette
12:10
Jason Collette: 

Wilson Ramos $12 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:10 Jason Collette
12:10
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Maeda @$12 great buy.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:10 Tim McLeod
12:11
Jason Collette: 

Rupp $5 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:11 Jason Collette
12:12
Jason Collette: 

Joe Ross $9 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:12 Jason Collette
12:12
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

The all-Catcher strat today from Mike.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:12 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

this is an interesting strategy

  Jason Collette
12:12
Jason Collette: 

Conforto $15 to Tristan. Gianella dropped at $14

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:12 Jason Collette
12:13
Jason Collette: 

Marcell Ozuna $15 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:13 Jason Collette
12:14
Jason Collette: 

Asche goes $5 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:14 Jason Collette
12:14
Headed to bed. If you want more great #ToutWars analysis follow @MikeWernerFWFB @RyanBHQ @DanStrafford
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:14 Justin Mason
 
Jason Collette: 

what is this sleep stuff?

  Jason Collette
12:15
Jason Collette: 

JJ Hoover sucks up $7 to Grey. Don’t like that at all — and here’s why:

Collette Calls: NL Predictions
Jason Collette Jason Collette
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Last year, I made National League and American League predictions, and didn’t do half bad in calling my shots. This year, I’m going to pick one player on each team to spotlight and include my award picks at the end, giving you 18 players in all that I either really like or dislike for 2016. I’ll begin with NL picks and pans because I’m not participating in any NL drafts this weekend, whereas I am in AL Tout Wars on Saturday morning and I’m not giving my competition any immediate ammo to use against me in that auction.

Atlanta Braves

Ender Inciarte earns more than any Braves batter in 2016. Inciarte hit .319/.358/.443 in the second half of 2015 while doubling his walk rate, reducing his strikeout rate and swiping 12 bases. We have him projected for 83 runs, 25 steals and a .288 average. Everyone else will be chasing Freddie Freeman as his hot spring is pushing his ADP, which has jumped nearly 20 points in the last week. Meanwhile, Inciarte has yet to crack the top 50 for outfielders and is going after extreme risks such as Jay Bruce and Mark Trumbo. Inciarte is one of 13 players we project to score at least 80 runs and steal at least 25 bases, and he has the lowest ADP of the 11 outfielders of that group:

• Mookie Betts: 18
• Charlie Blackmon: 35
• Billy Burns: 147
• Byron Buxton: 174
• Lorenzo Cain: 51
• Carlos Gomez: 51
• Greg Polanco: 90
• A.J. Pollock: 16
• George Springer: 24
• Delino DeShields Jr.: 177
• Ender Inciarte: 190

Milwaukee Brewers

Keon Broxton leads the team in stolen bases. Milwaukee is more likely to compete for the top draft pick than a wild card, which means it should give plenty of players a chance to show what they have for the future. Broxton came over last year in a deal from Pittsburgh and has just a couple plate appearances in the big leagues. Last year in the minors, he stole 39 bases in 54 tries and has regularly swiped 20-plus bases in the minors. He does have quite a bit of swing-and-miss in his game, but so do a number of Brewers. He’s a wild-card play in NL Only leagues in the late rounds who can be rostered for nothing and could then steal 15-20 bases if he makes enough contact to stay in the lineup. He has the defensive abilities to play all three outfield positions.

St. Louis Cardinals

Brandon Moss leads the Cardinals in home runs. His home run numbers have been down three consecutive seasons, but let’s compare his 2013 season and his 2015 season in a few areas.

YEAR PA HR FB% HR/FB HARD% AVG DISTANCE
2013 505 30 52 19 40 295
2015 526 19 47 13 39 285

The hard contact was there, but the ball didn’t travel as far and he didn’t hit as many flyballs as when he hit 30 homers two seasons ago. Moss was also coming off hip surgery and did not look right at the plate until late in the season when he hit .262/.359/.429 over the final two months. Moss is the 79th outfielder by ADP and one of the few down there with power upside if he’s fully recovered from the hip injury.

Chicago Cubs

Jake Arrieta’s final ERA is not below 3.00. He went 18-2 after June 1 with a .223 BABIP, an 85 percent LOB%, and allowed 93 hits in 164 innings while allowing just four home runs. He essentially did over 164 innings what Mariano Rivera was doing in his prime over the course of full seasons. It was simply amazing to watch, but the Plexiglass Principle says teams that improve in one season decline the following year. The same can apply to Arrieta because players that have historically amazing seasons tend to decline the following year. He is 32-11 with a 2.08 ERA as a Cubs pitcher and looking nothing like the guy the Orioles sent away to acquire the services of Steve Clevenger. Arrieta isn’t making it out of the second round in drafts, and while the wins should be there for him, the ERA is going to increase due to a mixture of regression and the unpredictable elements in Wrigley Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Daniel Hudson leads the team in saves. Hudson looked great out of the pen last season coming back from multiple arm surgeries and the durability concerns with him should leave him in the pen full time this season. Ziegler is the incumbent, but his skills aren’t exactly rock solid while Hudson has a bunch of swing-and-miss in his game and can get the needed punchout in tight situations whereas Ziegler has to rely on the defense to get the out. Hudson is end-game material in NL leagues or deep mixed benches that could be part of that 30 percent of relievers who get 10-plus saves who weren’t closers at the start of the season.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Yasiel Puig finishes the season as a top-12 outfielder in mixed leagues. Puig is the 23rd outfielder off the board by ADP with an ADP of 83, putting him behind the likes of Carlos Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Jason Heyward, Ryan Braun, Justin Upton and Billy Hamilton and just in front of Matt Kemp. Puig had issues with both hamstrings last year and seemed to live full-time in Don Mattingly’s dog house. Mattingly is gone and rookie skipper Dave Roberts is in place. A healthy Puig should be a lock for 20-plus homers and a new skipper could put Puig in motion more frequently, allowing him to post a double-double season, getting back to what he did in 2014 as a baseline.

San Francisco Giants

Sergio Romo once again saves 20-plus games. Romo had the closer role in 2013 and 2014 but lost it to Santiago Casilla and didn’t get it back in 2015. That should change in 2015 as Romo bounced back last season to show excellent skills in the pen — even better than what the kid Hunter Strickland did.

PLAYER TBF K-BB% K% BB% FB% HR/FB% Z-CONTACT% SwStr% F-STRIKE%
Santiago Casilla 244 16 25 9 30 13 89 10 57
Sergio Romo 230 27 31 4 32 7 76 17 70
Hunter Strickland 191 21 26 5 40 8 78 14 65

Casilla only needs to slip up for Bruce Bochy to go back to his known-known in the bullpen and let the skills roar.

Miami Marlins

Wei-Yin Chen is a top-20 starting pitcher in the NL by season’s end. He is 29th in NL-Only leagues by ADP and is going just a few spots behind Kenta Maeda, who has never thrown a major league pitch. What I like about Chen is that he’s moving from a park that inflated home runs by 12 percent to one that has suppressed them by 27 percent. Yes, the Marlins are moving in the fences a little bit, but this is still a tremendous improvement in home park for Chen. Additionally, Chen will get to pitch against the rebuilding Braves and Phillies with the unbalanced schedule. The long ball has always been a problem for him as his HR/9 was at least 1.1 in each of the four seasons in Baltimore, his ERA never below 3.34. That should change in 2016 with the change in parks, and he’ll get the bump in strikeouts going to the National League as well.

New York Mets

Yoenis Cespedes hits the fewest homers of the regular Mets outfielders. Last season, he was playing for a new contract and posted career highs in HR/FB ratio as well as hard contact. Much like Arrieta, Cespedes performed at an incredible rate in the second half, slugging 95 points higher at .594 compared to the .499 rate in the first half. He hit 22 second-half home runs as 25 percent of his flyballs became homers whereas 13 percent did so in the first half of the season. He should still get to 20, but so will Michael Comforto and Curtis Granderson. All three should hit between 20-25 homers, but Cespedes will bring up the rear.

Washington Nationals

Ben Revere returns to the 40-steal plateau. Revere’s running game came to a screeching halt once he was dealt to Toronto last season, but now comes to a team with an old-school skipper that likes to run and has Davey Lopes as a first base coach. The Nationals stole just 57 bases last season, so the acquisition of Revere was done with a purpose because it also means the talented Michael Taylor is marginalized as a reserve outfielder or sent back to the minors. Revere swiped 49 bags two seasons ago for a terrible Phillies team and scored just 71 runs. If everyone behind him remains healthy in 2016, Revere’s run total should be at least double his stolen base total.

San Diego Padres

Jabari Blash will hit at least 15 homers. A few weeks ago, I looked at some Rule 5 picks and did not mention Blash. He’s made me pay for that as he’s been very good this spring in the Cactus League and could open the season in the starting lineup. He hit 32 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A last season, and while 22 came in the Pacific Coast League, it is worth mentioning that his home park (Tacoma) is one of the few parks in the league that favors pitchers. He will make below-average contact, but he has size and power to all fields.

Philadelphia Phillies

Tyler Goeddel will put up a double-double season as a Rule 5 pick in the outfield. I will simply repeat what I said earlier this month: Philly is looking to strike gold for a second consecutive season in outfielder Tyler Goeddel. Goeddel was drafted as a third baseman by Tampa Bay but was converted to the outfield last season while he spent all year in Double-A. Last season was a career year of sorts for him as he finally showed some power to go with his speed. He has a good approach at the plate and has the athleticism to play all three outfield spots. That’s a good thing for Goeddel and the Phillies because right field is anything but locked up. Philly obviously will give Odubel Herrera, last year’s Rule 5 steal, his job back, but both corner outfield spots are up for grabs. Goeddel has shown the ability to accept walks throughout his minor-league career, which is ideal when you’re hitting in front of the pitcher in the National League. The Phillies will be terrible, which will allow them to give Goeddel all the time he needs to show if he can make the leap from Double-A to the majors and potentially have a double-double season.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Jeff Locke wins 12-plus games with a 3.50 (or lower) ERA. His 2013 and 2015 season were similar in that he made 30 starts in each, but last season he struggled stranding runners and paid for it in ERA. He won 10 games with a 3.52 ERA in 2013 and has somewhat plateaued since. He generates a lot of groundballs for the strong defense behind him to soak up and some breaks could swing him in the right direction. It is tough to find anyone on the pitching staff who could break out, so this is purely a speculation on a guy falling into some fortune.

Cincinnati Reds

Jumbo Diaz leads the team in saves. It will be very weird to watch the Reds and not see Aroldis Chapman coming out of the pen pumping gas in the ninth inning. Some are anointing J.J. Hoover as the new guy, but the only skill he really has is a 20-percent strikeout rate. He struggles to throw strikes, gives up too many free passes and is rather hittable for a closer. Meanwhile, Diaz strikes out more batters, allows less contact and throws more strikes. He too has issues with home runs, but Diaz has the best skills in this pen and should get that closer job at some point early in the season and hold onto it for a bad Reds team.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:15 Jason Collette
12:16
Jason Collette: 

DJ LeMahieu goes $19 to Walton. Good spray hitter who maximizes the extra shallow OF space & runs too

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:16 Jason Collette
12:16
Jason Collette: 

Chen goes off the board for $13 to Zola. Sweet price

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:16 Jason Collette
12:16
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Jumbo Diaz for President!!!!

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:16 Mike Werner
12:17
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Justin works third shift, so he goes to bed during the day and wakes up at night.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:17 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

working man’s a sucka

  Jason Collette
12:17
Jason Collette: 

Peavy $4 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:17 Jason Collette
12:18
Jason Collette: 

Howie Kendrick to Wilderman $15

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:18 Jason Collette
12:19
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 

Interesting that Mike G. ended up with both Lucroy and Norris, both recently connected to the Texas Rangers.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:19 Alex
 
Jason Collette: 

might help Norris but leaving Milwaukee hurts Lucroy

  Jason Collette
12:19
Jason Collette: 

Domingo Santana $18 to Wilderman as Gianella dropped at $17

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:19 Jason Collette
12:19
[Comment From Scott GilroyScott Gilroy: ] 

Love Chen this year. Like a Hiroki Kurado+

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:19 Scott Gilroy
12:20
Jason Collette: 

Daniel Murphy $18 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:20 Jason Collette
12:21
Jason Collette: 

Niese $5 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:21 Jason Collette
12:21
[Comment From Scott GilroyScott Gilroy: ] 

Pricey on Santana. Hope he makes enough contact

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:21 Scott Gilroy
 
Jason Collette: 

it is..and I like Keon Broxton here later

  Jason Collette
12:21
Jason Collette: 

former Rule Five pick Odubel Herrera goes $13 to Hertz. I believe he was $1 in this room last year

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:21 Jason Collette
12:22
Similar to AL, there’s multiple mid-tier SP that I’m willing to buy. Ross, DeSclafani, Corbin, Gonzalez, Hendricks. All strong. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:22 Mike Werner
12:22
I really like team @faketeams has constructed #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:22 Matt Modica
12:22
Jason Collette: 

Segura $13 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:22 Jason Collette
12:24
Jason Collette: 

Adonis Garcia $7 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:24 Jason Collette
12:24
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Looking forward to seeing Goeddel and Broxton prices.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:24 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

me too!

  Jason Collette
12:25
Jason Collette: 

Kang goes $15 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:25 Jason Collette
12:25
[Comment From gatewaygateway: ] 

Solarte…highly valued in LABR and loved by Matt Kemp lingers in the shadows….

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:25 gateway
12:26
Jason Collette: 

$11 for Hammel to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:26 Jason Collette
12:26
Jason Collette: 

Will Smith $7 to Carty. Could be very profitable

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:26 Jason Collette
12:27
Jason Collette: 

Span $14 to behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:27 Jason Collette
12:27
@MikeGianella getting sniped all draft lol. Brutal. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:27 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

sucks to be the champ

  Jason Collette
12:28
Jason Collette: 

Jaso $8 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:28 Jason Collette
12:28
I love Domingo Santana, but $17-18 for him is too high for me. Just because he’s getting PT and is in amazing park. Still young. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:28 Mike Werner
12:28
I mean Fowler went for $1 more, and Odubel Herrera went for $5 less. Much rather go either of them over Santana at the price. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:28 Mike Werner
12:28
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Everybody gives you their best shot

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:28 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

everyone has a plan until 11 other owners punch you in the mouth

  Jason Collette
12:29
Jason Collette: 

Gianella buys Assdribble Cabrera

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:29 Jason Collette
12:30
Jason Collette: 

Ryan Howard $9 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:30 Jason Collette
12:30
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Haha. Anybody hung over from the last two days Jason? You?

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:30 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

we look pretty good. I made sure I hydrated around beers last night so I woke up just fine unlike a few years ago

  Jason Collette
12:30
Jason Collette: 

Joe Panik $11 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:30 Jason Collette
12:31
[Comment From gatewaygateway: ] 

Howard,Hamilton, Pederson,Reynolds…guessing Carty is punting on BAvg

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:31 gateway
 
Jason Collette: 

it’s an OBP league, but point applies

  Jason Collette
12:31
Jason Collette: 

Javy Baez $6 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:31 Jason Collette
12:32
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Hydration is key…..

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:32 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

and quesadillas & pizza to soak things up

  Jason Collette
12:32
Jason Collette: 

Matt Adams to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:32 Jason Collette
12:32
Jason Collette: 

$5

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:32 Jason Collette
12:32
Jason Collette: 

Ryu $3 freeze bid to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:32 Jason Collette
12:33
Jason Collette: 

Ziegler goes for $10 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:33 Jason Collette
12:34
Jason Collette: 

Suarez $12 to Reds

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:34 Jason Collette
12:34
$31 Pollock, $38 Rizzo, $43 Goldy all fair prices. Other auctions the studs we’re going for quite a more more than full freight. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:34 Brad Ebert
12:35
Jason Collette: 

Ethier $9 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:35 Jason Collette
12:35
Jason Collette: 

Grey has $15 left for 2 MI, 2 pitchers, and a swing spot

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:35 Jason Collette
12:36
Jason Collette: 

Markakis $12 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:36 Jason Collette
12:36
Jason Collette: 

Rymer Liriano $3 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:36 Jason Collette
12:37
Jason Collette: 

shoot the arrows for Rodney as he goes $8 to Guilfoyle. 2nd time Gianella has nearly bought a 3rd closer

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:37 Jason Collette
12:38
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Grey did it! Absolutely pulled a rabbit out of his hat. Great job, Mr. Albright.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:38 Mike L.
12:38
Jason Collette: 

Gianella gets his 3rd closer (in theory) in a $9 Casilla. Wonder who gets Romo or Strickland

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:38 Jason Collette
12:38
Jason Collette: 

Quackenbush $3 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:38 Jason Collette
12:39
Jason Collette: 

Martin Prado $9 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:39 Jason Collette
12:40
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

Strong buy on Quackenbush, strong name too.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:40 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

I think that situation is still open out there but Pomeranz going into the rotation clears it up a bit

  Jason Collette
12:40
Jason Collette: 

$7 Grilli to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:40 Jason Collette
12:40
Jason Collette: 

Cozart $4 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:40 Jason Collette
12:41
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

What will Peraza bring? $8?

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:41 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

my guess is Behrens buys him

  Jason Collette
12:41
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Who holds the role longer. Rodney or Casilla? Rather have Duckboy@$3.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:41 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

Casilla will hold it longer, but I don’t think either have the job by Mothers Day

  Jason Collette
12:41
Jason Collette: 

Glasnow $4 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:41 Jason Collette
12:41
Note to self, when naming players you don’t want in end game, don’t read name and estimated price when you meant $1 #ToutWars #EugenioSuarez
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:41 Todd Zola
12:42
Jason Collette: 

Pagan $9 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:42 Jason Collette
12:43
Jason Collette: 

Alexei Ramirez $11 to Behrens. There’s the speed I thought he’d chase for Peraza

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:43 Jason Collette
12:44
Jason Collette: 

Despicable human being Jose Reyes $7 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:44 Jason Collette
12:44
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

My hope is Grey nab Peraza

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:44 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

pairing him with Gordon would be a wow if Peraza gets on base enough

  Jason Collette
12:45
Jason Collette: 

Alex Wood $7 to Carty as he corners the lefty with velo issues market

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:45 Jason Collette
12:45
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

For what it’s worth, Rodney’s mechanics look as good as they possibly could so far in ST. Maybe he can resurrect his time with the Rays? Haha.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:45 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

Jim Hickey’s magic has worn off

  Jason Collette
12:46
Jason Collette: 

Spagenburg goes $9 to Gardner as Walton pays him back for driving up the price on Rymer Liriano

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:46 Jason Collette
12:46
Jason Collette: 

Jon Gray & his new curveball for $1 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:46 Jason Collette
12:46
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Steve Gardner with $53 left controls the cash. Where does he spend it?

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:46 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

on 2nd tier relievers like Romo & Diaz

  Jason Collette
12:47
Jason Collette: 

Grey was waiting on Jake Lamb but didn’t get him as Walton went to $11

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:47 Jason Collette
12:47
[Comment From Mike WernerMike Werner: ] 

I believe I saw Rodney on the 1B side of the rubber as well if I’m not mistaken.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:47 Mike Werner
 
Jason Collette: 

that, like his coverage of home plate, has been all over the place

  Jason Collette
12:47
Jason Collette: 

Vince Velazquez $7 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:47 Jason Collette
12:47
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

I wonder if anyone is willing to take a chance on Nicasio and the magician behind him in Searage.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:47 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

he’ll go $4 in here

  Jason Collette
12:48
Jason Collette: 

Aaron Hill $6 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:48 Jason Collette
12:49
Jason Collette: 

Gyorko goes to Wilderman or $6 as I hear Nando yelling “$27!!!!”

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:49 Jason Collette
12:50
Auctioneer Brian Feldman uses the NL #ToutWars as a way to sharpen his bidding skills for the 32nd annual Little East Roto draft on April 2
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:50 Ken Rankin
 
Jason Collette: 

I’m right over his shoulder – I’ll take a pic of his notes for a fee 🙂

  Jason Collette
12:50
Jason Collette: 

Lenny grabs another OF for $9 in Michael Taylor

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:50 Jason Collette
12:51
Jason Collette: 

Eickhoff for $5 to Gianella. The potential is there

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:51 Jason Collette
12:51
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

Is Carty planning on getting Dodger SPs only?

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:51 Pendy
 
Jason Collette: 

apparently

  Jason Collette
12:52
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

With Mike’s catcher foray, are there any left for $ days?

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:52 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

there are a number of catchers laying around. None of them good

  Jason Collette
12:52
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

On rare occasions, the studs and duds approach is successful. The key operative word here is rare.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:52 Mike L.
12:52
Jason Collette: 

Jace Peterson $3 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:52 Jason Collette
12:53
Jason Collette: 

Solarte $10 to Wildermn

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:53 Jason Collette
12:54
Jason Collette: 

Vizcaino $7 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:54 Jason Collette
12:54
Jason Collette: 

Pierzynksi $4 to behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:54 Jason Collette
12:54
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Strategic moves are underrated… depriving the opposition of options is part of a winning strategy.

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:54 Mike L.
12:55
Jason Collette: 

Cesar Hernandez $8 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:55 Jason Collette
12:55
Jason Collette: 

Hechevarria $3 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:55 Jason Collette
12:56
Jason Collette: 

Adam Warren $3 to Hertz. LOVE THAT

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:56 Jason Collette
12:57
Jason Collette: 

Ruben Tejada $1 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:57 Jason Collette
12:57
Jason Collette: 

Mercer $1 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:57 Jason Collette
12:57
.@Chris_Liss says that Trevor Story could “Wally Pipp” Jose Reyes in Colorado. #FantasyBaseball #ToutWars #MLB pic.twitter.com/yQhUWNmPjT
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:57 Fantasy Sports Radio
12:57
Jason Collette: 

Orlando Arcia $2 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:57 Jason Collette
12:58
Jason Collette: 

Duvall $3 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:58 Jason Collette
12:59
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Nice!

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:59 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

I would have paid at least $6 for Warren. Love those skills

  Jason Collette
12:59
Jason Collette: 

Yasmany Tomas is $11 to Gianella

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:59 Jason Collette
1:00
Jason Collette: 

Wilmer Flores $3 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00 Jason Collette
1:00
Jason Collette: 

Gianella will walk out having not paid more than $18 for any player. He has 14 guys on his roster in double digits

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00 Jason Collette
1:01
Jason Collette: 

Jeffress $4 to Tristan. That Milwaukee duo has gone cheap and we still haven’t seen Knebel. Andrew Bailey $6 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:01 Jason Collette
1:01
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Well, it’s Filene’s Basement time…

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:01 Mike L.
1:01
Jason Collette: 

Ruiz for $3 to Carty as he finally gets a catcher

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:01 Jason Collette
1:02
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

It’s a valid and effective strategy in single league leagues.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:02 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

I don’t think it’s the one he came in with though. I’ll be curious to hear what he has to say

  Jason Collette
1:02
Jason Collette: 

Espinosa $2 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:02 Jason Collette
1:04
Jason Collette: 

Clippard $1 to Behrens
Rae $1
Pomeranz $5 to Gardner (love that too)
Trea Turner $12 to Gardner (there’s that money)

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:04 Jason Collette
1:05
Jason Collette: 

Hunter Strickland $4 to Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:05 Jason Collette
1:06
Jason Collette: 

Jon Jay bidding war! $7 to Gianella over Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:06 Jason Collette
1:06
[Comment From DavidDavid: ] 

more saves in 2016 romo or quackenbush?

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:06 David
 
Jason Collette: 

Romo

  Jason Collette
1:07
Jason Collette: 

Finnegan $4 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:07 Jason Collette
1:07
Tout Wars weekend wraps up with the National League draft. #ToutWars pic.twitter.com/ADYFNLqIur
Sunday March 20, 2016 1:07 Ron Shandler
1:07
Jason Collette: 

addison reed $2 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:07 Jason Collette
1:07
Jason Collette: 

Ahmed $2 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:07 Jason Collette
1:08
Jason Collette: 

Robbie Ray $4 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:08 Jason Collette
1:08
Jason Collette: 

Carty gets another Dodger pitcher in Bolsinger for $3

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:08 Jason Collette
1:09
Jason Collette: 

Carty has the entire Dodgers rotation for opening day. David Hernandez $5 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:09 Jason Collette
1:10
Jason Collette: 

Dietrich goes $6 to Behrens. Love his power potential even in a platoon

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:10 Jason Collette
1:10
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

That’s the entire rotation to Carty. Funny.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:10 Pendy
1:11
Jason Collette: 

Brito goes $3 Behrens
Tyler Flowers $4 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:11 Jason Collette
1:12
Jason Collette: 

Homer Bailey goes out after Socrates Brito & goes $3. We’re officially out of of philosophers

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:12 Jason Collette
1:12
[Comment From Scott GilroyScott Gilroy: ] 

Wow. Gianeka has 4 Cs and 3 closers

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:12 Scott Gilroy
1:12
[Comment From Tim McLeodTim McLeod: ] 

Still no Goeddel or Broxton?

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:12 Tim McLeod
 
Jason Collette: 

not yet..bargains

  Jason Collette
1:12
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Strickland is the goods. How long before Bochy hands him the 9th?

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:12 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

Romo is the real goods there

  Jason Collette
1:13
Jason Collette: 

Hellickson $1 to Grey, Carl Crawford $2 to Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:13 Jason Collette
1:13
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

And now, Peraza will be one too.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:13 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

forgot he was still sitting out there

  Jason Collette
1:14
Jason Collette: 

Motte for $1 to Lenny as he now buys his $1 relievers for saves

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:14 Jason Collette
1:14
Jason Collette: 

Gennett $3 …and now we’re on a break for 10 minutes

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:14 Jason Collette
1:14
Jason Collette

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:14 
1:26
Jason Collette: 

we’re back — Jungmann goes $1 to Gianella & his roster is now full along with Grey

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:26 Jason Collette
1:27
Jason Collette: 

Heston $2 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:27 Jason Collette
1:27
Jason Collette: 

Susac $1 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:27 Jason Collette
1:27
Jason Collette: 

Jose Peraza ends up with Zola for $7

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:27 Jason Collette
1:28
Jason Collette: 

Freese $5 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:28 Jason Collette
1:29
Jason Collette: 

Blanco $2 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:29 Jason Collette
1:29
Jason Collette: 

Drury $4 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:29 Jason Collette
1:30
Jason Collette: 

Tom Murphy $3 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:30 Jason Collette
1:30
Jason Collette: 

Kiki Hernandez $3 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:30 Jason Collette
1:30
Do you stack players in a seasonal league? @DerekCarty tells us why he drafted 5 #Dodgers pitchers in #ToutWars pic.twitter.com/q04d8y4M4p
Sunday March 20, 2016 1:30 Fantasy Sports Radio
1:31
Jason Collette: 

Romo to Walton for $2. Excellent late purchase

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:31 Jason Collette
1:31
Apparently this just happened in N.L. Only #ToutWars for $3 … Good Luck @andybehrens! #FantasyBaseball #WHO pic.twitter.com/Tg6qmMaSDl
Sunday March 20, 2016 1:31 Fantasy Sports Radio
1:31
Jason Collette: 

Galvis $1 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:31 Jason Collette
1:31
Jason Collette: 

Dustin Garno $1 to Carty

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:31 Jason Collette
1:32
Jason Collette: 

Brandon Maurer $2 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:32 Jason Collette
1:32
Jason Collette: 

Middlebrooks $1 to Guilfoyle
Tanner Roark $3 Behrens

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:32 Jason Collette
1:33
I like what @ToddZola is doing assembling his staff. Chen $13 isn’t a bargain, but a solid buy in an auction filled with sharks. #ToutWars
Sunday March 20, 2016 1:33 Brad Ebert
1:33
Jason Collette: 

Kelley $1 to Wilderman

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:33 Jason Collette
1:34
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Not a smart move by Grey taking Gennet. He needs Peraza desperately and he well could have gotten him for $8.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:34 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

Yea, needed that speed buy

  Jason Collette
1:34
Jason Collette: 

My man Jumbo Diaz still sitting out there….

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:34 Jason Collette
1:34
Jason Collette: 

Zach Wheeler $4 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:34 Jason Collette
1:35
Jason Collette: 

Goeddel $4 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:35 Jason Collette
1:36
Jason Collette: 

what I said about Goeddel:

Tyler Goeddel will put up a double-double season as a Rule 5 pick in the outfield. I will simply repeat what I said earlier this month: Philly is looking to strike gold for a second consecutive season in outfielder Tyler Goeddel. Goeddel was drafted as a third baseman by Tampa Bay but was converted to the outfield last season while he spent all year in Double-A. Last season was a career year of sorts for him as he finally showed some power to go with his speed. He has a good approach at the plate and has the athleticism to play all three outfield spots. That’s a good thing for Goeddel and the Phillies because right field is anything but locked up. Philly obviously will give Odubel Herrera, last year’s Rule 5 steal, his job back, but both corner outfield spots are up for grabs. Goeddel has shown the ability to accept walks throughout his minor-league career, which is ideal when you’re hitting in front of the pitcher in the National League. The Phillies will be terrible, which will allow them to give Goeddel all the time he needs to show if he can make the leap from Double-A to the majors and potentially have a double-double season.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:36 Jason Collette
1:36
Jason Collette: 

Tony Watson $2 to Walton

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:36 Jason Collette
1:36
Jason Collette: 

Ruf $2 to Tristan

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:36 Jason Collette
1:37
Jason Collette: 

want to see where Jabari Blash goes

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:37 Jason Collette
1:37
Jason Collette: 

Strop $1 to Carty and Carty is done

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:37 Jason Collette
1:38
Jason Collette: 

Owings $2 to Lenny

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:38 Jason Collette
1:38
[Comment From DavidDavid: ] 

chris owings still around

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:38 David
 
Jason Collette: 

just went!

  Jason Collette
1:39
Jason Collette: 

Adam Conley $2 to Zola
Jabari Blash $1 to Wilderman
Jhonny Peralta $4 to Tristan
Nicasio goes $2 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:39 Jason Collette
1:39
Jason Collette: 

Keon Broxton $3 to Tristan…and now Jumbo stands alone as my late sleeper

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:39 Jason Collette
1:40
Jason Collette: 

what I said about Broxton:

Keon Broxton leads the team in stolen bases. Milwaukee is more likely to compete for the top draft pick than a wild card, which means it should give plenty of players a chance to show what they have for the future. Broxton came over last year in a deal from Pittsburgh and has just a couple plate appearances in the big leagues. Last year in the minors, he stole 39 bases in 54 tries and has regularly swiped 20-plus bases in the minors. He does have quite a bit of swing-and-miss in his game, but so do a number of Brewers. He’s a wild-card play in NL Only leagues in the late rounds who can be rostered for nothing and could then steal 15-20 bases if he makes enough contact to stay in the lineup. He has the defensive abilities to play all three outfield positions.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:40 Jason Collette
1:40
Jason Collette: 

the leg maimer, Utley, $2 to Guilfoyle

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:40 Jason Collette
1:41
Jason Collette: 

Van Slyke $3 to Zola

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:41 Jason Collette
1:41
Jason Collette: 

Colon $1 to Walton and he’s done

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:41 Jason Collette
1:42
Jason Collette: 

Plawecki $1 to Guilfoyle. Mallex Smith $2 to Guilfoyle as well

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:42 Jason Collette
1:42
Jason Collette: 

Wisler $1 to Hertz

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:42 Jason Collette
1:43
Jason Collette: 

Tristan lands JUMBO DIAZ for $1. Thievery

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:43 Jason Collette
1:43
Jason Collette: 

Alex Guerrero $2 to Gardner

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:43 Jason Collette
1:44
Jason Collette: 

dollar days here
Martin Maldonado
Ryan Raburn

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:44 Jason Collette
1:44
[Comment From PendyPendy: ] 

Tristan’s team looks pretty great again.

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:44 Pendy
1:44
[Comment From Mike L.Mike L.: ] 

Mallex will be up by mid season… Amazing speed

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:44 Mike L.
 
Jason Collette: 

I think he’s a distant cousin of Esix Snead

  Jason Collette
1:45
Jason Collette: 

ok folks shutting it down as we’re in the final dollar day grabs & off to the reserves. Thanks for hanging around and participating!

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:45 Jason Collette

 
 

THIS is Tout Weekend!

A scene from the Tout NL 2015 auction.
A scene from the Tout NL 2015 auction.

Where will the best and brightest fantasy baseball writers and broadcasters be this weekend?

Many will be in New York City, for the annual Tout Wars weekend of drafts and parties.

This year’s drafts are being held in the studio at SiriusXM and aren’t open for the public, but you can follow along live on the SiriusXM fantasy sports channel, and on the live blog and spreadsheet at toutwars.com.

When are the drafts? Where and when are the parties?

The SCHEDULE:

Tout H2H: March 18, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Ron Shandler is auctioneer. Joe Pisapia has the spreadsheet. Mike Gianella is on chat.

Tout AL: March 19, 9am. Doors open at 8am. Brian Feldman is auctioneer. Paul Sporer is on spreadsheet. Al Melchior is doing chat.

Tout Mix Auction: March 19, 3pm. Doors open at 2pm. Jeff Erickson is auctioneer. Ray Murphy has the spreadsheet. Jason Collette is on chat.

Foley’s NY Party: March 19, 8pm. 18 West 33rd Street. Party with the pros!

Tout NL Auction: March 20, 10am. Doors open at 9am. Brian Feldman is the auctioneer. Steve Moyer is on spreadsheet. Jason Collette will chat.

The live blog for each auction will be available at toutwars.com, where there will also be a link to the live spreadsheet. You can access the live spreadsheet now at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12AvDtjmYjr-mlFHXIUkFRDK3EBs_Zy-iJzPZNqRONfQ/edit?usp=sharing. Until the weekend comes, nothing is happening.

Here’s the Menu of Champions at Foleys on Saturday night:

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2016 Tout Wars NL Lineup Announced

Mike Gianella, the 2015 Tout NL champ, will toss out the first nomination in the March 20th Tout NL auction in New York City (and live on SiriusXM radio). There are two newcomers to the league this year, as Grey Albright moves over from the Mixed Draft league and Andy Behrens arrives from Tout AL.

The numbers in parentheses are the number of FAAB units each team starts with. Teams are penalized 10 units for each point they score fewer than 60 points in the previous year’s standings.

2016 Tout Wars NL Only

Mike Gianella (1000) 2015 NL Champion
Tristan Cockcroft (1000) 2012, 2013, 2014 Champion
Grey Albright (1000) Transfer from Mixed Draft
Derek Carty (1000)
Ray Guilfoyle (1000)
Phil Hertz (1000)
Lenny Melnick (1000) 2002 NL Champion (with partner Irving Swilling)
Scott Wilderman (1000) 2003, 2006 NL Champion
Andy Behrens (1000) 2010 Mixed Auction Champion, Transfer from AL
Brian Walton (920) 2009 NL Champion
Steve Gardner (890) 2011 NL Champion
Todd Zola (860)