Tout Wars is introducing a sixth league, adding a 15-team, 50 round Draft and Hold contest. The league will follow standard Tout Wars rules but without trades and free agent pick-ups.
The idea to expand Tout Wars was proposed by our late friend, Lawr Michaels, citing the need to recognize the quality of work being done by a slew of younger writers. Lawr suggested making the league a Draft and Hold format as a natural complement to the other Tout Wars offerings. The rest of the board unanimously agreed and the Tout Wars Draft and Hold League was born.
Without further ado, here are the 15 esteemed participants for the inaugural season:
|Alan Harrison||The Fantasy Fix||@TheFantasyFix|
|Ariel Cohen||FanGraphs, CBS Sportsline||@ATCNY|
|Brad Johnson||Fangraphs, Rotoworld||@BaseballATeam|
|Jeff Mans||Fantasy Guru Elite||@Jeff_Mans|
|Jon Hegglund||Baseball Prospectus||@JonHegglund|
|Matt Modica||The Athletic||@ctmbaseball|
|Michael Stein||Fantasy Judgment||@FantasyJudgment|
|Mike Sheets||ESPN Fantasy||@MikeASheets|
|Jeff Boggis||Fantasy Football Empire||@JeffBoggis|
|Ryan Hallam||Fighting Chance Fantasy||@FightingChance|
|Vlad Sedler||Fantasy Guru Elite||@rotogut|
The league will begin drafting in mid-February. Give the Tout Warriors a follow as many will be sharing their picks, not to mention talking some trash.
Announcements on the Mixed Draft (March 5) and Tout Wars weekend (March 15-17) will be forthcoming.