Tout Wars Mixed Draft 2019 Tonight!

Starts at 8pm ET.

Check out the live draft board here.

Follow along on SiriusXM, with Colton and the Wolfman, Kyle Elfrink and Ray Flowers.

The live chat is live! Drafting commences at 8pm sharp!


[Mar 5, 6:44 PM] admin: Hey all. The chat is live. Todd Zola will be more moderator than I will because I (Rotoman) am drafting.
[Mar 5, 6:45 PM] Tim McLeod: evening Peter
[Mar 5, 6:46 PM] ToddZ: Good evening, or afternoon, check local listings
[Mar 5, 6:46 PM] Tim McLeod: Good fortunes this evening! I'll be hanging out here off and on all evening
[Mar 5, 6:47 PM] Tim McLeod: What do you think, Todd. Aaron Judge or Bryce Harper there for me at #14?
[Mar 5, 6:47 PM] admin: Definitely the gloaming here.
[Mar 5, 6:49 PM] Tim McLeod: You're forcing me to use that google thingie already, Peter?
[Mar 5, 6:49 PM] admin: My question: Why is Rudy Gamble "Ross?"
[Mar 5, 6:49 PM] Tim McLeod: I had same question
[Mar 5, 6:49 PM] ToddZ: Neither should be in OBP, we'll see
[Mar 5, 6:49 PM] admin: With the first pick for his second consecutive title.
[Mar 5, 6:51 PM] ToddZ: I'll do my best to say who's up since the board isn't showing names
[Mar 5, 6:51 PM] Tim McLeod: Thanks
[Mar 5, 6:51 PM] admin: The board is showing names now.
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] ToddZ: I'm coming at everyone from the little room with workspace at the Pjoenix rental car return. Good times.
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] Tim McLeod: Excellent. Will make it much easier for public to follow
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] ToddZ: well, alighty then
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] Tim McLeod: Still in Phoenix?
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] ToddZ: red eye tonight
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] Tim McLeod: nice escape for you
[Mar 5, 6:52 PM] admin: How was the game today? Any insights?
[Mar 5, 6:53 PM] ToddZ: Luzardo looked very good
[Mar 5, 6:53 PM] Guest4112: Good evening folks
[Mar 5, 6:53 PM] Tim McLeod: evening
[Mar 5, 6:53 PM] admin: Jesus.
[Mar 5, 6:54 PM] Tim McLeod: Sano isn't looking so great
[Mar 5, 6:54 PM] celslager: Evening everyone
[Mar 5, 6:54 PM] admin: Evening.
[Mar 5, 6:58 PM] admin: Two minute warning.
[Mar 5, 6:58 PM] Tim McLeod: Still missing one Tim
[Mar 5, 6:59 PM] ToddZ: the gang is all here
[Mar 5, 6:59 PM] Tim McLeod: annnnd we're off
[Mar 5, 7:00 PM] admin: Rudy is taking his time with No. 1.
[Mar 5, 7:01 PM] admin: Hmm. Autopicked Trout. Wonder if he wants that back.
[Mar 5, 7:01 PM] ToddZ: they're definitely accounting for OBP
[Mar 5, 7:02 PM] ToddZ: happy to answer questions
[Mar 5, 7:03 PM] ToddZ: acuna slid a bit
[Mar 5, 7:05 PM] ToddZ: not as pitching heavy as NFBC
[Mar 5, 7:05 PM] Tim McLeod: That should change in next 30 picks I'd think
[Mar 5, 7:09 PM] ToddZ: Michael Waldo is proxy for Anthony Perri
[Mar 5, 7:09 PM] Rick Bonitzer: sale. 22 overall? wow. considering grabbing him at 11 overall. yikes
[Mar 5, 7:09 PM] Tim McLeod: was wondering
[Mar 5, 7:09 PM] Albert Richards: Love Team with the double tap on Scherzer and Sale…
[Mar 5, 7:10 PM] ToddZ: That's typical Fantistics style
[Mar 5, 7:10 PM] celslagerFL: Was wondering how far Lindor would fall
[Mar 5, 7:10 PM] Rick Bonitzer: yeah that's ridiculous!
[Mar 5, 7:11 PM] Albert Richards: This draft is flying.. love it hate slow drafts
[Mar 5, 7:11 PM] ToddZ: Maybe a little due to OBP w/Lindor
[Mar 5, 7:11 PM] Tim McLeod: and will he run this year?
[Mar 5, 7:11 PM] ToddZ: a few others are pushed up a tad
[Mar 5, 7:11 PM] ToddZ: Yes, once he's healthy
[Mar 5, 7:12 PM] Albert Richards: Rhys Hoskins continues to get overdrafted…
[Mar 5, 7:12 PM] ToddZ: well,who knows, but I don't see why not
[Mar 5, 7:12 PM] Rick Bonitzer: Hoskins with 1B eligibility and Harper is desirable…
[Mar 5, 7:13 PM] ToddZ: Hoskins sneaky OPB play
[Mar 5, 7:13 PM] Tim McLeod: There goes the SP, as expected
[Mar 5, 7:13 PM] Albert Richards: Judge got pushed up too high lots of upside but too much risk for #6 overall
[Mar 5, 7:13 PM] ToddZ: What risk?
[Mar 5, 7:14 PM] Albert Richards: Injury mostly…
[Mar 5, 7:14 PM] ToddZ: fluke last season
[Mar 5, 7:14 PM] ToddZ: obp monster
[Mar 5, 7:15 PM] ToddZ: his size could lead to more hbp, but I'm not willing to penalize him unless it becomes more frequent
[Mar 5, 7:15 PM] Albert Richards: Yeah thats a good point.. I guess its really just been one season with injuries
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] ToddZ: three teams with no SP, let the game of chicken begin
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] Albert Richards: The pitching dries up so fast we're already at the point where its getting thin
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] Rick Bonitzer: mondesi and bogaerts before merrifield…
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] Tim McLeod: agreed
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] Tim McLeod: Merrifield went 2nd rd
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] Rick Bonitzer: yikes. redact!
[Mar 5, 7:17 PM] Rick Bonitzer: haha
[Mar 5, 7:18 PM] ToddZ: this is where I've been saying don't force a SP, pound hitting and figure pitching out, especially in a trading league
[Mar 5, 7:18 PM] Albert Richards: I do like Corbin alot this year.. definitely over Severino
[Mar 5, 7:19 PM] ToddZ: I don't want to name drop so I'll wait to see if I see someone forced
[Mar 5, 7:19 PM] ToddZ: Clevinger is bordeline
[Mar 5, 7:20 PM] Guest9558: First time i've seen Robles go before Vlad
[Mar 5, 7:21 PM] ToddZ: that's aggressive, especially if Robles hits down in the order
[Mar 5, 7:21 PM] Albert Richards: Love Realmuto I think he is looking at .285 and 25+ HR's this year….
[Mar 5, 7:21 PM] ToddZ: same with Albies
[Mar 5, 7:21 PM] Tim McLeod: I believe more in Robles than Vlad this year
[Mar 5, 7:22 PM] ToddZ: just PK without a SP
[Mar 5, 7:22 PM] celslagerFL: Think there's a chance Vlad is down in the minors longer than the two weeks
[Mar 5, 7:22 PM] Albert Richards: Sounds like Springer may be running more this year could be good value…
[Mar 5, 7:22 PM] Tim McLeod: always possible on Vlad
[Mar 5, 7:23 PM] ToddZ: it two weeks or two months, unless they really do want him to lose some lbs
[Mar 5, 7:24 PM] admin: I might have taken Severino, except the only reason he dropped to me was the MRI.
[Mar 5, 7:24 PM] Tim McLeod: Yeah, too much risk happening there for me
[Mar 5, 7:25 PM] Tim McLeod: How far does Kershaw fall?
[Mar 5, 7:25 PM] Albert Richards: Severino is off my board… not picking a pitcher that is already having injury issues starting the year
[Mar 5, 7:25 PM] ToddZ: Much less of the 2SP early, favoring those that wait
[Mar 5, 7:26 PM] Guest9558: Vlad's max pick in the TGFBI leagues was 52
[Mar 5, 7:27 PM] ToddZ: Ray, doubling down on risk. Not a bad plan, steer into that skid
[Mar 5, 7:27 PM] Albert Richards: Team 8 starts with Kershaw and Strasberg as top 2 starters… asking for trouble
[Mar 5, 7:27 PM] ToddZ: never mind, backed it out
[Mar 5, 7:32 PM] Tim McLeod: Surprised Taillon made it back to me. Happiness is
[Mar 5, 7:33 PM] ToddZ: That's fair for Tailon. He's often pushed into the 4th
[Mar 5, 7:34 PM] Tim McLeod: most i've done early to mid 4th
[Mar 5, 7:35 PM] Guest9558: E5 & Moose really pushed up
[Mar 5, 7:35 PM] Rick Bonitzer: Moose gonna get 2b eligibility?
[Mar 5, 7:36 PM] Tim McLeod: looks like it
[Mar 5, 7:36 PM] celslagerFL: Id assume so
[Mar 5, 7:36 PM] ToddZ: actually, to where they belong. They're not sexy enough for the NFBC and some of these guys go by their rank and not ADP (as they should)
[Mar 5, 7:37 PM] ToddZ: Great pace, I'll make my flight 🙂
[Mar 5, 7:38 PM] Guest9558: I keep forgetting that 2nd base possibility for Moose. Gotta remember that for my own drafts
[Mar 5, 7:38 PM] Tim McLeod: This group doesn't waste no time
[Mar 5, 7:39 PM] ToddZ: To be honest, 3B weaker than second, but still nice to have flexibility
[Mar 5, 7:39 PM] ToddZ: though maybe not in OBP
[Mar 5, 7:40 PM] ScottGilroy: Why no team names on the top?
[Mar 5, 7:40 PM] ToddZ: refresh, they're there
[Mar 5, 7:40 PM] Sporer: Was wondering the same, Scott
[Mar 5, 7:41 PM] ToddZ:
[Mar 5, 7:41 PM] ToddZ: maybe they changed the link when they added names
[Mar 5, 7:41 PM] ScottGilroy: Reloaded but still not there
[Mar 5, 7:41 PM] Sporer: can't use the plain link
[Mar 5, 7:42 PM] Sporer: and still no names on public unforunately
[Mar 5, 7:42 PM] ToddZ: maybe only visible to those in room -- I think someone in the roon told me they're there and didn't realize public is not there
[Mar 5, 7:44 PM] ToddZ: The NFBC drafts with public links prefer not to have some participants be known, fearing sniping in other drafts
[Mar 5, 7:44 PM] ScottGilroy: Sevt still goes in thr 3rd
[Mar 5, 7:44 PM] Tim McLeod: Hey, Scott. How you doing
[Mar 5, 7:44 PM] ScottGilroy: Hello Tim
[Mar 5, 7:44 PM] ToddZ: I think someone in the room was unaware the pbulic isn't viewable and reported "I can see them"
[Mar 5, 7:45 PM] ScottGilroy: Nice draft so far your speed,a power guy and 2 acrs
[Mar 5, 7:46 PM] ScottGilroy: I love Conforto this year
[Mar 5, 7:48 PM] ScottGilroy: How much do we see Severino drop in drafts?
[Mar 5, 7:51 PM] Tim McLeod: Thanks, Scott. So far so good
[Mar 5, 7:52 PM] Tim McLeod: Love Conforto also
[Mar 5, 7:59 PM] ToddZ: winker could crush obp leagues
[Mar 5, 7:59 PM] Tim McLeod: was hoping he might slide
[Mar 5, 8:04 PM] ToddZ: either I disconnected or its quiet in here
[Mar 5, 8:04 PM] ToddZ: or maybe both
[Mar 5, 8:06 PM] ToddZ: don't be shy
[Mar 5, 8:08 PM] ToddZ: anyone listening on SXM? I don't want to push the limit of the fee wifi
[Mar 5, 8:08 PM] Rick Bonitzer: yeah. it's good coverage
[Mar 5, 8:09 PM] celslagerFL: Yeah its going well
[Mar 5, 8:09 PM] ToddZ: or better yet, anyone listen to NL LABR and catch my "Peter Brady" act, hitting puberty while being auctioneer? It was quite funny, and embarrassing. Voice kept cracking.
[Mar 5, 8:10 PM] celslagerFL: LABR are next to listen when I have 5 free hours
[Mar 5, 8:15 PM] Guest9558: Wow, with Mondesi, Robles, Peraza & Hampson RUNTMC is in full effect
[Mar 5, 8:16 PM] ToddZ: Hopefully Tim realizes Zinkie isn't in this league
[Mar 5, 8:20 PM] ToddZ: mid round pitching targets likely being sniped left and right here
[Mar 5, 8:21 PM] Tim McLeod: LOL
[Mar 5, 8:21 PM] Tim McLeod: I have $590 in FAAB due to my stellar finish last year. I have to buy and gamble on some callups
[Mar 5, 8:21 PM] Tim McLeod: can't buy em
[Mar 5, 8:30 PM] ToddZ: 3 hr pace, pretty swift
[Mar 5, 8:30 PM] admin: Good point.
[Mar 5, 8:35 PM] ToddZ: Ray stacking Astros. Good ploy.
[Mar 5, 8:36 PM] Tim McLeod: Just flying tonight
[Mar 5, 8:36 PM] ToddZ: I should start predicting Greg's pcks (pssst, I can see his Q)
[Mar 5, 8:38 PM] ToddZ: taking a red eys is not optimal for trying to sleep off a head cold
[Mar 5, 8:41 PM] admin: Hanging out in a car rental lounge doesn't help either, probably.
[Mar 5, 8:43 PM] ToddZ: I'm actually pretty secluded. There's a small room in the Hertz section with a couple table/workspaces. I made sure it wasnt hertz only and then parked myself at the desk like thing
[Mar 5, 8:43 PM] ToddZ: free wifi
[Mar 5, 8:43 PM] ToddZ: and overpriced water
[Mar 5, 8:45 PM] admin: Can water be too expensive in Phoenix?
[Mar 5, 8:48 PM] ToddZ: I was just surprised they're charging airport prices here. I planned on getting some when I filled car with gas but the traffic lights were out at 44th and Van Buren -- and that Shell's pumps weren't working, so I scrambled to find a station and it slipped my mind. The intersection looked like something out of the 20s with nicer cars.
[Mar 5, 8:48 PM] admin: Blackout?
[Mar 5, 8:49 PM] admin: I've had Andrelton Simmons on top of my queue for the last hour. Thanks Scott White.
[Mar 5, 8:49 PM] admin: I'm up on SiriusXM to explain my team in 10 minutes.
[Mar 5, 8:51 PM] ToddZ: must have been, at least for a few blocks. There was a cop at the next intersection, couldn't believe there wasn't one before. i was convinced I'd be calling you saying I got in a wreck
[Mar 5, 8:55 PM] ToddZ: We'll have this room open for the March 15-17 weekend auctions. The rosters will be on viewable Google Docs with the Tout's name up top
[Mar 5, 8:55 PM] ToddZ: H2H Friday evening
[Mar 5, 8:55 PM] ToddZ: AL Sat 9 am et
[Mar 5, 8:56 PM] ToddZ: Mixed Sat 3 PM ET
[Mar 5, 8:56 PM] ToddZ: NL Sun 10 AM ET
[Mar 5, 8:59 PM] ToddZ: we'll also use the room for Tout Daily so we can gather here and cuss each other out
[Mar 5, 9:00 PM] Tim McLeod: busy weekend. Gonna miss running into you guys this year
[Mar 5, 9:02 PM] ToddZ: looking forward to having it spread out again
[Mar 5, 9:02 PM] ToddZ: hoping weather cooperates
[Mar 5, 9:06 PM] ToddZ: we'll also be hosting Tout chats here in season
[Mar 5, 9:30 PM] admin: Who has the best team Todd?
[Mar 5, 9:31 PM] ToddZ: no idea -- haven't been tracking that closely
[Mar 5, 9:32 PM] Tim McLeod: You need some SB, Peter?
[Mar 5, 9:33 PM] admin: I'm selling steals!
[Mar 5, 9:36 PM] ToddZ: quick glance I like Ray's squad
[Mar 5, 9:36 PM] ToddZ: but obviously who knows
[Mar 5, 9:39 PM] ToddZ: how long is the broadcast, ending 11 or 12 et?
[Mar 5, 9:41 PM] Tim McLeod: Cross Peter Kreutzer off the list
[Mar 5, 9:41 PM] Tim McLeod: No trades for us this year
[Mar 5, 9:42 PM] Tim McLeod: Thanks, Todd. Great job!
[Mar 5, 9:42 PM] Tim McLeod: Have a good flight
[Mar 5, 9:43 PM] ToddZ: thanks
[Mar 5, 9:43 PM] celslagerFL: Good drafting
[Mar 5, 9:45 PM] admin: Could be a dogfight Tim.
[Mar 5, 9:52 PM] admin: Thanks Todd! Have a good trip home.