Why Play the Season? 2011 Projected Winners Announced

Close the polls, the fans have spoken. They declare that Nate Ravitz (NL) and Andy Behrens (Mix) will repeat, and Matt Berry (AL) will win his first Tout Wars title this year. But what do the numbers say?

onRoto.com is using BaseballHQ.com’s inseason projections this year, and so we can see how the teams are slated to finish by the numbers:

The envelope says… The AL winner is Larry Schechter. The NL winner is Scott Pianowski. The Mixed winner is BaseballHQ.com’s own Paul Petera. Follow the links to see pdfs of the projected final standings.

TOUT AL final pdf | TOUT NL final pdf | TOUT MIX final pdf

SABR’s F.X. Flinn presents the SABR Trophy

At NYC’s Foley’s on March 18th, SABR’s FX Flinn present SABR Trophies to AL Champ Jason Grey and Mixed League Champ Andy Behrens, and shares a bit of roto history, too.

Tout Mixed Round by Round

2011 Tout Wars NL Round by RoundFantasy sports are engines of information. There are inputs, what the players do, and there are outputs, how us players anticipate what is going to happen. The player who best understands the information flow wins. That’s all there is to it.

But as we all know, separating real information from the static is a challenge. Not least so because our data are pretty limited. For a game based on stats and numbers, most of the records of what actually happened from year to year have gone the way of digital dust. They’re not out there any more. And this is exactly the sort of stuff that might help us understand better the way the games we play work.

Toz, of Rotothinktank.blogspot.com, was in the room for last Saturday’s Tout Mixed auction, and offers up a round by round record of all that went down. This is raw data, we don’t know what can be made of it, except that we need more.

Toz also did the .

If you have someone collecting similar data in your auction, please pass it along.

10 Year Ago at Tout Wars

In 2001, Tout Wars drafted in the basement baseball shrine at Baseball Info Solution’s Steve Moyer’s house in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.  What I remember most is winning the first reserve pick in the NL draft and choosing can’t-miss pitching prospect Kurt Ainsworth over the surprising spring sensation third baseman named Albert Pujols (or as Steve informed us pedantically: Poo-holes). Take a trip down memory lane with us now…

2001 NL Draft Results

2001 AL Draft Results

Does anyone have a picture from the draft?