Tout Wars FAB Report: Week of August 28

This is the last FAB period of August. Don’t look now but Labor Day is right around the corner. Players continue to emerge to help, and the Touts keep grinding away.

Remember, you can see the standings, rosters and all the moves for each league by clicking on the jump link magically inserted under each league header.

American League

Player Team Bid
AChapman, Tex Patrick Davitt 99
PMeadows, Det Larry Schechter 82
LOHoppe, LAA Rob Leibowitz 47
EPereira, NYY Jason Collette 14
XCurry, Cle Jeff Erickson 7
DSchneider, Tor Eric Samulski 7
JLoaisiga, NYY Doug Dennis 6
WAbreu, Bos Jason Collette 5
MFord, Sea Eric Samulski 4
TBradley, TB Jason Collette 3
AMarsh, KC Jeff Erickson 0
JKarinchak, Cle Andy Andres 0
KLee, CWS Mike Podhorzer 0
CThielbar, Min Patrick Davitt 0
KIsbel, KC Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 0
MBeaty, KC Mike Podhorzer 0

National League

Player Team Bid
CKieboom, Was Rick Graham 84
JWicks, ChC Rick Graham 84
MBusch, LAD Grey Albright 77
NMartini, Cin Phil Hertz 67
JAdon, Was Phil Hertz 24
RPalacios, StL Peter Kreutzer 14
PDeJong, SF Rick Graham 14
JShuster, Atl Ian Kahn 13
RAdams, Was Phil Hertz 11
MHaniger, SF Phil Hertz 11
RWalker, SF Peter Kreutzer 8
TBeck, SF Todd Zola 3
CSchmitt, SF Erik Halterman 1
SWilson, SD Derek Carty 0
BDoyle, Col Derek Carty 0
CHolderman, Pit Derek Carty 0
JMerryweather, ChC Steve Gardner 0

Mixed Salary Cap

Player Team Bid
YCano, Bal Bret Sayre 171
PMeadows, Det Scott Pianowski 120
JWicks, ChC Garion Thorne 115
GCanning, LAA Scott Pianowski 88
BRooker, Oak Scott Swanay 65
PReyes, Bos Nick Pollack 36
RTellez, Mil Zach Steinhorn 17
OBasabe, TB Scott Engel 13
TanScott, Mia Jeff Zimmerman 13
ZThompson, StL Jeff Zimmerman 5
DPeterson, NYM Kev Mahserejian 4
LSosa, CWS Scott Engel 3
HGoodman, Col Jeff Zimmerman 2
TTaylor, Mil Jeff Zimmerman 2
GSanchez, SD Kev Mahserejian 1
ROrtega, NYM Nick Pollack 1
SCecconi, Ari Brent Hershey 1
RGrichuk, LAA Scott Swanay 0
CKieboom, Was Justin Mason 0
DHudson, StL Justin Mason 0

Mixed Draft

Player Team Bid
YCano, Bal Ryan Bloomfield 253
JWicks, ChC Mike Gianella 55
JRojas, Sea Anthony Aniano 45
DCoulombe, Bal Anthony Aniano 45
BWilliamson, Cin Shelly Verougstraete 35
HGoodman, Col Tim McLeod 34
PMeadows, Det Ray Murphy 30
DCanzone, Sea Dr, Roto 23
ABenintendi, CWS Rudy Gamble 18
JSanchez, Mia Ryan Bloomfield 16
WAbreu, Bos Adam Ronis 12
OBasabe, TB Adam Ronis 8
ANardi, Mia Tim McLeod 6
ZThompson, StL Adam Ronis 3
FFermin, KC Scott White 0
HHarvey, Was Scott White 0

Head to Head

Player Team Bid
JWicks, ChC Joe Gallina 82
ADuvall, Bos Greg Jewett 18
ERosario, Atl Greg Jewett 18
CEstevez, LAA Ariel Cohen 15
GCanning, LAA Sky Dombroske 12
JRojas, Sea Lauren Auerbach 9
ABaddoo, Det Frank Ammirante 9
TanScott, Mia Michael Govier 7
GMoreno, Ari Frank Stampfl 7
ECabrera, Mia Michael Govier 6
MMiller, Oak Greg Jewett 5
BRooker, Oak Lauren Auerbach 5
JRomero, StL Greg Jewett 3
EPereira, NYY Lauren Auerbach 0

Mixed with IP & Saves+Holds

Player Team Bid
WFlores, SF Dylan White 31
BRooker, Oak Sara Sanchez 24
WAbreu, Bos Chris Clegg 17
LSeverino, NYY Dylan White 11
MMoustakas, LAA John Laghezza 7
GSanchez, SD Dylan White 7
TMegill, NYM Dylan White 6
BWilliamson, Cin Brian Entrekin 4
NAllen, Oak John Laghezza 3
GMoreno, Ari Brian Entrekin 1
YGomes, ChC Jeff Boggis 0
ERosario, Atl Matt Trussell 0
HNeris, Hou Andy Behrens 0
JOviedo, Pit Jeff Boggis 0
ARosario, LAD Matt Trussell 0
MGarver, Tex Andy Behrens 0

Tout Wars FAB Report: Week of August 21

Welcome to Noelvi Marte Week as the prospects keep coming. Check out how much Marte cost, as well as everyone else below.

Remember, you can see the standings, rosters and all the moves for each league by clicking on the jump link magically inserted under each league header.

American League

Player Team Bid
NSchanuel, LAA Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 41
DKeuchel, Min Eric Samulski 29
JAranda, TB Rob Leibowitz 13
DSolano, Min Eric Samulski 11
ADiaz, Oak Jason Collette 5
KMuller, Oak Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 3
RStephenson, TB Jason Collette 3
CKelly, Det Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 1
LSosa, CWS Andy Andres 0
AZerpa, KC Andy Andres 0
ZCollins, Cle Mike Podhorzer 0
JMcCann, Bal Larry Schechter 0

National League

Player Team Bid
NMarte, Cin Wilderman/Prior 179
WMeckler, SF Ian Kahn 33
DSmyly, ChC Derek Carty 19
DStewart, NYM Steve Gardner 19
KLewis, Ari Erik Halterman 16
EDiaz, NYM Ian Kahn 12
JArauz, NYM Grey Albright 7
MTonkin, Atl Peter Kreutzer 6
JJunis, SF Tristan H. Cockcroft 5
NAhmed, Ari Tristan H. Cockcroft 4
PAvila, SD Phil Hertz 4
DRom, StL Rick Graham 3
DMendick, NYM Brian Walton 2
BGamel, SD Tristan H. Cockcroft 1
PJohnson, Atl Derek Carty 0
RBrasier, LAD Steve Gardner 0

Mixed Salary Cap

Player Team Bid
RDetmers, LAA Justin Mason 63
SGarrett, Was Zach Steinhorn 57
MWinn, StL Zach Steinhorn 38
CIrvin, Bal Jeff Zimmerman 13
RPepiot, LAD Jeff Zimmerman 13
AHouser, Mil Kev Mahserejian 12
DLeMahieu, NYY Kev Mahserejian 6
NMarte, Cin Jeff Zimmerman 4
JPMartinez, Tex Jeff Zimmerman 1

Mixed Draft

Player Team Bid
LOHoppe, LAA Shelly Verougstraete 200
RPepiot, LAD Seth Trachtman 115
MWinn, StL Scott White 48
NMarte, Cin Seth Trachtman 45
JAssad, ChC Tim McLeod 37
SGarrett, Was Adam Ronis 28
NSchanuel, LAA Dr, Roto 24
AKittredge, TB Ray Murphy 22
JRomero, StL Ryan Bloomfield 21
BRooker, Oak Ryan Bloomfield 18
MVierling, Det Ryan Bloomfield 18
AChapman, Tex Mike Gianella 5
PBlackburn, Oak Adam Ronis 4
CIrvin, Bal Rudy Gamble 3
GMoreno, Ari Adam Ronis 3
DStewart, NYM Dr, Roto 3
ABaddoo, Det Rudy Gamble 3
YGomes, ChC Rudy Gamble 2
MBusch, LAD Scott White 1
PCrowArmstrong, ChC Scott White 1
CRafaela, Bos Scott White 1
KWaldichuk, Oak Mike Gianella 0

Head to Head

Player Team Bid
NMarte, Cin Sky Dombroske 101
PBlackburn, Oak Ariel Cohen 34
SGarrett, Was Lauren Auerbach 27
AHouser, Mil Sky Dombroske 22
RLewis, Min Joe Gallina 19
RPepiot, LAD Greg Jewett 18
KHernandez, LAD Geoff Pontes 17
NVelazquez, KC Lauren Auerbach 13
SSuzuki, ChC Michael Govier 13
BFalter, Pit Joe Gallina 13
CIrvin, Bal Lauren Auerbach 11
JFoley, Det Michael Govier 8
JAssad, ChC Michael Govier 8
NSchanuel, LAA Frank Stampfl 3
KHarrison, SF Frank Stampfl 3

Mixed with IP & Saves+Holds

Player Team Bid
NVelazquez, KC Sara Sanchez 37
MWinn, StL John Laghezza 35
MClevinger, CWS Brian Entrekin 4
DSmyly, ChC Brian Entrekin 3
TToussaint, CWS Dylan White 0
JMcNeil, NYM Jeff Boggis 0
SManaea, SF Jeff Boggis 0

Tout Wars FAB Report: Week of August 14

It was supposed to be the calm after the storm, but the AL only teams didn’t get the message as they have a very busy week. The mixed formats? Not so much. However, everyone is grinding.

Remember, you can see the standings, rosters and all the moves for each league by clicking on the jump link magically inserted under each league header.

American League

Player Team Bid
EHancock, Sea Jason Collette 202
RLaureano, Cle Eric Samulski 179
LButler, Oak Chris Blessing 133
EduEscobar, LAA Jason Collette 75
OBasabe, TB Jason Collette 51
NVelazquez, KC Doug Dennis 40
JSingleton, Hou Andy Andres 32
JPMartinez, Tex Patrick Davitt 21
CBiggio, Tor Andy Andres 19
CIrvin, Bal Larry Schechter 5
AFelipe, Oak Eric Samulski 4
JSmith, Tex Eric Samulski 3
MBeaty, KC Larry Schechter 2
PBlackburn, Oak Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 2
KWaldichuk, Oak Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 2
JLyles, KC Andy Andres 1
MKing, NYY Andy Andres 1
FTarnok, Oak Jeff Erickson 1
AFaedo, Det Jeff Erickson 1
CPoche, TB Rob Leibowitz 0
SHaggerty, Sea Mike Podhorzer 0
DBlanco, KC Mike Podhorzer 0
JLuplow, Min Jeff Erickson 0
MMoore, LAA Doug Dennis 0

National League

Player Team Bid
CCarrasco, NYM Ian Kahn 28
TBeck, SF Peter Kreutzer 23
JAssad, ChC Peter Kreutzer 23
AWinans, Atl Steve Gardner 14
BKennedy, Ari Rick Graham 13
WWilson, Phi Wilderman/Prior 12
CPhillips, Cin Rick Graham 7
MChavis, Was Grey Albright 7
JCave, Phi Todd Zola 3
ESosa, Phi Ian Kahn 3
ZThompson, StL Brian Walton 1
AJackson, Pit Rick Graham 1
JDelay, Pit Brian Walton 0
CHolderman, Pit Brian Walton 0
CFerguson, LAD Derek Carty 0

Mixed Salary Cap

Player Team Bid
JFrance, Hou Zach Steinhorn 154
EHancock, Sea Nick Pollack 85
JGallo, Min Bret Sayre 45
KHernandez, LAD Bret Sayre 35
MLiberatore, StL Brent Hershey 23
JAssad, ChC Doug Anderson 22
RJeffers, Min Scott Swanay 17
ABaddoo, Det Scott Chu 17
FFermin, KC Scott Chu 16
EAndrus, CWS Doug Anderson 12
AWinans, Atl Kev Mahserejian 12
DWaters, KC Brent Hershey 8
JScholtens, CWS CJ Kaltenbach 6
BFalter, Pit CJ Kaltenbach 4
GJax, Min Scott Swanay 0

Mixed Draft

Player Team Bid
EHancock, Sea Ray Murphy 88
RJeffers, Min D.J. Short 30
DCanzone, Sea Ryan Bloomfield 26
JScholtens, CWS Tim McLeod 22
CMarlowe, Sea D.J. Short 20
DMoore, Sea Ryan Bloomfield 18
AWinans, Atl Tim McLeod 17
RLopez, LAA Shelly Verougstraete 11
JCueto, Mia Mike Gianella 11
BDoyle, Col Seth Trachtman 10
TMegill, NYM Mike Gianella 10
DPeterson, NYM Dr, Roto 9
ROlson, Det Adam Ronis 8
KHernandez, LAD Adam Ronis 8
SBieber, Cle Scott White 0
TMcKenzie, Cle Scott White 0

Head to Head

Player Team Bid
EHancock, Sea Paul Sporer 125
ETovar, Col Ariel Cohen 28
MLiberatore, StL Michael Govier 22
AFaedo, Det Ariel Cohen 18
JBell, Mia Michael Govier 16
CSilseth, LAA Joe Gallina 14
GSantos, CWS Frank Stampfl 6
ZLittell, TB Frank Stampfl 3
LRengifo, LAA Frank Stampfl 2
NSyndergaard, Cle Frank Stampfl 2

Mixed with IP & Saves+Holds

Player Team Bid
ZGelof, Oak Brian Entrekin 12
KHayes, Pit Dylan White 11
JRojas, Phi Sara Sanchez 6
MTauchman, ChC Brian Entrekin 6
GAshcraft, Cin Brian Entrekin 6
EHancock, Sea Brian Entrekin 6
RJeffers, Min Brian Entrekin 2
FFermin, KC Brian Entrekin 2
KHendricks, ChC Jeff Boggis 1
DPeterson, NYM Dylan White 0
AChapman, Tex Dylan White 0

Tout Table: Post-deadline fallout

As is tradition immediately after the trade deadline, the Touts were asked:

What is an under-the-radar repercussion of the trade deadline shuffling that shouldn’t be overlooked?

Garion Thorne (DraftKings, @GarionThorne): Let us all celebrate the merciful end of hunting saves in the desert. With the Diamondbacks acquisition of Paul Sewald there is now an undisputed hierarchy in the backend of Arizona’s bullpen. Congratulations to those among us — myself included — who have continued to roster the likes of Andrew Chafin or Miguel Castro in hopes of vulturing a couple precious saves. Neither even had the decency to provide in other categories. Chafin’s 1.43 WHIP was a drain on your ratios, while Castro’s 20.0% strikeout rate sits in just the 27th percentile of pitchers. We are now free.

Eric Samulski (Rotoballer, @SamskiNYC): I think park factors can sometimes be overlooked. People look at lineup or rotation spots and gravitate towards players who are in a bigger role, and that’s valuable but we also need to keep an eye on the environment the players are moving from or too. For example, Jake Burger is moving from a park that ranked 6th for right-handed pull power and is going to a park that’s 28th for right-handed pull power. Considering Burger’s main value in fantasy is HRs, that could be a big deal. Also, we gloss over motivation. If a team sells off player and waives the white flag, you can often see older players on those teams have worse ends to the season. It’s a grind to get up and compete every day when you know your team is not a contender, especially when you’ve been in the league a while.

Brad Johnson (Patreon BaseballATeam, @BaseballATeam): From what I’ve observed in my dynasty leagues, the deadline serves as a bottleneck to trading. Folks start saying “hey, the deadline is coming. I think certain of my guys could really gain value. I better wait.” The bottleneck opens a little before the actual deadline – managers try to sell their Carlos Hernandez before the Scott Barlow trade in order to lock in *some* profit. In that case, Barlow was traded and Hernandez is worth more today than a week ago. I think we can all imagine the scenario where he was not traded and Hernandez becomes a cut. The bottleneck bursts open post-deadline when real teams give us information like “the Cardinals seemingly really like Saggese, I should grab him too.” A rival of mine traded for him just the other day. I doubt Saggese was anywhere on his radar before the deadline.

Justin Mason (Friends With Fantasy Benefits, @JustinMasonFWFB): Over the next couple of weeks we are going to begin to see a number of minor leaguers get the call up to fill vacancies that were made by trades. Kyle Manzardo and Masyn Winn should both debut mid-August.

Brian Walton (CreativeSports2, @B_Walton): Masyn Winn isn’t up right away, but the Cardinals SS prospect was the International League July Player of the Month. He should get at least the last month of the season to break in with St. Louis. With Brendan Donovan out, hitter at-bats are going to LHB Alec Burleson, who is starting to get into a groove. On the other hand, Dylan Carlson, who was not traded as many expected, has become a reserve.

CJ Kaltenbach (Fantasy Guru, @TheSeigeDFS): Cardinals are going to give veterans like Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado way more off-days than normal down the stretch which will make Alec Burleson a de-facto full time player. Other teams will certainly do similar but Burleson has more talent than most players getting the PT boost.

Nick Pollack (Pitcher List, @PitcherList): The Royals trading away Ryan Yarbrough opened the door for Cole Ragans to get regular starts for the Royals. He flashed 97/98 mph heaters earlier in the year as a starter and could flirt with that velocity with a solid cutter and changeup.

Vlad Sedler (FTN Fantasy, @rotogut): Jean Segura’s playing career. Traded away by the Marlins, cut by Guardians immediately. Feels like one of those traps in 50-round Draft-and-Holds next season, a la Nelson Cruz this season.

Derek Carty (RotoGrinders, @DerekCarty): In deeper AL/NL-only leagues, the focus is usually on the big names changing leagues. But the scrub players on their former teams who will step into bigger roles warrant consideration as well. In deeper leagues, the most valuable commodity is simple playing time. It may not be fun rostering someone like Gabriel Arias, who has started 7 of 8 games for Cleveland since Amed Rosario was dealt, but he’s going to have more value than a large number of players who are already rostered in leagues this size simply because he’s actually on the field. In Tout NL, I just added Rafael Ortega from the Mets. It’s not sexy, but he’s become a near-everyday player that would be worth $5 or so at auction who I acquired for 1% of my FAAB.

Scott White (CBS Fantasy Sports, @CBSScottWhite): Jonathan Aranda and Michael Busch are both 25 and, if the numbers are any indication, have clearly overstayed their welcome in the minors. Unfortunately, their parent clubs, both among the best in baseball, can’t seem to make room for them. My biggest hope going into the deadline was that they’d be cashed in as trade chips and immediately take over as starters for their new teams. It didn’t happen for either, and we all lose because of it.

Patrick Davitt (BaseballHQ, @patrickdavitt): I agree with those who say the effect is in PT, particularly understudies on lesser teams who step into FT roles when the leads go to new teams.

Mike Podhorzer (Fangraphs, @MikePodhorzer): While the focus is on the potential rest of season value changes of the players switching teams, there are also domino effects on the players in the organizations involved. Players sometimes get new or increased playing time opportunities, while others lose out or suffer reduce fantasy roles, like shifting into middle relief from the closer role.

Ryan Bloomfield (BaseballHQ, @RyanBHQ): The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Some really good streaming opportunities against teams that have sold and are just playing out the string (looking at you, Pirates, White Sox, Nationals, Mets, etc.)

Michael Govier (FTN Fantasy, @mjgovier): Defense matters in real-life baseball. We could care less in fantasy baseball, but don’t assume every new acquisition or call-up will be heir apparent going forward. Pitchers need defense now more than ever to close out playoff spots. Take the defensive profile of the players you’re looking to add into consideration not just individually, but within the context of the team defensive alignment. Boring for some, but definitely something to pay attention to.

Glenn Colton (SiriusXM, @GlennColton1): Luis Urias. Sent down but now called up. Yes, he was bad in MLB and AAA this year but 2b/ss/3b eligibility is super valuable and is just 26 coming off age 24-25 seasons in which he hit 39 HR in under 900 AB. Plus .179 BABIP will improve

Dave Adler (BaseballHQ, @daveadler01): Shohei Ohtani and the Angels. Even as a rental, two months of Ohtani would have brought tremendous prospect value to LAA, and allowed a rebuild. But how do you trade the second-coming of Babe Ruth? The off-season question will be whether Ohtani appreciates the effort to compete and re-signs…or if it’s not enough to keep him from signing elsewhere. If he leaves, LAA will likely be bad for a long time.

Sara Sanchez (, @BCB_Sara): I agree with everyone who said playing time and would just add that evaluating playing time across team context, i.e., how to compare the value of a player who is playing every day on a struggling team v. a guy who just lost playing time to a strong-side platoon situation on a better team. I find that it’s useful to use 14-day/30-day comparisons a lot at this time of year to get a better idea of counting stats over 75% of ABs v. 90% of ABs in a different situation because it can vary a lot by team context. Additionally, if you’re holding a guy who is newly part of a strong-side platoon, making sure you check that with schedules week-by-week is important.

Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis): Playing time is the key metric here. The decision for Shohei Ohtani to remain with the Angels for the remainder of the season. I think they will resign him in the off season. There are a handful of key prospects who can help teams in the second half that I would love to see get called up and that can help fantasy baseball teams during the home stretch. Some of those names on my radar include Michael Busch (2B LAD), Brandon Pfaadt (P ARI), and Matt Wallner (OF MIN).

Chris Blessing (BaseballHQ, @C_Blessing): There’s always a call up or two, August 15th or later, we’re all surprised about. Do we dare say it’s Jackson Chourio? If he keeps hitting the way he has since the All-Star break, the Brewers would be fools not to trot him out in CF over Sal Frelick in this Pennett Race. Last time we saw a 19-year-old in a similar spot it was Juan Soto.

Doug Dennis (BaseballHQ, @dougdennis41): There are always injuries and moves by teams after the deadline. Make sure you leave yourself some ability to fill your stretch-run gaps or to take advantage of those roster changes, if you can.

Tim McCullough (Fantasy Six Pack, @TimsTenz): Not sure this is really under the radar, but I think the trade deadline was a real dud this year because there were so many teams that were neither sellers nor buyers. The expansion of the playoffs, and therefore more teams with a theoretical shot at postseason play, means more teams will stand pat or make fewer trades. Very few top players will be traded at the deadline unless they are due to be free agents at the end of the season, and even then, the return haul on the top players will be smaller because teams are less willing to pay top dollar for a rental that may or may not pan out for them. Even the relief pitching market will shrink because teams will want to hang onto their high leverage and high-quality relievers – something they already need to do since starting pitchers are not pitching deep into games. The lack of player movement in MLB will spill over into fantasy leagues and we’ll likely see fewer fantasy trades around the deadline. The next thing we’ll likely see is the trade deadline being moved later into the season – perhaps mid-August or even later – to give teams more time to see whether their playoff odds are improving or dwindling. If the league doesn’t do this then the trade deadline will continue to see fewer trades overall, fewer blockbusters, and fewer top players moved. Fantasy leagues will follow suit.

Shelly Verougstraete (NBC Sports EDGE Baseball, @ShellyV_643): Keep an eye on minor league players that could be called up a-la Corbin Carroll style. Masyn Winn and Connor Phillips are two that come to mind. If the Brewers and Orioles really want to spice things up down the stretch, the two Jacksons (Chourio and Holliday) could make an appearance.

Clay Link (Rotowire, @claywlink): I think it’s important to remember that these are human beings being completely uprooted, having to adapt to life changes outside of baseball while trying to fit into a new clubhouse. This can be tough on the psyche. “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical,” as Yogi Berra said. Sometimes the pressures can mount and exacerbate struggles in a new situation.

Anthony Aniano (Rotoballer, @AAnianoFantasy): One notice of mine were the amount of teams that essentially did nothing, Yankees come to mind, and will spend the rest of the year in baseball purgatory. Not good enough to win, not bad enough to lose. Its an odd strategy that limited trade deadline excitement.

Ian Kahn (, @IanKahn4): It’s the spots that open up with the trades. The Jakee Alus of the world, who are getting their shots. It really is a fun time, because the teams that are out of it are looking for guys that might work in 2024. When everyone is in Fantasy Football mode, the field is open for pickups that will help you in 2024 and beyond in Dynasty and Keeper Leagues.

Carlos Marcano (Triple Play Fantasy, @camarcano): Playing time, it’s all about it. As an example, Michael Lorenzen has been a gift from heaven for a bunch of teams with struggling aces. He was with an underwhelming Tigers team that limited his W opportunities so him moving to a contender was going to be awesome, right? Well, he landed on the Phillies and is now part of a six man rotation. This kind of things while not too flashy can add on in detriment of your chances. It’s hard to anticipate all the possibilities so sometimes you can only react and wait for the best.

Chris Clegg (Pitcher List, @RotoClegg): Trades always have some sort of fall out for both teams involved. There will be players who lose playing time, but also those who gain playing time. It is important to monitor the trends closely for all teams and see who is gaining and losing playing time. Late season callups will also happen. With the amount of callups that have happened this year, it may not feel like there are many prospects left that could get the call, but I would save a little FAAB because we just might see a top prospect get call this month.

Greg Jewett (The Athletic, @gjewett9): Teams filling innings for the remainder of the season. With injuries compiling for many teams, multiple-inning relievers or win vultures may be very savvy plays for the rest-of-the-season. No pitcher has ever won 10 games while accruing less than 60 innings and two sit on the precipice of this feat. Mike Baumann (BAL) 9 wins over 54.1 innings and Colin Poche (TBR) 9 wins through 40.1 innings. San Francisco has two pitchers in a rotation then “bulk relievers” like Tristan Beck filling in. Streaming them in deeper formats may be an effective streaming strategy over the last seven weeks of the season, especially in head-to-head leagues.

Michael A. Stein (Fantasy Judgment, @FantasyJudgment): Looking for opportunities given to players on teams that sold off at the trade deadline. When players are traded away from teams out of contention, it is very likely that someone available on the waiver wire is going to suddenly start seeing everyday at bats. It just lends to more opportunities for free agents which is helpful when making waiver wire acquisitions. At this time of the season, it is very rare to find a hidden gem in the middle of the waiver wire.

Tout Wars FAB Report: Week of August 7

Welcome to Part 2 of an extended trade deadline. Things were busier this period, with all of the winning bids below.

Remember, you can see the standings, rosters and all the moves for each league by clicking on the jump link magically inserted under each league header.

American League

Player Team Bid
JVerlander, Hou Joe Sheehan 768
JFlaherty, Bal Jeff Erickson 442
RGrichuk, LAA Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 392
CCron, LAA Jeff Erickson 285
PDeJong, Tor Doug Dennis 158
LUrias, Bos Larry Schechter 135
DSchneider, Tor Andy Andres 111
CRagans, KC Andy Andres 81
DCanzone, Sea Chris Blessing 59
CSilseth, LAA Eric Samulski 53
JRojas, Sea Chris Blessing 49
BBrieske, Det Andy Andres 41
JScholtens, CWS Chris Blessing 23
PReyes, Bos Jason Collette 10
JFoley, Det Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 9
XCurry, Cle Jason Collette 5
CWallach, LAA Larry Schechter 2
TraThompson, CWS Jason Collette 2
ACox, KC Eric Samulski 1
ABummer, CWS Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 1
KCalhoun, Cle Rob Leibowitz 0
JTopa, Sea Doug Dennis 0
TKahnle, NYY Doug Dennis 0
JayJackson, Tor Doug Dennis 0
CStratton, Tex Chris Blessing 0

National League

Player Team Bid
PSewald, Ari Derek Carty 518
JBell, Mia Steve Gardner 473
JBurger, Mia Brian Walton 470
MLorenzen, Phi Erik Halterman 411
JPeterson, Ari Tristan H. Cockcroft 275
JAlu, Was Phil Hertz 97
APollock, SF Tristan H. Cockcroft 95
RYarbrough, LAD Phil Hertz 68
DStewart, NYM Todd Zola 47
MWinn, StL Todd Zola 37
ATrejo, Col Peter Kreutzer 33
IVargas, Was Peter Kreutzer 33
BFalter, Pit Erik Halterman 32
YChirinos, Atl Ian Kahn 16
ROrtega, NYM Derek Carty 12
MLeiter, ChC Peter Kreutzer 12
MFulmer, ChC Peter Kreutzer 12
SBarlow, SD Brian Walton 12
GSoto, Phi Grey Albright 12
AWilliams, Pit Brian Walton 11
NFortes, Mia Tristan H. Cockcroft 2
SCecconi, Ari Rick Graham 2
TMegill, NYM Tristan H. Cockcroft 1
LRichardson, Cin Rick Graham 1
NLopez, Atl Ian Kahn 0

Mixed Salary Cap

Player Team Bid
RYarbrough, LAD Bret Sayre 68
SDominguez, Phi Scott Swanay 45
CMead, TB Justin Mason 45
MVientos, NYM Scott Swanay 37
BRaley, NYM Zach Steinhorn 32
CRagans, KC Justin Mason 27
YChirinos, Atl Justin Mason 27
ZLittell, TB Brent Hershey 19
JDiaz, Oak Brent Hershey 8
AHouser, Mil Jeff Zimmerman 8
DPeterson, NYM Brent Hershey 4
AWilliams, Pit Scott Engel 3
IKinerFalefa, NYY Scott Engel 3
NSenzel, Cin Kev Mahserejian 1

Mixed Draft

Player Team Bid
LRichardson, Cin Mike Gianella 150
BRodgers, Col D.J. Short 90
CHernandez, KC D.J. Short 90
DSchneider, Tor Tim McLeod 79
STaylor, KC Seth Trachtman 55
TToussaint, CWS Mike Gianella 53
HRamirez, TB Mike Gianella 36
LMedina, Oak Mike Gianella 35
MMassey, KC Anthony Perri 22
BTurang, Mil Anthony Perri 22
MTauchman, ChC Adam Ronis 22
CRagans, KC Tim McLeod 21
ZLittell, TB Shelly Verougstraete 15
CMead, TB Adam Ronis 12
FFermin, KC Adam Ronis 8
JRojas, Phi Dr, Roto 6
HKjerstad, Bal Dr, Roto 6
MCanha, Mil Ryan Bloomfield 4
JDiaz, Oak AJ Mass 1
MBrash, Sea Scott White 1

Head to Head

Player Team Bid
CRagans, KC Sky Dombroske 155
DSchneider, Tor Ryan Hallam 76
AMunoz, Sea Greg Jewett 45
JBauers, NYY Lauren Auerbach 34
CMead, TB Frank Ammirante 27
YChirinos, Atl Lauren Auerbach 24
LWade, SF Michael Govier 21
MTauchman, ChC Sky Dombroske 18
XCurry, Cle Joe Gallina 17
RLopez, LAA Sky Dombroske 14
WSmith, Tex Michael Govier 14
DKeuchel, Min Joe Gallina 13
DHudson, StL Ariel Cohen 13
ERosario, Atl Ariel Cohen 11
JWentz, Det Michael Govier 9
AHouser, Mil Ariel Cohen 9
MMassey, KC Sky Dombroske 8
WBenson, Cin Frank Ammirante 3
LAllen, Cle Frank Stampfl 3
TToussaint, CWS Joe Gallina 2

Mixed with IP & Saves+Holds

Player Team Bid
CSilseth, LAA Chris Clegg 78
JCandelario, ChC Sara Sanchez 76
DSchneider, Tor Jennifer Piacenti 56
CRagans, KC Jennifer Piacenti 31
AHeaney, Tex Chris Clegg 16
LWade, SF Sara Sanchez 12
ABurleson, StL Sara Sanchez 4
LMedina, Oak Brian Entrekin 4
CSanchez, Phi John Laghezza 4
JBauers, NYY John Laghezza 3
LUrias, Bos John Laghezza 3
ROHearn, Bal John Laghezza 3
ZLittell, TB Brian Entrekin 2
MBrash, Sea Andy Behrens 1
YChirinos, Atl Dylan White 1
MGarver, Tex Matt Trussell 1
JCronenworth, SD Dylan White 0

Tout Wars Trade Deadline Chat

Some of the Touts will be hanging out in a Zoom room from 4 PM ET – 7 PM ET, discussing all of the trade deadline deals. Please join us.

Touts include Todd Zola, Peter Kreutzer, Brian Walton, Michael Govier, Mike Gianella, Sara Sanchez, Eric Samulski, Ray Murphy, Justin Mason, Anthony Aniano and more!

Ask questions, chime in, just lurk — whatever!

Meeting ID: 822 0714 8155