Using Tout Wars to Gain an Edge in Your League

Tout Wars weekend will find many roto players checking in on the festivities for two main reasons. First are dollar values in auctions, and when players are selected in drafts. Second are draft strategies. Tout Wars, however, has more to offer than just strategies and values. This column will share that information with you this season.

Below is a preview of some of the topics that will be featured in upcoming columns:

An analytical look of Tout Wars Leagues using the statistical history of Tout Wars auctions, drafts, and results and what the numbers reveal.

A look at draft software projected standings and evaluating your rank.

A post draft analysis of the 2017 Tout Drafts.

Tips and words of wisdom from the touts.

Your questions are also welcomed as well as requests and suggestions for future columns, just post in the comments section of the page.

I look forward to helping you gain an edge on your opponents this roto season.

R. Gregory Scalf


R. Gregory Scalf is former Division I college baseball player and full time baseball enthusiast. Greg has spent time as an associate scout for the Kansas City Royals and spent 10 years coaching high school and American Legion baseball. He was the owner and webmaster at Fantasy Baseball Central which operated from 1997-2003. Greg participated in seven Tout Wars league drafts from 1999-2003. He began playing roto baseball in 1991 and still participates in his original house league.

Besides running Fantasy Baseball Central, Greg has written articles for Rotoball, John Mosey’s Fantasy Baseball, The Sandlot Shrink,, RotoNews, BaseballHQ, Mastersball, and Sandbox Sports to name a few. He has also been a guest on CBS Sportsline’s Fantasy Fever, Talking Baseball, Rotoradio, and Fantasy Sports Weekly radio shows. Fantasy Baseball Central was also featured in several newspaper columns around the country as well as books and magazines including USA Today’s Baseball Weekly. Greg has also been one of the commentators for the Commissioner.COM coverage of the LABR drafts in the past.