At the end of May, the question was whether anyone could catch perpetual Tout Mixed Draft leader Rudy Gamble, but a disastrous month for Rudy didn’t knock him from the top spot but it made the question more of a question.
June 2019 standings
Ray Murphy’s machine of a team kept purring, and unsurprisingly Adam Ronis stepped forward. The result is Rudy still in charge, but the threats are closer.
Midseason 2019 standings
All the categories are tight, all the contenders are mixing it up across the board. Give Rudy props for hanging in there, but we have ourselves a race.
At the end of May Bret Sayre had a slim, slim lead over Eric Karabell in Tout Mixed Auction. Bret went on to win the June standings and hold onto a slim lead over Scott Swanay and a handful of teams.
June 2019 standings.
The big story here is the disaster of a month Karabell had, and Tim Heaney had a strong enough month to climb into the hunt.
Midseason 2019 standings.
Tim has a ways to go, but this race will be worth watching.
A month ago, Clay Link was cruising along, winning 80 percent of his games, looking back at the high-achieving (but not that high) likes of Jake Ciely, Ian Kahn and Ryan Bloomfield.
H2H June 2, 2019 standings.
Since then, Link has cruised along with an .800 win percentage while Kahn and Ciely have fallen back.
H2H midseason 2019 standings
No worries, however. The top six teams make the September finals, with the top two getting a first-week bye.
At the end of May the Tout Draft & Hold race was Mike Sheets and everyone else, though there was still time for other to catch up.
June 2nd Draft & Hold standings.
A month later, however, and Sheets is adding military corners. Sheets is tightening, the race isn’t.
Draft & Hold Midseason Standings.
There is still plenty of time for one of the three challengers, or more, to make a move, and Sheets himself has small leads across the categories, so nothing is settled. Not yet.
Phil Hertz holds a small lead over Brian Walton as we start the season’s second half. How did the league line up in June?
June 2019 standings for Tout NL
Phil and Brian were neck and neck last month, and for the whole season.
July 1 standings.
Scott Wilderman and Derek Carty have worked their way almost into contention, and this could be a mess when we revisit next month.
Rob Leibowitz dominated Tout AL in June.
Standings for the month of June in Tout AL
That helped him climb past Jason Collette into first place. All the credit can’t go the Eric Sogard, Edwin Encarnacion, Mike Minor and Justin Verlander helped, too, but Sogard’s career month certainly didn’t hurt.
Year to date standings.
With a bit more than a month passed in the 2019 season, Tout Wars standings are starting to define themselves a bit. Here’s a look at the teams in the lead:
Tout AL: Jason Collette has a slim lead over Patrick Davitt. Here are the standings through May 5:
Tout Mixed Auction: Derek VanRiper has a slim lead over Eric Karabell. The standings:
Tout NL: Brian Walton has a lead over Grey Albright.
Tout Mixed Draft: Rudy Gamble is winning, of course. DJ Short and Scott White are trying to make it interesting.
Tout H2H: Clay Link has a four game lead over Ryan Bloomfield and Ian Kahn.
Each year we charge each Tout Wars team an imaginary $100 for playing, and award the top finishers in each league imaginary winnings.
You can see the complete results by clicking here.
The top finishers for the last five years can be seen here.
The all time leaders list is a little bit different.
Congratulations to all the leaders. Well played!