Looking at the draft day standings coming out of last winter’s slow draft, Vlad Sedler and Brad Johnson looked like the league’s best. At midseason Sedler had opened up a sizeable lead, but Johnson chippped away in the second half causing Vlad agita, and he ultimately held on for victory. It is Sedler’s second Tout championship. The previous was in 2017 in the Head-to-Head league.
Make it two years in a row. Frank Stampfl, the H2H champ in 2021, caught up to Greg Jewett at the wire to win the H2H finals this year. He will no doubt choose to play with the CBS Sports scoring system again in 2023.
Derek VanRiper is now a three-time champion in Tout Wars Mixed Auction, previously winning in 2014 and 2020. He was in second place at the All Star Break, trailing Scott Engel, but broke away from the pack in the second half, benefitting from trades that landed him Shohei Ohtani (pitcher), Gerrit Cole, and Framber Valdez. He traded away Aaron Judge, Paul Goldschmidt, and Alex Bregman!