We Have Winners! Matt Truss is the Tout Wars Draft (12) Champion!

At the All Star Break, Tout Wars newbie Matt Truss held a slim lead over Jeff Boggis and Sara Sanchez, but he turned on the jets in the second half and won with a healthy lead over Sanchez.

Tout Wars Mixed 12 Draft is Done.

The Mixed 12 Draft Board is here.

Chris Towers has written about the draft.

Brian Entrekin has written about it, too.

Jen Piacenti writes about her Mixed 12 draft.

Read Chris Clegg’s draft recap here.

Read Matt Trussell’s write up here.

Andy Behrens wrote about drafting no starting pitching!

Mike Alexander has his recap here.

The Draft and Hold draft is over. Check out all the Tout rosters here.

Tout Wars Mixed 12 Draft Starts at Noon Today.

Tune in at SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio for Todd Zola’s and Jeff Erickson’s commentary on the Rotowire Show.

And join Tim McLeod for a chat on Zoom by joining room 835 5818 2948.

The Mixed 12 Draft Board is here.

The Draft and Hold Draft Board is here.

Note, that you have to click Reload on these pages to see the latest picks.

This Year’s Touts!

With one exception, this year’s Tout Wars leagues are filled. See who’s playing who on the Touts 2022 page.

This year’s Tout Wars Draft and Hold league kicks off on March 1st. We’ll have a link to monitor the slow draft once we begin.

Tout Wars Draft 12 league also kicks off on March 1st, starting at noon, covered by the Rotowire show with Jeff Erickson and Todd Zola on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio.

Tout Wars Draft 15 league will take place on March 8 at 8pm, covered by Colton and the Wolfman on SiriusXM.

This year’s live auctions, on Tout Wars weekend, will be remote again, alas. They take place on March 19 (AL at 10am, Mixed Auction at 3pm) and 20 (NL at 10am and H2H at 3pm). More details the week before Tout Weekend.

Some other announcements:

Head to Head will again play by CBS Sports H2H Points scoring system, as selected by 2021 winner Frank Stampfl. Unsurprising if you know who Frank works for.

To address the mess of major league free agents because of the lockout, who may or may not have signed by draft day in the AL-only and NL-only leagues, the Touts in those leagues may roster anyone on a major league roster of their respective league, as usual. But in 2022, while they may also draft free agents, any free agents who then go on to sign in the other league may be kept active accumulating stats even as they play. In prior years those players would have had to be released. While the extra talent is going to dilute the draft day pool if the labor issues aren’t solved soon, allowing the stats of the talent acquired to accumulate seemed the fairest way to deal with the issue for all involved.

Finally, this year Tout Wars is acknowledging that for a variety of reasons, some temporary and some permanent, some Touts need partners. We’re now accepting proposals from Touts in some cases, if there is a good reason and both partners meet Tout Wars’ eligibility standards. In the future you’re likely to see more partnered teams than just Colton and the Wolfman in Tout AL. Once we go back to live events, however, with the grandfathered exception of the Colton/Wolf team, only one of the partners will be allowed to sit at the table during the auction.

The Touts: In their own write (or radio, or podcast)

Each year we publish links to the Touts writings and ruminations about what happened in the season that just ended. Here they are for 2021:

Draft and Hold: Michael Stein |

NL: Fred Zinkie | Phil Hertz |

Mixed Auction: Zach Steinhorn |

Head to Head: Frank Stampfl |

Tout News: Games On!

Tout Wars Draft and Hold League began March 1 as a slow draft. You can follow the picks here on the public draft board.

Tout’s new 12-team Mixed Draft kicks off today, March 2, at 12 noon live on SiriusXM, hosted by Jeff Erickson and Todd Zola. You can follow the picks here on the public draft board.

Want to know who is playing in which league? Click here.