Michael Stein’s article about his team.
Brad Johnson writes about his draft.
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.
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.
Starting with the season’s first full week, there was one thing the Touts in the Draft and Hold league could count on each Monday: Brad Johnson would be in first place.
There were a couple of weeks in late August when he surely slipped behind Mike Florio, who dogged him all season long, but by Monday Johnson was once again atop the standing.
The same is true today, the Monday after season’s end.
TOUT AL: Davitt |
TOUT NL: Hertz |
BaseballHQ did a five part series featuring Brent Hershey, Patrick Davitt, and Phil Hertz in the final weeks of their respective (Mixed Auc, AL, NL). Read them here. Part one | two | three | four | five.
A link to the Draft and Hold standings is now in the Tout Data section of the right sidebar at toutwars.com. Click the Draft and Hold link and you’ll be taken to the standings for the league (and a lot more about it) at onRoto.com.
And take a moment to congratulate Mike Sheets, who has a formidable lead over Matt Modica and Ariel Cohen. Sorry for the delay fellas.
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.
A month later, however, and Sheets is adding military corners. Sheets is tightening, the race isn’t.
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.