Category Archives: Draft

Comparing the 2015 Tout Auction to 2015 Tout Draft’s Dollar Values. What?

Screenshot 2015-03-27 14.30.22If you order the auction dollar values from most expensive to least expensive, then overlay them on the player selection order in a draft, you get a dollar value for each (more…)

How Much A Difference Does Moving From BA to OBP Make?

Votto: Keeping a good eye on the base on balls.

Votto: Keeping a good eye on the base on balls.

Tout Wars Weekend is coming up, which means (more…)

Deriving Dollar Values from Mock Drafts

This past week I participated in two NL-only roto mock drafts. Yes, drafts.

The beauty of a draft is that there is only one path to the promised land. Select the best player available for your team, from the next 12 players to be taken.

A 12-team NL-only draft should (more…)

A Question of Value

Between updating the Patton $ projections and preparing for Tout Wars and the XFL 17 round reserve draft, and just a little bit of civilian life, time is speeding past. I wanted to talk briefly here about the idea of value.

In Tout Wars I bought a team that is (more…)

Mixed League Free Loot: A look at 2013 Tout Wars Mixed Auction

When putting together the recent series about how many stats the teams of last year’s NL Tout Wars league added after the auction, it occurred to me that I’ve never seen the same issue looked at for mixed leagues.

So, I ran the hypothetical standings for last year’s Tout (more…)

Comparing a Mixed Auction to a Mixed Draft

I’ve always counseled that a draft list should be ordered by auction prices, but also pointed out that in a draft you don’t have the opportunity to get any player you need if you have the money to spend. Timing is key in the draft game.

So that each pick (more…)