Category Archives: FAAB

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…)

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Fantasy Baseball Concepts: #4. FAAB

A close look at how much of a year’s stats were acquired by FAAB in Tout Wars NL (hitting and pitching) and how they affected the fortunes of (more…)

You Look Very Very FAABulous! (Part 3, Tradeoffs of Mike and Phil)

Slicing the Hypothetical Standings Another Way.

Looking at one league and drawing conclusions is obviously fraught with issues. An N=1 is inherently unreliable as evidence, but digging deep into the stories in one league can help us identify issues that deserve further exploration.

For instance, at the end of (more…)

You Look Very FAABulous! (Part 2, pitching)

The Pitching side of the Tout Wars NL 2013 Hypothetical Standings

In the first part of this comparison of the Hypothetical Draft Day Standings and the End of Season Standings in Tout Wars NL, we saw that Tristan Cockcroft finished in first place, even though he (more…)

You Look FAABulous! (Part 1, hitting)

Counting Last Year’s Free Loot in Tout Wars NL

On March 25, 2013, the Tout Wars NL draft was held in the studios of SiriusXM radio in New York City.

Nationally-known fantasy writers and experts auctioned teams for a roto-style league that has been running since 1998.

If all the (more…)