Mixed Draft: Scott White |
AL: Mike Gianella |
Mixed Auction: Zach Steinhorn |
Head 2 Head: Ariel Cohen |
After 55 games or so our fantasy baseball seasons are just getting started. A front-runner or three has emerged, but there is still plenty of time for a slow starter to catch up. Still, big jumps in the standings points tend to come less frequently and the game’s long season exerts its muscular force.
Not this year. With five days left to the regular season, and the possibility of a Monday doubleheader between the Cardinals and Tigers, let’s see who is leading in each of the leagues.
TOUT DAILY: We already have a winner: Mike Gianella.
TOUT WARS DRAFT AND HOLD: Brad Johnson has a 7.5 point lead over Michael Florio, with Michael Stein and Craig Mish just behind him.
TOUT WARS HEAD TO HEAD: Ian Kahn, last year’s champ, is just ahead of Andrea LaMont and Ariel Cohen. But Ian is off to a slow start this week.
TOUT WARS MIXED AUCTION: 2014 champ Derek VanRiper leads 2017 champ Jeff Zimmerman by 10.5 points.
TOUT WARS MIXED DRAFT: Scott White, who tied with Tim Mcleod last year, is trying to hold off 2014 champion McLeod, leading today by 2.5 points. Perennial contenders Rudy Gamble and Adam Ronis are in a knot with Tom Kessenich and Perry Van Hook 10-15 points back.
TOUT WARS AL: 2015 champ Chris Liss has run away with it and is 16 points ahead of Glenn Colton/Rick Wolf’s team.
TOUT WARS NL: Two-time champ (2011, 2018) Steve Gardner has an 8 point lead over league newcomer but three-time mixed auction champ Fred Zinkie.
We’ll announce the Tout Wars winners as they clinch.
If you’ve played Doubt Wars you’ll want to sign up for this year’s contest, which will go live later today.
If you haven’t played Doubt Wars a description is here.
So is the link to the signup form. Registration is closed.
Here are some links to what the Tout had to say about their teams.
Mixed Auction: Pisapia | Melchior (podcast w VanRiper) | VanRiper (podcast w Melchior) | Zimmerman | Karabell | Hershey | VanRiper (podcast with Kahn and Nando DiFino) | Sayre | Swanay | McCaffrey/Pianowski (podcast) | Zimmerman ($1 player analysis) | Pianowski | Steinhorn |
No radio coverage of this one, but the transcript of the Derek VanRiper chat below.
[Mar 15, 2:45 PM] DerekVanRiper: Hello!
[Mar 15, 2:45 PM] DerekVanRiper: I had to prep some chicken for quinoa chicken soup…exciting times here at home in Madison.
[Mar 15, 2:50 PM] KingerThePW: What time is this draft supposed to start?
[Mar 15, 2:51 PM] DerekVanRiper: 3p ET
[Mar 15, 2:54 PM] DerekVanRiper: Very curious to see how the league adjusts to the scoring settings for today.
[Mar 15, 2:54 PM] rotoman: Hi Derek, I just gave you magical moderator powers, in case you need them.
[Mar 15, 2:54 PM] DerekVanRiper: Thanks, Peter!
[Mar 15, 2:54 PM] Chamberlain: it looks like fantrax successfully imported the scoring settings, or else the similarities are but a pleasant coincidence
[Mar 15, 2:55 PM] rotoman: You may see me here later, but I’m zonked from hearing the auction call some 280 times in the last five hours.
[Mar 15, 2:55 PM] DerekVanRiper: Totally understandable
[Mar 15, 2:56 PM] Guest7477: Very interested to see how a delayed season would affect pitcher adps
[Mar 15, 2:56 PM] rotoman: You heard it about 330 times yesterday afternoon. How did you stand it?
[Mar 15, 2:56 PM] DerekVanRiper: I played music over it during the Mixed Auction
[Mar 15, 2:57 PM] DerekVanRiper: I think the going once/going twice/sold audio in every auction room can lag a little anyway, so it doesn’t help me much.
[Mar 15, 2:57 PM] rotoman: The big thing with the pitchers is the guys injured now regain their standing, depending on when you expect the games to resume.
[Mar 15, 2:57 PM] rotoman: Very wise, Derek.
[Mar 15, 2:57 PM] Guest7477: i just wonder if the end pitch count for most big arms will be like 160 ip instead of 210+
SiriusXM covered the auction live on channel 619.
Ray Murphy’s chat transcript is below.
Justin Mason’s video blog is awesome. And hypnotic.
[Mar 15, 8:20 AM] Mgianella: Good morning.
[Mar 15, 8:42 AM] RayHQ: good morning gang!
[Mar 15, 8:43 AM] rotoman: Good morning Ray and Mike.
[Mar 15, 8:43 AM] Mgianella: nice to be done (well, until whenever my home league reconvenes)
[Mar 15, 8:54 AM] Guest7561: Good morning! Thanks for doing this. Any chance of a twitch tv stream like DVR did for the AL yesterday? It was great to be able to watch the bidding.
[Mar 15, 8:56 AM] RayHQ: I’m your host today and I’m not set up for that, sorry…
[Mar 15, 8:57 AM] Mgianella: Justin Mason is doing something on Twitter that includes a stream.
SiriusXM is covering it on Channel 619.
And what follows is a transcript of the chat with Jason Collette.
[Mar 14, 2:50 PM] JasonCollette: I think it’s all set — back in my hotel now
[Mar 14, 3:02 PM] JasonCollette: Joel……are you ready?
[Mar 14, 3:03 PM] JasonCollette: I SAID, ARE YOU READY????!!!!!!!
[Mar 14, 3:04 PM] DVR: LOL
[Mar 14, 3:04 PM] DVR: I got my five minutes of backwards walking in, I’m ready!
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] rotoman: Doesn’t look like Joel’s ready!
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] JasonCollette: Peter — do I need admin access or anything or just chat in here?
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] DVR: Counting on you, Joel!
[Mar 14, 3:05 PM] rotoman: You can just chat and that works fine for chatting.
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: but what if I want to block DVR?
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: I mean, that guy annoys me
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: wait – is this not private? Shit
[Mar 14, 3:06 PM] JasonCollette: 🙂
The auction is over but you can read the chat transcript
[Mar 14, 8:40 AM] rotoman: Good morning world.
[Mar 14, 8:41 AM] rotoman: We should be getting underway in about 20 minutes.
[Mar 14, 8:41 AM] rotoman: Derek VanRiper, your MC today, is on his way.
[Mar 14, 8:47 AM] DVR: Good Morning!
[Mar 14, 8:49 AM] rotoman: Hey Derek!
[Mar 14, 8:49 AM] B_Walton1: Looking forward to your commentary, DVR!
[Mar 14, 8:53 AM] Jay-Z: So DVR, if you were in say a 15-team mixed auction with OBP instead of AVG, what would you be willing to go on say Mike Trout?