2017 Tout Wars Mixed Fantasy Baseball Draft: Round-1 Breakdown
The Tout Wars Mixed Draft is arguably the most watched Fantasy Baseball draft of any given season. If it isn’t already, it likely will be in the next few years as it gains more notoriety. Previously, the Tout Wars Mixed Auction was considered one of the most viewed, but there are far more people playing in draft leagues than there are auction leagues. And while the AL- and NL-only versions of these expert auctions might be older, -only leagues are played by about 20 percent of all Fantasy players.
On March 7, 2017, the Tout Wars Mixed Draft took place, pitting 15 industry veterans against each other in an online draft over at OnRoto.com. You can check out the entire draft results out here, along with Rotoman’s discussion about the draft while it was happening on the Tout Wars Facebook page.
The 2017 Tout Wars Mixed Draft Participants:
- Greg Ambrosius, SportsHubTech.com
- Jeff Boggis, FantasyFootballEmpire.com
- Rudy Gamble, Razzball.com
- David Gonos, SoCalledFantasyExperts.com
- Tom Kessenich, SportsHubTech.com
- Tim McCullough, RotoExperts.com
- Tim McLeod, PattonandCo.com
- Ray Murphy, BaseballHQ.com
- Corey Parson, Scout.com
- Anthony Perri, Fantistics.com
- Adam Ronis, Scout.com
- J. Short, Rotoworld.com
- Perry Van Hook, Mastersball.com
- Scott White, CBSSports.com
- Charlie Wiegert, CDMSports.com
2017 Tout Wars Mixed Fantasy Baseball Draft: Breaking Down Round 1
The following slideshow breaks down what happened in Round 1 (it’s 15 teams, by the way), with my analysis on the picks. It’s important to understand this is an On-Base Percentage league, as opposed to a Batting Average league. Outside of replacing BA with OBP, this is a standard 5x5 Rotisserie league. Also, eligibility for this league is just 15 games played the previous season. I picked ninth in Round 1.
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