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October 1, 2013

Fantasy Freestyle

Tout Wars in Review

by Mike Gianella


In fantasy baseball analysis, there is a lot of focus on what decisions should be made but often very little if any discussion about the results of those decisions. What we do in an auction environment gets discussed at great length, but whether or not we executed our plans gets buried in the excitement surrounding the postseason, the arguments about the awards, and later the analysis of this year’s free agent class.

This past March, I participated in the NL-only auction for Tout Wars, one of the better-known expert leagues in fantasy baseball. The rationale for what I did can be found in my write-up here. The short version is that I intended to spend $200 on offense, spent $226 instead, and came out of the auction with a powerful offense and a soft pitching staff.

My roster looked like this:

Table 1: Tout Wars Roster: Mike Gianella 2013

Position

Player

Salary

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