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March 27, 2014

Tout Wars Recap

General Impressions

by Mike Gianella


On Tuesday, I wrote about how I did in my NL-only Tout Wars auction. While I know that many readers like to read about one expert’s auction strategy, tactics, and execution, studying the Tout Wars auctions from a broader perspective can also provide a great deal of help to any fantasy player.

Tout Wars is the third and final major expert-league auction; it is preceded by LABR in early March and CBS in late February. I wrote about LABR’s AL and NL auctions earlier this spring and identified a few possible auction trends. If those trends held in Tout Wars, it’s likely that you may see similar results in your home league auctions this coming weekend. If not, they might be insignificant blips on the radar.

So what happened?

Will Pitching Cost More This Year?
In most of the early expert league auctions, more money has been allocated to pitching this year than in 2013. At first glance, it appears that this trend did not hold in Tout Wars.

Table 1: Expert Hitting/Pitching Dollar Allocation 2013 vs. 2014

League

Year

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