Tout Wars Mixed Draft Results
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Another day, another experts draft! Last night, 15 fantasy aficionados (some of them also happening to be LABR participants) gathered in front of their computers for the Tout Wars Mixed Draft, a 29-round snake draft (6 reserves). You can view the complete results HERE
A few observations:
-Joey Votto at 1.11 is understandable being that Tout uses OBP instead of AVG, but it’s surprising nonetheless considering his recent injury woes and his power outage. Edwin Encarnacion, taken one pick later, seems like a much safer 1B choice, and having posted OBPs of .384, .370 and .354 over the past three seasons, it’s not like he’s a slouch in the category.
-Note that Adam Jones fell to pick #18, but again, it’s all about OBP. Despite batting at least .280 in each of the last five seasons, Jones has posted an OBP higher than .325 just once. I actually expected him to fall even further. On the other hand, it’s also important to not get so caught up in OBP that you completely avoid a hitter who has been the model of consistency when it comes to the counting stats.
-Best values within the first ten rounds: Matt Kemp (4.08), Greg Holland (5.14), David Ortiz (8.03)
-Biggest reaches within the first four rounds: Jonathan LuCroy (2.10), George Springer (2.13), Kole Calhoun (4.15)
As always, you’re welcome to chime in. What are your picks for best values and biggest reaches?