HQ NOW: Experts Leagues Winner's Circle, 2023

"Baseball intelligence for winners" is a slogan we use here at BaseballHQ.com. Everything we do here is designed to help you win. But we're in this, too—so when BHQ writers do well in industry competitions ... well, let's just say actions speak louder than words. And in 2023, we had some pretty good action. Here are the top finishes BaseballHQ.com writers brought home this year in national expert competitions:


2023 First Place finishes

•  Tout Wars Daily (Brian Entrekin)
•  Tout Wars AL (Doug Dennis)
•  Tout Wars H2H Points (Greg Jewett)
•  LABR Mixed Draft (Ryan Bloomfield)
•  LABR Mixed Auction (Ray Murphy)
•  The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI)
     •  Ryan Williams (including 3d place overall; 435 teams), Chesser, Jewett 


2023 Second Place finishes

•  Tout Wars AL (Andy Andres)
•  Tout Wars Mixed Draft-15 (Ryan Bloomfield)
•  Tout Wars Mixed Draft-12 (Brian Entrekin)
•  LABR NL (Ron Shandler/Matt Cederholm)
•  LABR Mixed Auction (Shelly Verougstraete)
•  FPAZ Speakers Draft and Hold (Brent Hershey/Ray Murphy)
•  Ottoneu Experts League (Andy Andres)
•  Ottoneu Podcasters League (Chris Blessing)
•  The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI)
     •  Brian Entrekin, Mark Gannon


2023 Third Place finishes

•  Tout Wars NL (Phil Hertz)
•  LABR NL (Doug Dennis)
•  CBS NL-Only Experts League (Brant Chesser)
•  Ottoneu Experts League (Tim Cavanaugh)
•  The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI) 
     •  Shelly Verougstraete, Matt Cederholm


We know there are a lot more winners out there, too. Share your own successes with us in the comments area below, or via this Google Form

Congratulations to all of our winners, staff and subscribers alike. We'll have deeper looks at all of our staff's Tout Wars and LABR teams in the coming days. For BaseballHQ.com's complete and impressive finishes in experts competitions over the years, visit our Titles and Awards page.

And of course, always follow The Three Cardinal Rules for Winners. If you cherish this hobby, you will live by them or die by them:

  1. Revel in your success; fame is fleeting.
  2. Excercise excruciating humility.
  3. 100% of winnings must be spent on significant others. 

It's never too early to start your own journey to the winner's circle a year from now. See what a subscription to BaseballHQ.com includes in our What's Inside page, and start your prep for next year by pre-ordering our books—2024 Baseball Forecaster and 2024 Minor League Baseball AnalystThat puts you on the inside track for next year's winner's circle.

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