Remember when Matt Kemp was tearing up the league in April, and everyone who didn't have a top-three pick was upset they never had the chance to draft him? And then it was Josh Hamilton ? on pace for 100 home runs and 1,000 RBI through the end of May. Now it's Mike Trout who despite wasting three weeks in the minors leads the majors in runs scored with 80 and steals with 36. And unlike Kemp, who cost a top-3 pick, or Hamilton, who likely went in the second or third round, Trout was dirt-cheap and hence the entirety of his production pure profit. But Trout's not the only one on a vast number of first-place fantasy teams. Let's take a look at the top-10 profit makers so far this season:
(Average Draft Position (ADP) according to MockDraftCentral.com in parentheses. All stats are through Sunday, August 12)
(1) Mike Trout (ADP: 211) - 21 HR, 65 RBI, 88 runs, 36 SB, .340 avg. in 373 AB.
(2) Edwin Encarnacion (ADP: 276) - 30 HR, 76 RBI, 65 runs, 13 SB, .293 avg. in ...