Surprise Top-10 Finishes
Surprise Top-10 Finishes

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

On August 1st of 2018, the following players led the league in the 10 standard scoring categories:

By season's end, the final leaders were:

Half of the categories saw leadership change hands over the final two months of the season. Davis entered August fourth on the leaderboard with 29 home runs, so his move to the top was not a big climb. Merrifield was sixth in steals when August began, but only three steals behind Turner. Snell was tied for fifth in wins, two wins behind Severino and Scherzer, while Max was just seven strikeouts behind Sale and Verlander was only 0.02 points behind the lanky lefty in WHIP.

The point here is that by season's end, we are not likely to see too many surprises on the final leaderboard. It is highly likely that one of Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger,

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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