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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (4/14/21)

Rafael Devers is off to quite a hot streak.

Boston Red Sox v Minnesota Twins Game 2 Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

It’s Hot Ice! Where we heat up... the ice cubes! It’s the best of both worlds! In Fantasy Baseball we rarely see Hot Ice, we typically see more fire streaks or cold streaks. The purpose of this article is to look at the “2’s”:

  1. Which players are hot and cold over the last two weeks.
  2. Which players have been historically hot in the coming week, over the last two years (The fun part of this is while you may research which players were hot in April vs. June, what I did was take a culmination of each players game individually and then put a count on each one. So what you will see here are how each player fared between their 12th and 22nd games over the last two years. Who might have struggled or been average through the first week of games and then really got a fire going after that. Obviously there are a lot of variables when looking at this data, including: rookies, injuries, Covid-related absences and being scratched—so I notated any player who only had ONE year’s worth of data due to one of those situations.

For now it’s just batters, but if the appetite is there, I will start to add in pitchers as well.

Hot Ice Last Week

Hot (last seven days)

  • Top 3 Hits: Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Byron Buxton, Juan Soto, Tommy Edman
  • Top 3 Runs: Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto, Mark Canha
  • Top 3 HR: Rafael Devers, Wilson Ramos, Eduardo Escobar
  • Top 3 RBI: Jed Lowrie, Kyle Seager, Rafael Devers
  • Top 3 SB: Ramon Laureano, Garrett Hampson, Myles Straw

Gone Cold (last seven days)

  • Mookie Betts: 1 HR, Run and RBI; batting .200
  • Trevor Story: 1 run, 2 RBI, 0 HR
  • Alex Bregman: no runs, HR or RBI; batting .071
  • Jose Abreu: 1 run, 0 RBI, 1 SB, batting .211
  • Pete Alonso: 0 Runs, 0 HR, batting .167

Hot Ice Last Two Years (Games 12-22)

Row Labels Total Sum of Rank RBI Total Sum of Rank Run Total Sum of Rank HR Total Sum of Average Notes
Row Labels Total Sum of Rank RBI Total Sum of Rank Run Total Sum of Rank HR Total Sum of Average Notes
Mitch Haniger 64 2 14 27 One Year Blank
Christian Yelich 58 29 35 41
Eddie Rosario 33 79 17 43
Tim Anderson 82 7 56 48
Ryan Mountcastle 10 111 33 51 One Year Blank
Renato Núñez 55 79 47 60
Brandon Lowe 35 124 23 61
Anthony Santander 45 87 50 61
Asdrúbal Cabrera 53 98 56 69
Joey Gallo 72 107 29 69
Matt Thaiss 64 119 41 75 One Year Blank
José Marmolejos 39 158 33 77 One Year Blank
Salvador Perez 85 74 77 79 One Year Blank
Cavan Biggio 149 45 47 80
Kevin Cron 43 201 14 86 One Year Blank
Brian McCann 43 119 110 91 One Year Blank
Jesse Winker 166 106 18 97
Matt Olson 124 124 43 97
Yoshi Tsutsugo 56 158 77 97 One Year Blank
Daulton Varsho 152 74 77 101 One Year Blank
Ke'Bryan Hayes 152 74 77 101 One Year Blank
Keston Hiura 120 165 29 105
Edward Olivares 85 158 77 107 One Year Blank
Starling Marte 99 106 118 108
Yordan Alvarez 6 279 41 109 One Year Blank