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Hot Ice: Players who are hot or cold in fantasy baseball as of 4/29/2021

I like Hoskins for the next 10 games.

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

  1. A look at which players are hot and cold over the last two weeks.
  2. A look at players who were historically hot 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 player’s game individually and then put a count on each one. So what you will see here are how each player fared between their 26th - 35th 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 noted 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.

Last 2 Weeks

Hot (last 14 days)

  • Top 3 Hits: Nick Solak, Jesse Winker, Trea Turner, Matt Olson
  • Top 3 Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr., Rhys Hoskins, Carlos Correa, Chris Taylor, Kiké Hernandez, Bryan Reynolds, Nick Solak
  • Top 3 HR: Fernando Tatis Jr., Nick Solak, Rhys Hoskins
  • Top 3 RBI: Jesus Aguilar, David Peralta, Jesse Winker
  • Top 3 SB: Whit Merrifield, Trent Grisham, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Eddie Rosario, Marcus Semien, Austin Slater, Trea Turner, Fernando Tatis Jr.

Cold (last 14 days)

  • Francisco Lindor: 3 runs, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB batting .190
  • Bo Bichette: 6 runs, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB, .167
  • Nolan Arenado: 3 runs, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB .191
  • Eugenio Suarez: 5 Runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, batting .061

Last 2 Years (games 26-35) – take note, a good number of players who have only done it for one year. Luke Voit is currently injured so a few other first basemen: Cody Bellinger, Rhys Hoskins and Jose Abreu are best historical representation of success here

Hot Ice Last 2 Years (4/29/2021)

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
Salvador Perez 2 36 4 14 One Year Blank
Manny Machado 35 17 11 21
Luis Robert 23 36 12 24 One Year Blank
Jonathan Lucroy 43 30 7 27 One Year Blank
Sean Murphy 36 36 12 28 One Year Blank
Rhys Hoskins 12 73 11 32
Robinson Chirinos 43 30 30 34 One Year Blank
Andrew Benintendi 87 8 30 42 One Year Blank
C.J. Cron 43 101 7 50 One Year Blank
Kyle Tucker 6 127 22 52 One Year Blank
Hunter Pence 31 101 30 54 One Year Blank
Sam Travis 87 52 30 56 One Year Blank
Kyle Lewis 145 3 22 57 One Year Blank
Alex Dickerson 66 21 86 58
Mike Trout 51 36 86 58
Clint Frazier 66 58 52 59
Darin Ruf 36 127 22 62 One Year Blank
Alec Bohm 111 21 57 63 One Year Blank
Aristides Aquino 9 157 30 65 One Year Blank
Kris Bryant 68 64 64 65
José Abreu 21 170 9 67
Austin Riley 66 90 52 69
Ian Desmond 87 52 74 71 One Year Blank
Jake Marisnick 87 101 30 73 One Year Blank
Yordan Alvarez 87 101 30 73 One Year Blank

In a nutshell

Trust in: Rhys Hoskins, Fernando Tatis Jr. Trea Turner

Possible Rebound Upcoming: Kyle Tucker (low batting average)

Keep an eye on/be cautious about: Bo Bichette, Francisco Lindor