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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (5/12/2021)

Some bats are starting to heat up...

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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 fire 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 2 WEEKS
  2. A look at players who were historically hot over the last 2 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 37th and 46th 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 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)

*if more than three players are listed, there is a tie*
Top 3 Hits: Giancarlo Stanton, Yordan Alvarez, Trey Mancini, Trea Turner, Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Top 3 Runs: DJ LeMahieu, Trevor Story, Chris Taylor
Top 3 HR: Mitch Haniger, Joey Gallo, Ramon Laureano, Adolis Garcia, Alex Kirilloff, Andrew McCutchen, Jose Ramirez, Paul Goldschmidt, Yordan Alvarez, Brandon Belt, Mitch Garver, Marcell Ozuna, Xander Bogaerts, Josh Rojas, Jesus Aguilar
Top 3 RBI: Trey Mancini, Jorge Soler, Adolis Garcia, Jared Walsh, Matt Beaty
Top 3 SB: Raimel Tapia, Robbie Grossman, Byron Buxton, Niko Goodrum

Cold (last 14 days)

Bryce Harper: 6 runs, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB, batting .200
Randy Arozarena: 5 runs, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB, batting .154
Cavan Biggio: 3 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, batting .184
Matt Olson: 5 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, batting .167

Last 2 Years (games 37-46)

Hot Ice - Last 2 Years (Games 37-46)

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
Yordan Alvarez 3 15 7 8 One Year Blank
C.J. Cron 12 5 12 10 One Year Blank
Kris Bryant 38 5 12 18 One Year Blank
George Springer 54 12 6 24
Michael Conforto 17 38 19 25
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 52 21 10 28
Jorge Alfaro 7 62 31 33 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 40 46 15 34
Mitch Garver 38 36 31 35 One Year Blank
Howie Kendrick 25 62 31 39 One Year Blank
Cameron Maybin 38 15 77 43 One Year Blank
Shin-Soo Choo 95 23 12 43 One Year Blank
Chad Pinder 38 62 31 44 One Year Blank
Max Kepler 72 22 48 47
Kyle Lewis 47 68 36 50 One Year Blank
Eugenio Suárez 47 78 34 53
Albert Almora Jr. 67 62 31 53 One Year Blank
Aaron Judge 67 23 77 56 One Year Blank
Juan Soto 86 15 67 56
Yoshi Tsutsugo 94 42 36 57 One Year Blank
Roberto Pérez 19 151 7 59 One Year Blank
Charlie Blackmon 46 91 43 60
AJ Pollock 101 43 38 61
Jake Cave 119 36 31 62 One Year Blank
Trey Mancini 67 98 31 65 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Yordan Alvarez, Mitch Garver and Trey Mancini
Possible Rebound Upcoming: George Springer & Eugenio Suarez
Keep an Eye on/be cautious about: Cavan Biggio