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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (5/25/2021)

We are entering Dansby Swanson’s prime time.

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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.”

  • A look at which players are hot and cold over the last two WEEKS
  • 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 is how each player fared between their 51st and 60th 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, for instance. Obviously there are a lot of variables when looking at this data, including: rookies, injuries, Covid-related absences, and being 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 3 players are listed, there is a tie)

  • Top 3 Hits: Nick Castellanos, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Adam Frazier
  • Top 3 Runs: Randy Arozarena, Freddie Freeman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Trey Mancini
  • Top 3 HR: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Miguel Sano, Adolis Garcia, Austin Riley
  • Top 3 RBI: Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Adolis Garcia
  • Top 3 SB: Fernando Tatis Jr., Tommy Edman, Amed Rosario, Jon Berti, Brett Phillips, Nicky Lopez, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Whit Merrifield, Odubel Herrera, Jonathan Villar, Jurickson Profar, Brad Miller, Kyle Tucker, Akil Baddoo, Tommy Pham

Cold (last 14 days)
Trevor Story: 4 runs, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SB, batting .188
Francisco Lindor: 3 Runs, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB, batting .140
Anthony Rendon: 5 runs, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB, batting .156
DJ Lemahieu: 5 runs, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, batting .216

Last 2 Years (games 51-60)

Hot Ice Last 2 Years (games 51-60)

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
Mike Moustakas 11 6 2 6 One Year Blank
Mike Tauchman 2 19 3 8 One Year Blank
Travis d'Arnaud 3 35 7 15 One Year Blank
Jason Kipnis 4 19 30 18 One Year Blank
Byron Buxton 31 19 7 19 One Year Blank
Yordan Alvarez 19 35 7 20 One Year Blank
Dansby Swanson 20 34 12 22
Garrett Cooper 31 35 7 24 One Year Blank
Tyler Naquin 19 35 30 28 One Year Blank
Matt Chapman 78 11 7 32 One Year Blank
Austin Dean 47 19 30 32 One Year Blank
Max Kepler 78 11 7 32 One Year Blank
Khris Davis 31 62 7 33 One Year Blank
David Dahl 4 19 86 36 One Year Blank
Ketel Marte 47 62 7 39 One Year Blank
Mitch Garver 47 62 7 39 One Year Blank
Edwin Encarnación 47 62 7 39 One Year Blank
DJ LeMahieu 11 35 86 44 One Year Blank
Gary Sánchez 4 98 30 44 One Year Blank
Howie Kendrick 47 3 86 45 One Year Blank
Matt Adams 31 98 7 45 One Year Blank
Kevin Newman 47 62 30 46 One Year Blank
Nick Solak 47 23 72 47 One Year Blank
Tom Murphy 78 62 7 49 One Year Blank
Jorge Soler 47 98 7 51 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Yordan Alvarez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Dansby Swanson, Garrett Cooper
Probable Rebound Upcoming: DJ LeMahieu
Keep an Eye on/be cautious about: Francisco Lindor