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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (6/9/2021)

Gleyber Torres is about to heat up...

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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 2 WEEKS
  • 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 games individually, and then put a count on each one. So what you will see here are how each player fared between their 60th and 70th 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 (especially since 2020 only had around 60 games).

Last 2 Weeks:

Hot (last 14 days) (If more than 3 players are listed, there is a tie)

Top 3 Hits: Cedric Mullins, Ketel Marte, Pavin Smith
Top 3 Runs: Austin Meadows, Christian Yelich, Patrick Wisdom, Ronald Acuña Jr., Justin Upton, Jose Altuve, Francisco Lindor, Matt Olson, Eric Haase, Carlos Correa, Hunter Renfroe Adam Frazier
Top 3 HR: Patrick Wisdom, Eric Haase, Jonathan Schoop
Top 3 RBI: Austin Meadows, Andrew Benintendi, Fernando Tatis Jr., Matt Olson, Carlos Correa, Ozzie Albies, Whit Merrifield, Sean Murphy, Patrick Wisdom, Jonathan Schoop, Salvador Perez
Top 3 SB: Ronald Acuña Jr., Trea Turner, Niko Goodrum, Jean Segura, Whit Merrifield, Tommy Pham

Cold (last 14 days)

Alex Bregman: 6 runs, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .163
Nelson Cruz: 3 runs, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB; batting .233
Matt Chapman: 4 runs, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .184
Giancarlo Stanton: 0 runs, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB; batting .138
Alec Bohm: 4 runs, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB; batting .226

Last 2 Years (games 60-70)

Hot Ice Games 60-70

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
Edwin Encarnación 8 5 2 5 One Year Blank
Gleyber Torres 3 5 12 7 One Year Blank
Kyle Seager 3 24 2 10 One Year Blank
Christian Yelich 31 5 5 14 One Year Blank
Ian Desmond 2 15 31 16 One Year Blank
Yordan Alvarez 8 9 31 16 One Year Blank
George Springer 24 15 12 17 One Year Blank
David Dahl 8 15 31 18 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 8 36 12 19 One Year Blank
Hunter Renfroe 31 24 5 20 One Year Blank
Wilmer Flores 16 36 12 21 One Year Blank
Ronald Acuña Jr. 16 36 12 21 One Year Blank
Yasiel Puig 24 36 5 22 One Year Blank
Mike Trout 47 9 12 23 One Year Blank
Brett Gardner 24 15 31 23 One Year Blank
Juan Soto 16 24 31 24 One Year Blank
Christian Vázquez 16 24 31 24 One Year Blank
Paul DeJong 47 24 5 25 One Year Blank
Carlos Correa 8 64 5 26 One Year Blank
Danny Jansen 31 36 12 26 One Year Blank
Yasmani Grandal 3 64 12 26 One Year Blank
Teoscar Hernández 31 36 12 26 One Year Blank
Manny Machado 47 3 31 27 One Year Blank
Mike Yastrzemski 16 64 2 27 One Year Blank
Didi Gregorius 16 36 31 28 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Ronald Acuna, Gleyber Torres
Possible rebound/upswing coming: Christian Yelich
Keep an eye on/be cautious about: Eric Haase (regression!)