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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (6/17/2021)

Bo bats in late June!

MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Gregory Fisher-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 game individually and then put a count on each one. So what you will see here is how each player fared between their 70th and 80th 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: Raimel Tapia, J.P. Crawford, Bo Bichette, Tim Anderson
Top 3 Runs: Justin Upton, Raimel Tapia, Bo Bichette, Max Stassi
Top 3 HR: Jose Altuve, Salvador Perez, Patrick Wisdom, Josh Donaldson, Joc Pederson, Fernando Tatis Jr. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Top 3 RBI: Jake Fraley, Christian Arroyo, Brandon Crawford, Matt Olson, Jesse Winker, Joey Votto, Jose Altuve, Rafael Devers
Top 3 SB: Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Ronald Acuña Jr, Tommy Pham

Cold (last 14 days)

Javier Baez: 1 run, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB; batting .094
Kris Bryant: 4 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBi, 0 SB; batting .162
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 4 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .200
Rhys Hoskins: 4 runs, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB; batting .068
AJ Pollock: 4 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB; batting .194

Last 2 Years (games 70-80)

Hot Ice (games 70-80)

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
Nelson Cruz 7 10 2 6 One Year Blank
Manny Machado 3 10 6 6 One Year Blank
Miguel Sanó 16 3 6 8 One Year Blank
Whit Merrifield 16 10 16 14 One Year Blank
DJ LeMahieu 4 2 36 14 One Year Blank
Yuli Gurriel 10 30 3 14 One Year Blank
Evan Longoria 16 17 10 14 One Year Blank
Mitch Garver 28 17 6 17 One Year Blank
Jose Altuve 36 4 16 19 One Year Blank
Yordan Alvarez 13 30 16 20 One Year Blank
Jason Heyward 16 30 16 21 One Year Blank
Domingo Santana 16 30 16 21 One Year Blank
Danny Santana 13 17 36 22 One Year Blank
Fernando Tatis Jr. 28 30 10 23 One Year Blank
Alex Verdugo 46 17 16 26 One Year Blank
Aaron Judge 28 51 3 27 One Year Blank
Brad Miller 28 51 3 27 One Year Blank
Anthony Santander 7 69 6 27 One Year Blank
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 2 69 16 29 One Year Blank
AJ Pollock 28 51 10 30 One Year Blank
Chris Taylor 4 51 36 30 One Year Blank
Yasiel Puig 46 30 16 31 One Year Blank
Yoán Moncada 46 30 16 31 One Year Blank
Pete Alonso 46 30 16 31 One Year Blank
Kurt Suzuki 16 51 36 34 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Fernando Tatis Jr., Bo Bichette
Possible rebound/upswing coming: AJ Pollock
Keep an eye on/be cautious about: Lourdes Gurriel