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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (6/2/2021)

I’m trusting in Dansby Swanson on the road ahead.

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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 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 54th and 65th 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: Pavin Smith, Marcus Semien, Nick Castellanos
Top 3 Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr., Jose Altuve, Matt Olson, Marcus Semien
Top 3 HR: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Fernando Tatis Jr., Austin Riley, Adolis Garcia, Jesse Winker, Max Muncy, Evan Longoria
Top 3 RBI: Fernando Tatis Jr., Evan Longoria, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Austin Meadows
Top 3 SB: Trea Turner, Cedric Mullins, Fernando Tatis Jr., Jean Segura, Whit Merrifield, Randy Arozarena

Cold (last 14 days)

Anthony Rendon: 2 runs, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, batting .174
Nolan Arenado: 4 runs, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, batting .174
DJ Lemahieu: 5 runs, 0 HR, 0 runs, 0 SB, batting .186
Yordan Alvarez: 3 runs, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, batting .125
Keston Hiura: 1 run, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, batting .043

Last 2 Years (games 55-64)

Hot Ice Last 2 Years Games 56-64

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 4 8 2 5 One Year Blank
Danny Jansen 10 8 2 7 One Year Blank
Mike Tauchman 7 19 5 10 One Year Blank
Hunter Renfroe 10 19 2 10 One Year Blank
Trent Grisham 10 11 12 11 One Year Blank
Jose Altuve 19 8 18 15 One Year Blank
Marcus Semien 19 19 8 15 One Year Blank
Ian Desmond 2 32 18 17 One Year Blank
Mike Moustakas 29 19 5 18 One Year Blank
Mike Trout 45 8 8 20 One Year Blank
Max Kepler 19 32 18 23 One Year Blank
Dansby Swanson 32 28 21 27
J.D. Martinez 45 32 8 28 One Year Blank
Nick Solak 23 34 29 29 One Year Blank
Travis d'Arnaud 7 32 55 31 One Year Blank
Brandon Nimmo 45 32 18 32 One Year Blank
Luis Robert 33 34 29 32 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 36 43 20 33
Carlos Correa 37 43 20 33
Nelson Cruz 29 65 8 34 One Year Blank
Curt Casali 19 65 18 34 One Year Blank
Christian Yelich 62 23 20 35
Kyle Seager 29 71 8 36
Roberto Pérez 29 65 18 37 One Year Blank
Kyle Schwarber 43 52 20 38

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Dansby Swanson, Fernando Tatis Jr.,
Possible rebound upcoming: Freddie Freeman
Keep an eye on/be cautious about: Keston Hiura