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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (7/1/2021)

Give me all of the Trea Turner shares.

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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. What you will see here are how each player fared between their 80th and 90th games over the last two years. For instance, 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. Therefore, 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).

HOT over the last 2 weeks:

(if more than 3 players are listed, there is a tie)

Top 3 Hits: Whit Merrifield, Trea Turner, Luis Urias, Bryan Reynolds
Top 3 Runs: Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, Adam Frazier, Fernando Tatis Jr. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Top 3 HR: Kyle Schwarber, Shohei Ohtani, Ozzie Albies, Adam Duvall
Top 3 RBI: Kyle Schwarber, Ozzie Albies, Shohei Ohtani, Joey Gallo, Nick Castellanos
Top 3 SB: Whit Merrifield, Trea Turner, Raimel Tapia, Ozzie Albies

COLD over the last 2 weeks:

Anthony Rendon: 5 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBI; batting .194
Jose Abreu: 6 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI; batting .194
Gleyber Torres: 2 runs, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB; batting .140
Kyle Tucker: 2 runs, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .267
Tim Anderson: 3 runs, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB; batting .196

Last 2 Years (games 80-90):

Hot Ice (games 80-90)

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 Trout 2 12 2 5 One Year Blank
Xander Bogaerts 4 7 6 6 One Year Blank
Nelson Cruz 2 12 3 6 One Year Blank
Rafael Devers 6 12 6 8 One Year Blank
Yuli Gurriel 7 12 6 8 One Year Blank
Josh Donaldson 12 12 4 9 One Year Blank
Brandon Crawford 7 12 13 11 One Year Blank
Starling Marte 18 13 14 15 One Year Blank
Ramón Laureano 14 21 13 16 One Year Blank
Eugenio Suárez 17 30 6 18 One Year Blank
Rougned Odor 17 30 6 18 One Year Blank
Gio Urshela 31 12 13 19 One Year Blank
Josh Bell 7 44 6 19 One Year Blank
Christian Walker 17 30 13 20 One Year Blank
Jason Kipnis 7 44 13 21 One Year Blank
Max Muncy 17 44 6 22 One Year Blank
Kole Calhoun 31 30 13 25 One Year Blank
Yadier Molina 31 30 13 25 One Year Blank
José Ramírez 24 21 35 27 One Year Blank
Manny Machado 14 65 4 28 One Year Blank
Bryan Reynolds 68 3 13 28 One Year Blank
Stephen Piscotty 31 44 13 29 One Year Blank
Jose Altuve 46 7 35 29 One Year Blank
Mitch Moreland 46 30 13 30 One Year Blank
Trea Turner 24 7 68 33 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Trea Turner, Bryan Reynolds
Possible rebound/upswing coming: Eugenio Suarez, Christian Walker
Keep an eye on/be cautious about: Jose Abreu