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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (7/20/2021)

I’m big on Frederick Charles Freeman through the last half of the season.

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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 hot streaks or cold streaks. The purpose of this article is to look at the “2’s,” but since we are a few games past the All-Star break we can manually select games from one week past the All-Star break to the end of season. Here are 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 90th and 162nd 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).

Hot over the last 2 weeks

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

Top 3 Hits: David Fletcher, John Nogowski, Juan Soto, Miguel Rojas
Top 3 Runs: Juan Soto, Mookie Betts, Tommy Pham
Top 3 HR: Juan Soto, Freddie Freeman, Matt Olson, AJ Pollock
Top 3 RBI: Juan Soto, Jesus Aguilar, Justin Turner
Top 3 SB: Kyle Tucker, Starling Marte, Raimel Tapia, Fernando Tatis Jr.

Cold over the last 2 weeks

Cody Bellinger: 3 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .079
Eugenio Suarez: 5 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB; batting .119
Yordan Alvarez: 2 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .132
DJ Lemahieu: 1 run, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB; batting .200
Nolan Arenado: 3 runs, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB; batting .133

Last 2 Years (games 90-162):

Hot Ice (games 90-162)

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
Jorge Soler 3 8 3 5 One Year Blank
Alex Bregman 5 3 11 6 One Year Blank
Ronald Acuña Jr. 15 4 5 8 One Year Blank
Paul Goldschmidt 2 13 10 8 One Year Blank
Marcus Semien 21 2 5 9 One Year Blank
Pete Alonso 9 15 4 9 One Year Blank
Juan Soto 15 9 11 12 One Year Blank
Bryce Harper 9 19 8 12 One Year Blank
Trey Mancini 6 15 17 13 One Year Blank
Rafael Devers 11 5 23 13 One Year Blank
Eugenio Suárez 19 25 2 15 One Year Blank
Starlin Castro 11 21 17 16 One Year Blank
Nolan Arenado 15 29 5 16 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 7 21 23 17 One Year Blank
Cody Bellinger 26 9 17 17 One Year Blank
J.D. Martinez 14 25 17 19 One Year Blank
Mookie Betts 33 7 17 19 One Year Blank
Nick Castellanos 37 15 11 21 One Year Blank
Eduardo Escobar 11 41 11 21 One Year Blank
Josh Donaldson 23 25 17 22 One Year Blank
Paul DeJong 28 31 11 23 One Year Blank
Anthony Rendon 7 21 44 24 One Year Blank
José Abreu 4 25 44 24 One Year Blank
Michael Conforto 23 31 23 26 One Year Blank
Gleyber Torres 37 38 8 28 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Juan Soto, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman
Possible rebound/upswing coming: Eugenio Suarez, Nolan Arenado
Keep an eye on/be cautious about: Yordan Alvarez