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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (7/28/2021)

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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,” 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.

  • 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 100th and 115th 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: Harrison Bader, Starling Marte, Freddie Freeman
Top 3 Runs: Freddie Freeman, Fernando Tatis Jr., Robbie Grossman, Tommy Pham, Mitch Haniger
Top 3 HRs: Joey Votto, Juan Soto, Austin Riley, Jorge Soler, Chris Taylor
Top 3 RBI: Juan Soto, Joey Votto, Will Smith, Austin Riley
Top 3 SB: Starling Marte, Bryce Harper, Greg Allen

Cold over the last 2 weeks

Cody Bellinger: 7 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .128
Xander Bogaerts: 2 runs, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB; batting .188
DJ Lemahieu: 1 run, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB; batting .238
Eugenio Suarez: 3 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .163
Trent Grisham: 4 runs, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB; batting .175
Giancarlo Stanton: 3 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .186

Last 2 Years (games 100-115):

Hot Ice (games 100-115)

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
Ronald Acuña Jr. 6 3 9 6 One Year Blank
Matt Olson 8 8 3 6 One Year Blank
Eloy Jiménez 3 15 5 8 One Year Blank
Gleyber Torres 8 15 2 8 One Year Blank
George Springer 5 20 3 9 One Year Blank
Juan Soto 29 8 5 14 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 14 3 31 16 One Year Blank
J.D. Martinez 29 12 14 18 One Year Blank
Trey Mancini 8 33 14 18 One Year Blank
Paul Goldschmidt 29 20 9 19 One Year Blank
Brian Anderson 21 33 5 20 One Year Blank
Michael Conforto 6 46 9 20 One Year Blank
Carlos Santana 11 20 31 21 One Year Blank
Yuli Gurriel 3 46 14 21 One Year Blank
Oscar Mercado 21 33 14 23 One Year Blank
José Ramírez 11 46 14 24 One Year Blank
Mookie Betts 29 12 31 24 One Year Blank
Randal Grichuk 45 20 9 25 One Year Blank
Francisco Lindor 29 33 14 25 One Year Blank
Anthony Rendon 14 33 31 26 One Year Blank
Asdrúbal Cabrera 2 46 31 26 One Year Blank
Javier Báez 29 20 31 27 One Year Blank
Matt Chapman 59 20 5 28 One Year Blank
Hanser Alberto 45 15 31 30 One Year Blank
Josh Bell 29 33 31 31 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Juan Soto, Freddie Freeman
Possible Rebound/Upswing coming: Francisco Lindor
Keep an Eye on/be cautious about: Trent Grisham