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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (8/11/2021)

George Springer is on fire right now.

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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 games individually and then put a count on each one. So what you will see is how each player fared between their 115th and 130th 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: George Springer, Rafael Ortega, Teoscar Hernandez
Top 3 Runs: George Springer, Jonathan India, Teoscar Hernandez, Brandon Lowe
Top 3 HR: George Springer, Jorge Polanco, Joey Votto
Top 3 RBI: George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez, CJ Cron
Top 3 SB: Starling Marte, Whit Merrifield, David Fletcher

Cold over the last 2 weeks

Javier Baez: 4 runs, 2HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB; batting .205
Michael Conforto: 3 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB; batting .171
Matt Chapman: 2 runs, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB; batting .163
Tommy Pham: 5 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB; batting .163

Last 2 Years (games 115-130) –

Hot Ice (games 115-130)

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
Bryce Harper 2 4 2 3 One Year Blank
Austin Meadows 4 2 4 3 One Year Blank
Nolan Arenado 6 12 2 7 One Year Blank
Ronald Acuña Jr. 11 12 4 9 One Year Blank
J.D. Martinez 3 20 7 10 One Year Blank
Kevin Pillar 15 9 12 12 One Year Blank
Carlos Santana 19 6 12 12 One Year Blank
Rafael Devers 11 6 21 13 One Year Blank
Joc Pederson 21 20 4 15 One Year Blank
Corey Seager 6 28 12 15 One Year Blank
Juan Soto 11 4 33 16 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 21 20 7 16 One Year Blank
Francisco Lindor 35 12 7 18 One Year Blank
Alex Bregman 6 20 33 20 One Year Blank
Danny Santana 15 12 33 20 One Year Blank
Anthony Rendon 26 6 33 22 One Year Blank
Cody Bellinger 35 12 21 23 One Year Blank
Ketel Marte 21 28 21 23 One Year Blank
Nick Castellanos 26 35 12 24 One Year Blank
Mike Trout 54 9 21 28 One Year Blank
José Abreu 11 46 33 30 One Year Blank
Max Muncy 43 28 21 31 One Year Blank
Xander Bogaerts 26 46 21 31 One Year Blank
Jorge Soler 21 61 12 31 One Year Blank
Paul Goldschmidt 35 28 33 32 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Bryce Harper and Jonathan India
Possible Rebound/Upswing coming: Javier Baez
Keep an Eye on/be cautious about: Tommy Pham