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Hot Ice: Players who are hot and cold in fantasy baseball (8/4/2021)

Joey Votto with an impressive home run streak...

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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.” Instead, 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 here is how each player fared between their 110th and 125th 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: AJ Pollock, George Springer, Kyle Farmer, Dansby Swanson
Top 3 Runs: George Springer, Anthony Rizzo, Austin Riley
Top 3 HR: Joey Votto, Austin Riley, Salvador Perez
Top 3 RBI: Joey Votto, Austin Riley, Eric Haase
Top 3 SB: Starling Marte, Bo Bichette, Miguel Rojas

Cold (last 14 days)

Cody Bellinger: 5 runs, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB; batting .211
Jose Abreu: 2 runs, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB; batting .108
Corey Seager: 3 runs, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB; batting .294
Tim Anderson: 4 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB; batting .217
Nelson Cruz: 4 runs, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB; batting .184

Last 2 Years (games 110-125) :

Hot Ice (games 110-125)

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. 4 4 2 3 One Year Blank
J.D. Martinez 2 5 7 5 One Year Blank
Bryce Harper 5 14 4 8 One Year Blank
Nolan Arenado 8 14 2 8 One Year Blank
Juan Soto 13 2 10 8 One Year Blank
Carlos Santana 13 5 10 9 One Year Blank
Alex Bregman 2 5 23 10 One Year Blank
Austin Meadows 18 9 10 12 One Year Blank
Jorge Soler 18 14 7 13 One Year Blank
Anthony Rendon 12 5 23 13 One Year Blank
Francisco Lindor 22 27 4 18 One Year Blank
Adam Eaton 28 3 23 18 One Year Blank
Cody Bellinger 18 27 10 18 One Year Blank
Rafael Devers 13 21 23 19 One Year Blank
José Abreu 8 27 23 19 One Year Blank
Max Muncy 28 27 10 22 One Year Blank
Matt Olson 13 45 10 23 One Year Blank
Justin Turner 22 45 4 24 One Year Blank
Freddie Freeman 28 21 23 24 One Year Blank
Kevin Pillar 38 11 23 24 One Year Blank
Corey Seager 5 45 23 24 One Year Blank
Nick Ahmed 18 45 10 24 One Year Blank
José Ramírez 8 61 10 26 One Year Blank
Pete Alonso 5 73 10 29 One Year Blank
Matt Chapman 60 21 10 30 One Year Blank

In a nutshell:

Trust in: Bo Bichette, JD Martinez and Nolan Arenado
Possible Rebound/Upswing coming: Jose Abreu & Corey Seager
Keep an Eye on/be cautious about: Nelson Cruz