We’ve added two new data grids to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater to help you identify streaking hitters/pitchers (streaking in the non-Ferrellian sense):
- Hot Hitters: This has hitting stats for the past 20 days of all hitters with 1+ AB. Besides your typical 5×5 stats, it includes BABIP, OBP, OPS, SLG, and K%. Players are ranked in descending order of their ‘Heat Index’ which is calculated using a mix of Hits, Runs, HRs, RBI, SBs, and ABs. Each player is indexed against the 156th most valuable hitter for the period (156 hitters are active on a given day in a 12-team league). While it isn’t possible for us to know if he’s available or not in your league, we provide pre-season and in-season $ estimates (based on 12 team 5×5 ESPN rosters) – the higher those values, the more likely a player is already owned.
- Hot Pitchers: This has pitching stats for the past 20 days of all pitchers with 0.3 IP. Besides your typical 5×5 stats, this includes FIP, Blown Saves, Holds, K/BB, K/9, and Quality Starts. Players are ranked in descending order of their ‘Heat Index’ which is calculated using a mix of Wins, Saves, Earned Runs, Hits, Walks, Innings, and Holds. Each pitcher is indexed against the 108th most valuable pitcher for the period (108 pitchers are active on a given day in a 12-team league). Pre-season and in-season $ estimates (based on 12 team 5×5 ESPN rosters) are provided for each player to help identify players more likely to be free agents in your league.
The inaugural #1 hot hitters/pitchers are Carlos Gonzalez (edging out Josh Hamilton) and Johnny Cueto (edging out CC Sabathia).
As with our other Player Raters, the grids are sortable and you can filter based on position (including SP vs. RP). The data should update every weekday by around 10AM EST – the last column will indicate the last day’s worth of games that are included.
If you see a player missing or set at the wrong position, please mention it in the comments section of the latest post. Please note that players just called up may take a week or so to be added.