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Re: How to spot hot streaks?

Postby rjforlife » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:18 am

Skin Blues wrote:Oh, definitely. You can look for favourable matchups and healthy players. But I wouldn't call that a hot streak, that's just a player at his true talent level facing weak competition.



Exactly. He's talking about Jason Kipnis being nearly droppable on May 1st and he was a top 25 hitter by May 17th. That kind of hot streak.
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Re: How to spot hot streaks?

Postby AHF » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:26 am

I have had success ID'ing certain players as being streaky and sitting them after some cold spells and putting them back in after HR games with Jay Bruce, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla, for example. They tend to put together some extended cold and hot streaks over the course of a season.

I don't think there is any great science to this, though, and if you are going to gamble on this (it is gambling) you have to be prepared to eat a poor performance or to have your slugger on the bench for a great night.
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