GotowarMissAgnes wrote:If I thought it was possible to predict when hot streaks begin and end, I'd agree with that strategy.
Of course it's possible. Certainly it's not infallible, but what you want to look for is a veteran type who has been showing signs of coming to life, and has some favorable matchups ahead. Palmeiro was a perfect example. He was starting to hit a little, getting some walks, and had series coming up with KC, Philly and Seattle, with the last two series are friendly Camden.
D Ward is one of the most notable streak hitters around, and he's frequently in the FA pool even in deep leagues. He's just gone through a hot run and is now seemingly cooling down, so he's likely to be unowned within the next few days is plenty of leagues. Wait for him to string together a couple of decent games, and then grab him if he's around.
There are guys available in almost every league who fit this criteria. You just have to learn to recognize the signals.