t’s Saturday, so it’s time to grab your coffee, tea, or whatever your morning/early afternoon beverage of choice is and dive into some notable streaks and trends across Major League Baseball. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is holding onto his hit streak as it is up to an impressive 21 games. If you need some help in the batting average department for your fantasy baseball team, some potential pickups with active hit streaks should catch your eye. Philadelphia’s Bryson Stott looks like a potential fantasy baseball waiver wire pick up, as he’s seeing the ball well of late. As we are about to embark on the upcoming week, be sure to check out our  fantasy baseball waiver wire article and stock watch videos for even more content to help boost your fantasy baseball teams. Let’s take a look at some of the notable hit streaks and current trends across Major League Baseball.

1Luis Arraez.3321Paul Goldschmidt.4141Aaron Judge.688
2Paul Goldschmidt.3312Juan Soto.4122Yodan Alvarez.630
3Freddie Freeman.3243Yordan Alvarez.4013Paul Goldschmidt.619
4José Iglesias.3184Aaron Judge.4004Austin Riley.589
5Trea Turner.309T4Freddie Freeman.4005Rafael Devers.577
xBAxwOBAHard Hit%
1Yordan Alvarez.3261Yordan Alvarez.4641Yordan Alvarez62.1
2Bryce Harper.3202Aaron Judge.4632Aaron Judge61.1
3Freddie Freeman.3173Bryce Harper.4223Mike Trout55.1
4Michael Brantley.3104Juan Soto.4154Austin Riley54.7
5Aaron Judge.3055Freddie Freeman.4065Teoscar Hernández53.6
Hit Streaks
21Vladimir Guerrero Jr.871733312711.379/.432/.586
10Luis Robert4271821045.429/.478/.667
10Nolan Arenado38131661357.421/.488/1.000
10Ryan McMahon3781341059.351/.429/.730
9Mitch Haniger326142446.438/.500/.656
9Adolis García344131829.382/.447/.500

Who’s Hot


Bryson Stott, PHI - Stott’s seven home runs, five stolen bases, and .219 batting average on the year may not win anyone a fantasy baseball title, but his numbers over the last week or two should have the attention of fantasy baseball managers. Over his last seven games, he’s hitting .440, and over the last 15, he’s hitting .304! He’s punched out just four times in August, and he’s hitting .364 with a .485 slugging percentage this month. Not only is he making more contact of late, but more hard contact as well, so it’s no surprise to see his wOBA over the last handful of games skyrocket.

Every fantasy baseball waiver wire pickup doesn’t need to be on your team the entire season. I would cash in on this hot streak, and then when he inevitably cools off, drop him from the squad in favor of someone else who is seeing a beach ball at the dish.


Jorge Mateo, BAL - Over the last seven calendar days, Mateo, like Stott, is one of ten players to have at least ten hits. Over his last 15 games, Mateo is hitting .333 with a .667 slugging percentage. He also has one home run, four RBI, five runs scored, and one stolen base. The big thing for Mateo is that the strikeouts are down in this stretch, which have really been his kryptonite this season. Mateo has a 29 percent strikeout rate on the season, but he’s much closer to the MLB average of late.

He has showcased some nice pop, and we all know about his 99th percentile sprint speed. In August, he has just six strikeouts in 36 at-bats, which is a vast improvement for him.


Nolan Arenado, STL - I don’t know much about this Arenado guy, but he’s probably not available in your fantasy league. Regardless, Arenado is on another hot streak, hitting an even .400 with a 1.000 slugging percentage, alongside four home runs, three doubles, and ten RBI in his last six games. He’s hit a home run in three straight games, and in four of his last five. For the month of August as a whole, he’s hitting .421 with a .488 OBP. He’s white hot at the moment, and if you don’t have him on your fantasy baseball team, play some DFS or do some player props and cash in on this hot streak.

Who’s Not


Brandon Lowe, TB - Lowe is hitting just .207 with 11 strikeouts in his last 29 at-bats. He’s been held hitless in his last three starts, going 0-for-12 with six strikeouts. If we extend it out five games, he’s 1-for-20 with ten strikeouts. There has always been swing-and-miss in his game, but his marks this year are closer to 2019 Brandon Lowe rather than 2020 and 2021 Brandon Lowe. Furthermore, his O-Swing rate (35.4%) would be the highest mark of his career, and his zone contact rate (76.4%) would be the lowest.


Tyler O’Neill, STL - O’Neill is having a rough 2022 campaign. Sure, he has six home runs and eight stolen bases, but he hasn’t been able to find the groove that he held for most of the 2021 season. Over his last seven games, he’s hitting just .111 with a 37.9 percent strikeout rate. For comparison’s sake, his strikeout rate for the season as a whole is just below 30 percent. Smaller sample size, sure, but he still has a swinging strike rate north of 13 percent, and his launch angle is way up while he isn’t barreling any baseballs. If there is any optimism, it’s that he’s constantly making more hard contact, so hopefully his luck will turn sooner rather than later.


Rafael Devers, BOS - It was bound to happen at some point and missing some time due to injury has likely slowed him down a bit. Since returning, he’s hitting just .154, but a .138 BABIP isn’t doing him any favors when you consider that all of his batted ball metrics are within a couple of percentage points or degrees from his full season numbers. This is just a blip on the radar for the star third baseman, who is still hitting an impressive .307 on the season. While he may be hitting just .154 in August, his xBA of .212 doubles down on his unluckiness.


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