Wow. Been a while since my last Hot and Not update’s been posted. Sorry – unforeseen events tore me away for a few weeks. That and we’ve actually been implementing a few, we think very helpful, updates on the Fantasy Baseball Manager of the Year website (fantasybaseballmoty.com). Two we think you’ll find particularly useful.
MOTY now denotes Multiple Position Eligibility with an “*” next to qualifying players’ listed positions in the MOTY rankings, Trade Evaluator and My Roster custom lists. We’ve also launched a “toggle” function, allowing you to click back and forth between the YTD actual numbers and 2006 MOTY projections — for both MOTY#s and stats. People are finding this option especially insightful when using the Trade Evaluator.
Now then, since I’ve been AWOL for a spell, I’m going to do a little something different for this installment. Instead of highlighting the players who were “Hot” and “Not” over the last week, let’s take a look at the fantasy baseball players fitting those descriptions for the Last Month … which of course the MOTY Scope™ ranks or you under the MTD tab in every weekly ranking update.
Obviously, there are many more players who are heating up and cooling down — especially over the last week. You can find them very quickly using the Weekly MOTY Rankings on the MOTY site.
American League – Hot: Players appear in this list for 2 reasons — they’re the guys who’ve both risen to the top in the Month to Date (MTD) MOTY rankings AND might be available in your league … though that might be a stretch since managers have had 4 weeks to take notice of these guys. But you never know. (Again, the “*” next to a player’s position denotes multiple position eligibility).
American League – Not: Key to the “Not” lists is that these guys are almost certainly on a roster in your league, possibly yours. And based on sluggish or declining MTD MOTY#s, may be down trending … toward the bench for a while or (maybe) as trade bait, even (doh!) dropping them for a “Hot” player.