The Cincinnati Reds, like all Major League Baseball teams, are subject to the normal ups and downs of a 162-game season.
Over the course of the year, players will go through cold and hot streaks. While great players limit these streaks to just a few games, others can drag a team down with inconsistent, or consistently bad, play.
The season's second half has just gotten underway, and while some players are coming in hot, others are ice cold and in need of a big turnaround in order to help the Reds realize their goal of repeating as NL Central champs and ultimately playing for a World Series title.
With that said, though, let us analyze the team's hottest and coldest hitters entering the second half of play.
All stats come courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through play on July 20, 2013.