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Alex Rios 2013 Outlook


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#1 ballfan4141

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

he had a good season. but you can never know what to expect. I dont think anymore can get a really accurate projection on his numbers.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

I don't see why he couldn't put up very similar numbers to 2012 in 2013.  I doubt he will hit over .300 again, but high .280's to the mid .290's in BA is well within reach.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Odd year, which means avoid Alex.  Better luck next year.  He is so hard to predict.  He is very talented but lacks motivation a lot of the time.  That lineup is pretty solid assuming they will probaby go De Aza - Keppinger - Dunn - Konerko - Rios - Viciedo - Alexei - Flowers - Beckham.  Something along those lines.  Should be in a good spot for RBI's with some great OBP guys in front of him.  The Keppinger add went under the radar but he had a .367 OBP last year and is a professional hitter, he has more BB's than K's in his career.  Perfect 2 hitter for that team.  I could see Alex getting 90 RBI's again no problem.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

I'd ideally like him as a UTIL/Bench guy out of the draft, but I'd grab him as an OF3 if I'm hard up. He's simply talented, which gives him - still - nice upside to gamble on. And yes - lots of lineup upside as well as Cmilne points out.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

If you are in a keeper league, coming off his lousy 2011 someone probably got him cheap and therefore even with the risk he is a keeper.

As for the yearly leagues, he will be drafted lower than his stats would suggest he should (unless you have newbies simply drafting off like an ESPN stats list or something) but with the numbers he did put up and the upside he has you have to think he is top 25-30 OF for someone.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

It's reasonable to be leary of Rios because of his wild inconsistency. However, he really seemed to settle in last season, he plays in a hitter's park and even with a slight step backwards he will still put up some very nice numbers. Worth taking a shot on him because I think he'll be undervalued again despite his great season in 2012.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

View Postparrothead, on 21 January 2013 - 11:10 PM, said:

If you are in a keeper league, coming off his lousy 2011 someone probably got him cheap and therefore even with the risk he is a keeper.

As for the yearly leagues, he will be drafted lower than his stats would suggest he should (unless you have newbies simply drafting off like an ESPN stats list or something) but with the numbers he did put up and the upside he has you have to think he is top 25-30 OF for someone.

Agreed...he's a $1 keeper for me and is automatic.  I think the odd year/even year thought process is just crap.  Dude made major changes to his hitting approach last year after starting slow, and the results were solid...and consistent.  Although I think his average may drop some, his production numbers HR/R/RBI should be consistent.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

He's hitting higher in the line up this year to start. Not sure where but if he continues this success, he's solid. Best $2 pick up ever.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

need to have another season with guys like him who you get for nothing. there is a long list from last year.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

I certainly can't argue with anybody who keeps him for a buck or two. I'm just so aggravated by his wild year-to-year swings, I'm almost at wits end with it. It would be really nice if he would put together 2 solid seasons in a row. Is that too much to ask??
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

http://www.kffl.com/...os-to-hit-third

Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios is expected to hit third this season. DH Adam Dunn hit third last season, but he has always been distracted by movement on the bases when he hits. So, he'll likely hit fifth, since OF Alejandro De Aza will hit leadoff and look to steal bases.
Fantasy Tip: We don't think this move affects Dunn much. It might hurt his RBI potential a bit with slow-footed Paul Konerko hitting ahead of him, as opposed to 1-2 hitters. But Dunn isn't typically a guy that drives in a ton of runs due to his low batting averages. If Rios can handle the three-hole, it should boost his value a bit.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

It is so tough to predict this guy, but he was a top 30 player last year and his ADP seems to be consierably lower then that. I honestly have no idea how this guy will do this year, and he could be a complete flop again.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Tough to predict, avoid.  Simple.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

View PostSuikoden, on 25 February 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:

Tough to predict, avoid.  Simple.

He's falling in drafts and can be had as an OF3 or OF4. That's worth the risk given the upside.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

He went in the 11th round in the fangraphs mock. What am I missing here?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

View Postjackmurphy, on 08 March 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

He went in the 11th round in the fangraphs mock. What am I missing here?
That there's probably an equal chance that he's 2011 Rios again as he's 2012 Alex Rios.
Career-high HR/FB rate, career-low walk rate in 2102. He walked 26 times total for the whole season. BA repeat unlikely.
And he's 32 years old.

He had 90+ runs scored and 90+ RBI in 2012. Here are some players who didn't:

Albert Pujols, Carlos Gonzalez, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Prince Fielder, Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Buster Posey.

I'm not betting Rios repeats in 2013.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

There is almost no analysis that can be done on Rios at this point. There is no predicting him, no rhyme or reason.  Some years he's great, some years hes completely mixed league irrelevant and horrific.  Total crap shoot as to what guy you will get this year.  At how low he is going I actually think he's kind of worth it, but plug your nose when you pick this clown...

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

View PostWombat, on 08 March 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

There is almost no analysis that can be done on Rios at this point. There is no predicting him, no rhyme or reason.  Some years he's great, some years hes completely mixed league irrelevant and horrific.  Total crap shoot as to what guy you will get this year.  At how low he is going I actually think he's kind of worth it, but plug your nose when you pick this clown...
Guys like him, Ellsbury, Yasmani Grandal, they all give me a headache trying to decide if there is any kind of baseline I can find to try to project them from. I'll probably just ignore them all this year and just let them aggravate some other owner...
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

Good thing about him is that he'll bat third this year.It gives him possibility for runs and RBIs.My league draft on 26th and if this trend continues I'm definitely a buyer.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

On fire. 3rd straight game going yard. Maybe last year wasn't a fluke.

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