Latest Update Rios out rest of season with thumb injury Sun Sep, 21, 02:32 PM
A physically-gifted athlete with all the tools for stellar play, he has the size and bat speed to be an above-average power hitter. Can also steal double-digit bases and has the range and glove to play anywhere in the outfield.
Flaws: : Is extremely inconsistent and hasn't really lived up to his talent level. Impatient at the plate, he has a few holes in his swing. Will slump for long stretches. Also, age and injuries are starting to creep up on him.
Thus ends a largely disappointing season for Alex Rios. He has a history of bouncing back following bad seasons, and he could be a value pick in drafts next year.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Not like his contributions this year have been much help, but now you're still dealing with the possibility that he doesn't come back this season. It's waiting for the incision to heal right now, it's some other excuse in the future. Even if he does come back, what's he going to give you? You're better off looking for some inspired call-up with some upside to use instead.Analyst: Howard Bender
Rios is out of the lineup on Friday night and this is the reason why. He has battled nagging injuries as of late and this just adds to his laundry list. His power has basically been nonexistent this year, but Rios has managed to steal 17 bases. He should be back next weekend and will look to finish the season strong.Analyst: David Kerr
Rios has been up and down with a thumb issue over the last few days, so he's going to get some rest Friday while Michael Choice handles the work in right field.Analyst: Howard Bender