Latest Update Alex Rios’ option for 2015 was declined Wed Oct, 15, 10:49 AM
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.
Like many of the Rangers, Rios was a huge disappointment in 2014. He missed 31 games due to injury and while he hit .280 on the season, he hit just four home runs with 54 RBI, 54 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. The Rangers have some youngsters they'll happily use in the outfield and find another way to invest that kind of money. He'll land somewhere here in the offseason. Fantasy owners just have to hope the season was an aberration and that he lands in a hitter-friendly ballpark.Analyst: Howard Bender
Rios was a big disappointment for Rangers this season hitting .280 with 54 runs, four home runs, 54 RBI and 17 SB over 131 games after hitting six home runs and stealing 16 stolen bases last year for the Rangers in 47 games following his acquisition. It will be hard to predict what type of production you will get from Rios next season and will likely be found in the second half of most fantasy drafts. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
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