Latest Update Alex Rios went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, a run scored and a walk in the Rangers loss to the Astros on Sunday. Sun Aug, 31, 06:21 PM
A physically-gifted athlete with all the tools for stardom, 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 has yet to live up to his talent level. Impatient at the plate, he has major holes in his swing. Will slump for long stretches.
Rios has been playing on and off due to nagging injuries and has probably drove fantasy owners crazy. He was very reliable for a while this season but injuries have hindered his performance as of late. He plays in a Rangers line up that has undergone an extensive amount of injuries, and he should be played in line ups when healthy because he can fill out the entire stat sheet.Analyst: Colby Conway
Rangers are using an outfield of Leonys Martin, Jim Adduci and Michael Choice.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Rios cleared waivers just a few weeks ago and promptly injured his ankle, stifling rumors about a potential trade. However, if Rios continues to improve with the stick over the few weeks, he could be in for a change of scenery. He hasn't been a disaster for fantasy purposes, slashing .286/.314/.402 with four home runs and sixteen steals, but once his caught stealing (9), .116 ISO, and allergy to walks are factored in, he's a below average corner outfielder. Analyst: Spencer Silva
First it was an ankle issue and now it's a thumb. In a season where there has been nothing but disaster in Texas, Rios' injuries are just making it worse. He'll be in the lineup Wednesday, but keep an eye on him at the plate. If the thumb injury is bothering him, expect Ron Washington to give him the hook early.Analyst: Howard Bender