Latest Update Rangers officially decline 2015 club option on Alex Rios Fri Oct, 31, 07:24 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.
Thumb and ankle injuries took away from Rios' 2014 season. Those injuries bothered him enough to the extent that he hit only four home runs and stole 17 bases in 131 games. He is expected to be healthy for spring training, and some club will sign the 34-year old outfielder this offseason.Analyst: Colby Conway
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