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Alex Rios

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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He was so much better when he was Alexis. The 35-year-old free agent is now a shell of his former self at the plate as his power has disappeared. He's a gap hitter who still has some legs. It seems im...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/18/1981   BORN: Coffee, AL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Alex Rios Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $11 million deal with the Royals in December 2014.

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Rios's club option was not picked up for 2016, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Alex Rios Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 AAA SYR 46 195 185 14 48 14 10 1 3 23 2 1 9 30 0 1 0 .259 .292 .373 .665
2005 24 MAJ TOR 146 519 481 71 126 39 23 6 10 59 14 9 28 101 0 5 5 .262 .306 .397 .703
2006 25 AAA SYR 3 11 10 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .764
2006 25 MAJ TOR 128 498 450 68 136 56 33 6 17 82 15 6 35 89 0 10 3 .302 .349 .516 .865
2007 26 MAJ TOR 161 711 643 114 191 74 43 7 24 85 17 4 55 103 0 7 6 .297 .354 .498 .852
2008 27 MAJ TOR 155 686 635 91 185 70 47 8 15 79 32 8 44 112 0 5 2 .291 .337 .461 .798
2009 28 MAJ TOR 108 479 436 52 115 41 25 2 14 62 19 3 31 78 0 6 6 .264 .317 .427 .744
2009 28 MAJ CHA 41 154 146 11 29 9 6 0 3 9 5 2 6 29 1 1 0 .199 .229 .301 .530
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ TOR/CHA 149 633 582 63 144 50 31 2 17 71 24 5 37 107 1 7 6 .247 .296 .395 .691
2010 29 MAJ CHA 147 617 567 89 161 53 29 3 21 88 34 14 38 93 0 5 7 .284 .334 .457 .791
2011 30 MAJ CWS 145 570 537 64 122 37 22 2 13 44 11 6 27 68 0 4 2 .227 .265 .348 .613
2012 31 MAJ CWS 157 640 605 93 184 70 37 8 25 91 23 6 26 92 0 5 4 .304 .334 .516 .850
2013 32 MAJ CWS 109 464 430 57 119 36 22 2 12 55 26 6 32 78 0 1 1 .277 .328 .421 .749
2013 32 MAJ TEX 47 197 186 26 52 19 11 2 6 26 16 1 9 30 0 1 1 .280 .315 .457 .772
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CWS/TEX 156 661 616 83 171 55 33 4 18 81 42 7 41 108 0 2 2 .278 .324 .432 .756
2014 33 MAJ TEX 131 521 492 54 138 42 30 8 4 54 17 9 23 93 0 5 1 .280 .311 .398 .709
2015 34 AAA OMA 4 17 17 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .176 .176 .412 .588
2015 34 MAJ KC 105 411 385 40 98 28 22 2 4 32 9 0 15 67 0 6 5 .255 .287 .353 .640
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3-Year Averages     118 465 438 47 118 35 26 5 4 43 13 4 19 80 0 5 3 .269 .301 .379 .680
Career  (View All)     1691 6,927 6,419 885 1,777 606 374 63 169 793 253 77 400 1,117 2 61 45 .277 .321 .434 .755

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Alex Rios: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 105 105
2014 114 114 16
2013 155 1 155
2012 156 156
2011 143 143 2
2010 144 1 143 2
2009 149 42 110

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Alex Rios Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510912061.229.303.570
2014123192240.325.545.898

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015276284268.264.373.668
20143693523017.266.350.646

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015173191117.272.376.673
2014234261298.282.393.712

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015212213212.241.335.614
2014258283259.279.403.707
Alex Rios Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AAA SYR 195 185 4.6% 15.4% 0.30 84% .296 .114
2005 24 MAJ TOR 519 481 5.4% 19.5% 0.28 79% .314 .135
2006 25 AAA SYR 11 10 9.1% 27.3% 0.33 70% .429 .100
2006 25 MAJ TOR 498 450 7% 17.9% 0.39 80% .346 .214
2007 26 MAJ TOR 711 643 7.7% 14.5% 0.53 84% .324 .201
2008 27 MAJ TOR 686 635 6.4% 16.3% 0.39 82% .335 .170
2009 28 MAJ TOR 479 436 6.5% 16.3% 0.40 82% .294 .163
2009 28 MAJ CHA 154 146 3.9% 18.8% 0.21 80% .228 .102
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ TOR/CHA 633 582 5.8% 16.9% 0.35 82% .277 .148
2010 29 MAJ CHA 617 567 6.2% 15.1% 0.41 84% .309 .173
2011 30 MAJ CWS 570 537 4.7% 11.9% 0.40 87% .239 .121
2012 31 MAJ CWS 640 605 4.1% 14.4% 0.28 85% .326 .212
2013 32 MAJ CWS 464 430 6.9% 16.8% 0.41 82% .315 .144
2013 32 MAJ TEX 197 186 4.6% 15.2% 0.30 84% .307 .177
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CWS/TEX 661 616 6.2% 16.3% 0.38 82% .312 .154
2014 33 MAJ TEX 521 492 4.4% 17.9% 0.25 81% .339 .118
2015 34 AAA OMA 17 17 0% 23.5% 0.00 76% .167 .236
2015 34 MAJ KC 411 385 3.6% 16.3% 0.22 83% .299 .098
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3-Year Averages     465 438 4.1% 17.2% 0.24 82% .322 .110
Career     6,927 6,419 5.8% 16.1% 0.36 83% .313 .157

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Alex Rios: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rios (back) will return to the lineup Friday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Rios was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a stiff back, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Rios went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI against the Mariners on Thursday.

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Rios is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

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Rios went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored in a 8-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.

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Rios went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Indians.

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Rios (illness) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Rios (chickenpox) took indoor batting practice Friday and could return next week, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Rios (illness) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

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Rios has been diagnosed with chickenpox and could miss at least two weeks, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Rios (illness) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

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2015

Last year, Rios dealt with toe, oblique, ankle and thumb injuries over the course of spring training and the regular season. The combination of ailments likely caused his offensive production to hit rock bottom, as he hit just four home runs in 521 plate appearances and stole just 17 bases, his second-lowest total since 2008. To make matters worse, the rest of the Rangers' lineup was depleted by injuries throughout the year, compounding the loss of his power and speed contributions. The Rangers declined a $14 million option on Rios in October and he signed a one-year deal with Kansas City. Now 34, there's reason to believe that a decline in his ability to steal bases is looming. But even for a player who has been susceptible to steep drop-offs in the past, it's hard to write him off. He'll get a chance to bounce back as Kansas City's right fielder.

2014

Rios was a deadline acquisition by Texas in 2013, posting a .772 OPS with the Rangers and a .749 OPS with the White Sox. While the power and batting average were around his career norms, his 42 steals (including 16 in just 47 games with Texas) were a career high. While he's certainly been a speed threat in the past (34 steals back in 2010), it's hard to envision him swiping 40-plus again. It's possible, but you shouldn't value him with those expectations. He should benefit, however, from having a more talented lineup around him in Texas than he did in his final seasons on the south side of Chicago.

2013

As with many of the White Sox's disappointments from 2011, Rios' bounce back in 2012 almost pushed the club into the playoffs. He hit a career-best 25 home runs, notched 37 doubles, stole 23 bases in 29 attempts and put forth his first .850-OPS season since 2007. The metrics also suggest a strong defensive effort, as he led AL right fielders in both putouts and Total Zone Runs. A 100-point jump in BABIP (.323) may have helped Rios recover at the plate, as well as increases in line drives and balls that left the infield. He continues to walk about half as frequently as the average MLB batter, so there still risk because of his plate discipline and generally erratic track record.

2012

A year after a bounce back 2010 campaign, Rios was one of the worst outfielders in 2011 with a .227/.265/.613 line to go with 13 home runs and 11 steals. The strange thing is that he made contact more frequently than in the past, but a higher percentage of his flyballs did not leave the infield. Rios' OPS was as low as .545 on August 2, but he had a bit of a late-season surge with 16 extra-base hits, 21 runs scored and 20 RBI over his final 44 games. Whether you believe more in those 44 games or the 101 before them will shape your value of him for 2012. Rios' monstrous contract will make it difficult for the White Sox to bench him, so he should receive every opportunity to rebound.

2011

General manager Kenny Williams was probably a bit embarrassed after Rios hit just .199 in 41 games with the White Sox as a waiver claim in 2009, but the pickup was vindicated in 2010. Rios hit on the good side of .300 for most of the season before a September slump dropped the cumulative average to .284. Still, that batting average was more than palatable when combined with 34 steals and 21 home runs. The third spot in the lineup is his to start the year, as is the center-field job. The White Sox's base-running philosophy should make him a safe bet for 20-30 steals, and their home park should help him to more than 15 home runs again this season.

2010

It's not clear if the White Sox ended up with Rios on purpose or if they were trying to block someone else's waiver trade, but they got him, and his albatross of a contract, anyway. He struggled after the trade, hitting just .199/.229/.301 in his 146 at-bats in Chicago, striking out 29 times to six walks. He improved over his final 14 games, hitting .302/.351 with four extra-base hits in 53 at-bats, but that's far too small of a sample size to rely upon. With 17 home runs and 24 steals last season, he remains a 20-20 threat. Rios will get a starting spot in the White Sox's outfield to go with a spot in the bottom third of the batting order.

2009

Rios had a season that Charles Dickens would be proud of, with four homers and 23 steals in the first half and 11 homers but just nine steals in the second half. The power increase has to be welcome news for Rios owners, who saw him homer 17 times in the first half of 2007 only to homer seven times in the second half. A little more discipline at the plate would give him some more hitter-friendly counts and that might ultimately determine if he can become a consistent source of power. Whether that big breakout season ever occurs remains to be seen as the 28-year-old is running out of time, but he'll be a nice power and speed combination even if he just treads water.

2008

Rios showed his breakout 2006 season wasn't a fluke, hitting a nice .297/.354/.498 and mixing in 17 steals along the way. A poor September (.234/.295/.369) and a prolonged five-week homerless streak beginning in late July took some of the luster off his season, but he's a nice power/speed combo that hits in the middle of the order.

2007

Rios finally displayed the power that disappeared during that winter ball season a few years ago. Then his season was essentially ended by a staph infection in late June. He was a different player after the injury, hitting.330/.383/.585 to start the season but just .261/.297/.411 after coming back. He had started to show signs of slowing down in June, when he hit just .264/.356/.460, so it remains to be seen if he can sustain his brief flash of power. He makes for a risky pick in 2007 if you are forced to pay full price for his 20-20 potential.

2006

His batting eye and power production continue to limit Rios. He drives hitting coaches mad, since a guy who stands 6-5 should be able to hit a baseball a pretty fair distance. He's Juan Encarnacion 2.0, basically, minus the optional Occasional Power Expansion Pack.

2005

Rios has shown flashes of decent power at times, including a 12 HR winter-ball season that earned him MVP honors in Puerto Rico last year, but he hit just four homers in 600 AB split between Triple-A Syracuse and Toronto in 2004. Issues with power and patience are nothing new here. His 6-5 frame has always projected more power, but we don't see it coming.

2004

It's hard to find fault with a 22-year old Blue Jays' farmhand who hit .352 at Double-A with 54 extra base hits in 514 at-bats. He doesn't post numbers typical of a guy 6-5, but he's made steady progress the last several years. Toss in 20 extra walks a year and cut back on a dozen of his strikeouts, and you've got a fine ballplayer.

2003

Former first rounder is starting to hit with a bit more power but will need continued improvement in both power and patience if he wants to live up to the potential. He'll spend most of the year at Double-A.