Edwin Rios
25-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Dodgers AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The first baseman was added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster in November for Rule 5 protection, but it will be hard for a player with his defensive limitations to crack one of the deepest rosters in the league. The 25-year-old's .304/.355/.482 line in 88 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City was certainly good, but it came with a 32.3% strikeout rate and was propped up by an unsustainable .433 BABIP. Scouts like Rios' big raw power, but his plate discipline is poor. The offensive bar at first base is even higher on a team as good as the Dodgers, and barring multiple injuries ahead of him on the depth chart, Rios may not see more than a handful of at-bats in Los Angeles this season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Sent to Triple-A
1BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
July 8, 2019
Rios got into eight games during his time with the Dodgers, going 4-for-15 with two extra-base hits and four walks. He could return in a bench role at some point in the second half.
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Since 2017vs Left 1.500 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Since 2017vs Right .796 17 2 0 1 0 .231 .412 .385
2019vs Left 1.500 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
2019vs Right .796 17 2 0 1 0 .231 .412 .385
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017Home .708 8 2 0 0 0 .167 .375 .333
Since 2017Away 1.010 11 1 0 1 0 .333 .455 .556
2019Home .708 8 2 0 0 0 .167 .375 .333
2019Away 1.010 11 1 0 1 0 .333 .455 .556
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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How does Edwin Rios compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A pop-up first base prospect in 2016, Rios' production merited tracking, but his lack of pedigree (2015 sixth rounder), age and position pointed toward a future Quadruple-A hitter. In 2017, he did everything in his power to extinguish those concerns. After posting walk rates around four or five percent, he walked 9.5 percent of the time in his first exposure to Triple-A pitching while keeping his strikeout rate in a very manageable range (22.1 percent). He doesn't rely on pulling the ball, posting a .237 ISO in the Pacific Coast League while spraying 38.3 percent of his hits to the opposite field. Rios hits left-handed, so at worst, he would profile on the strong side of a platoon, assuming he can work his way into a regular role. He can masquerade in left field or at third base, but it's hard to envision the Dodgers sacrificing defense to that extent. He will return to Triple-A to start the season and will be ready to answer the call if there is a need on the big-league club.
A sixth-round pick out of Florida International in the 2015 draft, Rios had a productive 2016 campaign. Across three levels, the 22-year-old hit .301 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI. Red flags put a damper on the rather deceiving totals for Rios, though. He fanned 110 times in 108 games, while drawing just 24 walks. In addition, his numbers are skewed by his brief time in the hitter-friendly confines of the California League: .367 with 16 home runs and 46 RBI in 42 games for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. By contrast, Rios hit just .253 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games at the other levels in 2016. Will the real Edwin Rios please stand up? He should open his age-23 campaign at Double-A Tulsa, where a much better sense of his trajectory will take hold.
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Records first MLB hit
1BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
June 29, 2019
Rios got the start at first base and hit sixth Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in a 5-3 loss to the Rockies.
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Promoted from Triple-A
1BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
June 27, 2019
Rios has been promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Hot in June
1BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
June 25, 2019
Rios went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a walk for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
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Drives in five in Triple-A
1BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
June 3, 2019
Rios went 2-for-3 with a pair of homers and five RBI for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.
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Homers at Triple-A
1BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
May 20, 2019
Rios went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
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