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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Alex Rios is Finally Reaching His Potential

Alex Rios is one of the American Leagues best players after switching from centerfield back to right. According to Fangraphs, as of yesterday he has the 9th highest WAR among American League outfielders at 3.1. He is now hitting .318/.351/.545 with 18 homers, 26 doubles, 5 triples, 15/20 in stolen bases and 126 hits. It seems like every time he takes a swing the result is solid contact. I was at the game last night, and multiple people around me said when Rios was due up third in the 10th inning, “Rios will win it”. And then he did. And it was awesome.

madvillain Posted: August 04, 2012 at 02:35 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 04, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4200611)
He's not telling the truth about being at the game. It was a Sox game - there wouldn't have been multiple people around him.
   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4200615)
Huh?

I remember looking at Rios' numbers in the middle of May and thinking "Yup, still sucking."

I'm glad for him.
   3. McCoy Posted: August 04, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4200620)
I was at a Phillies-Cubs game and Glenallen Hill PH in the top of the 9th for the Cubs with 2 outs and down by 4. I told the people next to me that he was a thumper and was going to drive the ball deep. Sure enough he hit it hard and far but it only got to the wall in LF and was caught for the final out. He missed it by about a foot.

I have called several of Alfonso's home runs though.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: August 04, 2012 at 07:01 PM (#4200629)
I have called several of Alfonso's home runs though.

Well it's easy when the guy hits a HR 60% of the time.

Still available!
   5. madvillain Posted: August 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM (#4200631)

He's not telling the truth about being at the game. It was a Sox game - there wouldn't have been multiple people around him.


32,000 announced last night. Ballpark looked about 2/3 full. Sox fans usually come out for a winner, who doesn't?

___________

As for Rios, simply a remarkable turnaround. He's using all of his tools and hitting to all fields. I thought he was toast after last year.
   6. McCoy Posted: August 04, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4200632)
32,000 announced last night. Ballpark looked about 2/3 full. Sox fans usually come out for a winner, who doesn't?

Rays' fans.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 04, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4200635)
I guess it shows considerable strength of character to finally reach your potential five years after signing an incredibly massive contract.
   8. The_Ex Posted: August 04, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4200648)
When people think Rios is finished he plays well.

When People think Rios is a star he plays poorly.

I believe that Rios doesn't work hard unless his career is in doubt.

I would bet on Rios having a down year next year.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: August 04, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4200719)
Still two years to go on that contract. Anyway, in his three years with the Sox, he's put up 3.5 WAR. If he can repeat this year in 2013-14, they'll basically break even.
   10.     Hey Gurl Posted: August 04, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4200731)
Yeah, yeah, 2007 called and wants it etc.....

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