Found January 02, 2012 on
Ugh. I hate Alex Rios. It hurts me soul, Lupe Fiasco, to write this post. Unfortch, I gotta point out Alex Rios because of his terrible 2011 has made him underrated. I’m just going to write the rest of this post and then pretend like it never happened if he disappoints again. You know, like Matthew Berry would. Last year, Rios put up a line of 64/13/44/.227/11. That looks a lot like the line you get if Darwin Barney is pinch-running for Adam Dunn every time he gets on base. Rios had a career worst year in average, steals, RBIs and walk rate. Also, his worst power year in 7 years (since his sophomore year) and worst Isolated Power since his rookie year. The only thing he didn’t do last year on the negative side of things was verbally attack your grandmother while defecating on your favorite team jersey. Though I’m sure he would’ve if he knew where you or Gramsie lived. So what can we expect of Alex Rios of 2012 fantasy baseball and what makes him (ugh) a sleeper?
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