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The Rios Grande
A funny thing happens when a guy underwhelms the season before, he becomes a value pick the year after. Whether it be because fantasy players have no mercy rule for busts or because they are just a forgetful bunch. I’m a perfect blend of both. So, it pains me a bit to be writing an article telling folks to draft Alex Rios this season. Allllrighty then…why do we like Senor Rios in 2012? 2011 is a year that he would and I would like to forget with a pathetic .227 BA, 13 HRs, and 11 SBs. Rios was never able to put his best ‘toe’ forward and he couldn’t shake the injury. So, what’s in a toe anyway? Well, he could push off at the plate and get the proper torque on the bat as well as his ability to steal bases.
Alex also had a really low BABIP at .237 which is about .60 points below where a normal BABIP should be. This will improve. I hope. Playing for the Sox will also help his power numbers and we know he’s capab
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