Edwin Rios
Edwin Rios
26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In a lesser organization, Rios would be a more exciting prospect. The 25-year-old hit .270/.340/.575 in 104 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City and .277/.393/.617 in his first 56 plate appearances for the Dodgers. Limited to the corners defensively on one of the deepest rosters in the National League, however, Rios has as high of a bar as anyone in the league to clear if he's to earn a starting role. He ranked in the top-five in average exit velocity (95.0 mph) and Brls/PA% (12.5), but he has struck out at least 32% of the time for two straight seasons, raising questions about his ability to consistently get to that power. The Dodgers excel at getting the most out of their players, so with sufficient playing time, Rios would make for an excellent flier. However, barring injuries ahead of him or a trade, it seems likely he will spend another year getting shuttled between Triple-A and the majors. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Goes deep in loss
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 23, 2020
Rios hit a home run in his only at-bat during Wednesday's loss to the A's.
ANALYSIS
Rios came in to pinch hit for Justin Turner in the eighth inning and tied things up with a solo homer against Jake Diekman. The 26-year-old now has six long balls this year while batting .236/.291/.569 across 28 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .833 24 3 1 2 0 .250 .333 .500
Since 2018vs Right .905 106 17 8 19 0 .245 .330 .574
2020vs Left .851 16 1 1 2 0 .231 .313 .538
2020vs Right .794 58 9 4 11 0 .222 .276 .519
2019vs Left .804 8 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429
2019vs Right 1.046 48 8 4 8 0 .275 .396 .650
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+71%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+119%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .603 43 5 1 4 0 .189 .279 .324
Since 2018Away 1.032 87 15 8 17 0 .273 .356 .675
2020Home .453 26 1 1 3 0 .130 .192 .261
2020Away .992 48 9 4 10 0 .273 .333 .659
2019Home .840 17 4 0 1 0 .286 .412 .429
2019Away 1.082 39 6 4 7 0 .273 .385 .697
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
BB/K
0.22
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
22.8%
 
BABIP
.224
 
ISO
.333
 
AVG
.236
 
OBP
.291
 
SLG
.569
 
OPS
.861
 
wOBA
.345
 
Exit Velocity
86.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
50.0%
 
Barrels/PA
8.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
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.
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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Fourth straight start
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 20, 2020
Rios will start at third base and will bat seventh Sunday against the Rockies, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Goes deep in win
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 17, 2020
Rios went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Thursday's win at Coors Field.
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Goes yard Tuesday
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 15, 2020
Rios went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Padres.
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Supplies RBI in return
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 1, 2020
Rios (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Starting in return from IL
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 1, 2020
Rios (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday and is starting at third base and batting eighth, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
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