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Postby shortsavage » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:05 pm

This will be once prized prospect Alex Rios' third year in the big leagues. Tell me why he won't break out and become one of the top 50 outfielders in baseball in 2006.
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Re: Rios to break out in 2006?

Postby nikku88 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:06 pm

shortsavage wrote:This will be once prized prospect Alex Rios' third year in the big leagues. Tell me why he won't break out and become one of the top 50 outfielders in baseball in 2006.


Cause he can't hit.
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Re: Rios to break out in 2006?

Postby go_jays_go » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:12 pm

nikku88 wrote:
shortsavage wrote:This will be once prized prospect Alex Rios' third year in the big leagues. Tell me why he won't break out and become one of the top 50 outfielders in baseball in 2006.


Cause he can't hit.


Sure he can. But he still needs time to develop. Watch him, but don't be too optimistic on him he's probably platooning in RF.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:15 pm

Top 50 isn't very exciting
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Re: Rios to break out in 2006?

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:25 pm

shortsavage wrote:This will be once prized prospect Alex Rios' third year in the big leagues. Tell me why he won't break out and become one of the top 50 outfielders in baseball in 2006.




He was 62nd last year, so any improvement by him at all should get him in the top 50, but top 50 is not really anything to brag about though.
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Postby Wozzyck » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:05 pm

To concur with the others, I wouldn't say cracking the top 50 OF would amount to a huge breakout season, but I'll play along. :-) Personally, I don't expect much from Rios. Performance-wise, he's had only one notable season in his pro career, that being his age 22 season at AA New Haven (where he hit .352/.402/.521). That's certainly a great year and, as a center fielder, his rise as a prospect immediately after that season was warranted; but when you look at his other seasons, it definitely stands out in isolation:

20 2001 A Charleston .263/.296/.354 in 480 AB
21 2002 A Dunedin .305/.344/.408 in 456 AB
22 2003 AA New Haven .352/.402/.521 in 514 AB
23 2004 AAA Syracuse .259/.292/.373 in 185
23 2004 Maj Toronto .286/.338/.383 in 426 AB
24 2005 Maj Toronto .262/.306/.397 in 481 AB

He was rushed through AAA after performing rather miserably there, and he arguably regressed in 2005, putting up 28 BB/101 SO to go along with the numbers above. You can say he's still young, but it's probably foolhardy to predict big things in 2006 when all you have to look back on is that one great season in AA three years ago.
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Re: Rios to break out in 2006?

Postby mweir145 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:41 pm

nikku88 wrote:
shortsavage wrote:This will be once prized prospect Alex Rios' third year in the big leagues. Tell me why he won't break out and become one of the top 50 outfielders in baseball in 2006.


Cause he can't hit.

I think you're right.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:34 am

stupid rios...JP should trade him while people still think he's gonna turn into an all-star. :-b

now...seriously. rios did take one good step foward last year...he showed us he can hit more than 1HR in 400+ ABs.

he's still just so inconsistent...it's annoying. :*)

don't expect much from him in 06.
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:24 am

Rios is Josh Beckett cannon fodder.
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Postby shortsavage » Sun May 14, 2006 3:22 pm

Ha! Go Cafe ;-D .
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