INKcogKNEEdough wrote:drafted him last year fairly cheaply and was happy with him though he wasnt all world by any means. I ended up trading him in a multiplayer deal which turned out well. I was hoping like hell he wouldnt get reserved and was thrilled when he wasnt. I overpayed a few dollars in the auction for him again, but i am still really high on him. So far so good !
Alex Rios was absolutely horrible last year...he had 10 HR, a .262 average, and a OPS of .703.
I'm actually not sure where his sudden burst of offense has come from, but I sure hope it stays. One thing is for sure, his swing really does look a lot shorter and more compact this year. He also seems to be hitting the breaking balls a lot better.
Rios is one of the main reasons why the offense has been so good this year, however as far as I know, Hinske is still platooning with him (Eric isn't doing a bad job either with an average over .360).