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Postby johnsamo » Sun May 14, 2006 10:56 pm

Not saying it's gonna happen, but keep in mind, his best month in 2004 was April also... He could cool off.
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Postby hybrid » Sun May 14, 2006 11:01 pm

Well yeah, if anyone thinks he will hit .367 the rest of the year they are greatly mistaken. But his adjustemnts and power this year are something you won't see from him before and give you hope he can produce solidly all year.

He is actually hitting better this month so far than April, he hasn't slowed down yet.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Mon May 15, 2006 8:57 am

Well, remember, there were two factors going into the season that led most to believe he'd be useless for fantasy:

1) He was in a L-R platoon in RF with Eric Hinske
2) He had never shown any consistent ability to hit before

Neither of those factors are the case anymore. He is hitting the ball consistently well, and Hinske is a virtual non-factor anymore, Rios is starting about 75-80% of the Jays' games now, regardless of who they are facing. There also seems to be a fundamental explanation (i.e. changes in his batting stance) that explains why he has gotten so much better this year.

It goes without saying he is worth a pickup at this point, and you can probably start him with confidence too. His playing time will probably not change significantly in the next little while.
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Postby mikegp » Mon May 15, 2006 11:52 am

He'll slow down a bit, but from watching him play he is making great contact and really driving the ball hard into the gaps. As long as he keeps doing what he's doing he should put up career numbers this year.
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Re: Alex Rios - caveat emptor

Postby MentalPowerHouse » Mon May 15, 2006 1:56 pm

johnsamo wrote:Not saying it's gonna happen, but keep in mind, his best month in 2004 was April also... He could cool off.


He will also a rookie that year so its pretty useless to use that for anything, its common for rookies to come in Hot and cool off
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