OK, so there are a few threads floating around here on him. And I'm well aware that his current walk rate doesn't seem to indicate that he'll win the batting crown this year.
But we have now crossed the quarter mark and Alex Rios is the ESPN player rater's top-rated outfielder. And this is a guy who went undrafted in the vast majority of leagues.
He's a guy whose five-category buzz was about the same as Hermida's a couple of years ago. Lo and behold, he's changed his stance and is suddenly raking. He's hitting for average, hitting for power, is running all over the place (with mixed results) and is often batting leadoff for the surprisingly potent Jays.
Most of the eyewitness accounts I'm reading say he doesn't even look like the same player.
My question is this: Has Alex Rios turned the corner to join the fantasy elite?
I have him in one league, and I suddenly have this gut feeling that I should be trying to trade for him in my others, that I should be making seemingly ridiculous offers to Rios owners who think they are selling high.
Why do I think he's going to be an early-round draft pick for years to come? Can someone please talk some sense into me? Please?