Alex Rios
Alex Rios

Alex Rios (RF)

Free Agent

Bats: R   Throws: R

Rios went 0-for-4 Friday with two strikeouts in the Royals 3-2 win against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: After going hitless on Friday, Rios didn't earn the start on Saturday or Sunday against the Rays. Despite periods of nice play, Rios is hitting .253 with only two home runs and 22 RBI. He's a low upside fantasy option.

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Rios went 1-for-3 as the Royals fell to the Red Sox 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rios is now 6-for-37 over his last ten games and has a batting average of just 0.236 on the year. He also continues to hit at the bottom of the order and shouldn't be used in any fantasy formats.

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Rios went 2-for-4 Sunday with a double and an RBI as the Royals beat the White Sox 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Rios has started to produce with his bat again of late, going 6-for-21 with three doubles, three RBI, and a run over his past five games. He still hits lower in the order for the Royals, but offers value in daily leagues when he produces.

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Rios went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Royals defeated the Tiger 5-1.

Fantasy Impact: After raising his BA above 0.260 after the all-star break, Rios has cooled of lately and his BA has dipped to 0.246. With two hits Tuesday, hopefully it's a sign he could be heating back up.

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Rios went 1-for-4 with a run in the Royals 5-1 win over the Pirates Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Rios continues to pick up his play of late, picking up a hit in his fifth straight game and his ninth since the All-Star break. Ride the hot streak while you can.

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Rios went 2-for-3 with a double and a run as the Royals beat the Pirates 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rios had another solid game, picking up his seventh and eight hit since the All-Star break, raising his BA from 0.239 to 0.256. He remains a risky fantasy option, but ride the hot streak while you can.

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Rios went 2-for-4 with a run, and RBI, and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Rios has not been able to put it together consistently, but has big games from time to time. This game against the Astros is a perfect example of his tournament upside, but he's not consistent enough for cash games in daily fantasy.

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Alex Rios is 7-for-36 in his last 10 games with no HR and only two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is simply not playing well (offensively) this season making him hard to start in most leagues.

Alex Rios went 2-for-4 with a run scored Monday. He has been struggling majorly since he returned from the DL.

Fantasy Impact: He has not come even close to deserving his ECR of 138 this season. He is a stash in a deep league but otherwise, I believe you should look into the free agency list for your league to see if you can find someone more productive.

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Alex Rios' struggles continue

Thu, Jun 11th 11:18am EDT
By Patrick McGinnis

Alex Rios went 0-for-4 Wednesday against the Twins with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: After being held hitless again by the Twins, Rios' batting average has fallen to .220. His lack of production and low spot in the order continue to keep him off the fantasy radar.

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Alex Rios was hitless in four plate appearances, striking out one time as the Royals beat the Twins 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rios has three hits in the seven games since returning from the 15-day DL, dropping his batting average to .235 on the year. Give Rios time to shake the rust off in his return from injury, but until he starts to get hot at the plate, leave Rios alone in most formats.

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Alex Rios was placed on the 15 day disabled list after he was hit on the wrist by a pitch on Monday against the Twins. The injury may take three to six weeks to heal. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rios was off to a good start and was a sleeper pick in most fantasy leagues. When he comes back from this injury it will be key to monitor his performance before starting him.

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Alex Rios has a three hit game

Mon, Apr 13th 8:13am EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Alex Rios continued his strong start to the season with three hits and two rbi against the Angels. He is now hitting .360 with one home run and seven rbi through the first week of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rios has put up solid numbers so far and should be considered a value starter in deeper leagues. If he can maintain this pace he will end up being a great third outfielder on most rosters.

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Debut homer for Alex Rios

Tue, Apr 7th 6:26pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Alex Rios went 3-for-4 in the season opener against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: A dream debut for Alex Rios, brought into the Royals organization to add power to their lineup. He took Kyle Drabek deep and finished with three RBI & one SB. Last year Rios hit a career-low four HR. A return to the 18-25 range will make him a very valuable late round pick.

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Alex Rios continues to rake

Thu, Mar 26th 11:29am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Alex Rios went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's Cactus League game vs White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Rios continues to be the best spring hitter among the Royals' starting 9. He is batting .333 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 8 RBI. He is pegged to bat 6th and could be a low-cost, high-value pick if he sees a resurgence of his power.

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Alex Rios hit his third home run of Spring Training on Saturday. Rios went 1 for 2 in the 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Rios is batting .667 with three home runs and seven RBI's so far this spring. Rios had absolutely no power in 2014, only hitting four home runs for the Texas Rangers. The Royals believed he would rebound this year and so far he's proving them right. There still is hesitation in projecting a major improvement out of Rios this year though. He is going to a more pitcher friendly ballpark and he's 34 years old. If he can remain healthy, 10-15 home runs is a fair projection.

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The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Alex Rios to a 1 year deal worth $11 million according to (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rios will be 34-years-old during the 2015 season and has really seen his power numbers decrease over the last couple years. Last year was his worst year power wise since his rookie season in 2004; Rios only hit 4 HR and finished with a Slugging Percentage of .398. Only 2.9% of the fly balls hit by Rios left the ballpark, which is well below his career average of 8.8%. The move to Kauffman Stadium won't help him as far as home runs are concerned either, as the Royals ranked 22nd in park effect for home runs. For 2015, A fair projection is a .270 average with 10 HR and 60 RBI with 15 to 20 SB; he looks more like a top-35 OF. Rios' value will come from stolen bases, but expecting him to rebound to a 20HR/20SB season is unreasonable.