Edwin Rios
Edwin Rios
26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In a lesser organization, Rios would be a more exciting prospect. The 25-year-old hit .270/.340/.575 in 104 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City and .277/.393/.617 in his first 56 plate appearances for the Dodgers. Limited to the corners defensively on one of the deepest rosters in the National League, however, Rios has as high of a bar as anyone in the league to clear if he's to earn a starting role. He ranked in the top-five in average exit velocity (95.0 mph) and Brls/PA% (12.5), but he has struck out at least 32% of the time for two straight seasons, raising questions about his ability to consistently get to that power. The Dodgers excel at getting the most out of their players, so with sufficient playing time, Rios would make for an excellent flier. However, barring injuries ahead of him or a trade, it seems likely he will spend another year getting shuttled between Triple-A and the majors. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2018.
Reduced season could aid roster bid
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 29, 2020
Rios' likelihood of making the Opening Day roster could improve if the 2020 campaign is played under adjusted guidelines, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
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Specifically, an increase in roster size would seemingly elevate Rios' odds of making the big-league squad, as he was rumored to be in competition with Matt Beaty for the final roster spot before spring training was suspended. After a strong showing in his first major-league opportunity last season and an impressive spring camp, Rios could fill a key utility role for the Dodgers, especially if an abbreviated season includes more frequent double-headers and fewer off days.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .804 8 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429
Since 2017vs Right 1.046 48 8 4 8 0 .275 .396 .650
2019vs Left .804 8 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429
2019vs Right 1.046 48 8 4 8 0 .275 .396 .650
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2018
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2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .840 17 4 0 1 0 .286 .412 .429
Since 2017Away 1.082 39 6 4 7 0 .273 .385 .697
2019Home .840 17 4 0 1 0 .286 .412 .429
2019Away 1.082 39 6 4 7 0 .273 .385 .697
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Edwin Rios compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
16.1%
 
K Rate
37.5%
 
BABIP
.409
 
ISO
.340
 
AVG
.277
 
OBP
.393
 
SLG
.617
 
OPS
1.010
 
wOBA
.431
 
Exit Velocity
95.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
57.7%
 
Barrels/PA
12.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
The first baseman was added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster in November for Rule 5 protection, but it will be hard for a player with his defensive limitations to crack one of the deepest rosters in the league. The 25-year-old's .304/.355/.482 line in 88 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City was certainly good, but it came with a 32.3% strikeout rate and was propped up by an unsustainable .433 BABIP. Scouts like Rios' big raw power, but his plate discipline is poor. The offensive bar at first base is even higher on a team as good as the Dodgers, and barring multiple injuries ahead of him on the depth chart, Rios may not see more than a handful of at-bats in Los Angeles this season.
A pop-up first base prospect in 2016, Rios' production merited tracking, but his lack of pedigree (2015 sixth rounder), age and position pointed toward a future Quadruple-A hitter. In 2017, he did everything in his power to extinguish those concerns. After posting walk rates around four or five percent, he walked 9.5 percent of the time in his first exposure to Triple-A pitching while keeping his strikeout rate in a very manageable range (22.1 percent). He doesn't rely on pulling the ball, posting a .237 ISO in the Pacific Coast League while spraying 38.3 percent of his hits to the opposite field. Rios hits left-handed, so at worst, he would profile on the strong side of a platoon, assuming he can work his way into a regular role. He can masquerade in left field or at third base, but it's hard to envision the Dodgers sacrificing defense to that extent. He will return to Triple-A to start the season and will be ready to answer the call if there is a need on the big-league club.
A sixth-round pick out of Florida International in the 2015 draft, Rios had a productive 2016 campaign. Across three levels, the 22-year-old hit .301 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI. Red flags put a damper on the rather deceiving totals for Rios, though. He fanned 110 times in 108 games, while drawing just 24 walks. In addition, his numbers are skewed by his brief time in the hitter-friendly confines of the California League: .367 with 16 home runs and 46 RBI in 42 games for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. By contrast, Rios hit just .253 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games at the other levels in 2016. Will the real Edwin Rios please stand up? He should open his age-23 campaign at Double-A Tulsa, where a much better sense of his trajectory will take hold.
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In competition for roster spot
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
March 21, 2020
Rios is in a "tight fight" with Matt Beaty for the Dodgers' final roster spot, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
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Launches massive homer
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 26, 2019
Rios went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a victory over San Diego on Wednesday.
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Cracks homer as pinch hitter
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 14, 2019
Rios hit a two-run homer in his only plate appearance against the Mets on Friday.
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Recalled by Dodgers
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 10, 2019
Rios was recalled by the Dodgers on Tuesday.
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No callup on tap
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 4, 2019
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Rios won't be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in September, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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