FanPost

White Sox Minor League Update

2004 Sickels:

Alexis Rios, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
Bats: R Throws: R HT: 6-6 WT: 200 DOB: February 18, 1981

I was skeptical about Alexis Rios going into 2003, but he made me look like an idiot by
battering Eastern League pitching all season. +25 percent OPS, nothing wrong with that.
His SEC was just +11 percent, a marker that a lot of his offensive value is tied up in his
batting average. If he keeps hitting .300, that’s fine, but if he drops down to .260, it will be
a problem. Rios has been over .300 for two years now, so it’s looking less like a fluke and
more like real progress. His power is coming around, and while his walk rate isn’t great,
scouts say he’s made progress reading the strike zone.
He has a right field arm, and has improved his read on fly balls, making his defense a plus
as well. I think Rios needs a full year in Triple-A to consolidate his progress, but he’s
definitely emerged as one of the top hitting prospects in the game. Grade B+.

SouthSideSox is a community driven site. As such, users are able to express their thoughts and opinions in a FanPost, such as this one, which represents the views of this particular fan, but not necessarily the entire community or SouthSideSox editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join South Side Sox

You must be a member of South Side Sox to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at South Side Sox. You should read them.

Join South Side Sox

You must be a member of South Side Sox to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at South Side Sox. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker