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Edwin Rios 3B  

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
34 .240 1 4 4 0 88 0.0
Birth Date4-21-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 5 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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2018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 LAN 25 28 56 13 2 1 4 9 21 0 0 0 .277 .393 .617 87 -0.7 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1
Career285613214921000.277.393.61787-0.7-0.2-0.9-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2015 DOD Rk AZL 2 7 .263 .321 .354 .500 99 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 142 0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2015 OGD Rk PIO 20 75 .289 .356 .443 .361 121 -0.9 2.3 -0.3 66 0 -0.4 -0.8 -4.7 -0.4
2016 GRL A MID 33 128 .247 .315 .346 .348 92 5.1 3.4 -0.5 110 0 0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.3
2016 RCU A+ CAL 42 188 .272 .338 .428 .383 93 26.6 5.4 -1.6 188 0 2.0 1.0 11.5 1.9
2016 TUL AA TEX 33 135 .235 .310 .355 .292 99 1.7 3.6 0 103 0 1.0 0.1 -2.1 0.3
2017 TUL AA TEX 77 332 .262 .325 .395 .363 105 17.4 9.0 -2.4 144 0 -2.8 0.9 13.4 2.0
2017 OKL AAA PCL 51 190 .269 .334 .426 .345 104 7.9 5.6 -2.3 121 0 -0.2 -2.6 5.6 0.6
2018 OKL AAA PCL 88 341 .267 .333 .413 .433 97 11.2 10.0 -2.2 116 0 -7.1 -2.4 7.6 0.6
2019 LAN MLB NL 28 56 .236 .311 .411 .409 102 4.3 1.7 -0.5 87 12 -0.9 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1
2019 OKL AAA PCL 104 444 .266 .347 .454 .349 101 13.2 15.1 -1.4 106 0 4.2 -2.6 5.3 1.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2015 OGD Rk PIO 75 68 8 16 7 0 3 32 13 7 29 0 0 .235 .307 .471 .235 0 0
2015 DOD Rk AZL 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 .429 .429 .429 .000 0 0
2016 TUL AA TEX 135 122 14 31 7 0 5 53 17 8 31 0 0 .254 .304 .434 .180 3 0
2016 RCU A+ CAL 188 177 37 65 11 1 16 126 46 8 35 0 0 .367 .394 .712 .345 2 0
2016 GRL A MID 128 119 17 30 8 1 6 58 13 8 44 3 1 .252 .305 .487 .235 0 0
2017 OKL AAA PCL 190 169 23 50 13 0 9 90 29 18 42 0 1 .296 .368 .533 .237 1 0
2017 TUL AA TEX 332 306 47 97 21 0 15 163 62 17 69 1 1 .317 .358 .533 .216 4 0
2018 OKL AAA PCL 341 309 45 94 25 0 10 149 55 23 110 0 1 .304 .355 .482 .178 5 0
2019 OKL AAA PCL 444 393 72 106 23 2 31 226 91 37 153 2 2 .270 .340 .575 .305 6 0
2019 LAN MLB NL 56 47 10 13 2 1 4 29 8 9 21 0 0 .277 .393 .617 .340 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 259 0.4286 0.4402 0.6754 0.6306 0.2973 0.8000 0.4773 0.3246 0.0000
Career2590.42860.44020.67540.63060.29730.80000.47730.32460.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/18. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/19.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2015 (6-192) (Florida International). $0.2225M signing bonus ($0.2348M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
202026249305412093214760.238.284.416870.62.6-0.7-0.56.4-2.62.6
202127212254611082711660.235.278.411840.41.6-0.6-0.55.5-2.82.2
202228199244511082610610.239.282.423880.42.1-0.6-0.55.1-2.02.1
2023291601935806219490.238.283.421870.31.5-0.5-0.44.1-1.71.7
2024301501834806198460.238.282.419860.31.4-0.4-0.43.9-1.61.6
2025311451731705188450.237.283.415860.31.2-0.4-0.53.7-1.61.5
2026321331629705177410.236.282.415860.31.0-0.4-0.53.4-1.51.4
2027331161425604156360.236.281.412850.20.8-0.3-0.43.0-1.41.2
2028341021222504136310.234.280.409840.20.6-0.3-0.42.6-1.31.1

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1 90 J.D. Davis 2018 68
2 87 Leonard Davis 2009 0 DNP
3 86 Russ Canzler 2011 86
4 85 Neftali Soto 2014 54
5 85 Richie Shaffer 2016 75
6 85 Juan Francisco 2012 82
7 83 Brandon Wood 2010 45
8 82 Mat Gamel 2011 77
9 82 Alex Liddi 2014 0 DNP
10 82 Mike Olt 2014 75
11 82 Luke Hughes 2010 81
12 81 Jeff Baker 2006 102
13 81 Kyle Garlick 2017 0 DNP
14 81 Brandon Waring 2011 0 DNP
15 81 Bryce Brentz 2014 75
16 81 Tyler Moore 2012 110
17 81 Josh Bell 2012 68
18 81 Matthew Brown 2008 50
19 81 Ryan Rua 2015 67
20 81 Danny Valencia 2010 108
21 80 Adam Duvall 2014 86
22 80 Mitch Walding 2018 53
23 80 Mark Trumbo 2011 112
24 79 Hunter Renfroe 2017 94
25 79 Zach Walters 2015 47
26 79 Matt Clark 2012 0 DNP
27 79 Hunter Dozier 2017 0 DNP
28 79 Hunter Morris 2014 0 DNP
29 79 Trey Mancini 2017 106
30 78 Jon Kemmer 2016 0 DNP
31 78 Cody Overbeck 2011 0 DNP
32 78 Andrew Lambo 2014 70
33 78 Scott Schebler 2016 89
34 78 Patrick Kivlehan 2015 0 DNP
35 78 Kevin Cron 2018 0 DNP
36 78 Brian Fletcher 2014 0 DNP
37 78 Kyle Jensen 2013 0 DNP
38 77 Daniel Dorn 2010 0 DNP
39 77 Patrick Leonard 2018 0 DNP
40 77 Mike Jacobs 2006 98
41 77 Seth Loman 2011 0 DNP
42 77 Travis Taijeron 2014 0 DNP
43 77 Xavier Scruggs 2013 0 DNP
44 77 Mike Costanzo 2009 0 DNP
45 77 Christian Walker 2016 0 DNP
46 77 Koby Clemens 2012 0 DNP
47 77 Scott Moore 2009 0 DNP
48 77 Allen Craig 2010 94
49 77 D.J. Peterson 2017 0 DNP
50 77 Casper Wells 2010 114
51 77 J.P. Arencibia 2011 94
52 77 Chase McDonald 2017 0 DNP
53 76 Peter O'Brien 2016 67
54 76 Nelson Cruz 2006 84
55 76 Josh Fields 2008 44
56 76 Matt Davidson 2016 84
57 76 Brian Dopirak 2009 0 DNP
58 76 Tom Murphy 2016 91
59 76 Chad Tracy 2011 0 DNP
60 76 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2012 0 DNP
61 76 Joe Koshansky 2007 79
62 76 Brian Pellegrini 2010 0 DNP
63 76 Brandon Laird 2013 92
64 75 Scott Van Slyke 2012 72
65 75 Travis Ishikawa 2009 80
66 75 Jesus Guzman 2009 71
67 75 Logan Hill 2018 0 DNP
68 75 Garrett Jones 2006 0 DNP
69 75 Cody Ross 2006 90
70 75 Josh Fuentes 2018 0 DNP
71 75 Corey Brown 2011 72
72 75 Corey Dickerson 2014 133
73 75 Will Middlebrooks 2014 63
74 75 Ryan Wheeler 2014 85
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76 75 Connor Panas 2018 0 DNP
77 74 Marquez Smith 2010 0 DNP
78 74 Andrew Brown 2010 0 DNP
79 74 Steve Pearce 2008 96
80 74 Alex Castellanos 2012 77
81 74 Todd Frazier 2011 91
82 74 Brahiam Maldonado 2011 0 DNP
83 74 Eric Wood 2018 0 DNP
84 74 Kyle Kubitza 2016 0 DNP
85 74 Daniel Palka 2017 0 DNP
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91 74 Tyler Austin 2017 79
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Rios has managed to defy the conventions of his profile thus far, continuing to hit for massive power up through the high minors despite modest bat speed, an aggressive approach and a bunch of length into the zone. He's done it by leveraging that length better than most, with a gorgeously balanced, fluid swing that delivers his barrel at an angle capable of producing majestic, carrying fly balls. Provided his best-in-the-system raw power translates, the rest of it isn't going to matter much. And that's a welcome thing for his fans, as despite continuing to see reps at the hot corner his defensive lot is much more likely that of a passable first baseman. The bat's the thing here, and so far it has proven up to the task of carrying him to the doorstep of a big-league career.
2017 The Dodgers' minor leaguer player of the year, Rios burst onto the scene by slamming 27 home runs across three different levels, ultimately ending the season in Double-A Tulsa. The 2015 sixth-rounder makes up for average bat speed with enough strength that there are rumors Brut is looking into a sponsorship deal. Don't be fooled by his Cal League-inflated batting average: Rios' game is predicated on power, as his long swing features enough holes that Shia Labeouf could star in it. A third baseman by trade, his likely home is at the cold corner thanks to plodding feet, which negatively affect his range. There will be always be bushels of strikeouts, but if he can somehow manage to make patience second nature—to go walking in his sleep—a move across the diamond would would hardly matter.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-10-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was impressed by Matt Beaty's performance this year. He seems like someone who didn't stand out due to lack of explosive tools, but has just hit at every level he's played in, now including the majors. Do you have any sense of how LAD views him/his role with team?
(Christina from Ft. Lauderdale)
I think that's a good read on his history/outlook entering the season. The Dodgers have just seemed to churn these guys out and have them be better than anyone thought, for at least short periods of time (Edwin Rios, Kyle Garlick, etc.).

I don't think they view him as more than organizational depth, really. He's a useful piece for them but seems like the type of guy they'd move on from if he ever got expensive. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-11-29 23:00:00 (link to chat)Since you're a Dodgers fan. Is Connor Wong anything for a dynasty league? What under the radar prospects do you like in their system? Thanks.
(Mark from Los Angeles)
See my earlier answers re: catching prospects in dynasty leagues. I like Wong a decent amount as an IRL prospect. I'm a long-established Edwin Rios fan, I just can't help loving his bat despite its profile warts. Miguel Vargas is a guy I'm excited to see in a longer look at full-season pitching next year. Errol Robinson's a random guy with a weird swing who makes it work and seems to max out his physical talents. Might force his way into big-league utility reps with up-the-middle viability at some point. I always like those kinds of guys. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-11-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Edwin Rios going to be up this year in the majors? Is he trade bait for the Dodgers?
(Clark from New York)
I imagine he is likely trade bait as he isn't unseating Gonzalez, Turner or Bellinger, and I don't think you want to see him in a corner outfield spot. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson who are five of your favorite prospects that you personally just like?
(Adniel from nyc)
Edwin Rios, Tony Kemp, Garrett Hampson, Rogelio Armenteros, Jose Trevino. How's THAT for a collection? (Wilson Karaman)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)Edwin Rios made it to AAA this year and hit well. Is he going to be an every day regular for some team?
(Keith from Los Angeles)
I can't possibly be expected to resist the opportunity to expand on Rios, can I? His profile is ripe for skepticism - hell I'll still be skeptical until I'm not - but he's answered pretty much every challenge thrown at him thus far. The aggressiveness in approach and length in, well, everything he does, makes him a really difficult convince for scouts. I just love how balanced and fluid a hitter he is, though. There are few swings I've seen with more grace and extension, even if the underlying fundamentals will be challenged to work against elite velo and sequencing. I wrote him up last year as a 50/40: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=383

But hey, even if he doesn't materialize as a legit big-leaguer, at least we'll always have arguably the most majestic home run I've ever seen hit in person: https://youtu.be/Z0vPlBfpoXQ?t=43s (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)Were you surprised Texas was unable to get any of LAs high upside 2nd tier prospects or upper level high floor prospects. Most of us knew they wouldnt get Verdugo or Buehler but I thought theyd at least get a couple of Heredia, Ruiz, Mitch White, Kyle Farmer, Edwin Rios etc.
(Dirky dirk from Buffalo Bills dungeon)
Well, when you're selling a rental in a deadline deal like this, you sort of have three ways you can play it depending on the player/context involved: 1) salary dump, marginal prospects back, 2) quantity return, couple higher-probability/lower-ceiling guys, 3) one centerpiece a step below "top prospect," couple other A-ball lotto tickets. Rangers elected for Door #3. If they'd elected for Door #2, then these are the kinds of guys I'd have expected to be involved. I will say that the fact nobody pried Dennis Santana off these guys is downright crimi-nimi-nal. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far have Austin Hays and Edwin Rios raised their prospect stock this year?
(brad from NJ)
I am not equipped to answer a prospect question without advance notice. Especially after a two hour chat! Thanks for all the questions and we'll see you next time. (Rob Mains)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Edwin Rios destined to be a Quad A superstar or does he have a path to being a big league slugger?
(Carl from UC Davis)
Wilson has written him up as a potential regular with plus-plus raw power. Cody Bellinger might be the most formidable roadblock in baseball right now, though. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi George, Do you think Edwin Rios is the Dodgers long term answer at 3B ? Seems to be playing out of position to me.
(Brian from Phoenix)
Justin Turner is the Dodgers long-term answer at third base. (George Bissell)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Will Smith and Edwin Rios are tearing up A+ and AA, respectively, for the Dodgers. Should we be viewing either one as a potential regular in the next couple of years?
(This Guy from Seattle, WA)
I think Smith could move pretty quick, and wouldn't be surprised to see him in Tulsa shortly given his college background and defensive chops. He's probably a starter in the second-division mold depending on what he can bring to the table in terms of framing -- a viable starter but someone you'd upgrade on given the opportunity. Rios is another Karaman-favorite, but similar to Hoskins it's an uphill battle given the defensive profile. The thunder is real though. (Craig Goldstein)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)BEST Prospect nobody is talking about?
(CJ from Detroit)
I dunno about "best," but I've been waiting for an opportunity to work Edwin Rios into this chat, so by gum I'm a-gonna take this as my opportunity. He got promoted to AA a couple weeks ago and has continued to buck all logic and profile doctrine to post disgusting power numbers there in spite of a hyper-aggressive approach and hella length in his swing. He's got really impressive hand-eye and body control in his (gigantic) weight transfer, and he attacks the point of contact like a runaway train, so when he *does* hit the ball he hits it very, very hard. He moves about as quickly as a three-toed sloth on the dirt, and he's one of the slowest guys I've seen all year going down the line, so paired with the swing-at-most-pitches approach, it's really not a profile that tends to sniff major league potential all too often. But he's one of those "stop what you're doing, this guy's up" hitters, or at least the minor league version thereof, and he's sorta starting to force the conversation with this breakout year. (Wilson Karaman)


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