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September 9, 2009

THT Fantasy: Slightly deeper keepers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 9, 2009 2:42 am
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Two of them are Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios:

Like Ramirez, this season hasn’t been as bad for Rios as it looks at first glance. First of all, he’s been victimized by a terrible BABIP even though his GB/FB/LD percentages haven’t changed all that drastically from years past. His strikeout and walk rates are in line with his career averages too. So, the .250 batting average is surely misrepresentative of his performance at the plate. Since Rios does not walk very much, that has jettisoned his OBP to the point that it is difficult to score a lot of runs. Rios should still wind up hitting around 20 homers and stealing about 25 bases.

Rios’ BABIP with the Blue Jays in 2009? .284. Rios’ BABIP with the Sox in 2009? .193.

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