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Old 07-10-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
Opinions fluctuate on him because he fluctuates so much. He's had good years and bad years. Currently, he's mired in a 6 week slump, so, indeed 6-6 helps a lot, especially if he backs it up and pulls out of the slump. Nobody will pay much for a slumping Rios.
Your opinion may fluctuate on him, but a scout's opinion won't.

A scout might say something like, "Inconsistent hitter. Can carry a team when he gets hot. Prone to long slumps."

That statement is 100 percent accurate regardless of whether Rios went 6-for-6 or 0-for-6 in his most recent game. Scouts know what he is. They aren't going to suddenly believe Rios is a .320 hitter based upon what he did last night, nor are they suddenly going to believe he sucks if he has a week where he goes 3-for-24.
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