• Full name Frankie Rios
  • Born 05/27/1995 in Lakewood, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Southern California
  • Drafted in the 17th round (521st overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2017 (signed for $100,000).
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    Rios was the veteran leader on a youthful Southern California team that took its lumps this spring. The redshirt junior hit .354 with 13 doubles while batting cleanup, and also anchored the infield as a solid defensive shortstop. Rios is a generously listed at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds but plays with energy to get the most out of his skillset, which isn't inconsiderable. Rios is a disciplined hitter who controls the strike zone well and barrels mistakes. He has little home run-power projection but drives balls into the gaps and uses his above-average speed to generate extra-base hits. Rios is solid across the board defensively and can stick at shortstop, but may be best served playing all around the infield in pro ball. There is a chance he could return to school, but is already 22 years old and figures to sign.

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