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Alex Rios has a chance to put himself at the top of Texas' order heading into 2014.
2013 Stats: .278/.324/.756, 33 2B, 4 3B, 18 HR, 81 RBI, 42 SB
While with the White Sox and Rangers, Rios spent the majority of last season hitting out of the third spot in the lineup. Should Texas sign Choo and Andrus be named as the team's second hitter, fifth seems to be the next reasonable spot for Rios in the lineup
He has the ability to hit for a relatively decent average and can drive in runs. In addition to his bat, he also posted a new career high in stolen bases, swiping 42 bags last season in 49 attempts. Think of him as a second leadoff hitter in the middle of the order.
Rios remained a relatively consistent hitter throughout all of 2013, and his average never dropped below .255 all of last season. He has shown his ability to create runs once he gets on base, and he also has the ability to provide a little extra power behind Beltre and Fielder.
Rios could be found hitting out of a multitude of spots as the season unfolds in 2014, but as it stands right now, expect to see him somewhere near the middle of the order.