Edwin Gabriel Rios…resides in Kissimmee, FL with his wife Lacey…graduated from Osceola (FL) High School, where he was named team MVP and all-county during his senior year, hitting .400 with four home runs and 30 RBI…played three seasons at FIU, where he was named First Team All-Conference USA and First-Team ABCA South Central All-Region honors in 2015 and Second Team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2013...as a junior he slugged 18 home runs, which was the fourth-most home runs in a season in school history…selected in the sixth round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft and signed by scout Adrian Casanova.
In his fifth professional season, the corner infielder made his Major League debut on June 27 and went on to slash .277/.393/.617 with a pair of doubles, four homers and eight RBI across 28 games ... Clubbed his first two big-league home runs on Aug. 14 at Miami to mark the first time a Dodger rookie has hit his first two homers in the same game since Cody Bellinger in 2017…also collected a career-high RBI (3) and hits (3) in the process ... Reached base in 16 of his 28 games to finish second with a 1.010 OPS among all rookies with 50 or more plate appearances...all three of his hits from the pinch went for extra bases, with two being home runs on Sept. 13 at New York (NL) and later, on Sept. 25 at San Diego...played 19 of his 28 games on the road and drove in seven of eight total runs, including all four of his homers, away from Dodger Stadium… played a combined 17 games at the infield corners with one inning in left field…posted a .982 fielding percentage with one error in 55 total chances across 81.2 innings…saw a majority of action at first (12 games), where he turned in 58.2 innings of errorless baseball over 49 total chances with 46 putouts… spent three stints with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he slashed .270/.340/.575 with 23 doubles, a pair of triples, a career-high 31 homers and career-matching 91 RBI (2017) in 104 games…paced the OKC Dodgers in homers and RBI and tied for eighth overall in the PCL in both categories.
Played 88 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .304/.355/.482 with 25 doubles, 10 home runs and 55 RBI…made his season debut on May 25 after opening the campaign on the DL ... Hit .366 (34-for-93) with runners in scoring position ... Defensively, appeared in 28 games at first base, 38 games at third base and 17 in left field.
Split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .309/.362/.533 with 34 doubles, 24 homers and 91 RBI in 128 combined games ... With runners on base he recorded a combined .335 average, while posting a .331 mark with runners in scoring position…excelled against right-handed pitchers batting .324, compared to a .259 mark against lefties ... Started the season with Tulsa and was selected as Baseball America's Double-A All-Star, along with being named Texas League mid-season All-Star, after hitting .317 with 21 doubles, 15 homers and 62 RBI in 77 games…also selected as the league's Player of the Week for the period ending April 30 ... Ranked among the Texas League leaders in batting average (3rd), runs (47, 7th), hits (97, T-1st), extra-base hits (36, 1st), doubles (T-2nd), home runs (T-2nd), RBI (2nd), SLG (.533, 1st) and OPS (.891, 1st) prior to his promotion to Triple-A OKC on July 7.
Named the 2016 Dodgers' Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year after posting a .301/.341/.567 slashline, with 26 doubles, 27 home runs, and 76 RBI in 108 combined games with Single-A Great Lakes, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa ... Opened the season with Single-A Great Lakes, where he hit .252 with 17 runs, eight doubles, a triple, six home runs and 13 RBI in 33 games for the Loons ... Promoted to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on June 4 and during his 42-game stint with the Quakes, he led the California League in batting average (.367), hits (65), home runs (16), RBI (46), extra-base hits (28), total bases (126) and OPS (1.105) from June 5-July 27 ... Reached Double-A Tulsa on July 28, where hit .252 with 14 runs, six doubles, five home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games for the Drillers ... Selected as a MiLB.com Organization All-Star.
Appeared in 22 combined games with the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers and the Rookie-advanced Ogden Raptors in his first professional season, combining to hit .253 with three homers and 13 RBI.