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MLB Draft 2015: Dodgers select 1B Edwin Rios with 6th-round pick

Photo: Richard Lewis

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Tuesday with their sixth-round pick of the 2015 MLB Draft selected first baseman Edwin Rios of Florida International University with the No. 192 overall pick.

The 6'3, 202-pound Rios hit .314/.421/.592 with 18 home runs in 61 games as a junior for FIU, the fourth-most home runs in a season in school history. Rios was 4-for-10 in the Coral Gables Regional, though FIU was unable to advance in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Rios was named first team All-Conference USA this season.

He played some middle infield in college, but as Jonathan Mayo of said on the online broadcast of the draft, "His best position is the batters box."

Rios was not ranked in any of the Baseball America top 500, the top 200, or David Hood's top 200.

The slot value for this pick is $234,800.

Rios is the third Florida International player ever drafted by the Dodgers, joining pitchers Chris Sinacori (1991) and Harold Eckert (1999).

Twitter: @FIU_Edwin