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Crystal Ball: Anthony Rizzo

Age/Year

2011/21

2012/22

2013/23

2014/24

2015/25

2016/26

2017/27

2018/28

2019/29

2020/30

2021/31

2022/32

2023/33

2024/34

2025/35

2026/36

Total

AB

128

489

511

587

550

609

611

572

603

571

424

198

385

500

401

155

7,474

AVG

.141

.231

.249

.245

.257

.271

.250

.266

.241

.232

.215

.223

.260

.266

.243

.209

.246

OBP

.281

.315

.330

.333

.348

.366

.355

.369

.350

.323

.302

.309

.354

.353

.330

.288

.337

SLG

.242

.437

.489

.460

.483

.535

.488

.583

.501

.454

.440

.333

.484

.502

.411

.425

.461

HR

1

17

27

27

30

34

29

41

32

23

17

4

19

28

11

10

353

RBI

9

55

65

69

72

91

77

108

82

85

40

19

41

90

56

26

985

SB

2

7

9

5

5

11

3

2

6

4

2

1

2

1

0

0

61

Team

Padres

Cubs

Cubs

Cubs

Cubs

Cubs

Cubs

Cubs

Twins

Twins

Twins

Twins

Twins

Rays

Rays

Phillies

Position

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

PH

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via mlblogssnaggingbaseballs.files.wordpress.com

With the acquisition of Yonder Alonso, it seems likely the Padres will part ways with their other top first base prospect Anthony Rizzo. I think it would be neat if Theo swings a trade to re-acquire his former slugging prospect. I am not too concerned with the struggles Rizzo had this year in his 153 PA's with the Padres, but I do think his long swing will make him vulnerable to the strikeout. He still has some time to fix that however, as he is still just 21 years old. Though Rizzo won't be mistaken for Michael Bourn, he does have some surprising speed for a first baseman. He reminds me of Carlos Pena.

Note: I know these little series are a little premature, but they are just for fun, and I do not actually think I know how these players career will turn out. They are intended to stimulate discussion on each player, and serve as a visual of how the Minor League Ball community sees the prospect long-term.

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