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An Article on Anthony Rizzo


So there was some good buzz on the article I wrote on Dustin Ackley.

 

I have done another similar piece, this time on Anthony Rizzo, a player most people expect to be called up within the next week or so.  (We'll see about that, who knows for sure?)

 

I appreciate any feedback you want to give me on the article, what you think of Rizzo and the like. 

 

Here is an excerpt:

If the top 100 prospects were to be re-ordered 2 months into the season, I believe that Rizzo would find his name jump from 75, into the top 20 at least.  He's very young for his league, and perhaps the best hitter in the PCL.  He doesn't play in a hitter park, but his power numbers have been phenomenal.  He won't make as much contact as Adrian Gonzalez, but he may actually possess more raw power.  Like Gonzalez, he sprays the balls to all fields, and if you want to succeed in PETCO, you need to be able to hit the ball everywhere.

By adding in the power this season, he's become a generational talent.  I believe that Rizzo will fill in admirably for Gonzalez in the short-term, and perhaps be a complete replacement of that production in the long-term.  It's a lofty goal, but honestly he's the best young hitter they've had since they originally acquired Gonzalez.

It won't be long before Rizzo is up.  With the Padres seemingly out of contention this season, there is no reason for them to rush Rizzo to the majors until the Super Two deadline is clearly passed.  This could mean an early July call-up and a half-season in the majors if all goes well. 

And here is the link

Fantasy Prospects of a Prospect: Anthony Rizzo

Thanks for the feedback. 

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