Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anthony Rizzo

The Padres have called up uber-prospect Anthony Rizzo to play first and Brad Hawpe will move over to right for now. Rizzo hit .365 with 16 homers in AAA Tucson and plays great defense. He has lofty expectations but is only 20 so do not be harsh if he doesn't produce. He had a .444 OBP so he is patient, he has a little bit of speed and reminds me of Adrian in so many ways. This will be the first benefit of the Adrian trade and could have the impact on San Diego as Posey on the Giants last year and could be a bigger move theoretically than aquiring Prince Fielder! We could be seeing the 2011 rookie of the year coming up and a future all-star in the making. I say he doesn't put up MVP numbers but still ends up as our best player. I like the trade for both teams looking back on it as A-gon is looking like the possible AL MVP!
Look at this lineup:
  1. CF Cameron Maybin
  2. SS Jason Bartlett
  3. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  4. LF Ryan Ludwick
  5. RF Brad Hawpe
  6. 3B Chase Headley
  7. C Nick Hundley
  8. 2B Orlando Hudson
  9. pitcher
Here are my predictions for Rizzo:
.279 15  HR .360 OBP 70 RBI


1 comment:

  1. Finally!!
    But how long will it be before they trade this guy?