Anthony Rizzo First Base

     
 

Born: August 8, 1989
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 6th round, 2007
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Stoneman Douglas HS (FL)


Photo © Dave Letizi

Traded to San Diego with Reymond Fuentes, Casey Kelly and Eric Patterson for Adrian Gonzalez (Dec. 2010)

Scouting Report
: Tough-as-nails first baseman with an excellent build.  Solid overall approach at the plate, good eye, quick bat speed, impressive timing. Could stand to improve protecting the plate deeper in counts. Plus gap power to all fields.  Has had some trouble with advanced breaking stuff. An excellent defender with a solid arm and surprising lateral quickness for his size. Outstanding instincts and fundamentals. Said to be a leader by example and a great teammate.  Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May 2008.  After receiving chemo-therapy during 2008, he was declared cancer-free in November 2008. 

Links
Q&A with Anthony Rizzo
2009 Prospect Preview
The Ladder 8.19.2009
2010 Prospect Preview
The Book: 6.6.10

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2007 Douglas HS HS HS - 17 - - - - - - - 48 - 28 - - - 0.468 - - -
  2007 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 6 21 6 6 0 0 1 3 9 1 2 0 0 0.286 0.375 0.429 0.804
2008 Greenville SAL A Bos 18 21 83 9 31 6 0 0 11 37 3 15 0 0 0.373 0.402 0.446 0.848
2009 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 64 245 40 73 21 0 9 42 121 25 60 2 1 0.298 0.365 0.494 0.859
2009 Salem Car A Bos 19 55 200 23 59 16 0 3 24 84 25 39 2 0 0.295 0.371 0.420 0.791
2010 Salem Car A Bos 20 29 117 26 29 12 0 5 20 56 16 32 3 0 0.248 0.333 0.479 0.812
2010 Portland East AA Bos 20 107 414 66 109 30 0 20 80 199 45 100 7 1 0.263 0.334 0.481 0.815
  2011 Tucson PCL AAA SD 21 93 356 64 118 34 1 26 101 232 43 89 7 6 0.331 0.404 0.652 1.056
  2011 San Diego NL MLB SD 21 49 128 9 18 8 1 1 9 31 21 46 2 1 0.141 0.281 0.242 0.523
  2012 Iowa PCL AAA ChC 22 70 257 48 88 18 2 23 62 179 23 52 2 2 0.342 0.405 0.696 1.101
  2012 Chicago NL MLB ChC 22 87 337 44 96 15 0 15 48 156 27 62 3 2 0.285 0.342 0.463 0.805
  2013 Chicago NL MLB ChC 23 160 606 71 141 40 2 23 80 254 76 127 6 5 0.233 0.323 0.419 0.742
   
 
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2007 by Laz Gutierrez
Signing Bonus: $325,000
MiLB Debut: August 20, 2007 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
 
     
  Awards
South Atlantic League All-Star (2009)
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (July 2009)
Eastern League Player of the Week (August 2-8, 2010)
2010 Portland Sea Dogs Most Valuable Player
2010 Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (
April 20-26, 2009)
2009 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 1B
2009 SoxProspects.com Comeback Player of the Year
2010 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 1B
2010 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 1B

 


 
   

 
 

   
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