Anthony Rizzo

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 9 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 17 and 9 mos
Position(s) 1B  LHP, OF
Ht/Wt 6-3, 220 lb
School  Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Hometown  Parkland, FL USA
Summer Team  ABD Bulldogs
Fall Team  HS
MLB Debut 
Padres Jun 09, 2011
MLB Draft 
Round 6 by Red Sox in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Florida - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - 1B
Real simple, the bat plays large. Looked good in Jupiter and PG Aflac
FL State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - 1B

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4 yr Commitment
Florida Atlantic

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Anthony Rizzo is a 2007 left hand hitting 1st baseman from Stoneman Douglas HS, residing in Parkland, FL. Rizzo has a big, strong, physically mature build on his 6'2" 225 lb. frame. There is not a whole lot of physical projection left with him, but as long as he keeps hitting the way he is capable of, that won't be a big issue. Rizzo can punish a baseball. He has strong hands and those hands work quite well in his swing. Rizzo stays behind the ball and generates a lot of energy through contact, driving the ball hard with power. His bat speed and raw strength are both assets and combined with pretty good timing, Rizzo is a bruiser with the bat in his hands. He uses the whole field and showed plus opposite field contact. He can leave any part of the yard. With Rizzo it is fairly simple... stick him in the middle of the line-up and let him produce. Over at 1st base he will not be confused with J.T. Snow, but he has a good arm and is an adequate defender. Obviously he is a big target to throw to from across the diamond. Range is somewhat of an issue but as long as he makes the plays he can get to, which he should be able to, then there is always a place for him in the starting nine with his bat. He ran 4.99 home/1st and posted a 7.58 60 time. Pro teams may be scared off by his mature body, but he will make a lot of noise this spring and could draw some crosschecker attention. If he gets to college, it is scary to consider a metal bat in his hands.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Oct 01, 2005
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 84 mph
58.74% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.40 sec
48.37% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 85 mph
93.45% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
1B 81 mph
91.14% Rank
best 89  avg 75
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 90  avg 75
 (2007 class)
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