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John Rizzo's brother Anthony voted one of the top 100 prospects in baseball

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John Rizzo's brother Anthony voted one of the top 100 prospects in baseball

53 Anthony Rizzo
Age: 20 (DOB: Aug. 8, 1989)
Bats: Left  Throws: Left
Position: First Base Organization: Boston Red Sox
Top '09 Level: A (Salem)
2009 ranking: UR
Anthony Rizzo
2009 MINORS STATS

    * GM119
    * AB445
    * HR12
    * RBI66
    * SB4

    * SO99
    * BB50
    * OBP.368
    * SLG.461
    * AVG.297

Boston's (former) top first-base prospect, Lars Anderson, struggled last year, but Rizzo is on the rise. Rizzo lost most of 2008 to his battle with limited stage classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. He's fully recovered now and, during his time away from baseball, transformed himself physically, making himself leaner and more athletic. In the process, he became one of the best defensive first basemen in the minors. He's a left-handed hitter with a very easy stroke that generates line drives to all fields, although as he grows he should develop 25-30 home run power. His approach at the plate remains immature, unsurprising given the time he missed, and he has to work on getting himself into better counts where he can stay back and drive the ball. He can't match Anderson's offensive potential, but Rizzo's defensive prowess and strong 2009 put him ahead of Lars on the Red Sox rankings.

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: John Rizzo's brother Anthony voted one of the top 100 prospects in baseball

and he had signed with FAU before being drafted high enough to guarantee enough money to skip college
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Re: John Rizzo's brother Anthony voted one of the top 100 prospects in baseball

I'm not a sox fan Owl Eric knows that lol. I'm glad to see his name on this list. Not only because of John but because of how he battled back against cancer and didn't give up

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: John Rizzo's brother Anthony voted one of the top 100 prospects in baseball

Congrats to Rizzo…I am sure battling back from cancer is a tough rode.  Sure would have been nice to have him at FAU though.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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