On my radio program, The Wake Up Call on www.sportstownchicago.com yesterday morning, I discussed the likelihood of a call up of Chicago Cubs top prospect Anthony Rizzo. The first baseman was acquired in an offseason trade with the San Diego Padres for the former first round draft pick Andrew Cashner, and reunited him with Theo Epstein, the man that drafted him in Boston.
Rizzo struggled mightily during a late season call up with the Padres last season and the Cubs front office has to be concerned of rushing him back to the big leagues.
In 153 at bats last season, Rizzo hit just .141 with one homerun while accumulating a scant nine RBI’s.
Having success at the triple a level does not guarantee success in the Major Leagues as many hot shot prospects that flamed can attest, but with Bryan LaHair playing like an All- Star a spot does not exist on the roster for the 22 year-old lefty slugger.
Calling him up now would be a disservice to the promising career of Rizzo. Continue reading Chicago Cubs top prospect Anthony Rizzo