Chicago Cubs: Why Anthony Rizzo Must Be Called Up ASAP

April 17, 2012 by  

Jed Hoyer worried that he rushed Anthony Rizzo, then of the San Diego Padres, to the majors before he was ready.

At this point, Hoyer can't pick up the phone soon enough to instill Rizzo into the everyday lineup.

Rizzo, a left-handed hitting first baseman, is tearing up Triple-A right now for the Chicago Cubs and is one of the top prospects in the system.

Acquired in the offseason for pitcher Andrew Cashner, Rizzo is hitting .391 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. At this point, there is little else that Rizzo needs to prove at that level.


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