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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
461 .266 21 66 69 6 .293 2.7
Birth Date8-8-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 9 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
5.52014
5.32015
7.02016
5.12017
2.72018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 SDN 21 49 153 128 9 18 8 1 1 31 21 46 4 0 0 9 2 1 .141 .281 .242 .221 -6.6 -3.0 -1.0
2012 CHN 22 87 368 337 44 96 15 0 15 156 27 62 3 1 0 48 3 2 .285 .342 .463 .288 13.2 1.6 1.6
2013 CHN 23 160 690 606 71 141 40 2 23 254 76 127 6 2 0 80 6 5 .233 .323 .419 .264 7.6 13.6 2.3
2014 CHN 24 140 616 524 89 150 28 1 32 276 73 116 15 4 78 5 4 .286 .386 .527 .335 51.0 -1.1 5.5
2015 CHN 25 160 701 586 94 163 38 3 31 300 78 105 30 7 0 101 17 6 .278 .387 .512 .328 48.4 1.4 5.3
2016 CHN 26 155 676 583 94 170 43 4 32 317 74 108 16 3 0 109 3 5 .292 .385 .544 .334 56.5 11.3 7.0
2017 CHN 27 157 691 572 99 156 32 3 32 290 91 90 24 4 0 109 10 4 .273 .392 .507 .304 36.3 14.1 5.1
2018 CHN 28 38 177 152 21 32 5 0 6 55 15 23 8 2 0 31 1 1 .211 .311 .362 .241 -2.4 6.1 0.4
Career946407234885219262091417216794556771062305654728.265.365.481.304204.144.126.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 RSX Rk 6 24 .292 .261 .347 .377 .282 .278 97 0.8 0.7 -0.5 2.1 0.5 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.4
2008 GRN A 21 87 .323 .260 .326 .386 .259 .456 107 5.7 2.5 -1.6 -1.3 0.5 7.1 0.6 7.1 0.6
2009 GRN A 64 274 .331 .263 .331 .377 .270 .364 96 20.1 7.8 -5 1.8 -1.0 21.9 2.5 21.9 2.5
2009 SLM A+ 55 229 .283 .263 .331 .397 .261 .354 102 6.3 7.5 -4.8 1.2 -3.8 5.2 0.7 5.2 0.7
2010 SLM A+ 29 135 .272 .263 .337 .394 .258 .300 107 1.8 4.0 -2.5 0.8 1.7 4.9 0.6 4.9 0.6
2010 PME AA 107 467 .281 .260 .335 .397 .258 .303 109 10.3 13.5 -8.6 9.8 -2.2 13.0 2.3 13.0 2.3
2011 SDN MLB 49 153 .221 .246 .313 .379 .253 .210 93 -5.8 4.1 -2.5 -3.0 -2.3 -6.6 -1.0 -6.6 -1.0
2011 TUC AAA 93 413 .335 .290 .360 .461 .268 .369 108 36.3 12.8 -8.2 14.2 1.7 42.6 5.4 42.6 5.4
2011 TDE Wnt 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 87 368 .288 .252 .314 .398 .258 .310 101 10.2 10.1 -6.4 1.6 -0.7 13.2 1.6 13.2 1.6
2012 IOW AAA 70 284 .375 .278 .341 .434 .271 .357 92 36.7 8.4 -5.4 12.0 -3.2 36.5 4.8 36.5 4.8
2013 CHN MLB 160 690 .264 .249 .312 .383 .254 .258 104 2.8 18.1 -11.6 13.6 -1.8 7.6 2.3 7.6 2.3
2013 ITA int 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 140 616 .335 .249 .311 .381 .260 .311 99 43.2 15.9 -10.2 -1.1 2.1 51.0 5.5 51.0 5.5
2015 CHN MLB 160 701 .328 .255 .318 .399 .263 .289 98 46.8 18.9 -12.1 1.4 -5.1 48.4 5.3 48.4 5.3
2016 CHN MLB 155 676 .334 .261 .330 .425 .273 .309 92 50.8 19.1 -12.2 11.3 -1.2 56.5 7.0 56.5 7.0
2017 CHN MLB 157 691 .304 .258 .325 .430 .267 .273 99 32.2 20.2 -12.9 14.1 -3.2 36.3 5.1 36.3 5.1
2018 CHN MLB 38 177 .241 .252 .325 .420 .266 .208 100 -3.6 5.2 -3.3 6.1 -0.7 -2.4 0.4 -2.4 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 RSX Rk 24 6 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .292 1.6 2.1 0.4
2008 GRN A 87 9 31 6 0 0 11 3 15 0 0 .373 .402 .446 .072 .323 7.1 -1.3 0.6
2009 GRN A 274 40 73 21 0 9 42 25 60 2 1 .298 .368 .494 .196 .331 21.9 1.8 2.5
2009 SLM A+ 229 23 59 16 0 3 24 25 39 2 0 .295 .376 .420 .125 .283 5.2 1.2 0.7
2010 SLM A+ 135 26 29 12 0 5 20 16 32 3 0 .248 .338 .479 .231 .272 4.9 0.8 0.6
2010 PME AA 467 66 109 30 0 20 80 45 100 7 1 .263 .338 .481 .217 .281 13.0 9.8 2.3
2011 TUC AAA 413 64 118 34 1 26 101 43 89 7 6 .331 .404 .652 .320 .335 42.6 14.2 5.4
2011 SDN MLB 153 9 18 8 1 1 9 21 46 2 1 .141 .281 .242 .102 .221 -6.6 -3.0 -1.0
2011 TDE Wnt 24 4 7 1 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 .333 .417 .524 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 368 44 96 15 0 15 48 27 62 3 2 .285 .342 .463 .178 .288 13.2 1.6 1.6
2012 IOW AAA 284 48 88 18 2 23 62 23 52 2 2 .342 .405 .696 .354 .375 36.5 12.0 4.8
2013 CHN MLB 690 71 141 40 2 23 80 76 127 6 5 .233 .323 .419 .186 .264 7.6 13.6 2.3
2013 ITA int 22 4 4 2 0 0 6 5 3 0 0 .235 .409 .353 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 616 89 150 28 1 32 78 73 116 5 4 .286 .386 .527 .240 .335 51.0 -1.1 5.5
2015 CHN MLB 701 94 163 38 3 31 101 78 105 17 6 .278 .387 .512 .234 .328 48.4 1.4 5.3
2016 CHN MLB 676 94 170 43 4 32 109 74 108 3 5 .292 .385 .544 .252 .334 56.5 11.3 7.0
2017 CHN MLB 691 99 156 32 3 32 109 91 90 10 4 .273 .392 .507 .234 .304 36.3 14.1 5.1
2018 CHN MLB 177 21 32 5 0 6 31 15 23 1 1 .211 .311 .362 .151 .241 -2.4 6.1 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 594 0.4949 0.4680 0.6583 0.6190 0.3200 0.7582 0.4688 0.3417 243 0.004270
2012 1334 0.4775 0.5045 0.7905 0.6797 0.3443 0.8891 0.6125 0.2095 497 0.006427
2013 2588 0.4602 0.4490 0.7806 0.6205 0.3028 0.8836 0.6005 0.2194 1137 0.007600
2014 2442 0.4582 0.4369 0.7713 0.5979 0.3008 0.8729 0.6005 0.2287 1059 0.002280
2015 2714 0.4363 0.4620 0.8062 0.6546 0.3131 0.8916 0.6681 0.1938 1191 0.002454
2016 2612 0.4598 0.4525 0.8029 0.6170 0.3125 0.8880 0.6599 0.1971 0 0.000000
2017 2728 0.4802 0.4560 0.8143 0.6321 0.2934 0.8792 0.6851 0.1857 0 0.000000
2018 613 0.4861 0.4568 0.8571 0.6510 0.2730 0.9278 0.6977 0.1429 0 0.000000
Career156250.4630.45690.79240.63050.30730.88070.63680.2076612.37430.0028

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-27 2014-09-15 DTD 19 18 - Low Back Strain -
2014-04-20 2014-04-20 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-08-19 2013-08-20 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-05-28 2012-06-02 Minors 5 5 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2011-06-01 2011-06-03 Minors 2 2 Left Hand Contusion -
2011-05-10 2011-05-12 Minors 2 2 Left Hand Contusion -
2009-07-31 2009-08-14 Minors 14 0 Back Strain -
2008-05-01 2008-09-02 Minors 124 0 General Medical Cancer Limited Stage Classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 CHN $
2020 CHN $2,000,000
2019 CHN $11,285,714
2018 CHN $7,285,714
2017 CHN $7,285,714
2016 CHN $5,285,714
2015 CHN $5,285,714
2014 CHN $1,535,714
2013 CHN $1,035,714
2012 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$20,428,570
2018Current$7,285,714
6 yrPvs + Cur$27,714,284
2 yrFuture$13,285,714
8 yrTotal$40,999,998

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 168 dSports One7 years/$41M (2013-19), 2020-21 options

Details
  • 7 years/$41M (2013-19), plus 2020-21 club options. Signed extension with Chicago Cubs 5/12/13, replacing 1 year/$0.498M contract signed 3/4/13. $2M signing bonus ($0.25M due on approval, $1.75M due 1/15/14). 13:$0.75M, 14:$1.25M, 15:$5M, 16:$5M, 17:$7M, 18:$7M, 19:$11M, 20:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/20), 21:$14.5M club option (or $2M buyout due 1/15/21). 2019 salary increases to $12M and 2020-21 options increase to $16.5M with one MVP in 2013-19 or two Top 5 finishes in MVP vote, 2013-19. Player may void 2021 option with Top 2 finish in MVP vote, 2013-19, and subsequent trade. Contract does not include no-trade protection, Perks: hotel suite on road.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from San Diego 1/5/12.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/4/10 (Adrian Gonzalez deal).
  • Drafted by Boston 2007 (6-204) (Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla.). $0.325M signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 508 80 129 28 2 26 83 64 74 7 4 .302 .409 .560 .323 40.3 1B 5 4.7
80o 492 75 122 27 2 24 78 60 73 7 3 .294 .399 .542 .312 33.8 1B 5 4.0
70o 480 72 116 25 2 23 74 57 73 6 3 .285 .390 .526 .305 29.3 1B 5 3.4
60o 470 69 111 24 2 22 71 55 72 6 3 .278 .381 .512 .298 25.5 1B 5 3.1
50o 461 66 105 23 1 21 69 53 72 6 3 .266 .369 .490 .293 22.2 1B 4 2.7
40o 452 64 101 22 1 20 66 51 71 6 3 .261 .363 .478 .287 19.1 1B 4 2.4
30o 442 61 96 21 1 19 63 48 71 5 3 .253 .351 .463 .280 15.7 1B 4 2.0
20o 430 58 91 20 1 18 60 46 70 5 3 .245 .344 .450 .273 12.0 1B 4 1.7
10o 414 54 86 19 1 17 56 43 68 5 2 .240 .336 .440 .262 7.1 1B 4 1.1
Weighted Mean463671062312169537263.268.371.491.29422.91B 42.8

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20192956689131301288973926.275.387.522.3124.435.3-2.2-8.515.230.85.5
20203057087131301278671905.272.381.506.3074.132.2-2.3-8.715.327.95.5
20213154082120281258069893.265.378.497.3033.628.2-2.2-8.414.524.45.2
20223254182120271258067902.264.374.493.3013.526.9-2.2-8.614.523.25.3
20233352579116261247865881.263.373.492.3003.426.1-2.0-8.314.122.35.1
20243450275112251237362840.262.371.485.2973.123.3-1.9-8.013.519.74.9
20253547971106241216957810.261.368.482.2952.821.2-1.8-7.612.917.74.7
2026364336495211196252750.257.364.475.2922.417.6-1.6-6.911.614.44.2
2027373785684181175445650.260.367.477.2932.115.9-1.4-6.010.213.23.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Billy Butler 2014 .256
2 87 Todd Helton 2002 .314
3 86 Nick Johnson 2007 .000 DNP
4 84 John Olerud 1997 .310
5 84 Mike Hargrove 1978 .280
6 84 John Mayberry 1977 .256
7 84 Alvin Davis 1989 .329
8 84 Justin Morneau 2009 .294
9 83 Oscar Gamble 1978 .300
10 83 Kent Hrbek 1988 .325
11 82 Adrian Gonzalez 2010 .340
12 82 Rusty Staub 1972 .323
13 82 Ike Davis 2015 .248
14 81 Keith Hernandez 1982 .293
15 81 Jeff Bagwell 1996 .335
16 81 Gary Sheffield 1997 .315
17 81 Mark Teixeira 2008 .329
18 81 Wally Joyner 1990 .274
19 81 Carl Yastrzemski 1968 .352
20 81 Don Mattingly 1989 .299
21 80 Don Baylor 1977 .280
22 80 Chipper Jones 2000 .318
23 80 Logan Morrison 2016 .260
24 80 Prince Fielder 2012 .321
25 80 Rafael Palmeiro 1993 .313
26 80 George Brett 1981 .317
27 80 Andre Thornton 1978 .320
28 79 Brian McCann 2012 .245
29 79 Mike Sweeney 2002 .323
30 79 Greg Brock 1985 .287
31 79 Dan Johnson 2008 .235
32 79 Miguel Cabrera 2011 .345
33 79 Brian Giles 1999 .333
34 78 Earl Torgeson 1952 .282
35 78 Nick Markakis 2012 .285
36 78 John Milner 1978 .264
37 78 Gene Tenace 1975 .315
38 78 Bob Horner 1986 .289
39 78 Al Kaline 1963 .324
40 78 Andre Ethier 2010 .323
41 78 Joe Mauer 2011 .262
42 78 Carlos Santana 2014 .294
43 78 Carlos Quentin 2011 .297
44 77 Denny Walling 1982 .249
45 77 Jason Kubel 2010 .255
46 77 Grady Sizemore 2011 .247
47 77 Ryan Zimmerman 2013 .284
48 77 Glenn Davis 1989 .312
49 77 Eddie Murray 1984 .333
50 77 Joey Votto 2012 .360
51 77 Buster Posey 2015 .320
52 77 Craig Kusick 1977 .283
53 77 Tim Raines 1988 .281
54 77 Mike Jorgensen 1977 .274
55 77 Ted Simmons 1978 .317
56 77 Sal Bando 1972 .281
57 77 Darrell Evans 1975 .284
58 77 James Loney 2012 .221
59 77 Willie Aikens 1983 .308
60 76 Yogi Berra 1953 .314
61 76 Jason Giambi 1999 .327
62 76 Lance Berkman 2004 .347
63 76 Evan Longoria 2014 .281
64 76 Steve Kemp 1983 .265
65 76 Eric Chavez 2006 .267
66 76 Troy Tulowitzki 2013 .306
67 76 Lee Mazzilli 1983 .261
68 76 Mike Greenwell 1992 .212
69 76 Brandon Belt 2016 .316
70 76 Dave Magadan 1991 .282
71 76 Norm Cash 1963 .313
72 76 Justin Upton 2016 .260
73 76 Gaby Sanchez 2012 .218
74 76 Roger Maris 1963 .339
75 75 David Ortiz 2004 .306
76 75 Albert Pujols 2008 .372
77 75 Boog Powell 1970 .337
78 75 Pablo Sandoval 2015 .229
79 75 Richie Hebner 1976 .260
80 75 Billy Williams 1966 .297
81 75 Edwin Encarnacion 2011 .271
82 75 Yasmani Grandal 2017 .272
83 75 Randy Milligan 1990 .329
84 75 Barry Bonds 1993 .371
85 75 Andrew McCutchen 2015 .326
86 75 Pete O'Brien 1986 .302
87 75 Cal Ripken Jr. 1989 .264
88 75 Kyle Seager 2016 .293
89 75 Jack Clark 1984 .349
90 75 Hanley Ramirez 2012 .277
91 75 David Wright 2011 .289
92 75 Leon Durham 1986 .272
93 75 Robin Ventura 1996 .296
94 75 Jason Thompson 1983 .280
95 74 Fred Lynn 1980 .300
96 74 Gary Roenicke 1983 .301
97 74 Ian Kinsler 2010 .277
98 74 Tom Tresh 1967 .260
99 74 Ron Fairly 1967 .251
100 74 Roy Campanella 1950 .297

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .267 .375 .460 .308
11 vs R (Multi) .289 .382 .548 .334
18 Split (Multi) .022 .007 .087 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .261 .366 .466 .304
31 vs R (2016) .305 .393 .577 .346
38 Split (2016) .043 .027 .111 .042
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 A few years ago, Rizzo started holding the bat lower down in the zone and much closer into his body. Also a few years ago, Rizzo became one of the best hitters in the game. It’s not all down to that change, of course—Rizzo still tinkers plenty, his selectivity at the plate has gotten way better and he’s grown into his “man strength”—but you’ve got to admire a slugger who realized he was strong enough to be short and quick to the ball as the default setting. He's absolutely unafraid to loom over the inside half of the plate and dare the opposing guy to sneak one inside on him. Rizzo had his most complete season as a big leaguer last year, winning a Gold Glove award and finishing fourth in the MVP voting. He doesn’t have to change much to retain his place near the front of the class.
2016 The Cubs front office, back when it was the Padres front office, and back when it was the Red Sox front office, had high hopes for Rizzo. When they moved, Rizzo moved with them. Now, four years into the Cubs-Rizzo marriage, all of Chicagoland can see why the suits believed in him for so long. With two consecutive five-WARP seasons under his belt at a position with high offensive standards and little opportunity to distinguish oneself on defense, Rizzo has established himself as not just the first baseman of the future, but the lineup anchor of the next era. A key facet of his game is the .340 career OBP against lefties, which means Joe Maddon can print out 162 lineup cards with Rizzo's name prefilled and spend his mental energy worrying about the other 24 guys on the roster. Low-cost team options will keep him in Chicago through 2021, when he'll be all of 31.
2015 The Cubs' lineup lacked many things entering the season, but two big holes—a consistent bat and a team leader—were filled by the end of the year by Rizzo. The big lefty had a monster season, making solid strides in his plate approach, developing more consistent mechanics and finding a way to hit, nay, crush lefties (.928 OPS). Rizzo's emergence as arguably one of the 10 best bats in the game was huge, but he also seemed to embrace the leadership role that has been thrust upon him. Despite being a particularly mature young man, Rizzo never gravitated to being an outspoken clubhouse voice; in 2014, though, he realized the team needed him to rise to that task, and he excelled.
2014 Rizzo was a revelation with the leather last season, posting the second-highest mark among first basemen in our Fielding Runs Above Average metric. Which is nice, but the Cubs are paying him to be a middle-of-the-order force, not the second coming of Doug Mientkiewicz. Rizzo led the team in home runs, but his .419 slugging percentage ranked 22nd among big-league first basemen, and he was helpless against same-side pitching. That last bit might just be a sample size fluke, as Rizzo never exhibited such ghastly platoon splits in the minors, but his .282 TAv against righties isn’t exactly eye-popping, either. On the plus side, his walk rate is climbing and should eventually overcome his perpetually low batting average. With their plethora of minor-league bats overwhelmingly right-handed, the Cubs are counting on Rizzo to balance their future championship lineup, so he’ll need to amp up the power posthaste.
2013 Many Cubs fans were hoping to see the team open up its pocketbook last offseason and sign one of the two available division rivals, Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder, to play first base. Instead, the Cubs got their first baseman by trading Andrew Cashner to the Padres to get Rizzo after the latter's disappointing major-league debut in San Diego. Rizzo demolished Triple-A and held his own in his second stint in the majors. Given his youth and the dearth of outstanding National League first basemen not named Votto, Rizzo could be an All-Star for years. He probably won’t hit for the kind of average he did in 2012, but he should hit for more power to make up the difference.
2012 The problem with having your Triple-A club play in a bandbox while your big-leaguers play in baseball's most unfavorable hitting environment is that it creates unreasonable expectations. Rizzo, part of the haul for hometown hero Adrian Gonzalez, got off to a blistering start at Tucson. That and Brad Hawpe's struggles forced the Padres to recall Rizzo after just 52 games at Triple-A, where he'd been hitting .365/.444/.715 with 16 home runs. Rizzo tripled in his Petco Park debut, crushing a ball that would have left any other ballpark. He spent the rest of June and July flailing at everything before being shipped back to Tucson, where he worked on shortening his stroke. Rizzo returned in September for a cameo but didn't do much. He is young, his power is real, and he plays a good first base. Rizzo has overcome worse obstacles than scuffling against big-league pitching (namely, Hodgkin’s lymphoma). Once he makes the necessary adjustments and gains experience, he will develop into the Adam LaRoche clone he was meant to be.
2011 Rizzo's projected power has been replaced by realized power, and though his former high batting averages went missing, nothing in his approach suggests they are lost forever—punching out in 21 percent of plate appearances is not a rate to fret about, and Rizzo has the skill set to recover those hits. Rizzo is now in line to become the first baseman of the future in San Diego rather than Boston thanks to the Adrian Gonzalez trade. His first taste of Triple-A should give him a chance to get back on the .300 average, 20-25 homer track, though lefty-hating Petco Park will not be as friendly to Rizzo as Fenway would have been once he makes it to the bigs.
2010 Rizzo’s full-season debut in 2008 was cut short in May by limited stage classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma. With the disease in remission in 2009, he hit his way up to High-A while still in his teens and, after taking a handful of games to get his bearings, hit .306/.379/.451 there from July 1 through the end of the season. Rizzo’s youth and large frame suggest there’s more power to come, which he’ll need to make it as a major-league first baseman, but he has some work to do on his approach at the plate lest he be exposed at the upper levels. Happily, he has time.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Gregory Polanco becomes? A Marte? A McCutchen? Something better? Something worse?
(Justin from Iowa City)
I don't think he's anything like McCutchen or Marte at all. He's going to walk a ton and if a pitcher makes a mistake, he's going to crush the ball on you. His game reminds me a lot of a guy like Anthony Rizzo but with less raw power. (George Bissell)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Vogelbach #legit? Small sample, but he has cut down on the strikeouts,still walking, and killing the ball with Schwaber. Odd player type we don't see too often. Best comp?
(Gila Monster from Boston)
You bet he is, but not because of his hot start. He can flat out hit. It's really not that weird of a player type. In any other system, he'd be a really good first base prospect, but since the Cubs have Anthony Rizzo, he's viewed a little differently. Outside of the glove, which he's admitted far worse with, how much worse of a prospect is he than Eric Hosmer was at the same stage? (Bret Sayre)
2015-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've thrown this out before but the whole souring on prospects talk makes me remember. I can totally see Kris Bryant pulling a Chris Davis and struggling to make contact this season and everyone souring on him. Then in 2016:He'll go bananas and hit .270 with 35 homers and everyone will be shocked.
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
Very possible. We've been spoiled by Harper/Trout-type trajectories for young players, and forgotten that many must suffer through a miserable down year or two. The track that Anthony Rizzo followed is, historically speaking, I think more common. (Rob Arthur)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league-- do you prefer Jose Abreu or Anthony Rizzo? Abreu has great power/ ballpark but slightly concerning peripherals while Rizzo made some real adjustments and will have unreal contextual stats in several years. Thanks as always for your insights
(Jack from Chicago)
This is really tough for me, but give me Abreu by a hair. I have Abreu as the third-best dynasty 1B and Rizzo as the fourth. (Ben Carsley)
2015-03-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a big fan of Hosmer (especially) post-season Hosmer - can we expect an uptick in production in 2015?
(Al from KC)
We've seen enough of Hosmer to know two things: He's very capable of ripping off long stretches where he's very good. Not just three weeks in October, but three months: He hit .321/.379/.509 from July on last year, not counting the postseason, and has had similarly long and strong stretches in the previous seasons. But we also know that we can't *expect* anything from him. He's got 2,400 plate appearances. I know he's young, but not that young and that's a huge number of plate appearances. Russell Branyan only had 3,400 in his whole career. So I'd say he's got at least two All-Star level seasons in him, but it's not like I'd take him in the same round as Anthony Rizzo or anything, because I have no idea which two years those seasons will come in. (Sam Miller)
2015-03-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some of your favorite non-Cubs minor leaguers?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Some of my favorite past Cubs were Ron Santo and Dusty Baker. A funny story actually my Grandfather used to get Dusty Baker his toothpick back for a few seasons about 10 years ago. I then got the opportunity to be the bat-boy for 10 plus games over a few year span. Current Cubs would have to be Anthony Rizzo. I really like his worth ethic as great showing on and off the field within the Chicago community. I'm a big believer in giving back and think he is a great ambassador for the MLB throughout his volunteering and charity work. (Rob Willer)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kyle Schwarber a first baseman in the majors, if he makes it?
(Mike from Nashville)
No, he's either a catcher or a left fielder, and the Cubs are going to give him a chance to stick behind the plate. I was more encouraged by his receiving skills than some, but I didn't think he was a butcher back there. Here's the report I wrote this summer?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=164

He's not great but there are probably worse defensive catchers in the majors right now. I think he'll be good enough to catch 2-3 days per week, which could be huge. Either way, he's not playing first base with the Cubs. Between Anthony Rizzo and Dan Vogelbach, they'll have to find a different spot for him if he can't catch. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)As my 12-team, 5x5 roto season winds to a close, I need some keeper help. We keep six from year to year and here are the potentials: Anthony Rendon, Josh Donaldson, Mike Trout (obviously), Troy Tulowitzki, Anthony Rizzo, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Nolan Arenado I have Tulo, Rendon, Trout, Rizzo, Scherzer and Stras as my six. Would you choose them? Thanks for the help!
(Jake from Minneapolis)
I'd try to find a way to keep Donaldson and deal one of the pitchers, if I could. 28 bombs from 3B isn't anything to sneeze at, plus it allows you to play Rendon at 2B next year. Pitching is everywhere. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm contending in a Keeper league and I just traded Joey Votto (who's on the shelf for at least another month and may not be 100% for the rest of the season at least) for Anthony Rizzo, who can help me win now and possibly be a keeper. How do you like Rizzo for ROS and next year? Is Votto entering a decline phase?
(mattstupp from NYC)
I've always liked Rizzo because Epstein/Hoyer like Rizzo, but I haven't followed him closely until last season. It's hard to find something that's not to like about Rizzo. He has this down-and-in hole and he doesn't really use the whole field as much as Votto does, but you've gotta like the plate discipline and power. Votto is such a smart hitter that I would hate to say that he's heading for a decline. He could become a different hitter (as far as the counting stats go), but I think he'll still be productive. (Noah Woodward)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I enjoyed seeing Anthony Rizzo make a mockery of The Shift last week by easily bunting down the third-base line for hits, not once but twice. As I recall, Matheny stopped using The Shift after that; it seemed Rizzo took the option off the table. If Ted Williams had done the same 75 years ago, would The Shift have ended there? Why don't teams insist their batters bunt against it, like say Ryan Howard?
(gerrybraun from San Diego)
Teams are weird and don't like insisting on anything with their established players.

I don't think the shift would have ended there because there have been times when letting a slugger try to bunt is a more optimal result for the defensive team than letting him hit. (Late 90s and early 2000s come to mind.) In this offensive era, it becomes a much, much better strategy. (Zachary Levine)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)10tm 5x5mixed. Would you give up Anthony Rizzo for Anibel Sanchez? (I already have D.Ortiz and Hosmer)
(Silverback38 from VA)
Yes, definitely. I like Rizzo, but Sanchez is very good right now and you have limited need for Rizzo. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Computer sim league question. Would you deal Miguel Cabrera and Randall Delgado for Wei-Yin Chen and Anthony Rizzo? Getting picks for next year too but those are the players.
(joott41 from Wisconsin)
Are you getting all of the picks? If not, no. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)1B Dan Vogelbach (CHC) - where do you see him in 2015? DH in the AL? Also, do you really think .300 and 30HR is legit or will he struggle to hit for average against MLB pitching? Thank you!
(fishersehorn31 from VA - The 540)
No reason he can't be a first baseman. Well Anthony Rizzo is a reason, but Rizzo will have to hit more and better than he did last season before he can lay claim to the position long term (yes, I know about the contract). (And wow did the Cubs two young guys signed to long-term deals have lousy seasons last year, huh?)

In a previous chat, Jason Parks was asked about Vogelbach and he said, and I quote, "He can f'n hit!" only he didn't say f'n. So I don't know about .300, but 30 homers isn't out of the question. (Matthew Kory)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, thanks again! Is it possible for Hosmer to to get MVP considerations in the next year or two? AND, is Rizzo the long term 1B solution @ 1B in Chicago?
(Gary from Petaluma, CA.)
It's possible, but Eric Hosmer would have to start putting more power together, especially given his position.

Yes, I think Anthony Rizzo is going to be fine for the Cubs, even if he is never the superstar some thought he might be. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Harry, I have to make a dynasty keeper decision to make involving Anthony Rizzo. How do you see his long-term value? Thanks for your insight.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
as a general rule I think you can acquire value at 1B from the fringes of the market. Since I'll guess your league doesn't value defense and makeup, let him fly. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't feel great about Anthony Rizzo as my long-term solution at 1b in dynasty points...make me feel better. Please?
(Joe from Vegas Baby)
Look around at the first base landscape, it could be a lot worse. I still like Rizzo long-term, but just not as a fantasy star. (Bret Sayre)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not really a prospect any more, but what kind of improvement, if any, do you expect from Anthony Rizzo? Does he have another gear or two?
(Brad from Chicago)
I don't think he'll be competing for any batting titles or even showing a plus hit tool, but I think he's better than the .220-.230 we've seen this season. So I do think there's another gear. Maybe it's a fringe-to-average hit tool with on-base skills and plus power at the end of the day. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Harry. What do you think the future holds (in terms of offensive production) for Anthony Rizzo. Could the cubs have an all-star infield in 3-4 years?
(Chopper from Indy)
he'll take walks and hit home runs, something of a three true outcome guy. I like his defense, too. He should be among the better guys in the league overall, but not elite. And, yea, the Cubs project to have an impressive infield ... but let's just wait it out. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Anthony Rizzo. Slow start but seems to be coming on. A good play from here on out?
(Steve from Bayshore)
He's been excellent so far. If this is a slow start, he's going to have a tremendous season (has a 905 OPS, 9 HR, and 142 OPS+ so far) (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)MG What's going on? In a yahoo league rotisserie standard 8 team league. I really need to make a couple of adjustments. Need to add another pitcher and solid bar to this line up. This league is tough with trades! Who should we ditch and is there anyone we should be tracking or picking up? Here is the squad, 1. (6) Albert Pujols 1B 2. (11) Joe Mauer C,1B 3. (22) Jacoby Ellsbury OF 4. (27) Evan Longoria 3B 5. (38) Matt Holliday OF 6. (43) Cliff Lee SP 7. (54) Shin-Soo Choo OF 8. (59) Jose Altuve 2B 9. (70) Jimmy Rollins SS 10. (75) Roy Halladay SP 11. (86) Huston Street RP 12. (91) Addison Reed RP 13. (102) Anthony Rizzo 1B 14. (107) Jason Grilli RP 15. (118) Tim Lincecum SP 16. (123) Alex Gordon OF 17. (134) Carlos Marmol RP 18. (139) Dan Haren SP 19. (150) Kenley Jansen RP 20. (155) Rickie Weeks 2B 21. (166) Alejandro De Aza OF 22. (171) J.P. Arencibia C Guys who are available. FYI Materson, ziti, e Santana, pettitte Crisp, wells, m Saunders, carpenter, werth
(coach53 from Ct)
Hey Coach

Without knowing what the rules are regarding how deep your reserve lists are and what your free agent pool looks like it's difficult to offer specific advice. Your roster looks strong, but 8-team mixed probably has a lot of rosters that look like this. Dan Haren and Tim Lincecum seem like players that you should be upgrading on. Feel free to drop Carlos Marmol, and as much as I love Kenley Jansen if there's a closer out there, get him; in an 8-team league you shouldn't be speculating on future saves but getting saves here and now. The free agents you list don't look particularly great which - again - makes me wonder how deep your reserve lists are. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)HEY DT What's going on? In a yahoo league rotisserie standard 8 team league. Standard starters C-all infield with 3 outfielders with a utility player. We use 2 SP,2RP 3P in general. I really need to make a couple of adjustments. Need to add another pitcher and solid bar to this line up. This league is tough with trades! Who should we ditch and is there anyone we should be tracking or picking up? Here is the squad, 1. (6) Albert Pujols 1B 2. (11) Joe Mauer C,1B 3. (22) Jacoby Ellsbury OF 4. (27) Evan Longoria 3B 5. (38) Matt Holliday OF 6. (43) Cliff Lee SP 7. (54) Shin-Soo Choo OF 8. (59) Jose Altuve 2B 9. (70) Jimmy Rollins SS 10. (75) Roy Halladay SP 11. (86) Huston Street RP 12. (91) Addison Reed RP 13. (102) Anthony Rizzo 1B 14. (107) Jason Grilli RP 15. (118) Tim Lincecum SP 16. (123) Alex Gordon OF 17. (134) Carlos Marmol RP 18. (139) Dan Haren SP 19. (150) Kenley Jansen RP 20. (155) Rickie Weeks 2B 21. (166) Alejandro De Aza OF 22. (171) J.P. Arencibia C Guys who are available. SP: Lance Lynn Doug Fister Josh Beckett A.J. Griffin Brett Anderson Trevor Cahill Homer Bailey Tommy Hanson RP Shelby Miller John Axford David Phelps Andrew Cashner Hitters: Melky Cabrera David Freese Norichika Aoki Angel Pagan Coco Crisp A.J. Pierzynski Matt Carpenter Daniel Murphy
(coach53 from CT)
Wow, there is a ton of talent on the FA list. I would certainly target Lynn, Anderson, and Miller on the mound, especially since your pitching is hurting with Lincecum, Haren, and Halladay. That would be my #1 priority, no doubt.

Among the hitters, I like Freese, Crisp, and Aoki. But you are pretty solid in the OF and 3B already, so that would be a secondary concern. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love using BP's Player Forecast Manager as a major tool during a draft. In your opinion give a couple of players that PECOTA is too Bullish on as well as too Bearish.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
I like Aaron Hill, Maro Estrada, Doug Fister, and Carlos Santana a bit more. Not quite as high on Anthony Rizzo and I'm nervous about Mike Napoli's hips. Like Shakira's, they don't lie except unlike Shakira's, I don't like what they're saying. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)First Base Fashion Sense: If I buy an Anthony Rizzo jersey today, will I be embarassed to wear it 3 years from now? I ask because I'm STILL waiting for my Hee Sop Choi jersey to become trendy and cool...
(Steve from Bay)
If you already have your Hee Sop Choi jersey and you're not afraid to admit that then I'd say go for it. I'm big fan of Rizzo. I don't know if he'll be Adrian Gonzalez but I think he'll be a solid to plus first baseman with patience and power for years to come. I'd take the plunge. (Matthew Kory)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Out of the group of: Oscar Taveras, Jurickson Profar, Anthony Rizzo and Wil Myers. If given the same number of MLB ABs, who do you foresee having the most HRs, highest WARP/VORP and awards if each remain with their current organization in a 6 yr span?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I'm not an expert prospect guy, I'd say most homers Myers, highest AVG/OBP Taveras, and highest WARP Profar. Doesn't hurt that Profar has already arrived, though he's also -0.2 WARP in the hole from last season. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, is there really anything worth a look when it comes to the Cubs upcoming season? Do you believe "The Scrabble Ace" will continue to be dominant or should the Cubs look to sell-high on him soon?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Don't think anything about Samardzija's season screamed "fluke," so I don't see why he couldn't be that good again. The Cubs have a strong rotation, so that seems like something worth watching. Fujikawa could be fun. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Question, if you don't mind...who do you like better in a dynasty league: Eric Hosmer or Anthony Rizzo?
(Mr Indecisive from Parts Unknown)
I don't mind at all. Hosmer's 2012 still confounds me. Based on their previous track records, he should have a higher upside than Rizzo, but it's hard to argue with what the latter did for the Cubs last year. He's in a great park that should maximize his strengths. I'll go with Rizzo, but it's not a terribly strong feeling. (Geoff Young)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have most of my FAAB budgeted in my keeper league for late-season prospect call ups. Guys like Hultzen, Bauer, Skaggs, and Arenado are all taken already. Who's a good bet to be called up that's not on everyone's radar (that's worth a sizable bid)?
(Don H. from Oak Park)
I'm assuming you can't bid on guys in-season until they're recalled? Anthony Rizzo, Jed Gyorko, Julio Teheran are pretty good bets for call-ups this year. Maybe Andrelton Simmons if Pastornicky fails. Leonys Martin could be up at some point late, especially if we see some Texas injuries (Hamilton and Cruz are bound to go down at some point). Wil Myers could get a September call-up. Matt Harvey could too. (Derek Carty)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I asked KG on twitter, but is Donald Lutz (Reds High A 1B) a legit power prospect or a fringe guy? Already at 10 HRs, albeit in the offense-boosting Cal League
(Johnny from SD)
And he didn't answer you? Man, I'm going to have to talk to that guy. He never answers questions from readers. (That was a joke. He answers a million questions from readers. Literally a million, and 99% of them are about when Anthony Rizzo is going to get called up.)

Here's Kevin's succinct response: "Cal League guy. Scouts aren't impressed." I'm just relaying questions from readers to KG now. This must be what being Twitter feels like. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)With the movement of 1B out of the NL, which of the young NL 1B's do you see moving to the top of the position?
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
Ike Davis if he stays healthy--particularly with the fences moving in. I'm not sure what to make of Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, or Anthony Rizzo just yet. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)If you had made one "realistic" move for the Padres this offseason that they didnt make what would it have been? Alternative, which of the Padres moves do you like the least?
(Matthew from Boston)
Aside from trying to find a taker for Jason Bartlett or Orlando Hudson (which I'm sure the Padres did, but it takes two to tango), I'm not sure there was a lot else to do. As for moves I like the least, I don't love Anthony Rizzo for Cashner. It seems to me that Rizzo should have fetched more, but that is easy for me to say when I'm not privy to all the details. (Geoff Young)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Anthony Rizzo will be able to be the starting 1B all year for the Cubs and be productive?
(Eric from Kc)
Well, the Cubs don't think so, and that's more important. They've made it pretty clear that Rizzo starts the year in Iowa, and LaHair starts the year at first base in the big leagues. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on year 2 of the Jed Hoyer era in San Diego?
(Arby's from Good mood food)
Why wasn't Heath Bell traded? ...I have to admit I haven't seen too many Friars games this year, being generally more focused on the AL East, but it's really hard for me to come to a judgment in that other than Chase Headley, Cameron Maybin, Kyle Blanks, Corey Luebke, and Mat Latos, and (likely) Anthony Rizzo, I see a lot of guys who are basically just interim types. I wish they had gotten more playing time for James Darnell. (Steven Goldman)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lawrie, Jennings, Ackley... Are you high on any prospects likely to be called up soon?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
Yup, I like all three. You can also keep an eye on guys like Mike Moustakas, Jemile Weeks, Yonder Alonso, Anthony Rizzo, Lonnie Chisenhall, and a number of others. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who appears in the bigs this year first, Kyle Blanks or Anthony Rizzo?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
I consulted with Normandin and he thinks Blanks will be up first so they find out what he's all about. Plus, the Padres have said once they bring up Rizzo, they want it to be for good. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will be the starting 1B for the Padres by the all star break?
(Jeff from Bay Area)
Kyle Blanks or Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo has a 1255 OPS to start the year at Triple-A, so maybe by the time the All-Star break comes around they will decide to call him up. The Pads still think Blanks can play the outfield, and I still have faith in his bat to come back.

Lightning round time, folks. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)You support this move for the Sox? Why not let it ride and have a choice of Agonz, Fielder or Pujols after 2011 with no NYY in the mix. I don't know how much money sox save on Gonzalez with the rumored numbers being mentioned.
(SK from DC)
Absolutely. First off, Fielder isn't that great. Terrible defensive first baseman, and really, do we know if he's a pretty good hitter or a great hitter yet? He never seems to be the same thing two years in a row, and he needs to be excellent all the time to make up for that glove. I don't think Pujols is leaving St. Louis--other teams would be in the mix solely to make sure the Cards pay up.

The Cubs love Adrian Gonzalez, and have the money to throw at him in 2012 if he was available. Eight teams inquired about him in a trade, so there is interest there. Anthony Rizzo has no future in the organization if the Sox are acquiring a first baseman anyways, so this is basically trading Casey Kelly and Reymond Fuentes for the rights to Gonzalez in 2011, as well as the right to negotiate with him during the season. I'm very optimistic he'll be signed well before the season is over.

If Boston gets Gonzalez for $22M a year, then this is a steal. Just assume $5M per win for a minute, Gonzalez is something like a $25-30M win player a year. Getting him for less money than Ryan Howard is silly, but I'll take it. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you Red Sox joy counterbalances your Padres' sadness on the Gonzalez deal?
(formersd from San Diego)
There really isn't any Padres' sadness, honestly. Here is my thinking.

As great as Adrian Gonzalez is--and he's one of the top players in the game--he is one guy. The Padres had reason to believe the 2011 team could be a bit better, with an improved rotation, a full season of (healthy) Ryan Ludwick, Cameron Maybin possibly blossoming in center with another year in the majors, Kyle Blanks coming back from his TJ surgery, etc. If they acquire Brendan Ryan in a trade to man shortstop as is expected, and then sign someone like Derrek Lee to play first base, then you're talking about a team that could still win something like 82-85 games. Then, in 2012, you have Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Simon Castro and maybe Drew Cumberland coming up if he continues to tear up the minors. That is an exciting roster all of a sudden, and it was brought about without fielding a terrible team.

The Padres can trade Bell and Ludwick in July and still have a decent team, assuming Aaron Cunningham or Kyle Blanks can slot into Ludwick's place and they bump Mike Adams up to the role of closer. The gloom and doom mentality coming out of San Diego after the trade of Adrian Gonzalez is almost enough to make me start a Padres' blog in response. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that the Sox have Gonzalez, what happens to Lars Anderson now? HOw much longer until he's traded? July?
(richardkr34 from St. Paul)
Lars Anderson wasn't going to be the first baseman in Boston whether they got Adrian Gonzalez or not, because Anthony Rizzo was the first baseman of the future. Chances are good he will sit in Triple-A until someone wants to take a chance on him as part of a larger deal. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Great work on Red Sox Beacon! Assuming Beltre doesn't come back, who do you see playing 3B next year?
(Casey from Memphis)
Thanks! That's much appreciated. Patrick Sullivan and I are enjoying our new outlet, and I'm excited to be able to spend some more time on the Red Sox with my writing.

I'm pretty convinced Adrian Beltre isn't coming back, which was kind of a sad realization. My guess is that Kevin Youkilis will play third for the Sox next year, and they will set about finding a first baseman--either a permanent solution (which will probably cost them Anthony Rizzo in a trade) or a one-year stopgap so they can insert Rizzo into the role in 2012. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Anthony Rizzo: future super-star or future mega-super star?
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
Future good every day play. Not ready to hang star stuff up there. (Kevin Goldstein)


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