Rizzo continues to impress in Iowa

Rizzo continues to impress in Iowa
May 22, 2012, 6:54 pm
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By Luke Stuckmeyer

I've spent the last two days watching Cubs prospect Anthony Rizzo in Iowa.

He runs hard. He swings hard. He plays hard. I'm not a scout, but even his foul balls are impressive. Last night he hit one foul down the right field line that disappeared into the dark. I'd guess it might have cleared Sheffield Avenue if he had been at Wrigley.

Today I caught him crushing his 15th homer with my iPhone. He went the opposite way to left center with ease. The ball flew off his bat.

The next time up, he drilled the pitcher with a line drive and went all the way to third in a throwing error.

Is he ready? I don't see the rush, but it won't be long.

I'll get more detailed with a full feature on Rizzo later this week on Sportsnet Central. Keep your eyes open for it, as well as for Mr. Rizzo himself.