Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said he expects Anthony Rizzo to begin the 2012 season at Triple-A Iowa.
Hoyer envisions Bryan LaHair keeping the seat warm at first base while Rizzo gets more seasoning. Of course, he could tear it up in spring training and change their minds, but after he batted just .141 with one homer in 49 games for the Padres this past season, it's not a bad idea to give him more at-bats at Triple-A. Rizzo should be the team's full-time first baseman at some point during 2012.
LaHair deserves a chance to show what he can do. even if everyone can put up good numbers in the PCL, LaHair was still the MVP there in 2011.
Anthony Rizzo is only 22. there's no need to rush him.
why not keep him in AAA all season until September? he started 2010 in A+ for 29 games and then went to AA for 107 games. then in 2011 he started the season in AAA for 93 games.
Rizzo hit well in AAA last year - .331/.404/.652/1.056/ 26 HR/ ..which was also the PCL
. in 2010 he wasn't as impressive. AA-.263/.334/.481/.815/ A+- .248/.333/.479/.812/.http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... hony-Rizzo