Joe Rizzo
20-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Seattle Mariners A+
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joe Rizzo in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
3BSeattle Mariners  A+
June 9, 2016
The Mariners have selected Rizzo with the 50th overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft.
ANALYSIS
Rizzo is about as bat-first as it gets in this draft, which is perfect for dynasty league purposes. He has one of the best hit tools in the draft, and has an all-fields approach with average or better raw power. Despite being a high school selection, at just 5-foot-9, there's not a ton of projection left. It's an Evan Gattis/Dan Uggla type of body that probably profiles best at DH. His short stature might actually lead some to underestimate the power potential down the road. It would be ideal if he could find a home at third base or in left field, but even if he's a first baseman or DH, the contributions in average and power will be enough to make him interesting.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
At 5-foot-10, Rizzo lacks the height of a prototypical third baseman, but he has all of the other requisite ingredients to stick there long term. Possessing a powerful left-handed swing, he was given an over-slot $1.75 million bonus after going to the Mariners in the second round of the 2016 draft. He still hasn't fully tapped into his home run potential in games, but he also won't turn 19 until Mar. 31. He has an above-average eye at the dish (10.1 percent walk rate), which led to him performing as an above league average hitter (112 wRC+) in the Arizona League. He didn't drive the ball much over that span, but the M's are hopeful his power stroke will come around. The key will be Rizzo's hit tool, which some evaluators think could be a plus tool for the compact third baseman. His 21.3 percent strikeout rate was fine, but it is high enough to wonder how much contact he will make in 2017 when he makes his full-season debut.