Anthony Rizzo: The New Prototype Leadoff Man?

Anthony Rizzo is not the old school type leadoff man. Doesn’t need to be. He’s not the little scrappy guy who’s always a threat to steal a base or two and who can exhibit a little HR power. He can,however work the count, get on base as well as knock the stuffing out of the ball. When manager Joe Maddon bats a position player in the ninth spot, Rizzo gets his chances at RBIs. Although he literally needs to steal a base,he foregoes the axiom of “you can’t steal first base”.Several times already, he is back in the dugout and the Cubs are already ahead. A much needed change in the the Cubbies lineup. maybe this is the spark to ignite a fizzling offense and pitching staff.