09/18/2013 - Under Armour Fall Classic, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
John Rizzo is a very hard working player that is consistent, defensively. He is an athletic, quick twitch player that makes plays at 2B with ease. Adding arm strength and effective footwork with his double plays will enable success when game speeds up. With the stick, he is a contact type hitter that has an oppo approach. He is a situational hitter that showed an ability to move runners over. On the base paths he took dirt balls and was aggressive advancing bags. Overall - John is a player with a great work ethic that will make a difference at the next level.
06/09/2013 - National Tryout - Troy (Albany), NY
John showed some improvements in his game during his last workout in Albany. At 2nd base, John showed active feet, sure hands, and the ability to field in a low / square position. His exchange is quick, arm action is short, and he throws with life and accuracy to his target. At the plate, John has good balance, a square set-up, and a proper load. He swings in good rhythm, has a level swing, and he gets his lower 1/2 through.
12/19/2012 - Pirate City Christmas Camp and Tournament
John worked out at 2nd base in Pirate City and showed similar abilities. Defensively, John has active feet, playable hands, and he keeps the ball in front of his body. He has a clean exchange, and throws with a short arm action with accuracy to his target. At the plate, John has a square set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He has a simple swing and he gets good extension through the ball.
10/21/2012 - College PREP - Rochester, NY
John is a lanky 2B who graduates next year. Defensively, shows active footwork and agile range. He is sure handed, has a clean exchange and turns the DP smoothly. He makes accurate throws to his target and will increase his arm strength with long toss. Offensively, Rizzo displays a tall/open setup, remains balanced and tracks the ball into the zone. He gets his lower 1/2 through and creates extension through contact. If he can avoid wrapping his bat, it will help him to be shorter/quicker to the ball.