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Can't-Miss Qualities

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New York Mets manager Terry Collins was managing the Anaheim Angels in the late 1990s when first baseman Troy Glaus broke in and started a future All Star career. There was hype surrounding the Angels prospect, but ``not like this guy,' Collins said of Anthony Rizzo.
``He didn't have the hoopla this guy did,'' he said of Rizzo. ``Troy turned out to be a great player, and this kid will, too. He [Rizzo] has so much obvious ability, it will play out.''
The ``hoopla'' can be problematic for young players.
``Sometimes they try to do too much instead of focusing on how they play,'' he said.

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