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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Thursday afternoon's win over the Brewers.
Rizzo was one of many to take part in the barrage of homers launched by the Cubs on Thursday. In addition to Rizzo, Dexter Fowler, Chris Denorfia and Kyle Schwarber all hit long balls. Schwarber did it twice. The Brewer season cannot end quickly enough. Rizzo would surely like to luxuriate in the year 2015, though, as he's currently hitting .296/.405/.539 with 22 homers, 66 RBI and a career-best 15 steals. Aug 13 - 5:41 PM

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Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Cubs topped the Brewers 6-3 on Tuesday.

Rizzo hit an RBI double in the third and drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth to drive in another run. His 65 RBI are 10th-most in the National League, and he's also among the league leaders in home runs, walks, slugging percentage and OPS. The 26-year-old is hitting .298/.406/.538 overall.
Aug 12 - 1:06 AM

Anthony Rizzo had a sacrifice fly and a solo home run across four plate appearances in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Rizzo brought in the Cubs' first run of the game in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly, then hit a game-tying solo home run in the sixth to knot the game up at four apiece. The first baseman, who registered four hits on Tuesday, has had a monster season, batting .294/.400/.540 with 21 home runs, 63 RBI, 60 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases.
Aug 5 - 10:43 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5 with a two doubles and two runs scored in Tuesday's win against the Pirates.

Rizzo doubled and scored in the third inning, and did the same in the fifth, accounting for two of the Cubs' five runs in their shutout win. The first baseman is having a terrific year, though it's been cast aside slightly by Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt. Rizzo is batting .293/.401/.534 with 20 home runs, 61 RBI, 59 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases.
Aug 4 - 10:28 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Brewers.

Rizzo launched his three-run homer off of Brewers starter Matt Garza in the third inning. It was his 20th of the year and pushed his RBI total to an even 60. After a prolonged power-drought that saw just one home run in 31 games, Rizzo's now homered in four straight games. He's hitting .290/.400/.531 over 373 at-bats this season.
Aug 1 - 10:43 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Rizzo has now gone deep in each of the last three games. The 25-year-old had just one home run in 31 games prior to this recent power surge.
Aug 1 - 1:16 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a double as the Cubs beat the Brewers 5-2 on Thursday.

The Brewers were up 2-0 when Rizzo delivered his big blow in the eighth. The Cubs then added two runs in the ninth as insurance. Rizzo has homered in back-to-back games, so maybe his lengthy slump is coming to an end. He had just one homer in five weeks prior to yesterday.
Jul 31 - 1:28 AM

Anthony Rizzo cranked a two-run homer in the Cubs' win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

It was his first home run since July 7. Rizzo has been in an offensive rut, but he still owns a shiny .279/.393/.500 batting line on the season. And he's now up to 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 99 games.
Jul 29 - 5:02 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Reds.

Rizzo was far from the only Cub to struggle in the contest, as the team compiled just five total hits. He had a chance to do a little cosmetic damage in the ninth inning, when he stepped to the plate with two runners on and his team down 9-1, but he flew out. These things happen. Rizzo's hitting .285/.400/.510 with 16 homers and 51 RBI this season. He's recorded just three hits in 25 at-bats coming out of the break, but we're confident in saying that the current slump will likely come to an end soon enough.
Jul 22 - 3:41 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a breather ahead of the club's big four-game series with the Cardinals early this week. Mike Baxter is at first base with Rizzo out.
Jul 5 - 11:09 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, but the Cubs were unable to capitalize in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Rizzo and leadoff man Chris Denorfia were the only ones in the lineup doing much of anything. The Cubs were unable to bring Rizzo around to score each of the three times he reached base. The first baseman has been one of the best hitters in the league -- non-Bryce-Harper division -- with a .312/.421/.586 triple-slash line, 15 home runs, 43 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Jun 25 - 6:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo blasted a pair of solo home runs on Friday, providing all of the Cubs offense in a losing effort against the Twins.

Rizzo got the Cubs on the board with a solo shot off Phil Hughes in the fourth inning, then repeated the feat against J.R. Graham in the ninth. He is enjoying a monster all-around season, slashing .304/.417/.579 with 14 homers, 41 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 19 - 11:06 PM

Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Rizzo now has an 11-game hitting streak. He has pulled his batting average up to .328 and has 11 home runs and 35 RBI to go along with 10 steals. That's elite across-the-board production.
Jun 6 - 3:04 PM

Anthony Rizzo clobbered a pair of home runs on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Cubs to overcome the Nationals in Washington.

His first blast, a solo shot off Tanner Roark, got the Cubs on the board in the fourth inning. He followed with a two-run shot his next time up, pulling the Cubs to within 5-3 in the sixth. With the 2-for-4 effort, he's now slashing an extremely impressive .325/.445/.602 with 11 homers and 34 RBI on the season.
Jun 5 - 10:08 PM

Anthony Rizzo finished 2-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in the Cubs' 9-6 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Saturday night in Arizona.

Rizzo slugged a go-ahead three-run bases-clearing double in the top of the fifth inning off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa and then gave the Cubs the lead for good with a three-run homer off Enrique Burgos in the top of the ninth. The six RBI tied his career-high. Rizzo is batting .322/.444/.586 with nine home runs, 29 RBI, and 27 runs scored in 42 games this season. He also has nine stolen bases as a cherry on top for fantasy owners.
May 24 - 1:33 AM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Jonathan Herrera
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7James Russell
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Neil Ramirez
11Rafael Soriano