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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman | #44

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony Rizzo is back in the leadoff spot for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.
Rizzo hit second Monday with Wellington Castillo getting a shot out of the leadoff spot, but he's back in there for Tuesday's game. Rizzo is hitting .333/.400/.714 with four homers and 11 RBI in 11 games out of the leadoff spot. Jun 27 - 3:05 PM

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Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Marlins.

He'll get a breather against Marlins' southpaw Justin Nicolino. Kris Bryant is sliding over to start at first base while Javy Baez covers the hot corner on Saturday.
Jun 24 - 12:06 PM

Anthony Rizzo blasted his third leadoff home run in the seven games he has been atop the Cubs' lineup in Tuesday's 4-0 victory over the Padres.

Rizzo has reached base safely to start each game that he has led off, going 6-for-6 with three homers, a double and a walk. There's no chance he's going to be moved any time soon. He finished Tuesday's game 1-for-3, raising his season slash to .268/.398/.529 to go along with 17 homers and 47 RBI.
Jun 20 - 11:15 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored on Sunday, leading the Cubs to a 7-1 victory over the Pirates.

Rizzo loves hitting at PNC Park and it appears as though he's quite fond of serving as the Cubs' leadoff hitter as well. He doubled to leadoff the game and scored the game's first run on an RBI double by Willson Contreras. Rizzo then singled and came around to score in the third inning, then crushed a two-run homer in the seventh. His recent hot streak has propelled his season slash up to .263/.395/.510 to go with 16 homers and 45 RBI.
Jun 18 - 4:40 PM

Anthony Rizzo plated two runs during a six-run rally in the ninth inning on Friday as the Cubs rallied to defeat the Pirates.

Rizzo blasted what looked to be a leadoff home run for the third consecutive game on Friday, but it was overturned via video review, a fate that caused Cubs' skipper Joe Maddon to go ballistic and get tossed from the game. Rizzo still managed to come through in a big way though, delivering valuable insurance runs in a critical spot. He's now slashing .252/.391/.492 with 15 bombs and 43 RBI for the year.
Jun 16 - 10:59 PM

Anthony Rizzo excelled in his first career start out of the leadoff spot on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a win over the Mets.

Rizzo got the game started with a bang, launching a leadoff home run off of Zach Wheeler. He then showed impressive plate discipline his next trip, coaxing a bases loaded walk after falling behind in the count 0-2. Rizzo tacked on an RBI double in the third inning that increased the Cubs' advantage to 9-1. Look for him to be stationed atop the Cubs' lineup again on Wednesday.
Jun 13 - 11:36 PM

Anthony Rizzo is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Tuesday versus the Mets.

Manager Joe Maddon is shaking things up in an effort to get his struggling offense going. Not surprisingly, it's the first time in his career that Rizzo has hit leadoff. Maddon has Jason Heyward hitting cleanup, Addison Russell in the No. 5 spot and Kyle Schwarber in the No. 6 spot. Ian Happ is playing second base and Ben Zobrist is on the bench.

Anthony Rizzo reached base four times in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Rizzo singled and walked three times, scoring two of the Cubs' three times. His final walk of the day came with one out in the bottom of the ninth to load the bases, but Greg Holland escaped the jam by getting Ben Zobrist to pop up and Jason Heyward to strike out.
Jun 9 - 6:07 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

He also walked twice. His double in the third inning put two runs on the board but his club would ultimately take a loss. Rizzo has a .242 batting average with 13 longballs and 36 RBI in 57 games. He has scored 33 runs and stolen five bases as well. His owners are waiting for an eruption that is sure to come.
Jun 8 - 12:57 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI as the Cubs smoked the Marlins 10-2 on Tuesday.

Rizzo hasn't gone on a hot streak this year, but he's still on pace for a new career high in homers (he has 13 in 56 games) and he's walked more than he's struck out (28/32 K/BB). The tear will come at some point.
Jun 6 - 11:35 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday night's victory over the Cardinals.

Rizzo singled with one out in the seventh inning and came around to score the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Jon Jay. With the three-hit attack he's now slashing .236/.372/.458 with 12 homers and 30 RBI on the season.
Jun 4 - 10:49 PM

Anthony Rizzo reached base in all four of his plate appearances and scored two runs Friday versus the Cardinals.

Offense was hard to come by in this one, as the Cardinals and Cubs combined for just nine hits and five runs. Rizzo, though, was never retired, scoring on a Jason Heyward double in the sixth to tie the game and again in the eighth to go ahead on a Heyward sac fly.
Jun 2 - 5:22 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Rizzo socked a two-run home run off Clayton Kershaw with one out in the fourth inning. After a lost start to the season, his bat has begun to catch fire -- he has slugged five homers in his last eight games. For the campaign as a whole, the first baseman is slashing .239/.369/.473 with 12 homers and 30 RBI across 184 at-bats. His buy-low trade window for fantasy purposes is closing rapidly if it has not already shut.
May 28 - 7:46 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3 with two homers and a walk as the Cubs edged the Giants 5-4 on Wednesday.

Rizzo has four homers in his last four games, taking his OPS from .757 to .846. He's still batting just .238, but that won't last for much longer, either.
May 25 - 12:03 AM

Anthony Rizzo smashed a two-run homer Tuesday against the Giants.

Rizzo had one of three dingers off of Johnny Cueto, with his being the only that wasn't a solo shot. His .224/.363/.424 batting line to this point has certainly been a disappointment, but Rizzo now has nine homers and 26 RBI on the year, with two of those homers coming over his last three contests.
May 23 - 10:38 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
3Jeimer Candelario
LF1Ian Happ
2Mark Zagunis
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena