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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Anthony Rizzo tripled and drove in a run during Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Rizzo, he of the four career triples, got his season quota out of the way when he drove in Dexter Fowler with a ball to deep center in the fifth inning. The Cubs might not yet be rolling over the NL Central as some pundits thought they would, but that's no fault of Rizzo, who is currently hitting .321/.471/.513. That OBP is like the reflection in Narcissus' pool. You can get lost in its beauty if you stare at it for long enough. May 3 - 7:20 PM

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Anthony Rizzo knocked in a pair of runs with a single and a double, helping the Cubs take down the Pirates on Monday.

Rizzo served a Vance Worley offering into center field to score the Cubs' first run of the game. He also singled in a run in the fifth and walked, finishing 2-for-3. Rizzo has been an offensive machine thus far, batting .344/.494/.508 with two home runs and nine RBI.
Apr 27 - 10:44 PM

Anthony Rizzo filled up the box score in Friday's 7-3 extra-inning victory over the Reds, going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI.

Rizzo also drew a walk, scored a pair of runs and swiped his fourth base of the season. His two-run shot off Mike Leake got the Cubs on the board in the fourth inning. He's off to a terrific start at the dish this season, slashing .345/.493/.509 with two long balls and seven RBI.
Apr 24 - 11:06 PM

Anthony Rizzo's two-run home run was all the offense the Cubs needed to take down the Reds on Wednesday.

Rizzo finished 1-for-4 on the night. He homered off of Jason Marquis in the first inning to stake the Cubs to a 2-0 lead in what was an eventual shutout win. The homer is Rizzo's first extra-base hit through eight games to start the season. He belted 32 home runs along with 28 doubles last season.
Apr 15 - 10:48 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 and scored the Cubs lone run in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday.

The 25-year-old entered the day hitless through his first four at-bats, so it's nice to see him get a few knocks under his belt. He's still in search of his first RBI after driving in 78 runs a season ago.
Apr 10 - 7:56 PM

Anthony Rizzo had another rough day at the dish on Friday, going 0-for-4 as the Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks in Cactus League action.

He's now hitting a mere .172 (10-for-58) on the spring with a pair of homers and nine RBI. Despite the poor spring, Rizzo remains one of the top overall first baseman in the league and should be drafted as such in all fantasy formats.
Apr 4 - 1:07 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk and an opposite field three-run home run as the Cubs defeated the Brewers 11-7 on Wednesday.

Rizzo's third-inning three-run home run off of Kyle Lohse pushed the Cubs' lead to 5-0 at the time. It was a rare offensive success for Rizzo, as it was only his second blast of the spring and he carries a meager .185 average (10-for-54) nearing the end of spring training. A frequent first-round pick in fantasy leagues, Rizzo is looking to match or exceed last year's .286 average, 32 home runs, and 78 RBI.
Apr 1 - 7:37 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI as the Cubs defeated the Royals in Cactus League action on Tuesday.

It's nice to see him break out of his funk a bit, after starting the spring 1-for-17. Rizzo remains one of the top overall sluggers in the National League and should be one of the first few names off the board at the first base position in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 17 - 11:37 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-1 with two walks in Sunday's 2-1 win against the Reds.

Rizzo, with 17 official spring at-bats, is hitting only .059. His only hit is a single. Neither the Cubs nor fantasy owners should be worrying. While it might be a stretch to expect him to post a .913 OPS again, he should still provide plenty of value throughout the season. He swatted 32 home runs with 78 RBI for the CUbs last season.
Mar 15 - 6:32 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Cubs finished their season on a high note, beating the Brewers 5-2 Sunday.

Rizzo hit his 32nd home run of the season in the first inning, a two-run shot off Brewers starter Mike Fiers. He also stole a base in the game, his fifth stolen base of the year. An injury kept Rizzo from what could have been an even bigger year, but the 25-year-old still finished hitting .286/.386/.527 with 78 RBI and 89 runs scored. He'll be an early-round pick in 2015 fantasy drafts.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double and scored the game-winning run in Tuesday's extra-innings defeat of the Cardinals.

Rizzo smoked two singles off Cardinals starter Shelby Miller in his first two at-bats, and with one out in the 10th inning he nearly ended it with a long fly ball to center. He ended up with a double instead, and with two outs he came home to score the winning run on a Welington Castillo single. Rizzo is 9-for-25 since returning from a back issue and is hitting .282/.380/.519 overall.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 12:19:00 AM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Dodgers.

Rizzo missed nearly three weeks between late August and mid-September with a back problem, and the Cubs are planning to rest him every other day down the stretch as to avoid a re-injury. Mike Olt is starting at first base on Thursday versus Los Angeles.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday that he plans initially to only play Anthony Rizzo every other day.

Rizzo homered in his return to the lineup Monday but was then sitting Tuesday. He could play more than every other day eventually depending on how his back responds. "I would say I plan on giving him every other day [off] and will increase his playing time to two days in a row, maybe three," Renteria said. "I have to let it play itself out first."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Rizzo hit a walk-off homer Monday in his first game since injuring his back late last month. The Cubs are just giving him a planned day off.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit a walkoff homer off Pedro Villarreal in the bottom of the ninth as the Cubs beat the Reds 1-0 on Monday.

At least the Cubs are still trying to win; the Reds could care less. Rizzo, playing for the first time since Aug. 26, was the only player on either team to have a multihit game tonight, going 2-for-4. The homer was his 31st of the year, which tops his 2013 total by eight.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
8Gonzalez Germen
9Zac Rosscup