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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Anthony Rizzo continued his hot hitting on Tuesday, blasting two home runs in the Cubs' 6-0 win over the Padres.
Rizzo hit solo shots in the third and seventh innings, giving him 25 on the year. That's now the most in the National League, and what's more, he's hit five in the team's four games since the All-Star break. Rizzo won the Final Vote in the NL, and he's proving all his backers right with his strong start to the second half. Jul 22 - 11:01 PM

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Anthony Rizzo singled and hit a solo home run in four at-bats, but the Cubs were dispatched by the D'Backs 3-2 on Sunday.

Rizzo went deep for the 23rd time this season, belting a solo home run to right field off of Josh Collmenter. The blast gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead at the time, but did not stick. Rizzo has had an incredible season, slashing .281/.384/.522 with 53 RBI and 65 runs scored.
Jul 20 - 7:21 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of homers to plate three of the Cubs' four runs on Friday.

Rizzo had his second two-homer game of the year, and he's up to 22 homers in 349 at-bats overall. Last year, he hit 23 homers in 606 at-bats. It probably should be noted that he had 40 doubles last year and just 15 so far this year, but we're not complaining.
Jul 19 - 1:04 AM

Anthony Rizzo finished first in the balloting for the National League Final Vote.

Rizzo beat out Justin Morneau, Anthony Rendon, Casey McGehee, and Justin Upton to secure the first All-Star selection of his career. The 24-year-old has been excellent this season, batting .277/.386/.406 with 20 home runs and 49 RBI over 89 games.
Jul 10 - 5:14 PM

Anthony Rizzo provided his club's only offense, lacing a solo home run in the third inning in Wednesday's loss against the Reds.

Rizzo also singled and walked. His solo shot off of Alfredo Simon, which tied the game at 1-1, was his 20th of the season and his 49th RBI. The first baseman is also slashing .280/.387/.512. Rizzo is one of five National League finalists in the All-Star Game final vote.
Jul 9 - 10:08 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run in Tuesday night's loss to the Reds.

Rizzo hit one of the team's three home runs against Reds spot starter David Holmberg, his 19th of the season and his sixth against a left-hander. The first baseman and possible All-Star is batting .277/.383/.502 with 48 RBI and 58 runs scored on the year.
Jul 9 - 12:15 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Just another productive night for the first baseman, who has logged three multi-hit games in his last four. It's been a breakout year for Rizzo, as he is now slashing .291/.403/.531 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI on the season.
Jun 26 - 10:51 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

The homer was Rizzo's 17th on the year, third-most in the National League, and his third in four games. The first baseman has been on fire over his past six games, going 11-for-24 (.458) with those three home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored. On the year, Rizzo is hitting a sexy .288/.404/.532.
Jun 25 - 12:43 AM

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the Cubs' loss to the Pirates on Saturday night.

Rizzo is batting .278/.400/.506 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 71 games this year for Chicago. The 24-year-old first baseman is well on his way to a breakout season.
Jun 22 - 12:18 AM

Anthony Rizzo hit his 14th home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

It was his only hit in four at-bats. Somewhat quietly, the first baseman is fifth in the National League in homers, fifth in runs (45) and seventh in OPS (.914). Still just 24, Rizzo appears to be coming into his own this season.
Jun 15 - 4:31 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

On a night when all eyes were on prospect Gregory Polanco, Rizzo stole the spotlight with another great offensive game. He staked the Cubs to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run home run, doubled and scored in the fourth, and hit an RBI double and scored in the seventh inning. Rizzo is now slashing .284/.406/.514 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI on the season.
Jun 10 - 10:39 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Rizzo's seventh inning home run off of Vic Black broke a 4-4 tie and proved to be the winning run for the Cubs. The 24-year-old first baseman is now sitting on 11 home runs and 29 RBI along with an impressive .274/.403/.477 slash line.
Jun 5 - 10:22 PM

Anthony Rizzo was ejected from Sunday's game against the Brewers for arguing balls and strikes.

Home plate umpire Jerry Meals gave Rizzo the heave-ho after the first baseman became animated following a called strike three in the top of the fourth. The ejection comes one day after Rizzo hit a pair of home runs.
Jun 1 - 3:17 PM

Anthony Rizzo homered twice as the Cubs routed the Brewers by a score of 8-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Rizzo slugged a two-run shot to open the game's scoring in the top of the fourth inning and then added another two-run blast in the Cubs' five-run sixth. Rizzo is batting .269/.397/.468 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 52 games this season for Chicago. The first baseman is breaking out at age 24.
May 31 - 7:27 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Rizzo is just 1-for-21 in his career versus Brewers starter Marco Estrada, so it's a good day to give him a breather. Mike Olt is at first base Friday.
May 30 - 3:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa