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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
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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
Rizzo socked a solo home run off Jameson Taillon in the first inning. That would stand as his lone hit of the evening. It was an encouraging start to the game for the Cubbies, particularly given that Jake Arrieta was starting for them, but the Pirates would pull out to a 7-1 lead after five innings and eventually hang on for the 8-4 win. Overall, Rizzo is slashing .292/.386/.549 with 32 homers and 106 RBI over 572 at-bats. Sep 28 - 10:27 PM

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Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

The RBI two-bagger came in the middle of the Cubs' four-run first inning against Mike Leake. Rizzo has now put together a modest seven-game hitting streak, lifting his average back up top .295. He's now driven in 105 runs on the season, which beats last year's previous career high by four.
Sep 23 - 5:31 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Rizzo was in the right place at the right time Tuesday, swatting a two-run single in the fourth inning and adding an RBI single in the sixth. His three RBI gives him 104 RBI on the year, second only to Nolan Arenado's 124 RBI (!) in the National League. Rizzo also ranks among the league leaders in homers, walks, slugging percentage and OPS. After finding himself in the MVP voting each of the past two years, this could be the year the 27-year-old takes home his first trophy as the offensive leader of the best team in the league.
Sep 20 - 11:27 PM

Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist and a host of other Cubs regulars are sitting out Saturday's game against the Brewers.

The only regular bats in the lineup are Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Javy Baez and it wouldn't be terribly surprising to see them sit out on Sunday. Joe Maddon is getting all of his starters a breather after clinching the National League Central Division title.
Sep 17 - 12:46 PM

Anthony Rizzo slugged a pair of homers Wednesday in the Cubs' rout of the Cardinals.

Rizzo struck out in his first two at-bats against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez, but he led off the top of the sixth with a solo bomb to right field off the 24-year-old right-hander and added a two-run shot in the ninth against Michael Wacha. Chicago's magic number to clinch the National League Central is now down to one. Rizzo has a .938 OPS, 31 home runs, and 101 RBI in 141 games. It's his second straight 100-RBI season.
Sep 14 - 4:30 PM

Anthony Rizzo cranked a solo home run on a 2-for-4 night as the Cubs fell to the Brewers on Wednesday.

The sixth-inning shot provided the Cubs' only run of the night. The first baseman has a great shot to set new career highs in every stat except stolen bases. He has a .295/.390/.557 slash line with 29 longballs, 97 RBI and 85 runs. He stole 17 bases last year but has swiped only three this year. Judging by his six-year career last season's running binge was an outlier and we shouldn't expect him to wreak much havoc on the bases moving forward.
Sep 7 - 11:42 PM

Anthony Rizzo homered twice and drove in three runs in a losing effort against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Rizzo got the Cubs off on the right foot, hitting a solo homer in the top of the first inning to give them a lead, but it was short-lived as the Brewers got to Jason Hammel and company for 12 runs on the evening. That didn't stop Rizzo from hitting a second homer, this one a two-run blast, in the eighth inning. The first baseman now has 28 home runs overall, adding 96 RBI and 84 runs scored to go with a .294/.389/.552 line.
Sep 6 - 11:25 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Rizzo is just 3-for-16 (.188) with seven strikeouts lifetime against Madison Bumgarner, so it's not a bad day to give him a breather. Kris Bryant will slide over and start at first base while Javier Baez mans the hot corner for the Cubs.
Sep 3 - 10:43 AM

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run, his 26th of the season, in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Rizzo's two-run dong in the first inning against Bucs starter Chad Kuhl proved to be the difference in the game. The blast gave him 93 RBI, third-most in the National League, and Rizzo is also among the top-10 in homers, slugging percentage and OPS in the NL. The first baseman and MVP candidate is hitting .294/.391/.551 overall.
Aug 30 - 10:55 PM

Anthony Rizzo is getting the day off Wednesday.

Kris Bryant will start at first base, Jorge Soler will play left field, and Javier Baez will handle the hot corner in the afternoon finale at San Diego's Petco Park. It's just a routine day of rest for Rizzo.
Aug 24 - 12:48 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5 on Monday to finish a game with a .300 average for the first time since April 9.

Rizzo got to .299 in the final game before the All-Star break, so it's not like he's been on a tear of late. Still, he's managed to keep contributing, even though he has just one homer in the last month.
Aug 23 - 1:43 AM

Anthony Rizzo slugged his 25th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday night.

His solo blast off of Kevin Siegrist in the eighth inning pulled the Cubs back to within two runs at 6-4, but that would be as close as they would come in the ballgame. Rizzo also singled twice, finishing the night 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. He's having an outstanding season at the dish, slashing .291/.398/.572 with 25 homers, 85 RBI and three stolen bases.
Aug 14 - 11:14 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 and plated the game-winning run with a walk-off walk in the 11th inning of the Cubs' 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

Rizzo notched his fourth triple of the season and had singled and scored in the Cubs' three-run sixth inning, but it was his walk with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th inning that proved the most important. The two hits ran his hitting streak to a modest seven games, and the first baseman is batting .290/.398/.572 overall. His 24 homers, 82 RBI and 70 runs scored -- and, yes, his 61 walks -- all rank among the league leaders in the National League.
Aug 12 - 12:32 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in Monday's victory over the Marlins.

Rizzo fell a home run short of the cycle and also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch, reaching base in all five of his trips to the plate. The big first baseman has a hit in each of his last nine starts, although this was his first multi-hit effort over that stretch. Rizzo sports an impressive .289/.396/.578 batting line on the season.
Aug 1 - 11:35 PM

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

It's nothing more than a day of rest for the hard-hitting first baseman against southpaw Wade Miley. Willson Contreras will start at first base and bat seventh for the Cubs on Saturday.
Jul 30 - 12:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton