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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 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

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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

Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-2 with two walks in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

The Cubs didn't do much of anything against A.J. Burnett on Sunday, but Rizzo did manage to eke out a few free passes in the loss. With the walks, his OBP peaked up to an eye-popping .470. Rizzo's hitting .344/.470/.603 with eight home runs, 23 RBI and 26 runs scored in what's been an MVP-caliber season to this point.
May 17 - 5:48 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-7 with two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 11-10, 12-inning win over the Pirates.

Rizzo hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his eighth of the season. He also had a pair of singles in the marathon contest, which saw the Cubs blow a 7-1 lead before coming back to win in extras. Rizzo just continues to rake and is now hitting a sterling .341/.468/.611 with eight home runs, 22 RBI and 26 runs scored.
May 15 - 7:53 PM

Anthony Rizzo ripped his seventh home run of the season as the Cubs edged the Mets on Monday.

Rizzo went back-to-back with Kris Bryant, who had hit a two-run home run, in the first inning with his blast off of Jacob deGrom. The first baseman has ranked among baseball's very best at the plate, batting .327/.442/.593 with seven home runs, 19 RBI, seven stolen bases, and 24 runs scored.
May 11 - 11:30 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with an RBI-double in Sunday's 11-inning loss to the Brewers.

Hits were hard to come by in the contest, with the Cubs managing just six in 11 innings. Rizzo managed two. His double in the top of the eighth inning temporarily tied the game at 2-2, but the Cubs wouldn't manage another run in the contest. For the season, Rizzo is hitting .330/.448/.578 with six home runs, 18 RBI and 23 runs scored.
May 10 - 5:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Neil Ramirez
9Travis Wood
10Zac Rosscup