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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 was named as the 2016 winner of the Rawlings Platinum Glove in the National League.
Rizzo was presented the award on Friday at Gold Gloves Award ceremony. The 27-year-old first baseman is the youngest player in Cubs' history to receive a Gold Glove Award and the first member of the franchise to take home a Platinum Glove. Sat, Nov 12, 2016 08:50:00 AM

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Anthony Rizzo collected a pair of hits Saturday in the Cubs' loss to the Indians in Game 4 of the World Series.

Rizzo got the scoring started in the first inning on a bloop single that scored Dexter Fowler from second base. That would be the Cubs’ last run until the eighth inning as Corey Kluber settled down and pitched another gem. He notched another hit in the sixth on a double over the head of left-fielder Brandon Guyer but was stranded at second. Rizzo started slowly this postseason but has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Now on the brink of elimination, the Cubs will try to right the ship Sunday against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo delivered two hits including a solo home run Saturday in the Cubs' win over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS.

Rizzo reached on a two-base error in the first inning on a fly ball that should have been caught by left fielder Andrew Toles. He doubled into the ivy in center field in his next at-bat before mashing a goliath blast in the fifth inning for his second homer of the postseason. Prior to that at-bat, Clayton Kershaw hadn’t allowed a home run to a lefty in over a year. Rizzo was ice cold in the NLDS (1-for-15 with four strikeouts) but caught fire in the NLCS, hitting .320 for the series with five RBI. Rizzo and the Cubs will face Cleveland in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS.

The Cubs had been shut out in each of their last two games. They started out Wednesday's Game 4 in slow fashion, too, before finally revving to life with four runs in the fourth inning. Rizzo didn't strike in that frame, but came through with a solo homer off Pedro Baez to open the fifth. Prior to launching that homer, Rizzo was just 2-for-28 this postseason. The dinger was his third career postseason homer and his first this year. He later picked up a two-run single, too, a nice sign for the Cubs as they head into Game 5.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 12:20:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:27:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:31:00 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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:27:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 12:46:00 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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:30:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:42:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:25:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 10:43:00 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.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:55:00 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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:48:00 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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 01:43:00 AM