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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman | #44

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 went 0-for-4 on Thursday to finish the NLCS 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts.
It was a tough series for most of the Cubs' bats, but Rizzo fared worse of all. He starred when the Cubs faced the Dodgers in the NLCS last year, going 8-for-25 with two homers and five RBI in the six-game series win. He just didn't have it this time around. No one did. The only Cubs starter to bat over .200 was Willson Contreras, who came in at .222 (4-for-18). Thu, Oct 19, 2017 11:30:00 PM

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Anthony Rizzo plated the go-ahead run with a bloop single in the bottom of the eighth inning in Monday's NLDS Game 3 win over the Nationals.

Offense was hard to come by in this one, as the Cubs and Nats combined for just seven hits and three runs. The Cubs fell behind on Ryan Zimmerman's RBI double in the sixth inning, but they got a pinch-hit RBI single from Albert Almora in the seventh and Rizzo's decisive hit in the eighth that dropped into no man's land in between shortstop Trea Turner and outfielders Jayson Werth and Michael Taylor.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in a loss to the Nationals in Saturday's NLDS Game 2.

Rizzo unintentionally caused a bit of stir in the fourth inning when his long drive to right field was ruled a homer after a fan snagged it just above the wall. After review, it was indeed ruled a homer, as the ball clearly was going to leave the field of play regardless of the fan's (nice) catch. He's now got four RBI through the series' first two games, with the two teams heading back to Chicago tied 1-1 ahead of Game 3 Monday.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 09:12:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs during a win over the Nationals in the NLDS on Friday.

He was the only player on either team to get more than one hit in the pitchers' duel. The first baseman plated Kris Bryant with a single in the sixth inning. He doubled in Jon Jay with an insurance run in the eighth frame. The Cubs will face Gio Gonzalez in Game 2 tomorrow.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo is absent from the Cubs' lineup Friday.

The Cubs have a couple more regulars in there Friday than they did Thursday in their first game after clinching the National League Central, but they're resting multiple players for the second straight day. In addition to Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward, Javier Baez and Addison Russell are also sitting out.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:52:00 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored as his club beat the Cardinals on Saturday.

The Cubs' three-hole hitter served in a table-setting capacity in this one, getting on base three times and twice being driven in by Albert Almora. The first baseman is having another elite fantasy season, slashing .281/.399/.527 with 32 home runs, 106 RBI, 96 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. The home runs and runs are career highs and he needs just three more RBI to match his high set last year.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 07:31:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases as the Cubs punished the Mets 14-6 on Thursday.

The Cubs have scored 31 runs in their past two games, thanks in no small part to Rizzo, who did a bit of everything in Thursday's affair. The two steals give him 10 for the season, just the second time in seven seasons he's hit the double-digit plateau. He's more familiar with the 30-homer mark, a hurdle he's cleared in each of the past four seasons. This one is shaping up to be his best in a number of offensive categories, though, with a few weeks to play; Rizzo is hitting .280/.397/.530 with 32 homers, 106 RBI, 93 runs scored and those 10 steals in 143 games this year.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 02:05:00 AM

Deuces were wild for Anthony Rizzo on Thursday, with the first baseman going 2-for-2 with two RBI, two runs scored and two walks in an 8-2 win over the Pirates.

Rizzo collected two of the Cubs' 13 hits in the victory, his fifth multi-hit game since August 29. His two RBI leaves him with 102 RBI on the year, good for fifth-most in the National League. He also ranks among the league leaders in homers (31, seventh), runs scored (90, eighth) and walks (79, fifth). The 28-year-old is hitting .280/.396/.532 overall.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:40:00 AM

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

He's just getting a breather. Victor Caratini will get the start at first base and eighth.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI in a 14-12 win over the Braves on Saturday.

He came to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and bashed a triple to plate three runs. He has been a delight for his fantasy owners again this year, delivering a .283 batting average with 31 homers, 88 runs, 100 RBI and eight stolen bases through 133 games.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the Cubs defeated the Braves 2-0 at Wrigley Field.

Rizzo also drew a walk in the ballgame, reaching base safely in three of his four trips to the plate. He's having a terrific season at the dish, slashing .282/.399/.539 with 31 homers, 97 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 07:36:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo doubled twice and added a single in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Rizzo singled in his first plate appearance and doubled in each of his final two trips to the plate, with the final one plating a run for his 94th RBI of the season. He has driven in nine runs over his last four contests.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:40:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the Cubs' 17-2 drubbing of the Phillies on Saturday.

Rizzo had two of the Cubs' six homers in the lopsided win, taking Phils starter Ben Lively deep in the third and fifth innings. He's now reached the 30-homer plateau four years running, and he's well on his way to a third straight 100-RBI season, owning 90 RBI after Saturday's contest. "Tony," as the nickname on the back of the Players' Weekend jersey identifies him, is batting .275/.394/.526 overall.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and three runs scored and made an appearance at third base Tuesday as the Cubs beat the Reds 13-9.

Rizzo has "played" second base 10 times this year without ever really being asked to play second base. Tonight, though, he was a true third baseman in the ninth after Kris Bryant got hit by a pitch. Unfortunately, he didn't get a ball hit to him.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 11:47:00 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Cubs dispatched of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

Rizzo delivered an RBI single in the seventh inning that increased the Cubs' advantage to 4-2. He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely twice in his four plate appearances. He's enjoying another solid season at the dish, slashing .271/.389/.517 with 28 homers and 84 RBI.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
3Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Albert Almora
2Ian Happ
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Kyle Hendricks
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jen-Ho Tseng
6Adbert Alzolay
7Oscar De La Cruz
8Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Mike Montgomery
7Justin Grimm
8Dillon Maples
9Rob Zastryzny
10Dario Alvarez
11Cory Mazzoni
12Anthony Bass