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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 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

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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

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a solo home run to help the Cubs take down the Cardinals on Wednesday.

It was a back-and-forth affair between the NL Central rivals. Rizzo hit a solo home run in the third inning to push the Cubs' lead to 3-1. He added a two-run double in the fifth, making it a 5-2 ballgame. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .341/.474/.593 overall with five home runs, 15 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
May 6 - 11:14 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Rizzo had a double to go along with two singles. He also walked in the game, reaching in four of his five plate appearances. The first baseman has been a monster offensively through the season's first month-plus, batting .333/.473/.552 with four homers, 12 RBI, 21 runs scored and seven stolen bases to boot.
May 6 - 1:07 AM

Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run and stole a base in a 1-for-5 effort as the Cubs lost to the Cardinals on Monday.

Rizzo homered off of Carlos Martinez in the second inning, extending the Cubs' lead to 6-4 at the time. He reached on an error in the sixth, plating an additional run, and stole second but was stranded. As expected, the first baseman has delivered a ton of fantasy value, batting .313/.458/.530 with four home runs, 12 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
May 4 - 11:58 PM

Anthony Rizzo tripled and drove in a run during Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Rizzo, he of the four career triples, got his season quota out of the way when he drove in Dexter Fowler with a ball to deep center in the fifth inning. The Cubs might not yet be rolling over the NL Central as some pundits thought they would, but that's no fault of Rizzo, who is currently hitting .321/.471/.513. That OBP is like the reflection in Narcissus' pool. You can get lost in its beauty if you stare at it for long enough.
May 3 - 7:20 PM

Anthony Rizzo knocked in a pair of runs with a single and a double, helping the Cubs take down the Pirates on Monday.

Rizzo served a Vance Worley offering into center field to score the Cubs' first run of the game. He also singled in a run in the fifth and walked, finishing 2-for-3. Rizzo has been an offensive machine thus far, batting .344/.494/.508 with two home runs and nine RBI.
Apr 27 - 10:44 PM

Anthony Rizzo filled up the box score in Friday's 7-3 extra-inning victory over the Reds, going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI.

Rizzo also drew a walk, scored a pair of runs and swiped his fourth base of the season. His two-run shot off Mike Leake got the Cubs on the board in the fourth inning. He's off to a terrific start at the dish this season, slashing .345/.493/.509 with two long balls and seven RBI.
Apr 24 - 11:06 PM

Anthony Rizzo's two-run home run was all the offense the Cubs needed to take down the Reds on Wednesday.

Rizzo finished 1-for-4 on the night. He homered off of Jason Marquis in the first inning to stake the Cubs to a 2-0 lead in what was an eventual shutout win. The homer is Rizzo's first extra-base hit through eight games to start the season. He belted 32 home runs along with 28 doubles last season.
Apr 15 - 10:48 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 and scored the Cubs lone run in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday.

The 25-year-old entered the day hitless through his first four at-bats, so it's nice to see him get a few knocks under his belt. He's still in search of his first RBI after driving in 78 runs a season ago.
Apr 10 - 7:56 PM

Anthony Rizzo had another rough day at the dish on Friday, going 0-for-4 as the Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks in Cactus League action.

He's now hitting a mere .172 (10-for-58) on the spring with a pair of homers and nine RBI. Despite the poor spring, Rizzo remains one of the top overall first baseman in the league and should be drafted as such in all fantasy formats.
Apr 4 - 1:07 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk and an opposite field three-run home run as the Cubs defeated the Brewers 11-7 on Wednesday.

Rizzo's third-inning three-run home run off of Kyle Lohse pushed the Cubs' lead to 5-0 at the time. It was a rare offensive success for Rizzo, as it was only his second blast of the spring and he carries a meager .185 average (10-for-54) nearing the end of spring training. A frequent first-round pick in fantasy leagues, Rizzo is looking to match or exceed last year's .286 average, 32 home runs, and 78 RBI.
Apr 1 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood