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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 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

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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

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

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
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood