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Anthony Rizzo

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.286

HR

24

RBI

79

R

61

SB

3

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

What do you want from your fantasy first baseman? How about 30 home runs, 90 runs, 90 RBI and 10 stolen bases? Or a slash line of .282/.387/.519? That's more or less what Rizzo has averaged the last t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/8/1989   BORN: Parkland, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Anthony Rizzo Contract Information:

The Cubs agreed to a seven-year, $41 million contract extension with Rizzo in May of 2013. The deal includes two additional years of club options that could it a nine-year, $73 deal.

July 30, 2016  –  Anthony Rizzo News

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Anthony Rizzo Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 18 A GRE 21 86 83 9 31 6 6 0 0 11 0 0 3 15 0 0 0 .373 .402 .446 .848
2009 19 A GRE 64 272 245 40 73 30 21 0 9 42 2 1 25 60 0 2 0 .298 .365 .494 .859
2009 19 A SAL 55 228 200 23 59 19 16 0 3 24 2 0 25 39 0 3 0 .295 .371 .420 .791
2010 20 A SAL 29 135 117 26 29 17 12 0 5 20 3 0 16 32 0 2 0 .248 .333 .479 .812
2010 20 AA POR 107 467 414 66 109 50 30 0 20 80 7 1 45 100 0 6 2 .263 .334 .481 .815
2011 21 AAA TUC 93 413 356 64 118 61 34 1 26 101 7 6 43 89 0 8 6 .331 .404 .652 1.056
2011 21 MAJ SD 49 153 128 9 18 10 8 1 1 9 2 1 21 46 0 0 4 .141 .281 .242 .523
2012 22 AAA IOW 70 284 257 48 88 43 18 2 23 62 2 2 23 52 0 0 4 .342 .405 .696 1.101
2012 22 MAJ CHC 87 368 337 44 96 30 15 0 15 48 3 2 27 62 0 1 3 .285 .342 .463 .805
2013 23 MAJ CHC 160 690 606 71 141 65 40 2 23 80 6 5 76 127 0 2 6 .233 .323 .419 .742
2014 24 MAJ CHC 140 616 524 89 150 61 28 1 32 78 5 4 73 116 0 4 15 .286 .386 .527 .913
2015 25 MAJ CHC 160 701 586 94 163 72 38 3 31 101 17 6 78 105 0 7 30 .278 .387 .512 .899
2016 26 MAJ CHC 99 433 364 61 104 54 28 2 24 79 3 3 53 70 0 3 13 .286 .393 .571 .964
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3-Year Averages     153 668 572 84 151 65 35 2 28 86 9 5 75 116 0 4 17 .264 .364 .479 .843
Career  (View All)     695 2,961 2,545 368 672 292 157 9 126 395 36 21 328 526 0 17 71 .264 .362 .481 .843

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Anthony Rizzo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 29 Sea 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .393 .571 .964
Jul. 28 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .395 .574 .969
Jul. 27 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .396 .577 .973
Jul. 26 @CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .395 .580 .975
Jul. 25 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .394 .582 .976
Jul. 24 @Mil 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .394 .586 .980
Jul. 23 @Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .397 .588 .985
Jul. 22 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .289 .398 .589 .987
Jul. 20 NYM 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .403 .596 .999
Jul. 19 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .402 .579 .981
Jul. 18 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .406 .586 .992
Jul. 17 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .408 .581 .989
Jul. 16 Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .412 .589 1.001
Jul. 15 Tex 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .414 .590 1.004
Jul. 10 @Pit 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .416 .591 1.007
Jul. 9 @Pit 5 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .410 .581 .991
Jul. 8 @Pit 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .405 .564 .969
Jul. 7 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .281 .402 .556 .958
Jul. 6 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .402 .560 .962
Jul. 5 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .401 .563 .964
Jul. 4 Cin 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .282 .401 .567 .968
Jul. 3 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .401 .571 .972
Jul. 2 @NYM 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .403 .576 .979
Jul. 1 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .402 .566 .968
Jun. 30 @NYM 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .407 .575 .982
Jun. 29 @Cin 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .407 .576 .983
Jun. 28 @Cin 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .410 .571 .981
Jun. 27 @Cin 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .410 .579 .989
Jun. 26 @Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .403 .562 .965
Jun. 25 @Mia 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .402 .563 .965
Last 7 Days 28 3 7 3 0 0 7 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .357 .680
Last 14 Days 56 7 12 5 0 3 16 3 16 1 0 0 1 0 .214 .250 .464 .714
Last 30 Days 122 18 37 13 1 7 25 12 31 1 0 2 1 2 .303 .372 .598 .970

Anthony Rizzo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 98
2015 160
2014 140
2013 159
2012 85
2011 45

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Anthony Rizzo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016123187240.236.488.840
2015163236255.294.472.881
2014140248232.300.507.928

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162414317553.311.6141.027
201542371257612.272.527.905
20143846524553.281.534.907

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161603010323.281.531.940
20152683911378.269.455.861
20142704314362.315.530.943

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162043114470.289.603.982
20153185520649.286.560.929
20142544618423.256.524.881
Anthony Rizzo Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 A GRE 86 83 3.5% 17.4% 0.20 82% .456 .073
2009 19 A GRE 272 245 9.2% 22.1% 0.42 76% .364 .196
2009 19 A SAL 228 200 11% 17.1% 0.64 81% .354 .125
2010 20 A SAL 135 117 11.9% 23.7% 0.50 73% .300 .231
2010 20 AA POR 467 414 9.6% 21.4% 0.45 76% .303 .218
2011 21 AAA TUC 413 356 10.4% 21.5% 0.48 75% .382 .321
2011 21 MAJ SD 153 128 13.7% 30.1% 0.46 64% .210 .101
2012 22 AAA IOW 284 257 8.1% 18.3% 0.44 80% .357 .354
2012 22 MAJ CHC 368 337 7.3% 16.8% 0.44 82% .312 .178
2013 23 MAJ CHC 690 606 11% 18.4% 0.60 79% .259 .186
2014 24 MAJ CHC 616 524 11.9% 18.8% 0.63 78% .314 .241
2015 25 MAJ CHC 701 586 11.1% 15% 0.74 82% .293 .234
2016 26 MAJ CHC 433 364 12.2% 16.2% 0.76 81% .296 .285
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3-Year Averages     668 572 11.2% 17.4% 0.65 80% .287 .215
Career     2,961 2,545 11.1% 17.8% 0.62 79% .288 .217

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2016 Stat Review for Anthony Rizzo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.286 AVG
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81% Contact Rate
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.296 BABIP
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Power

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.571 SLG
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.285 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.76 BB/K
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12.2% BB Rate
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16.2% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.964 OPS
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.393 OBP
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Anthony Rizzo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a bases-clearing double and a run in Friday's 12-1 victory over the Mariners.

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Rizzo hit his 23rd and 24th home runs of the season Wednesday off Bartolo Colon in the Cubs' win over the Mets.

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Rizzo struck out four times Tuesday night for the first time in his career.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Monday's victory over the Mets.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Rangers.

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Rizzo went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

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Rizzo went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a run in Saturday's 12-6 loss to the Pirates.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in Friday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Mets on Saturday.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a three-run, inside-the-park home run Wednesday against the Reds.

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Rizzo is back in the lineup, playing first base and batting third against Miami on Saturday.

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Manager Joe Maddon said it's "possible" Rizzo (back) could play Saturday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup Friday against Miami.

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Rizzo (back) is out of the lineup against Miami on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Though the Cubs have a lot of young offensive talent, many of them with prodigious power, most struggle to get on base. Not so with Rizzo, who drew 73 walks last year and finished with a team-high .386 on-base percentage. Oh, and he also led the team in home runs, RBI, runs, slugging percentage, and OPS. Despite all the young players coming up at the ranks at seemingly every position, the Cubs don't have a can't-miss prospect at first base (the closest thing to it is Dan Vogelbach), meaning Rizzo's job is safe. Once those other young hitters start getting on base, expect the 25-year-old Rizzo to start racking up 100-RBI seasons.

2014

On a team without many offensive bright spots, Rizzo has to qualify as such. Now just 24, Rizzo already has 39 home runs under his belt as he set career highs in pretty much every counting category in 2013. Unfortunately, with the increase in playing time came a serious decrease in his slash line: .233/.323/.419 is just not going to cut it for the offensive leader of any team, but the numbers are even more glaring at a position like first base. His 76:127 BB:K ratio isn't bad for a slugger, but the .259 BABIP just crushed him last year. Expect his numbers to bounce back as the BABIP normalizes and he continues his growth. Otherwise, it could be another long season at Wrigley.

2013

After annihilating Triple-A for a couple months, Rizzo got the call to the bigs and posted a .900-plus OPS in June and July. An August slump was mitigated by a solid September, and it looks like Rizzo could be the team's first baseman for the next half-decade or more. Rizzo could stand to take a few more walks, but his contact rate was good for a 22-year-old home-run hitter in the majors, and there's little doubt about his power. It's likely a question of when not if with this future star, and he should be locked into the No. 3 spot in the Cubs' lineup after settling in there upon arrival and delivering a .820 OPS last season.

2012

Rizzo was the biggest chip coming back to the Padres in the Adrian Gonzalez deal and was considered to be the team's first baseman of the future. He possess tremendous raw power, great bat speed, and exhibits quality patience at the plate. After hitting .331/.404/.652 with 26 home runs at Triple-A over just 413 plate appearances, the Padres brought him up to the majors. To say that his cup of coffee with the team was anything but cold and bitter would be an understatement. Over 153 plate appearances in the show, Rizzo hit just one home run and posted a woeful .281 OBP despite a solid 13.7 percent walk rate. His 70 percent contact rate was brutal, and it had many experts wondering how much of his minor league totals were inflated by the hitter-friendly parks in the PCL, not to mention how Petco stifling left-handed power would translate to his overall production. However, Rizzo caught a break this winter as he was dealt to the Cubs, a far better hitting environment in which to operate. Rizzo will likely begin the season at Triple-A, as the Cubs give veteran minor league Bryan LaHair a shot. But a strong showing from Rizzo there could see him up in the majors at any point this season, especially if LaHair struggles.

2011

Rizzo emerged over the past two seasons as Boston's top power prospect, a view that was cemented with 25-homer season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland in 2010. He became the first 20-year-old to hit 20 homers in the Double-A Eastern League since 1998. His development since overcoming Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2008 is remarkable and made him a valuable prospect, eventually landing him in Boston's deal with San Diego for Adrian Gonzalez. He has a good approach at the plate, though he could work deeper counts, and is ready as a defender at first base. He's viewed as a high-character guy and good teammate, and appears headed to become the Padres' everyday first baseman in 2012.