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Anthony Rizzo

25-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.286

HR

32

RBI

78

R

89

SB

5

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/8/1989   BORN: Fort Lauderdale, 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.

September 28, 2014  –  Anthony Rizzo News

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Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run in the Cubs' 5-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

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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
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3-Year Averages     98 403 357 41 85 35 21 1 13 45 3 2 41 78 0 1 4 .238 .323 .412 .734

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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
Sep. 28 @Mil 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .386 .527 .913
Sep. 27 @Mil 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .383 .519 .902
Sep. 26 @Mil 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .382 .517 .899
Sep. 24 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .380 .517 .897
Sep. 23 StL 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .380 .519 .899
Sep. 22 StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .378 .516 .894
Sep. 21 LAD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .379 .516 .895
Sep. 20 LAD 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .281 .380 .520 .900
Sep. 19 LAD 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279 .378 .520 .898
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .377 .518 .895
Sep. 16 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .376 .520 .896
Sep. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 5 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 2 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 1 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 31 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 26 4 10 4 0 1 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 .385 .500 .654 1.154
Last 14 Days 38 8 15 5 0 2 7 8 10 1 0 2 0 0 .395 .521 .684 1.205
Last 30 Days 38 8 15 5 0 2 7 8 10 1 0 2 0 0 .395 .521 .684 1.205

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Anthony Rizzo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014140248232.300.507.928
2013190157232.189.342.625
201210184170.208.356.599

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143846524553.281.534.907
20134165616574.252.454.796
20122363611313.318.508.892

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142704314362.315.530.943
20132944213414.252.463.815
2012182227300.280.451.789

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142544618423.256.524.881
20133122910392.215.378.672
2012155228183.290.477.824
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
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3-Year Averages     403 357 10.2% 19.4% 0.53 78% .271 .174

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2014 Stat Review for Anthony Rizzo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.286 AVG
GOOD
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.314 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.527 SLG
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.241 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.63 BB/K
GOOD
11.9% BB Rate
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18.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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

Rizzo is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports.

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Rizzo (back) likely will play every other day, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Rizzo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

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Rizzo played the hero Monday night, hitting a walk-off home run in the ninth inning.

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Rizzo (back) will return to the lineup Monday, batting third against the Reds.

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Rizzo (back) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

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Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

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Rizzo (back) took batting practice and ran the bases before Friday's game, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Rizzo (back) took batting practice on the field prior to Wednesday's game, the Associated Press reports.

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Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday.

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Rizzo (back) fielded grounders and took light batting practice prior to Tuesday's game, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.