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Anthony Rizzo

24-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.345

HR

2

RBI

8

R

9

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 13, 2014  –  Anthony Rizzo News

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Rizzo was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the first inning, but the Cubs weren't able to hang on to the early lead, falling 6-4 to the Cardinals 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 15 66 58 9 20 5 2 1 2 8 0 1 5 8 0 1 2 .345 .409 .517 .926
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Anthony Rizzo
3-Year Averages MAJ   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
Apr. 18 Cin 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .409 .517 .926
Apr. 16 @NYY 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .403 .519 .922
Apr. 16 @NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .397 .490 .887
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .389 .489 .878
Apr. 12 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .400 .442 .842
Apr. 11 @StL 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .413 .462 .875
Apr. 10 Pit 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .371 .463 .514 .977
Apr. 9 Pit 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .459 .531 .990
Apr. 8 Pit 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .406 .407 .813
Apr. 6 Phi 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .375 .732
Apr. 5 Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .292 .333 .625
Apr. 4 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .250 .294 .544
Apr. 3 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .313 .385 .698
Apr. 2 @Pit 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .111 .333 .444 .777
Mar. 31 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 23 3 7 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 .304 .320 .522 .842
Last 14 Days 49 8 19 2 1 1 7 4 5 0 1 0 1 0 .388 .426 .531 .957
Last 30 Days 58 9 20 2 1 2 8 5 8 0 1 2 1 0 .345 .409 .517 .926

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Anthony Rizzo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15
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
2013190157232.189.342.625
201210184170.208.356.599
2011292131.172.345.618

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134165616574.252.454.796
20122363611313.318.508.892
2011997061.131.212.495

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132944213414.252.463.815
2012182227300.280.451.789
2011527141.173.365.694

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133122910392.215.378.672
2012155228183.290.477.824
2011762051.118.158.405
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 66 58 7.6% 12.1% 0.63 86% .375 .172
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3-Year Averages MAJ   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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.345 AVG
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86% Contact Rate
GREAT
.375 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.517 SLG
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.172 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.63 BB/K
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7.6% BB Rate
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12.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.926 OPS
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.409 OBP
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Best Matchups for Anthony Rizzo (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Wade LeBlanc ANA 4 3 2 4 0 0 0 .750 2.250 3.050
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 5 2 2 3 1 1 0 .400 1.600 2.100
Edinson Volquez PIT 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 .750 1.250 2.050
Jeanmar Gomez PIT 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Kyle Kendrick PHI 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Shaun Marcum CLE 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Jhoulys Chacin COL 8 4 1 1 3 1 1 .500 .875 1.511
Ricky Nolasco MIN 7 3 1 2 1 2 0 .429 1.000 1.500
Jason Grilli PIT 6 3 1 2 0 2 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Kevin Correia MIN 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 .400 1.000 1.500

Worst Matchups for Anthony Rizzo (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jason Vargas KC 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Rex Brothers COL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Pomeranz OAK 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Romo SF 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Diekman PHI 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Luke Gregerson OAK 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Sam LeCure CIN 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Reynolds AZ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kris Medlen ATL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Hector Santiago ANA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Anthony Rizzo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rizzo had four hits Wednesday, his fourth multi-hit game in a row.

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Rizzo homered twice and drove in three runs in a split-squad loss to the Mets on Saturday.

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Rizzo hit two singles and scored twice in Tuesday's split-squad victory over Oakland.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with his 23rd home run of the season in the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

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Rizzo was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.

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Rizzo is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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A day after hitting two home runs against the Nationals, Rizzo had a rare 0-for-6 on Thursday.

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Rizzo went yard twice and drove in three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

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Rizzo went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Rizzo (illness) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Rizzo (illness) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.

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Rizzo is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday in a loss to the Phillies.

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Rizzo launched a pair of solo home runs Thursday in a loss to the Dodgers.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and scored three runs Wednesday, including the eventually game-winner in the 12th inning.

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Rizzo hit a towering solo home run in the fourth inning to kick off the scoring for the Cubs in a 3-1 win over the Astros on Wednesday.

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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.