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Anthony Rizzo

25-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.287

HR

19

RBI

57

R

56

SB

14

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 .38...

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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.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Brewers.

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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 101 446 369 56 106 47 26 2 19 57 14 5 51 57 0 5 21 .287 .399 .523 .922
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3-Year Averages     129 557 489 68 129 51 27 1 23 68 4 3 58 101 0 2 8 .264 .350 .464 .814

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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
Aug. 1 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .400 .531 .931
Jul. 31 @Mil 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .399 .523 .922
Jul. 30 @Mil 4 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .396 .514 .910
Jul. 29 Col 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .393 .500 .893
Jul. 28 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .394 .494 .888
Jul. 27 Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .395 .499 .894
Jul. 26 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .397 .501 .898
Jul. 25 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .284 .400 .506 .906
Jul. 24 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .287 .402 .510 .912
Jul. 22 @Cin 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .287 .402 .513 .915
Jul. 22 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .400 .510 .910
Jul. 21 @Cin 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .404 .517 .921
Jul. 20 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .294 .409 .526 .935
Jul. 19 @Atl 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .411 .531 .942
Jul. 18 @Atl 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .414 .536 .950
Jul. 17 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .411 .537 .948
Jul. 12 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .298 .413 .542 .955
Jul. 11 CWS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .412 .544 .956
Jul. 10 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .409 .542 .951
Jul. 8 StL 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .408 .546 .954
Jul. 7 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .293 .407 .547 .954
Jul. 7 StL 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .408 .550 .958
Jul. 6 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .403 .539 .942
Jul. 5 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 4 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .292 .405 .543 .948
Jul. 3 Mia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .295 .406 .549 .955
Jul. 2 @NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .405 .552 .957
Jul. 1 @NYM 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .298 .405 .557 .962
Jun. 30 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .408 .560 .968
Jun. 28 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .304 .413 .568 .981
Last 7 Days 25 6 9 1 0 4 9 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .360 .407 .880 1.287
Last 14 Days 54 9 13 2 0 4 10 4 10 2 0 2 3 1 .241 .302 .500 .802
Last 30 Days 102 15 25 3 0 5 17 14 19 3 0 6 3 1 .245 .360 .422 .782

Anthony Rizzo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 102
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
201593154174.333.516.978
2014140248232.300.507.928
2013190157232.189.342.625

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201527641154010.272.525.902
20143846524553.281.534.907
20134165616574.252.454.796

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015167216176.269.449.864
20142704314362.315.530.943
20132944213414.252.463.815

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152023513408.302.584.969
20142544618423.256.524.881
20133122910392.215.378.672
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 446 369 11.4% 12.8% 0.89 85% .297 .236
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3-Year Averages     557 489 10.4% 18.1% 0.57 79% .290 .200

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2015 Stat Review for Anthony Rizzo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.287 AVG
GREAT
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.297 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.523 SLG
ELITE
.236 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.89 BB/K
ELITE
11.4% BB Rate
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12.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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

Rizzo homered for the third straight game in Friday's 4-1 win over the Brewers.

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Rizzo busted out with a two-run homer among four at-bats Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Rizzo went 0-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI against the Braves on Saturday.

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Rizzo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Rizzo's power surge continued Sunday as he finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a pair of runs scored against the Twins.

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Rizzo was the entire offense for the Cubs on Friday, belting two solo homers in a 7-2 loss to the Twins.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with his 12th homer and two RBI in Wednesday's win over Cleveland.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Sunday against the Nationals, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

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Rizzo was 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in a losing effort against the Nationals on Friday night.

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Rizzo extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-4 performance against the Nationals on Thursday.

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Rizzo doubled, homered and drove in six runs Saturday in Arizona.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 on Saturday with an RBI and his eighth stolen base of the season.

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Rizzo hit his fourth home run in May on Monday against the Mets, a solo shot off Jacob deGrom in the seventh inning.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 Saturday with his third home run of the season, a solo shot that accounted for all the Cubs' offense in a loss to the Brewers.

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Rizzo went 0-for-4 Tuesday against the Pirates, but stole his career-high sixth base of the year in the win.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.