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Anthony Rizzo

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

32

RBI

109

R

99

SB

10

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Coming off consecutive 30-home-run seasons, Rizzo entered the year with lofty expectations and met them. He tied his career high of 32 big flies and set new career highs in RBI and batting average. Wh...

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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.

September 29, 2017  –  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 155 676 583 94 170 79 43 4 32 109 3 5 74 108 0 3 16 .292 .385 .544 .929
2017 27 MAJ CHC 157 691 572 99 156 67 32 3 32 109 10 4 91 90 0 4 24 .273 .392 .507 .899
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3-Year Averages     151 663 564 92 161 69 36 2 31 96 8 5 75 109 0 4 20 .285 .386 .521 .907
Career  (View All)     908 3,895 3,336 500 894 384 204 14 166 534 46 27 440 654 0 21 98 .268 .368 .487 .854

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Anthony Rizzo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .392 .507 .899
Sep. 30 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .393 .508 .901
Sep. 29 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 28 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 27 @StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .274 .394 .510 .904
Sep. 26 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .393 .511 .904
Sep. 25 @StL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .395 .514 .909
Sep. 24 @Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .396 .518 .914
Sep. 23 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .397 .518 .915
Sep. 22 @Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .397 .521 .918
Sep. 21 @Mil 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .395 .521 .916
Sep. 20 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .395 .518 .913
Sep. 19 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .398 .522 .920
Sep. 17 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .281 .400 .526 .926
Sep. 16 StL 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .399 .527 .926
Sep. 15 StL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279 .397 .528 .925
Sep. 14 NYM 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .280 .397 .530 .927
Sep. 13 NYM 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .394 .520 .914
Sep. 12 NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .392 .522 .914
Sep. 10 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .393 .525 .918
Sep. 9 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .394 .527 .921
Sep. 8 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .395 .530 .925
Sep. 7 @Pit 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .396 .532 .928
Sep. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .393 .530 .923
Sep. 5 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .394 .533 .927
Sep. 3 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .397 .537 .934
Sep. 2 Atl 5 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .399 .542 .941
Sep. 1 Atl 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .399 .539 .938
Aug. 31 Atl 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .397 .536 .933
Last 7 Games 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 .071 .235 .071 .306
Last 14 Games 41 3 7 1 1 0 3 6 7 0 1 2 1 0 .171 .300 .244 .544
Last 30 Games 93 15 21 3 2 1 13 17 16 2 1 3 1 0 .226 .360 .333 .693

Anthony Rizzo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 157 10 1 1 1
2016 154 1
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
20171502710353.260.507.881
2016176258330.261.466.832
2015163236255.294.472.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20174227222747.277.507.906
20164076924763.305.577.970
201542371257612.272.527.905

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172825215576.319.5711.007
20162754712463.295.516.921
20152683911378.269.455.861

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172904717524.228.445.794
20163084720630.289.568.934
20153185520649.286.560.929
Anthony Rizzo vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .360 .196
2009 19 A SAL 228 200 11% 17.1% 0.64 81% .348 .125
2010 20 A SAL 135 117 11.9% 23.7% 0.50 73% .293 .231
2010 20 AA POR 467 414 9.6% 21.4% 0.45 76% .297 .218
2011 21 AAA TUC 413 356 10.4% 21.5% 0.48 75% .369 .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% .310 .178
2013 23 MAJ CHC 690 606 11% 18.4% 0.60 79% .258 .186
2014 24 MAJ CHC 616 524 11.9% 18.8% 0.63 78% .311 .241
2015 25 MAJ CHC 701 586 11.1% 15% 0.74 82% .289 .234
2016 26 MAJ CHC 676 583 10.9% 16% 0.69 81% .309 .252
2017 27 MAJ CHC 691 572 13.2% 13% 1.01 84% .273 .234
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3-Year Averages     663 564 11.3% 16.4% 0.69 81% .304 .236
Career     3,895 3,336 11.3% 16.8% 0.67 80% .287 .219

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Anthony Rizzo Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 1430.3 8 146 7 1 7 721 4 447 0 1 0 6
2016 1B 1337 13 134 9 4 9 691 5 327 -1 0 8 1
2016 2B 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1B 1341 11 144 7 4 7 697 5 480 -2 5 4 -2
2017 2B 4.3 -1 1 -1 0 0 4 -1 1 -1 0 -1 0
2017 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 2 0 2 6 0 10
2016 1B 2 0 0 9 0 11
2016 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1B 0 0 1 8 0 9
2017 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Anthony Rizzo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.01 BB/K
ELITE
13.2% BB Rate
ELITE
13.0% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.899 OPS
ELITE
.392 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.273 AVG
GOOD
.273 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.507 SLG
GREAT
.234 ISO
GREAT

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

Rizzo is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

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Rizzo went 0-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs, and two stolen bases in Thursday's victory over the Mets.

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Rizzo went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

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Rizzo is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, two RBI and three runs against the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Rizzo went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and five RBI against the Phillies on Saturday.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

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Rizzo was named National League Player of the Week on Monday after going 12-for 28 with two home runs and 13 RBI over his past seven games, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and two runs scored during Wednesday's win over Cincinnati.

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Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and five RBI during Monday's win over Cincinnati, and he also was scored with his 10th game as a second baseman.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 two seasons, and he's just 26 and in the heart of a strong lineup. He's walked at least 70 times three years in a row, and his career-high 17 stolen bases last year was a pleasant surprise. Sure, Paul Goldschmidt does everything a bit better than Rizzo, but Goldschmidt does everything better than everybody. Rizzo might be the second first baseman off the board in fantasy drafts this year, and he should have his first 100-run/100-RBI season as long as he stays healthy.

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.