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Major League Baseball

2015 Avg.
.259
 
Career Avg.
.254
Name  Anthony Rizzo
Born  8/8/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  240
Number  44
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/10/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 during Friday's loss versus Colorado.
Insight: He scored Chicago's lone run snd is now hitting .333 on the season. Expect a big year from Rizzo.
 
4/5/2015 11:34:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-3 on Opening night versus the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: Rizzo did walk once and struck out twice on some questionable calls, but Yadier Molina is the master of framing a pitch, and he was at it again on Sunday. Rizzo hit 32 home runs with 78 RBI last season, and with a better lineup this season, he has the potential for more in 2015.
 
4/5/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo should have the opportunity to get off to a nice start on Opening Night.
Insight: Not many players have good numbers versus Adam Wainwright, but Rizzo has a lifetime .333 BA (9-for-27) against him. One of those hits is a homer, and five of those are for extra bases. Lock him into your lineups for Opening Night.
 
10/29/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Chicago Cubs will hire Joe Maddon as their next manager.
Insight: After opting out of his contract with the Rays, it took less than a week for Maddon to find a new gig. The deal is reportedly for five years and is worth $25 million. Current manager Rick Renteria's status is now up in the air, after being named the Cubs' manager last November.
 
9/28/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has big day in finale.
Insight: He was 3-for-4 with with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored. Rizzo finishes off a monster year with a .286/.386/.527 line, along with 32 homers and 78 RBI.
 
9/27/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a stunning 9-for-21 with five home runs and a 1.690 OPS versus Milwaukee right-hander Wily Peralta.
Insight: Rizzo's finally become what we though he could be, a top fantasy first baseman. He's batting .281 with 31 HR and 75 RBI. The RBI total figures to jump in the next few seasons as the talent around his rises.
 
9/16/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was in line for a tough matchup against Reds' righty Johnny Cueto, so he'll sit Tuesday.
Insight: Fresh off his return to the Cubs' lineup and his walk-off homerun, Rizzo had poor numbers against Cueto. He has a .111 batting average (2-for-18), with five strikeouts against the Reds' ace.
 
9/16/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is in line for a tough matchup against Reds' righty Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Fresh off his return to the Cubs' lineup and his walk-off homerun, Rizzo heads into Tuesday's game with poor numbers against Cueto. He has a .111 batting average (2-for-18), with five strikeouts against the Reds' ace.
 
9/15/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (back) returns to the lineup Monday night.
Insight: He returns at a great time for Cubs' fans and fantasy owners. Not only is Rizzo having a career-year (.278 BA, 30 HR, 78 RBI), he also has solid numbers against Reds' starter Alredo Simon (4-for-12 with 2 HR). Owners can safely plug him into their lineups for the stretch run.
 
9/12/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Friday that first baseman Anthony Rizzo (back) will likely not return this weekend according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Rizzo hopes to play early next week. He has not played since Aug. 26.
 
9/9/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (back) took some light ground ball practice and a few swings in the cages, according to the team's site.
Insight: Rizzo (.278, 30 HR, 71 RBI, .889 OPS) hopes to return by the weekend. Chicago and fantasy owners have missed hit bat for too long. The left-handed slugger hasn't played since Aug 26.
 
9/6/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is dealing with a strained muscle in his back and under normal conditions would be on the 15-day disabled list, but with expanded rosters that wasn't necessary.
Insight: Rizzo shouldn't be expected back for a while. That's a big bat out of the lineup for Chicago and fantasy owners (.278, 30 HR, 71 RBI, .889 OPS).
 
9/2/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is still not in the starting lineup with Chris Valaika taking the spot in the field and Luis Valbuena in the cleanup spot.
Insight: Chicago pulled Rizzo from last Tuesday's game with lower back tightness and he's missed the last five games. That's a big bat out of the lineup for Chicago and fantasy owners (.278, 30 HR, 71 RBI, .889 OPS).
 
9/1/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Milwaukee.
Insight: Chicago pulled Rizzo from Tuesday's game with lower back tightness and missed all of the Cardinals series over the weekend. That's a big bat out of the lineup for Chicago and fantasy owners (.278, 30 HR, 71 RBI, .889 OPS).
 
8/30/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is expected to sit out the entire weekend series with the Cardinals according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Chicago pulled Rizzo from Tuesday's game with lower back tightness, and he has not returned. Hopefully, he can play on Monday. Chris Valaika looks to be the Cubs starting first baseman until then.
 
8/30/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is still not back in the starting lineup on Saturday due to back tightness.
Insight: The Cubs pulled Rizzo from Tuesday's game as a precaution, but it has to worry fantasy owners that he still has not returned. Chris Valaika will once again start at first base.
 
8/29/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will not be back in the starting lineup on Friday.
Insight: Rizzo was reportedly removed from Tuesday's game as a precaution due to lower back tightness, but this is his third straight game he is missing. Chris Valaika is covering first base Friday.
 
8/28/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will continue to miss time due to lower back tightness.
Insight: Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season against the Reds before leaving Tuesday's game, didn't play Wednesday and isn't in Thursday's starting lineup.
 
8/27/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is still out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Reds due to lower back tightness.
Insight: Manager Rick Renteria downplayed the injury after Tuesday's game. Chris Valaika replaced Rizzo on Tuesday and will start at first base on Wednesday. Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season against the Reds before leaving Tuesday's game.
 
8/26/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday at Cincinnati, but he left with lower back tightness.
Insight: It was a precautionary move, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Rizzo became the sixth player in baseball to reach 30 homers this season.
 

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