Chicago Cubs
2014 Avg.
.281
 
Career Avg.
.249
Name  Anthony Rizzo
Born  8/8/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  44
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot7/20/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo has hit three home runs since the All-Star break and is tied with Giancarlo Stanton for first in the NL with 23 homers.
Insight: Rizzo had just 23 homers in 606 at-bats last season. He's taken 356 at-bats to reach the mark in 2014 and has hit .281 with 53 RBI, 65 runs and a .907 OPS.
 
7/19/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs Friday night, but doesn't have a favorable matchup on Saturday.
Insight: Rizzo is just 1-for-10 against left-hander Wade Miley and a career .219 against southpaws although he's turned that statistic around this season (.308, 7 HR, 17 RBI in 91 ABs).
 
Hot7/10/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a career .375 hitter against Reds starter Homer Bailey (6-for-16).
Insight: Rizzo is tied for second in the NL with 20 homers after he went deep for the third time in his last four games Wednesday at Cincinnati. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
Hot7/9/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo homered for the third time in his last four games Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Rizzo is tied for second in the NL with 20 homers. He's making a good impression on fans who are participating in the Final Vote for the All-Star game.
 
7/8/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-12 (.083) against Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Rizzo (.274) is tied for second in the NL with 18 homers. He's one of five players eligible for the Final Vote for the NL All-Star team. This matchup probably won't help.
 
7/7/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Monday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Rizzo (.274) is tied for second in the NL with 18 homers. He's one of five players eligible for the Final Vote for the NL All-Star team.
 
7/5/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets Saturday's game off.
Insight: Rizzo is hitless in eight tries against left-hander Gio Gonzalez over his career as is a lifetime .214 against southpaws. He has been better in 2014 in limited action against left-handers (.295) and is putting together a solid season batting .276 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI.
 
6/28/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets the first game of Saturday's doubleheader off. Update: Rizzo is in the lineup for the opener.
Insight: Rizzo is hitless in six tries against left-hander Gio Gonzalez over his career as is a lifetime .216 against southpaws. He has been better in 2014 against left-handers and is putting together a solid season batting .289 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.
 
6/28/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets the first game of Saturday's doubleheader off.
Insight: Rizzo is hitless in six tries against left-hander Gio Gonzalez over his career as is a lifetime .216 against southpaws. He has been better in 2014 against left-handers and is putting together a solid season batting .289 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.
 
Hot6/24/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo homered for the second time in his last three games Monday against the Reds.
Insight: Rizzo is hitting .312 with six bombs, 15 RBI, 17 runs and a 1.028 OPS in June. With a .281 average, 16 home runs, 43 RBI, 50 runs and a .913 OPS, he's been significantly better than he was in 2013.
 
Hot6/10/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo went yard for the third time in his last six games Tuesday at Pittsburgh. He homered off Francisco Liriano, a pitcher he was 2-for-17 against prior to the game.
Insight: Rizzo also had a pair of doubles, three RBI and three runs. The 24-year-old hit .233 with 23 homers and a .742 OPS last season, but he's put that mess in the rearview mirror. In 61 games, Rizzo has batted .284 with 13 homers, 36 RBI, 42 runs and a .920 OPS. The first baseman hit .189 against lefties last season. This year, he's batting .344 against them.
 
6/10/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo should be avoided on Tuesday against left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Rizzo is just 2-for-17 (both singles) with seven strikeouts in their matchups. He's putting up the best numbers of his career, .887 OPS with 12 homers, but avoid him today.
 
6/6/2014 8:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo broke a 3-3 tie in the 13th inning by hitting a walkoff home run Friday against Miami.
Insight: Rizzo had an up and down May (.255, 6 HR, 16 RBI) but he's off to a good start in June with six hits in his first 17 at bats. We'll see if he can keep it going Saturday in the middle game of the series.
 
6/5/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Rizzo posted an OPS above .850 in each of the first two months this season and he has a .403 on-base percentage this season. He's hitting .274 with 11 homers, 29 RBI, 37 runs and an .880 OPS.
 
6/1/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo was tossed from Sunday's game for arguing a called third strike.
Insight: Rizzo hit two homers Saturday and has terrific numbers against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse, he his day is over early.
 
6/1/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is coming off a two-homer game Saturday and has a terrific matchup Sunday against Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Rizzo has nearly been a .500 hitter in 19 at-bats against Lohse (9-for-19). The first baseman is batting .269 with 10 homers, 28 RBI, 33 runs and a 39/38 K/BB this season after a down year in 2013.
 
5/31/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo blasted two homers Saturday in a win over the Brewers.
Insight: He'll finish the month with six homers, his most since last August. Rizzo's .269 average is well above the .233 clip he hit for last season.
 
5/31/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is back in the starting lineup after getting Friday off.
Insight: Rizzo is having a solid season, batting .264 with eight homers and an .830 OPS, but fantasy owners still want more. The 24-year-old has 30-homer potential, but has yet to produce at that level.
 
5/30/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada has no problem against Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo, yielding just one hit, a single, in 21 career at-bats (.048).
Insight: Rizzo is having a solid season, batting .264 with eight homers, but he shouldn't be used Friday against the Brewers. Update: Manager Rick Renteria must have looked at the same statistics as Rizzo is not in Friday's starting lineup.
 
5/30/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada has no problem against Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo, yielding just one hit, a single in 21 career at-bats (.048).
Insight: Rizzo is having a solid season, batting .264 with eight homers, but he shouldn't be used Friday against the Brewers.
 

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