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Anthony Rizzo

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

AVG

.283

HR

25

RBI

101

R

74

SB

6

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Rizzo has been remarkably consistent over the past three seasons, but don't let the carbon-copy counting stats fool you into thinking he's completely plateaued as a player; there was some skill growth...

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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.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Reds.

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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 SAL 55 228 200 23 59 19 16 0 3 24 2 0 25 39 0 3 0 .295 .371 .420 .791
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
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
2018 28 MAJ CHC 153 665 566 74 160 55 29 1 25 101 6 4 70 80 0 9 20 .283 .376 .470 .846
2019 29 MAJ CHC 45 206 172 35 48 24 9 1 14 38 2 1 24 28 0 1 9 .279 .393 .587 .980
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3-Year Averages     155 676 573 89 162 65 34 2 29 106 6 4 78 92 0 5 20 .283 .385 .501 .885
Career  (View All)     1106 4,766 4,074 609 1,102 463 242 16 205 673 54 32 534 762 0 31 127 .270 .370 .489 .859

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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
Sep. 30 StL 4 3 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .377 .466 .843
Sep. 29 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .372 .459 .831
Sep. 28 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278 .373 .460 .833
Sep. 27 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .373 .461 .834
Sep. 26 Pit 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .376 .464 .840
Sep. 25 Pit 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .376 .464 .840
Sep. 24 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .375 .463 .838
Sep. 23 @CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .374 .464 .838
Sep. 22 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .372 .462 .834
Sep. 21 @CWS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .374 .465 .839
Sep. 19 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .372 .464 .836
Sep. 18 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .372 .466 .838
Sep. 17 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .373 .467 .840
Sep. 16 Cin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .277 .374 .469 .843
Sep. 15 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .371 .469 .840
Sep. 14 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .371 .469 .840
Sep. 13 @Was 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .374 .473 .847
Sep. 12 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .374 .473 .847
Sep. 11 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .376 .477 .853
Sep. 10 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .379 .481 .860
Sep. 8 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284 .381 .485 .866
Sep. 8 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .381 .487 .868
Sep. 6 @Was 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .382 .489 .871
Sep. 5 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .380 .487 .867
Sep. 4 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .283 .379 .486 .865
Sep. 3 @Mil 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .379 .489 .868
Sep. 2 @Phi 2 3 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .377 .480 .857
Sep. 1 @Phi 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .372 .471 .843
Aug. 31 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .374 .474 .848
Aug. 30 @Atl 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .375 .478 .853
Last 7 Games 25 4 10 3 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .400 .433 .520 .953
Last 14 Games 48 7 17 4 0 0 8 7 7 0 0 1 2 0 .354 .431 .438 .869
Last 30 Games 101 15 29 5 0 2 14 13 14 0 0 3 2 0 .287 .378 .396 .774

Anthony Rizzo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2019 44
2018 153 1
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
2019367270.194.389.737
2018149144271.248.369.684
20171502710353.260.507.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20191322611301.295.6211.025
20184176021745.295.506.902
20174227222747.277.507.906

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201989177230.326.6401.074
20182633713583.323.540.961
20172825215576.319.5711.007

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201979166141.215.494.837
20183033712433.248.409.744
20172904717524.228.445.794
Anthony Rizzo vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Yu Darvish CHI-N 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Tyler Mahle CIN 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347

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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 SAL 228 200 11% 17.1% 0.64 81% .348 .125
2009 19 A GRE 272 245 9.2% 22.1% 0.42 76% .360 .196
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
2018 28 MAJ CHC 665 566 10.5% 12% 0.88 86% .287 .187
2019 29 MAJ CHC 206 172 11.7% 13.6% 0.86 84% .260 .308
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3-Year Averages     676 573 11.5% 13.6% 0.85 84% .291 .218
Career     4,766 4,074 11.2% 16% 0.70 81% .286 .219

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Anthony Rizzo Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 0.3 0 -
1B 2017 1341 9 6 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 1326.3 4 8 1 0 1 2
2019 398.3 4 1 0 2 0 2
2B 2017 4.3 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0.3 0 - 0
3B 2017 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.88 BB/K
ELITE
10.5% BB Rate
GREAT
12.0% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.846 OPS
GREAT
.376 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.283 AVG
GOOD
.287 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.470 SLG
GOOD
.187 ISO
GOOD

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

Rizzo went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, three runs and three RBI in the Cubs' 9-7 defeat to the Phillies on Thursday.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a three-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Phillies.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Sunday in the Cubs' 6-5 win over the Nationals.

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Rizzo (back) went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 14-6 win over the Nationals.

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Rizzo (back) will return to the lineup Friday against Washington.

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Manager Joe Maddon said he hopes Rizzo (back) will be ready to rejoin the lineup Friday against the Nationals, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Rizzo (back) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Reds.

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Rizzo (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

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Rizzo (back) said he'll most likely rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Reds or over the weekend against the Nationals, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Rizzo (back) still needs "a couple days" before returning to the lineup, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Rizzo (back) isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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. While he was unable to replicate the 17 steals he put up in 2015, it now seems like a crazy anomaly considering he only has 19 steals over his five major league seasons excluding that season. Rizzo is clearly one of the league's better power hitters, finishing in the top 20 in slugging percentage each of the last three seasons. He's also a consistently disciplined hitter, taking at least 73 walks each of the last four seasons. At 27 years old, Rizzo is entering his prime and figures to be hitting in the middle of a potent lineup for years to come considering the plethora of young hitting talent the Cubs have. While he won't be the first fantasy pick, Rizzo won't last long on draft boards in 2017.

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.