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44 Anthony Rizzo 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 8/8/1989 | Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $498,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/84 | Average Draft Position: 98.06
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)615.0027.00.26086.0076.004.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
472.319890
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140120000000
201301590000000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Liriano (Career)8000.2000
vs LHP2070 .333 .400 .350
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/16/2014Martin Prado, 3B ARI
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
04/16/2014Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Sergio Santos, RP TOR
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Charlie Morton, SP PIT
04/16/2014George Springer, CF HOU
Chris Colabello, 1B MIN
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Khris Davis, LF MIL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/3@PIT4010100
4/4PHI4000000
4/5PHI4020000
4/6PHI3120110
4/8PIT3120110
4/9PIT5240100
4/10PIT3110010
4/11@STL4100100
4/12@STL4110000
4/13@STL4111200
 
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Latest News
Anthony Rizzo continues hot hitting
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo continued his strong play Wednesday against the Pirates, with his fourth multi-hit game in a row in a 7-5 win.

Rizzo had a season-high four hits, including his second and third extra-base hits with a pair of double. He drove in just one run, though he did score twice while finishing the game 4 for 5.

Rizzo opened the season with an 0-for-4 game, but has gone hitless just once since. He is hitting .375 with five RBI and five runs scored in eight at-bats. 

Anthony Rizzo hits big home run in extra innings Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/3/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run of the season in the 12th inning Wednesday to break a 2-2 tie in his team's 16-inning loss to the Pirates.

Rizzo was 0 for 6 in his first two games heading into the 12th inning but came through with a clutch home run in the pressure situation. Unfortunately, the Pirates were able to tie things up in the bottom of the 12th before going on to win in the 16th inning. Rizzo, who finished the game 1 for 5, is looking to improve upon last season's .233/.323/.419 line.

Anthony Rizzo 'pleased' with 'progression at the plate'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/14) Saturday's spring game against the Mets in Las Vegas turned out to be a productive afternoon for Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who parked two home runs in a 9-4 split-squad loss. It was the first homers of the spring for Rizzo, who is batting .417 (10 for 24) with an .833 slugging percentage in nine spring games.

"It's nice to connect with one and run around the bases, and feel what that feels like again," Rizzo said, per MLB.com. "I've just been pleased the last week or so with the progression at the plate and my approach. It's been a good progression and where I want to be at this time."

Anthony Rizzo looking for more consistency
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is looking for more consistency in his third season, according to ESPN.

Rizzo admitted last year was crazy, but he feels more comfortable now. After being traded twice already in his young career, Rizzo said it was nice to know where he was reporting this season. He stressed that he still has things to work on. "The biggest thing in going to the next level is consistency," Rizzo said. "I want to be consistent everyday."

Rizzo plans on making a slight alteration to his swing this spring. The goal is to keep his hands "quieter" at the plate. Rizzo hit .233/.323/.419 in 606 at-bats last year.

Anthony Rizzo 'not a finished product'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has expressed confidence he can improve his batting average from last season. The Cubs are showing the same confidence in the 24-year-old first baseman and feel he hasn't reached his full potential yet, according to CSN Chicago.

"His batting average (.233) was bad and certainly the aesthetics of the end of his year weren’t ideal," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. "But when a 23-year-old guy is playing great defense and has some power and patience, I think there’s a lot of potential there. He didn’t have the year he wanted, but I also think there’s some really nice silver linings that you can build on.

"He understands he’s not a finished product. He understands there’s things he can work on and he’s been really good at doing that. Hopefully, he’ll face some adversity from last year and bounce back really strong."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/16/14@ NYY7:05 pmMichael Pineda
4/18/14CIN2:20 pmAlfredo Simon
4/19/14CIN2:20 pmTony Cingrani
4/20/14CIN2:20 pmHomer Bailey
4/21/14ARI8:05 pmJosh Collmenter
4/22/14ARI8:05 pmBrandon McCarthy
4/23/14ARI2:20 pmWade Miley
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011SD4912891819214621 .281 .242 .141
2012CHC8733744961548276232 .342 .463 .285
2013CHC1606067114123807612765 .323 .419 .233
2014CHC1247915284800 .389 .489 .319
Total 308111813327041145128243118 .326 .415 .242
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011SD1B453734431626228 .994
2012CHC1B858573568546476 .995
2013CHC1B159158144112871495114 .997
2014CHC1B1212124112120121.000
Total  3012922644240023311230 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011SD813100412
2012CHC15015610317
2013CHC402254206712
2014CHC202310200
Total 6534644015921
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007 R-Red Sox6216600131200 .375 .429 .286
2008 A-Greenville21839316001131500 .402 .446 .373
2009AFX-Greenville642454073210942256021 .365 .494 .298
2009AFA-Salem552002359160324253920 .371 .420 .295
2010AA-Portland Sea Dogs1074146610930020804510071 .334 .481 .263
2010AFA-Salem Red Sox291172629120520163230 .333 .479 .248
2011AAA-Tucson Padres933566411834126101438976 .404 .652 .331
2012AAA-Iowa Cubs7025748881822362235222 .405 .696 .342
Total 44516932825131373873431813892310 .372 .542 .303
 
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