|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||615.00||27.00||.260||86.00||76.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||48||12||4|| .327|| .563|| .250|
|vs Fiers (Career)||4||2||0|| .750||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||380||105||23|| .370|| .524|| .276|
|10/20/2014||Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Devin Mesoraco, C CIN|
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|10/16/2014||Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC||Starling Marte, LF PIT|
|10/13/2014||Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC||Garrett Richards, SP LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
Anthony Rizzo gets planned off-day
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds, but not due to a setback with his back. Rizzo is getting a planned day off after making his return to the lineup following a three-week absence Monday.
He is expected back in the lineup as early as Wednesday's series finale.
Anthony Rizzo returns to lineup
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/15/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who hasn't played since Aug. 26 because of a back strain, was back in the lineup Monday against the Reds.
Rizzo at one point talked like he could miss the rest of the season with the injury but expressed optimism after picking up a bat last week. He was batting .289 (48 for 166) with 12 home runs in his final 42 games before the injury.
Anthony Rizzo targeting Monday return
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/14/14) MLB.com reports that Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is looking to make his return to the Cubs' lineup on Monday, when they open up a home series against the Reds. Rizzo has missed 17 games with a back strain, and he was out of the starting lineup again for Sunday's tilt at the Pirates.
Anthony Rizzo remains sidelined Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/13/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo remains out of the starting lineup Saturday.
Rizzo has been sidelined since Aug. 26 due to a back strain, and he may end up missing the remainder of the season. He has hit 278/.375/.514 with 30 home runs and 71 RBI in 486 at-bats.
Anthony Rizzo still a no-go Friday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/12/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hoped he could return to the lineup for the weekend series in Pittsburgh, but it won't be Friday night. He remains sidelined with a strained back.
Speculation seems to have cooled that Rizzo will miss the rest of the season, however. He has been out since Aug. 26.
|After the numbers he put up in half a season as a rookie in 2012, most Fantasy owners would consider Anthony Rizzo's sophomore campaign a disappointment. After all, his batting average dropped by more than 50 points to an uninspiring .233, and he hit only eight more home runs despite getting 269 more at-bats. Those Fantasy owners may be surprised to learn, though, that Rizzo still ranked 11th among first basemen in Head-to-Head leagues last year, ahead of Allen Craig, Kendrys Morales and Mike Napoli, among others. Granted, he didn't rank as high in Rotisserie, where his 40 doubles didn't count for anything in and of themselves, and sure, playing 160 games gave his counting stats a boost. But the bottom line is Rizzo is too productive for you to ignore in Fantasy just because you perceive that he burned you last year. Let's not forget the Cubs did some tinkering with his swing early in the year that resulted in more home runs initially but perhaps contributed to his struggles later on. Instead of having to recapture his stroke on the fly, he'll have had an entire offseason to prepare and could be poised for a big step forward at age 24. By last year's numbers alone, Rizzo is still worthy of a middle-round pick, and his pedigree gives him the potential for far more.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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