|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||615.00||27.00||.260||86.00||76.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||14||6||1|| .467|| .786|| .429|
|vs Peavy (Career)||6||1||0|| .500||.167||.167|
|vs RHP||335||90||21|| .366|| .513|| .269|
|08/20/2014||Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
|Martin Prado, RF NYY|
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
|08/20/2014||Rick Porcello, SP DET|
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
|Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC|
|08/20/2014||Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC|
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|Matt Adams, 1B STL|
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Anthony Rizzo provides only scoring in Tuesday victory |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(10:11 am ET) The power surge of Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo continued Tuesday night - and it resulted in a rain-shortened win.
Rizzo blasted his fourth homer in eight games. His two-run shot in the first inning proved to be the only scoring. He is 4 for 6 with three runs and three RBI in the last two games to improve his stat line to .279/.378/.517.
|Anthony Rizzo hits decisive home run in win over Mets |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/18/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo doubled and homered during a 4-1 win Monday against the Mets. He walked once and finished with two runs.
Rizzo broke a 1-all tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run off Buddy Carlyle. It was his 28th home run. He also now has 20 doubles.
Rizzo has homered three times in his last seven games. He did enter play Monday mired in a 0-for-10 slump in his last three games and batting .197 in his first 15 August games.
|Anthony Rizzo blasts 27th home run Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 4-2 victory over the Brewers Wednesday.
Rizzo put the Cubs on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before following up a third-inning Javier Baez home run with a blast of his own. It's his second consecutive game with a home run. Rizzo has hit .278/.378/.507 with 27 home runs and 65 RBI in 442 at-bats.
|Anthony Rizzo clubs 26th home run Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/14) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his 26th home run Tuesday against the Brewers.
Rizzo struck in the bottom of the sixth. Leading off the inning, Rizzo took the first pitch he saw from Wily Peralta out to left center for the solo shot. It was his only hit of the game. Rizzo finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.
|Anthony Rizzo grabbing some pine Thursday against Rockies |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/7/14) Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo has been given the day off for the Thursday game at Colorado. His spot has been taken by Chris Valaika.
Rizzo has just one hit in his last 12 at-bats, but has produced this season to the tune of a .281/.384/.506 stat line with 25 home runs.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/20/14||SF||8:05 pm||Jake Peavy|
|8/21/14||SF||8:05 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|8/22/14||BAL||2:20 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|8/23/14||BAL||2:20 pm||Kevin Gausman|
|8/24/14||BAL||2:20 pm||Bud Norris|
|8/26/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|8/27/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Homer Bailey|