Chicago Cubs
2014 Avg.
.319
 
Career Avg.
.242
Name  Anthony Rizzo
Born  8/8/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  44
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/13/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his second homer of the year Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Rizzo has hit .319 with eight RBI, nine runs and eight Ks in 47 at-bats. He batted .224 with eight home runs in April last season and went on to bat just .233 with 23 longballs and 80 RBI.
 
4/11/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo doesn't have much success against St. Louis right-hander Joe Kelly.
Insight: Rizzo is 1-for-13 in their matchups. Normally Rizzo hits right-handers 55 points better than left-handers (.259 vs. .204), but this matchup is the exception. Although Rizzo is off to a flying start (.371 through nine games) avoid this matchup.
 
Hot4/9/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo still doesn't have a home run this season but he collected multiple hits for the fourth straight game Wednesday.
Insight: Rizzo went 4-for-5 with two doubles Wednesday and is 10-for-15 over his last four games.
 
4/2/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is just 1-for-9 (.111) versus Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Rizzo normally hits right-handers much better than lefties, but this is an expection to the rule. He is still seeking his first hit of the season after going hitless versus tough left-hander Francisco Liriano on Monday.
 
3/31/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo finds himself in a tough spot on Opening Day.
Insight: Pirates ace Francisco Liriano routinely destroys left-handers and Rizzo is no exception (.143 AVG in 14 career at bats). If you have another first base option on your bench, today would be the day to use him.
 
9/29/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will have a nice matchup in the season finale against the Cardinals.
Insight: Rizzo is 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles against Jake Westbrook. The young first baseman has really underachieved this season, batting .233 with 23 homers, 80 RBI, 71 runs and a .742 OPS.
 
9/25/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 0-for-11 versus Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Rizzo has not done what was expected of him this season despite 22 homers and 78 RBI. Of course, expectations were very high after a solid half season last year (.285, 15 HR, 48 RBI, .805 OPS in 337 at-bats). Avoid this matchup.
 
9/17/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-12 versus Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada.
Insight: Rizzo has not done what was expected of him this season despite 22 homers and 75 RBI. Of course, expectations were very high after a solid half season last year (.285, 15 HR, 48 RBI, .805 OPS in 337 at-bats). Avoid this matchup.
 
9/16/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 4-for-10 with a pair of home runs versus Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Rizzo has not done what was expected of him this season despite 22 homers and 75 RBI. Of course, expectations were very high after a solid half season last year (.285, 15 HR, 48 RBI, .805 OPS in 337 at-bats). this is a favorable matchup, however.
 
8/30/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo blasted his 21st home run of the season Friday against the Phillies.
Insight: Rizzo has picked up his production lately, hitting .297 with three longballs, six RBI and six walks over his last nine games.
 
8/27/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: With lefty Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will get the night off Tuesday.
Insight: Rizzo is batting a miserable .169 with three home runs and 18 K over his last 22 games. He owns a .195 average with a .668 OPS against southpaws this season.
 
8/22/2013 9:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo continues to be one of the most frustrating players in fantasy. One night after blasting two homers, he went 0-for-6 in a Thursday afternoon loss to Washington.
Insight: Rizzo, who inked a seven-year deal with the Cubbies earlier in 2013, is now hitting .229 for the season. Still, it's tough to sit him because you never know when he's going to homer (20 HR in 125 games). Rizzo has regressed in a big way this season (he hit .285 in 2012) and probably won't warrant as high a pick in next year's draft.
 
Cold8/20/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is questionable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to illness.
Insight: Rizzo has a lot of talent, but has not really shown it this season after an impressive half-yea in 2012. He's got to produce more than a .748 OPS with his swing.
 
Cold8/18/2013 7:05:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's struggles continued Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Rizzo went 0-for-4 and is 30-for-160 (.188) since the start of July.
 
8/16/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 6-for-11 (.545) against Cardinals right-hander Jake Westbrook with a 1.343 OPS.
Insight: Rizzo's fantasy value has fallen steady over the months after posting an .846 OPS in April we've seen the number fall to .807 in May, .745 in June, .701 in July and an ugly .571 in 13 August games. Even this favorable matchup may not be enough.
 
8/7/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo won't play Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Rizzo hasn't lived up to his massive contract (seven years, $41 million) but he hasn't been unproductive either (.240, 18 HR, 63 RBI). Cody Ransom will get the start at first tonight against Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels.
 
Cold7/26/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been shut down by Giants starter Matt Cain.
Insight: Rizzo is 1-for-14 (.071) with six K against Cain. Fantasy owners can afford to sit him Friday -- he's only batting .187 with two homers and 17 K in July.
 
7/21/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his 14th homer of the year Sunday against the Rockies.
Insight: Rizzo's HR/FB is down from 18.1 percent to 13 percent since last season, but the bigger problem has been his terrible .180 batting average on groundballs this season.
 
6/23/2013 8:23:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is starting to heat up.
Insight: Rizzo played a major part in the Cubs' 14-6 demolition of the Astros Sunday by going 3-for-3 with a double, a homer, four RBI and four runs scored. The first baseman hit .181 (19-for-105) with zero homers in 28 games from May 19 to June 20, but he's 5-for-9 with two longballs over his last three.
 
Cold6/22/2013 12:31:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is hitless in seven at-bats against Houston starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Rizzo continues his up and down season with a cold June. He batted .224 in April, .295 in May and .194 in June. Avoid this matchup.