Chicago Cubs
2014 Avg.
.278
 
Career Avg.
.250
Name  Anthony Rizzo
Born  8/8/1989
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  44
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
8/28/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will continue to miss time due to lower back tightness.
Insight: Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season against the Reds before leaving Tuesday's game, didn't play Wednesday and isn't in Thursday's starting lineup.
 
8/27/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is still out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Reds due to lower back tightness.
Insight: Manager Rick Renteria downplayed the injury after Tuesday's game. Chris Valaika replaced Rizzo on Tuesday and will start at first base on Wednesday. Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season against the Reds before leaving Tuesday's game.
 
8/26/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday at Cincinnati, but he left with lower back tightness.
Insight: It was a precautionary move, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Rizzo became the sixth player in baseball to reach 30 homers this season.
 
8/26/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is having a great season, but his Tuesday matchup with Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto should be avoided.
Insight: Rizzo has a career-high 29 home runs and 70 RBI, but he's 1-for-15 (.067) against Cueto.
 
8/21/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: The successful appeal by the San Francisco Giants isn't a bad thing for fantasy owners of players on both squads. It means more at-bats.
Insight: More is better. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo homered in the first five innings and should get two more at-bats. With 29 home runs and 69 RBI, he's on his way to the best season of his career.
 
8/18/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and walk in Chicago's 4-1 victory over the Mets on Monday afternoon. Rizzo scored the tying run in the sixth after hitting a double and his home run in the eighth put the Cubs ahead for good.
Insight: Rizzo struggled in the first three games of the series against the Mets going 0-for-10. This season though the first baseman is second in the National League with 28 home runs and 10th in RBI with 67. The Cubs return home for a series against the Giants starting Tuesday.
 
8/18/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and walk in Chicago's 4-1 victory over the Mets on Monday afternoon. Rizzo scored the tying run in the sixth after hitting a double and his home run in the eighth put the Cubs ahead for good.
Insight: Rizzo struggled in the first three games of the series against the Mets going 0-for-10. This season though the first baseman is second in the National League with 28 home runs and tenth in RBI with 67. The Cubs return home for a series against the Giants starting Tuesday.
 
8/13/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo homered for his second straight game Wednesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Rizzo didn't hit one out of the park from July 23 to Aug. 11, but he's unlocked his power once again. He's second in the NL with 27 bombs.
 
8/13/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run since July 22 Tuesday against the Brewers, and he's batted .450 in 20 career at-bats against Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Rizzo is 9-for-20 with two doubles and two walks against Lohse, Wednesday's starter. That makes Rizzo a good first base choice.
 
8/12/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run since July 22 Tuesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Rizzo hit eight home runs in a span of 12 games from July 7 to July 22 and at one point was the NL leader in homers, but he was stuck on 25 until Tuesday.
 
8/12/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a career 8-for-19 (.421) with four home runs and a 1.581 OPS versus Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Rizzo is putting together the best season of his career (.278, 25 HR, 62 RBI, .873 OPS) though he's had a tough week, going just 4-for-22 in the past five games. This favorable matchup may reverse the current trend.
 
8/8/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is back in Friday's starting lineup after a routine day off Thursday night.
Insight: Rizzo is two home runs behind Giancarlo Stanton for the NL league lead and is putting together the best season of his career (.281, 25 HR, 61 RBI, .890 OPS).
 
8/7/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day off against a left-hander he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in their last meeting. Rizzo is one home run behind Giancarlo Stanton for the NL league lead and is putting together the best season of his career.
 
7/25/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is just 1-for-16 (.063) against St. Louis right-hander Joe Kelly.
Insight: For his career, Rizzo has hit 41 point higher against right-handers, but in 2014 he's hit lefties better than righties by 39 points. Rizzo leads the NL in home runs with 25 and is batting .367 over the past two weeks so may be able to overcome this poor matchup.
 
Hot7/22/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo has hit five home runs in four games since the All-Star break.
Insight: Rizzo has gone off for eight homers in July and leads the NL with 25 on the year. He's rebounded from a .233 average, 23 home runs and a .742 OPS last year to hit .283 with a .924 OPS this season. His 67 runs rank second among first basemen.
 
Hot7/20/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo has hit three home runs since the All-Star break and is tied with Giancarlo Stanton for first in the NL with 23 homers.
Insight: Rizzo had just 23 homers in 606 at-bats last season. He's taken 356 at-bats to reach the mark in 2014 and has hit .281 with 53 RBI, 65 runs and a .907 OPS.
 
7/19/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs Friday night, but doesn't have a favorable matchup on Saturday.
Insight: Rizzo is just 1-for-10 against left-hander Wade Miley and a career .219 against southpaws although he's turned that statistic around this season (.308, 7 HR, 17 RBI in 91 ABs).
 
Hot7/10/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a career .375 hitter against Reds starter Homer Bailey (6-for-16).
Insight: Rizzo is tied for second in the NL with 20 homers after he went deep for the third time in his last four games Wednesday at Cincinnati. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
Hot7/9/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo homered for the third time in his last four games Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Rizzo is tied for second in the NL with 20 homers. He's making a good impression on fans who are participating in the Final Vote for the All-Star game.
 
7/8/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-12 (.083) against Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Rizzo (.274) is tied for second in the NL with 18 homers. He's one of five players eligible for the Final Vote for the NL All-Star team. This matchup probably won't help.