San Diego Padres
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
8/21/2014 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.
 
7/7/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Monday at Cincinnati.
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.
 
7/5/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets Saturday's game off.
Insight: Rizzo is hitless in eight tries against left-hander Gio Gonzalez over his career as is a lifetime .214 against southpaws. He has been better in 2014 in limited action against left-handers (.295) and is putting together a solid season batting .276 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI.
 
6/28/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets the first game of Saturday's doubleheader off. Update: Rizzo is in the lineup for the opener.
Insight: Rizzo is hitless in six tries against left-hander Gio Gonzalez over his career as is a lifetime .216 against southpaws. He has been better in 2014 against left-handers and is putting together a solid season batting .289 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.
 
6/28/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets the first game of Saturday's doubleheader off.
Insight: Rizzo is hitless in six tries against left-hander Gio Gonzalez over his career as is a lifetime .216 against southpaws. He has been better in 2014 against left-handers and is putting together a solid season batting .289 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.