Anthony Rizzo

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 3"/240
  • Age: 26


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Anthony Rizzo 2015 Postseason Stats

.167 2 2 0 .711

Anthony Rizzo Postseason Career Stats

.167 2 2 0 .711

Anthony Rizzo Stats

.278 31 101 17 .899

Anthony Rizzo MLB Career Stats

.260 102 316 33 .823

Anthony Rizzo Bio

  • Full Name: Anthony Vincent Rizzo
  • Born: 8/8/1989 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Draft: 2007, Boston Red Sox, 6th rd. (204th overall)
  • High School: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Parkland, FL
  • Debut: June 9, 2011
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2015 Postseason Stats 18 3 3 2 2 0 .167 .211 .711
Postseason Career Stats 18 3 3 2 2 0 .167 .211 .711
2015 Stats 586 94 163 31 101 17 .278 .387 .899
MLB Career Stats 2181 307 568 102 316 33 .260 .356 .823

Anthony Rizzo Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Cubs NL 701 393 90.42 235.91 1.09 14.82 42.62
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.71 0.44 9.01 33.45


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October 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Rizzo has good chance to post big numbers Saturday

One of the top players at his position this season, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo -- a DraftKings Daily Pick -- has a good chance to post big numbers Saturday against the Brewers.

October 3, 2015 at 12:30 AM ET

Rizzo belts 31st homer

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a DraftKings Daily Pick, went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk against the Brewers on Friday.


Anthony Rizzo Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Chi Cubs NL
2015 Chi Cubs NL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
2015 Chi Cubs NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/21/2014 Chi Cubs NL

MLBPAA Cubs Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2013 Chi Cubs NL
2015 Chi Cubs NL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Boston AL
2011 San Diego NL
2012 Chi Cubs NL

Topps Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Iowa PCL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Tucson PCL
2013 Iowa PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/01/2011 Tucson PCL

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/09/2010 Portland EAS

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Greenville SAL

Anthony Rizzo Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2014 .286 21st in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2013 23 16th in NL
2014 32 2nd in NL
2015 31 6th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2013 80 19th in NL
2014 78 20th in NL
2015 101 3rd in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2015 17 19th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2014 .913 3rd in NL
2015 .899 4th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2014 .386 4th in NL
2015 .387 5th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2014 .527 3rd in NL
2015 .512 7th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 89 10th in NL
2015 94 9th in NL


Season BB Rank
2013 76 6th in NL
2014 73 9th in NL
2015 78 9th in NL


Season H Rank
2015 163 16th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2013 40 5th in NL
2015 38 5th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 160 5th in NL
2015 160 1st in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 606 8th in NL
2015 586 11th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2013 690 8th in NL
2015 701 1st in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2013 254 20th in NL
2014 276 8th in NL
2015 300 6th in NL


Season SO Rank
2013 127 19th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2013 5 25th in NL
2015 6 17th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2014 15 5th in NL
2015 30 1st in NL

Anthony Rizzo Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Anthony Rizzo from Iowa Cubs.
March 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Anthony Rizzo to Iowa Cubs.
January 6, 2012 Chicago Cubs traded RHP Andrew Cashner and LF Kyung-Min Na to San Diego Padres for 1B Anthony Rizzo and RHP Zach Cates.
September 4, 2011 San Diego Padres recalled Anthony Rizzo from Tucson Padres.
July 22, 2011 San Diego Padres optioned Anthony Rizzo to Tucson Padres.
June 9, 2011 San Diego Padres selected the contract of Anthony Rizzo from Tucson Padres.
April 3, 2011 Anthony Rizzo assigned to Tucson Padres from San Antonio Missions.
January 6, 2011 San Diego Padres invited non-roster 1B Anthony Rizzo to spring training.
December 6, 2010 Portland Sea Dogs Traded 1B Anthony Rizzo and RHP Casey Kelly to San Antonio Missions; San Diego Padres Traded 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Boston Red Sox and Greenville Drive Traded CF Reymond Fuentes to Fort Wayne TinCaps.
May 10, 2010 Anthony Rizzo assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
March 16, 2010 1B Anthony Rizzo assigned to Boston Red Sox.
August 14, 2009 Anthony Rizzo roster status changed by Salem Red Sox.
August 3, 2009 Salem Red Sox placed 1B Anthony Rizzo on the 7-day disabled list.
June 25, 2009 1B Anthony Rizzo assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.

Anthony Vincent Rizzo Bio Info

Anthony enters his second full season with Chicago after he was acquired from San Diego in a four-player deal in January of 2012 ... in 247 games with the Cubs, he's hit 55 doubles, two triples and 38 home runs while driving in 128 runs... Has batted .238 (255-for-1,071) with 63 doubles, three triples, 39 home runs and 137 RBI in 296 big league games between San Diego in 2011 and Chicago (2012-13)... On May 13, 2013, signed a seven-year contract through 2019 that includes club options for both 2020 and 2021... In 2013, his first full major league campaign, he recorded 65 extra-base hits, the most for a Cubs left-handed hitter since Mark Grace had 65 in 1999... Was the Cubs nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award ... honored as the Cubs 2013 Heart and Hustle Award winner by the MLBPAA... Prior to his trade to Chicago, Baseball America named him San Diego's top prospect heading into the 2012 season... Batted .303 with 137 doubles, 87 home runs and 343 RBI in 445 minor league contests covering six seasons... Made his major league debut with San Diego in 2011, batting .141 (18-for-128) in 49 contests covering two stints with the club... Was acquired by the Padres from Boston in December of 2010 as part of a five-player deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox... Named the Red Sox Offensive co-Player of the Year in 2010 after leading their system with 25 home runs between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland... Limited to 21 minor league games in 2008 after being diagnosed with Limited State Classical Hodgkins' Lymphoma in late April... Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. ... hit .468 with 48 RBI and 28 walks as a senior... Created the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation in 2012 to help raise money for cancer research, and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease ... in 2013, hosted the first-annual Cook-Off for Cancer event in Chicago, and has hosted multiple fundraisers in his hometown of Parkland, Fla... Participated in both the 2013 and 2014 Cubs Caravan events.


Anthony was named to the N.L. All-Star team, his first career All-Star nod...Hit a career-high 32 home runs in 140 games to become just the seventh Cubs left-handed hitter to reach 32 homers in a season, and the first since Rick Monday hit 32 in 1976...All told, batted .286 (150-for-524) with 28 doubles, one triple, the 32 long balls and 78 RBI on the season...Won MLB's Final Vote for the 34th roster spot on the National League roster for the All-Star Game...Won with over 8.8 million votes...Became just the fourth Cubs first baseman to make the N.L. All-Star team in the last 32 years since 1982, joining Mark Grace (1993, 1995, 1997), Derrek Lee (2005, 2007) and Bryan LaHair (2012)...At age 24, became the youngest Cub to make the N.L. All-Star team as a first baseman...Phil Cavarretta, age 27 in 1944, was the previous youngest Cubs first baseman to earn the nod...His 32 home runs ranked second in the N.L., five behind Miami's Giancarlo Stanton...Became the first Cub to rank at least second in the N.L. in homers since Derrek Lee was second in 2005 with 46...His 150 hits marked a career high and surpassed his 141 hits in 2013...Ranked third in the N.L. with a .913 OPS and 30 go-ahead RBI...Was ninth with 73 free passes ...Tied for 10th with 89 runs and 61 extra-base hits...His 89 runs scored ranked second among N.L. first basemen ... his 61 extra-base hits and 73 walks ranked third, while his .286 average ranked fourth...Was hit by a pitch 15 times, tied for fifth-most among N.L. hitters...Batted .300 (42-for-140) with eight homers and 23 RBI against lefties ... his average against southpaws ranked fourth among N.L. left-handed hitters while he ranked second in homers (Philadelphia's Ryan Howard had 10)...Tied for the major league lead with 11 homers on the first pitch of an at-bat...Baltimore's Nelson Cruz also hit 11 such home runs...His 20 home runs prior to the All-Star break were the most by a Cubs left-handed batter since Rick Monday hit 21 before the Mid-Summer Classic in 1973...Had three multi-homer efforts to reach seven multi-homer career games: May 31 at Milwaukee, July 18 at Arizona and July 22 vs. San Diego...Tied his career high with four hits, April 9 vs. Pittsburgh...Drew four walks and hit a two-run homer, April 30 at Cincinnati … became the first Cub with a homer and four walks in a game since Hee-Seop Choi, April 16, 2003 vs. the Reds ... the four walks set a new career-high...Had a 56-game errorless streak from September 1, 2013-May 4, 2014 prior to a fielding miscue, May 5 vs. the White Sox … was the longest errorless streak by a Cubs first baseman since Derrek Lee's 59-game run in 2010...Belted a walk-off homer, June 6 vs. Miami … the blast came in the 13th inning off Kevin Slowey and gave Chicago a 5-3 win...Recorded a career-high 10-game hitting streak, July 11-25 .. hit .351 (13-for-37) with 12 runs, five home runs and a 1.226 OPS...Named N.L. Player of the Week for the period ending July 20 after hitting three homers in a three-game series at Arizona to start the second half of the season (.455/5-for-11)...Suffered a lower back strain, August 26 in Cincinnati ... missed the next 18 games...Returned to action with a bang, September 15 vs. Cincinnati, hitting a walk-off homer to lead off the ninth inning and break a scoreless tie.


In his first full major league season, Anthony's 40 doubles were the most by a Cubs left-handed hitter since Mark Grace had 41 in 2000 ... his 65 extra-base hits were the team's most by a left-handed hitter since Grace had 65 in 1999... Batted .233 (141-for-606) with 40 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs, 71 runs scored and 80 RBI in 160 games... His 40 doubles and 65 extra-base hits both ranked fifth in the N.L... Led the team and ranked sixth in the N.L. with 76 walks... His .997 fielding percentage (5 E/1,441 TC) at first base ranked third in the N.L. ... his 0.6 WAR led all full-season first basemen... Batted .252 (105-for-416) with 16 home runs against right-handed pitching ... hit .189 (36-for-190) with seven homers vs. southpaws... His seven home runs against left-handed pitching were fourth-most among N.L. left-handed hitters, trailing only Jay Bruce (10), Joey Votto (9) and Carlos Gonzalez (8)... Hit .414 (41-for-99) with eight home runs when putting the first pitch in play... Led the team with 22 go-ahead RBI, 10 game-winning RBI and 29 RBI with two outs... Batted .257 (70-for-272) with runners on base, but just .191 (29-for-152) with runners in scoring position... Had three multi-homer games, bringing his career total to four ... hit two blasts April 26 in Miami, August 1 vs. the Dodgers and August 21 vs. Washington... Belted a home run on the first pitch he saw to begin the season, taking A.J. Burnett deep in the first inning on Opening Day in Pittsburgh... His multi-homer effort, April 26 in Miami, started a run in which he batted .390 (32-for-83) with 10 doubles, four homers, 16 RBI and a 1.103 OPS in 21 games through May 18... His eight April home runs are a franchise record for a Cubs left-handed hitter, surpassing seven by Billy Williams (1970) and Henry Rodriguez (2000)... The eight homers in April are tied for second-most by any Cubs hitter in franchise history … Alfonso Soriano hit 10 April home runs in 2011... Besides his eight April home runs, drove in 20 runs on the month, the second-most RBI by a Cubs left-handed hitter in April (Billy Williams, 25 in 1970)... Set a career high with three doubles, April 30 vs. the Padres... Reached base safely in a career-high 15-straight games from May 25-June 11... Set a career mark with four runs scored and drove in four runs, June 23 vs. Houston ... went 3-for-3 with a double and a homer... His .240 batting average (24-for-100) in September was 50 points higher than his .190 average (20-for-105) in August... Tied his career high with three walks, September 4 vs. the Marlins, done two other times... Played for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March ... batted .235 with a .409 on-base percentage, two doubles and six RBI in five games ... helped the team reach the second round.

2012 Anthony, acquired from San Diego in January, made his Cubs debut, June 26, and went on to hit .285 (96-for-337) with 15 doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 87 games for Chicago ... his 48 RBI dating to June 26 led N.L. rookies while his 15 homers were tied for second-most ... combined for 38 homers and 110 RBI in 157 games between Chicago and Triple-A Iowa...Named the N.L. Rookie of the Month for July after hitting .330 (32-for- 97) with seven home runs and 17 RBI. ...The seven home runs tied a Cubs rookie record for the month of July ... Gene Baker had seven home runs in July of 1954 ... the previous Cubs rookie to hit seven home runs in any month was Mel Hall, who hit nine in August of 1983. ...First player ever to have three game-winning RBI in his first five games with Chicago ... had four game-winning RBI in his first 10 games. ...Finished with eight game-winning RBI ... had 12 RBI with two outs in an inning. ...Made 85 starts at first base and recorded a .995 fielding percentage (4 E/735 TC). ...Hit .318 (75-for-236) with 11 home runs against right-handed pitchers ... had a .208 average (21-for-101) with four homers against lefties. ...Averaged one RBI every 7.0 at-bats (48 RBI in 337 at-bats). ...Had a career-high four hits twice: July 6 at the Mets and August 13 vs. Houston. ...Had a season-high, eight-game hitting streak from June 30-July 7 ... batted .424 (14-for-33) during the run. ...Belted his first home run as a Cub, June 30 vs. Houston, off J.A. Happ. ...Homered in four of five games, July 25-30, driving in 10 runs in that stretch. ...Belted his first-career walk-off home run, July 29 vs. St. Louis ... was a two-run, 10th-inning blast to give Chicago a 4-2 victory. ...Scored a run in six-straight games (seven runs total), September 2-7. ...Recorded his first-career multi-homer game and first-career grand slam, September 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... hit a two-run homer in the fifth and added the slam in the sixth. ...Finished the game with a career-high six RBI. ...Began the year with Triple-A Iowa and hit .342 (88-for-257) with 48 runs, 18 doubles, two triples, 23 homers, 62 RBI and 179 total bases in 70 games. ...Departed Triple-A ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in nearly every offensive category, including home runs (first), OPS (first), total bases (first with 179), slugging percentage (first), RBI (third), batting average (sixth) and on-base percentage (ninth). ...Named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month in both April and May. 2011 Anthony began his fifth pro season with Triple-A Tucson, but made his major league debut in the first of two stints with the Padres during his lone year with the organization...made 37 starts for San Diego, all at first base...Had his contract selected by the Padres, June 9, and made his big league debut that night vs. Washington...collected his first career hit with a triple in the fifth inning. At 21 years and 305 days, he was the youngest Padres player to make his big league debut since Sean Burroughs did so in 2002 (April 2 at 21 years and 202 days). With a triple for his first hit, he became the fourth Padre to triple in his first Big League game and first to do since teammate Will Venable (August 29, 2008 vs. Colorado)...Hit his first Major League home run, June 11 vs. Washington (off John Lannan) with a solo shot in the second inning...Was optioned back to Tucson, July 22, but recalled for the remainder of the season, September 4...All told, batted .141 (18-for-128) with eight doubles, one triple, one home run and nine RBI in 49 games for the Padres...Had a strong season with Triple-A Tucson, hitting .331 (118-for-356) with 34 doubles, 26 home runs and 101 RBI in 93 games...Led Tucson in home runs and RBI and ranked tied for the lead in doubles (with Aaron Cunningham)...His 101 RBI for Tucson ranked sixth-most in the Pacific Coast League, while his 26 home runs ranked eighth-most...Following the conclusion of the 2011 season, he was ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America...At the time of having his contract selected, June 9, was hitting .365 (73-for-200) with 20 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs, 63 RBI and 42 runs scored in 52 games for Tucson. 2010 Was the Red Sox' Offensive Co-Player of the Year (Ryan Lavarnway) after leading the system with 25 home runs between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland. ... Finished second in the organization with 100 RBI...also batted .260 (138-for-531) with 42 doubles, 61 walks and 92 runs scored...logged an .814 OPS. ... The first baseman was named Portland's Most Valuable Player and tied for the team lead with 20 home runs in just 107 games. ... Finished 11th in the Eastern League with a team-high .481 slugging percentage and set a franchise record with 32 RBI in August. ... Selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for 8/2-8, batting .444 (12-for-27) with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI in that span. ... Tallied five homers and 20 RBI in 29 games with Salem and was leading the league with 17 extra-base hits (12 doubles, five home runs) at the time of his promotion to Portland on 5/10. 2009 Combined to lead Red Sox minor leaguers (min. 250 at-bats) with a .368 on-base percentage and ranked among organizational leaders in batting (3rd, .297) and RBI (5th, 66) between Single-A Greenville and Single-A Salem. ... Tallied 12 homers, including nine with the Drive, where he was named a South Atlantic League All-Star. ... Finished 4th in the circuit with a .366 (26-for-71) average in June...ranked 5th in the league with 42 RBI and 3rd with 21 doubles in the 1st half before a 6/24 promotion to Salem. ... Named Red Sox Defensive Player of the Month for July and was rated by managers as the Carolina League's best defensive first baseman. ... Missed from July 31-August 14 on the DL...hit .310 (9-for-29) in 6 playoff games for Salem. ... After the season, ranked by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect, No. 6 position player, in the Red Sox system and as the Carolina League's No. 12 prospect. 2008 Was limited to 21 games from 4/3-26 with Single-A Greenville after being diagnosed with Limited Stage Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma. ... Placed on the Temporarily Inactive List from 4/28-May 1...placed on the DL on 5/1 and missed the rest of the season. ... Ranked fourth in the South Atlantic League with a .373 (31-for-83) average in April...had multiple hits in 11 of 21 games, including 6 straight from 4/9-15 ... Posted a season-high, 11-game hit streak from 4/9-20. 2007 Made his pro debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and reached safely in five of six games, going 6-for-21 (.286). ... Homered in his fourth pro at-bat on 8/21 vs. the GCL Twins.