Anthony Rizzo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/8/1989 (31)
Anthony Rizzo Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Anthony Rizzo News
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, four RBI and a two-run home run in Tuesday's victory versus the San Diego Padres. Rizzo has dealt with back issues this season and missed some time, but he has really picked things up over the past month. Rizzo is as consistent as they come in terms of production and he is now hitting .267 with six home runs and 26 RBI. The slugger is quietly turning up his production and his buy low window is closing with every game. Rizzo will look to keep it going versus his former teammate Yu Darvish on Wednesday.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Wednesday's victory versus the San Diego Padres. Rizzo returned on Tuesday after missing a week with back soreness and he has been 5-for-8 in his time back. Managers always have to be aware of his chronic back issues, but Rizzo is as safe as they come as far his production is concerned. The upcoming free agent is now hitting .275 with five home runs, 21 RBI and three stolen bases. Rizzo will look to keep it up versus the San Francisco Giants and starter Anthony DeSclafani on Thursday.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be back in the lineup, batting third against the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Rizzo has been nursing a sore back and missed the last six Cubs contests. Before his back stiffened up, Rizzo compiled a .258 batting average along with five homers and 19 RBI. The first baseman should help to bolster Chicago's lineup after being out for an extended period. His bat should support fantasy managers moving forward who have him rostered.
Anthony Rizzo did not have his best year in 2020, slashing .222/.342/.414 with 11 long balls over 243 PAs. That said, there is plenty of evidence for a rebound. Rizzo's .218 BABIP was very low even for a guy who consistently struggles with it (.286 career), and Baseball Savant's Statcast metrics argue that he deserved a .266 average last season based on his exit velocities and launch angles. Rizzo has never been a Statcast darling, but he managed to improve both his average airborne exit velocity (93 mph vs. 92.5 in 2019) and rate of Brls/BBE (7.8% vs. 6.8%) last season as well. His plate discipline was virtually unchanged too, with little difference between 2019 (11.6 BB%, 14 K%) and 2020 (11.5, 15.6). Indeed, the root of Rizzo's struggles appears to be an IFFB% surge (17.7% against a career mark of 9.2%) and an uncharacteristic performance against the shift (.217 vs. .312 against it in 2019). A regression to the norm portends the 31-year-old will figure out both issues in 2021. Rizzo also projects as Chicago's second hitter in the lineup, so he should have abundant opportunity to rack up counting stats. Rizzo is worth rolling the dice on at his ADP of 96.