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Anthony Rizzo
AVG HR RBI
.284 19 58
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-3 / 240 NFBC ADP: 9.96
Position: 1BBorn: 8/8/1989 Birthplace: Parkland, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 6th Round by Red Sox (2007)


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June 29 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer on Wednesday as the Cubs beat the Reds 9-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Rizzo's homer was his 19th and gave him a 10-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 16 for 36 with seven walks.
June 26 5:01 PM PT6:01 PM MT7:01 PM CT8:01 PM ET20:01 ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST7:31 PM VEN4:01 UAE (+1)7:01 PM CT-Rizzo went 2 for 4 in Sunday's 6-1 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Rizzo, who had missed two games earlier this week due to back stiffness, is batting .522 in his last seven contests. He leads the majors with a 1.210 OPS in June.
June 25 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET20:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)7:20 PM CT-Rizzo (back stiffness) returned to the lineup in Saturday's loss to Miami after missing the last two games.
Analysis: Rizzo didn't skip a beat in his return, doubling twice to extend his hitting streak to six games. He is batting .375 with four homers, six doubles and 14 RBIs in his last 15 contests.
June 24 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST10:49 PM VEN7:19 UAE (+1)10:19 PM CT-Rizzo (stiff back) was held out of the starting lineup Friday for the second game in a row but was feeling better, manager Joe Maddon said.
Analysis: Rizzo has been dealing with discomfort in his back throughout the season.
June 22 5:01 PM PT6:01 PM MT7:01 PM CT8:01 PM ET20:01 ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST7:31 PM VEN4:01 UAE (+1)7:01 PM CT-Rizzo exited Wednesday's loss to St. Louis in the sixth inning with tightness in his lower back.
Analysis: Rizzo has been dealing with discomfort in his back throughout the season, so his departure was likely precautionary. He could be rested when the Cubs open a series Thursday in Miami with the Marlins slated to start left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
June 20 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Rizzo went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs in the Cubs' 10-5 rout of the Pirates on Sunday night.
Analysis: To say Rizzo is a Pirates killer would be an understatement. He's 16 for 34 against Pittsburgh this season with four homers, seven doubles, 12 RBIs and an otherworldly 1.566 OPS.
June 16 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET14:24 ET18:24 GMT2:24 11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST1:54 PM VEN22:24 UAE1:24 PM CT-Rizzo tied Kris Bryant for the team lead with his 15th home run of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: The slugging first baseman has found his power stroke with four homers and 12 RBIs in his past 12 games. He had gone 16 straight without a homer while driving in just four runs.
June 13 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Rizzo continued to inch up his batting average Sunday, going 3 for 6 with a double and three RBIs in a 13-2 win at Atlanta.
Analysis: Rizzo is batting .391 with three home runs, four doubles and 12 RBIs in his last 13 games. He needs to be in your lineup.
June 10 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Rizzo was a late scratch from the Cubs' lineup against the Braves due to back tightness.
Analysis: Rizzo, who started 56 of the team's first 58 games at first base, is listed as day to day.
June 7 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET0:50 ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST12:20 AM VEN8:50 UAE11:50 PM CT-Rizzo had three hits Monday.
Analysis: He's 12 for 26 with seven RBIs in nine games after going 3 for 41 in his previous 12.
June 5 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Rizzo contributed two hits - including a solo home run - to Saturday's victory over Arizona.
Analysis: Rizzo appears to be breaking out of a recent slump. He's now homered in two of the last three games after going 16 straight without one and is 9 for 21 with five RBIs over his last seven.
May 15 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Rizzo rocked the fantasy world Saturday.
Analysis: Rizzo hit a three-run jack and drove in four.
May 5 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Rizzo rocked the fantasy world Wednesday.
Analysis: Rizzo connected and was 3 for 5 with three runs scored.
Apr. 25 12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE2:10 PM CT-Rizzo rocked the fantasy world Sunday.
Analysis: Rizzo drove in four runs with his 10th career two-homer game. "It's just baseball," said Rizzo, who has eight home runs this season. "I opened my stance a little bit but nothing major. You stay with the process."
Apr. 23 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Rizzo homered on Friday for the third straight game.
Analysis: He is hitting only .194 but has six home runs and 17 RBIs in 17 games.
Apr. 22 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Rizzo went 1 for 6 but he launched a three-run home run in Thursday's 16-0 rout of the Reds.
Analysis: His average is still only .186, but Rizzo is showing signs of breaking out with homers in back-to-back games. He has 16 RBIs in as many games.
Apr. 8 12:50 AM PT1:50 AM MT2:50 AM CT3:50 AM ET3:50 ET7:50 GMT15:50 12:50 AM MST2:50 AM EST3:20 AM VEN11:50 UAE2:50 AM CT-Rizzo matched his career high with six RBIs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 14-6 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Rizzo had a three-run homer, two-run triple and an RBI single. He had six RBIs in a game twice before, the last time on the same field on May 23, 2015. Rizzo has two homers and nine RBIs during the Cubs' 3-0 start.
Apr. 6 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Rizzo hit a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: He finished the two-game sweep with three RBIs and also walked twice.

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