Owners looking for a repeat of Anthony Rizzo's 2014 season were not disappointed, as he exceeded 30 home runs and an .380 on-base percentage yet again. Because he missed only two games all season, he rose in the first baseman rankings, trailing only Paul Goldschmidt in Fantasy points and finishing third in Rotisserie value. Rizzo not only provided power and a high on-base percentage, but he added stolen bases to his rÈsumÈ, getting 17 steals in 23 attempts. Only Goldschmidt is a safer bet to produce at first base heading into 2016, and that makes Rizzo worth drafting as early as the middle of the first round.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out of the lineup Monday against the Royals. Rizzo has now gone hitless in four of his last five games following an 0 for 3 performance at the dish Sunday. Kris Bryant will slide over from third base to replace him at first Monday, while Tommy La Stella will enter the lineup at third, batting cleanup.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with his 30th home run, two RBI and a walk in Thursday's 9-6 victory over the Pirates. Rizzo appears to slowly be working out of a recent stretch that saw him record only two hits in 22 at-bats, hitting safely for the third consecutive game. Rizzo went 4 for 12 over the last three games of what was a key series for the Cubs in their chase for an NL wild-card spot, and will undoubtedly be counted on heavily in the final two weeks of the team's furious playoff push. The long ball was Rizzo's fourth of the month and leaves him only two shy of tying his career-best mark of 32 homers, a feat he accomplished last season.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 4 with an RBI, steal, walk and run scored in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday. The stolen bag marks his 16th of the season and first since August 6. The steals are a bit of a surprise for the power-hitting first baseman and if that continues next year, it'll only raise his value going forward.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 3 with an RBI and a walk in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Pirates. Rizzo had only one hit over seven at-bats in Tuesday's doubleheader but made it count, plating Austin Jackson on a two-out single to open the scoring in the first inning. After a strong start to September that saw him hit safely in six out of his first eight games, including three multi-hit performances and three homers, Rizzo has gone only 2 for 22 in his last six contests. The power-hitting first baseman will need to rediscover his stroke over the last two weeks of the season in order for the Cubs to stay in the hunt for a wild-card spot.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo drove in a team-high four RBI to help propel the team to a 14-5 win over the D-Backs on Friday. His biggest hit came in the fifth inning when he hit a grand slam off A.J. Schugel. He finished the game 2 for 3 with one walk. Prior to Friday's win, Rizzo was hitting .212 with four home runs and nine RBI in his last 14 games.
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