Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 2 days ago

Rizzo is out of Friday's lineup.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He'll get a rare day off for Friday's matinee against the Phillies. Surprisingly, Kris Bryant will get his first start at first base of the season -- a position he has played just once in the big leagues. The Cubs are using Thursday's off day to give players like Rizzo and Jason Heyward a nice two-day rest in advance of a 12-game stretch without an off day.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 3 days ago

Rizzo went 0-for-4 with a walk in a victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rizzo's current slump might even be worse than the one he had in April, as he is just 3-for-38 with two RBI in his last 10 games. He has a respectable 5:6 BB:K in that span, but he's had trouble hitting 'em where they ain't. He's slashing .234/.371/.497 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI this season.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 2 weeks ago

Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-2 victory over the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The lefty slugger has now reached safely in 22 straight games, and is tallying an outstanding .373/.475./.686 in May. Rizzo has raised his average 61 points since the beginning of the month, and is clearly wielding one of the hottest bats in the majors at present. His remarkable month now includes six multi-hit outings, along with seven doubles, three homers and nine RBI.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 3 weeks ago

Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-5 victory over the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The fifth-year pro has exploded in May, after entering the month with a paltry .218 average. He's slashing .407/.515/.852 over his first 105 at-bats of the month, with six doubles, two homers, four RBI and four walks. Saturday's effort marked the fourth multi-hit effort in the last six for Rizzo, who's seen his season line climb to .267/.417/.648, and who leads the Cubs with 28 RBI as well.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 3 weeks ago

Rizzo was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a solo home run in Chicago's win over the Nationals on Friday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's taken him a while to build his average up to it's current .257 level after a slow start, but he's getting on base at a .409 pace, while the power and RBI numbers have not faltered. He now has 10 home runs and 28 RBI despite the rather pedestrian batting average, and that's what his fantasy owners were really looking for when they drafted him.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 3 weeks ago

Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs in the 6-2 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Cubs first baseman had an extremely slow start to the season, but he has three straight multi-hit games. Rizzo has also reached safely in 11 of his last 12 games. Despite the poor batting average, Rizzo has been on base and hitting home runs all season long. He has nine home runs, a .467 on-base percentage and 1.159 OPS in 96 at-bats this season.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 4 weeks ago

Rizzo went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and run in Tuesday's win against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although his batting average is down, the 26-year-old first baseman is demonstrating growth in a majority of offensive categories. Through 91 at-bats, Rizzo is at walking more, striking out less, making more contact and power (all of which are at career-high levels). The only thing holding him back is a .206 BABIP, which should eventually work its way back near his career .284 average.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI against the Reds on Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That 3-for-38 slump seems to be over as, Rizzo feasted on the Reds over the weekend. In his last five games, he has five home runs and 10 RBI. For the year he has eight home runs and 21 RBI, both figures second in the National League to Bryce Harper.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo got a piece of the offensive party in Thursday's 16-0 rout of the Reds, going 1-for-6 with a three-run homer and two runs scored.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's been a slow start to the year for the star first baseman, who's still under the Mendoza Line, but has homers in consecutive games and 16 RBI in as many contests. We'll take the bad with the good until he inevitably lifts the ol' average back to its normally solid level.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run and RBI-single in the loss against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a strong start to the year, Rizzo has gone cold at the plate, so it was good to see him get multiple hits Wednesday. Coming into the game, Rizzo was 2-for-31 (.065) in the last 10 contests. Fortunately, he does have four home runs and 13 RBI.