Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 2 days ago

Rizzo doubled, homered and drove in six runs Saturday in Arizona.

He'd been uncharacteristically quiet over the prior five games, going just 2-for-18, but bounced back with yet another big night. He's been one of the hardest outs in baseball this year, and it'd be no surprise whatsoever to see him blow past last season's stats in every category.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 week ago

Rizzo went 2-for-3 Saturday with an RBI and his eighth stolen base of the season.

He's now got a nine game hitting streak, and Rizzo's slash line on the season is a robust .349/.469/.612. He's walking more than he's striking out (20:17 BB:K ratio) and stealing bases as often as he's hitting home runs. Rizzo seems intent on challenging Paul Goldschmidt's place as the NL's dominant fantasy first baseman.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 2 weeks ago

Rizzo hit his fourth home run in May on Monday against the Mets, a solo shot off Jacob deGrom in the seventh inning.

Rizzo is now slugging .593 on the season, and .756 in the month of May. He has four RBIs in his past four games and has a hit in four straight games.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 3 weeks ago

Rizzo went 1-for-3 Saturday with his third home run of the season, a solo shot that accounted for all the Cubs' offense in a loss to the Brewers.

While the power has been in shorter supply than anticipated, Rizzo is still slashing .324/.480/.500 on the season, and his six steals so far have been a surprising bonus for any fantasy players who invested in him.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 4 weeks ago

Rizzo went 0-for-4 Tuesday against the Pirates, but stole his career-high sixth base of the year in the win.

With 16 runs, 14 walks, and six stolen bases in just 19 games this year, Rizzo is turning into a completely different fantasy beast. When he starts hitting the ball out of the park again - he has just two home runs this year - he could be the top fantasy first baseman in the league.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo will bat second Tuesday against the Pirates.

Rizzo has logged 15 at-bats in the two-hole this season (39 total at-bats), but this marks his first start there since last Wednesday. A lefty in Francisco Liriano in on the bump for Pittsburgh. Manager Joe Maddon figures to keep breaking up Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant, two right-handed bats, with Rizzo in the No. 3 spot against right-handed pitching.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored and his first two steals of the season.

He came into the game with just 16 career steals, so Rizzo's sudden friskiness on the basepaths isn't likely to be repeated any time soon. He's working on a modest five game hitting streak, raising his slash line on the season to .281/.467/.406.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo hit his first homer of the year Wednesday in a win over the Reds.

The first-inning two-run shot was the finishing touch on a strong series for Rizzo against Cincinnati. After he started the season just 2-for-14, Rizzo went 4-for-10 with three walks and no strikeouts over three games with the Reds in town.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo has already been hit by four pitches this season.

Just in case you were wondering why Rizzo had a .500 on-base percentage despite just two hits and two walks this year. Expect more balls to hit his bat and fewer to hit his body in the coming months.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo went hitless in the Cubs' opening two-game series against the Cardinals, but reached base three times and scored the winning run in Wednesday's game.

It's only two games, no reason to panic that Rizzo isn't going to be a top first baseman this season. Especially since he's headed to Coors Field to play the Rockies this weekend.