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Anthony Rizzo (1B)

Chicago Cubs - 100% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Anthony Rizzo's first inning two-run home run was all Travis Wood needed to earn the Cubs a win in Wednesday night's game against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo's blast was a no-doubter to the empty Cubs' bleachers in right field. The home run gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead and the team never looked back in a terrific outing from Travis Wood. The homer was Rizzo's first extra-base hit of the season, but he has looked good at the plate so far. Experts still believe that he should exceed his 32 home run mark from last season.


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Anthony Rizzo has been held hitless in the first two games of the 2015 season for the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: There's no reason to worry yet as Rizzo has been putting together good at-bats. Rizzo has a .429 OBP and the hits should start stringing together very soon.


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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with an opposite field three-run home run and a walk on Wednesday versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: It was Rizzo's second home run in a week and it looks like he is beginning to heat up for opening day at exactly the right time. His spring training average still sits at .185 (10-for-54), so these home runs should be a breath of fresh air for those who drafted Rizzo in the first round of fantasy drafts this year. Experts are predicting MVP-like numbers from Rizzo this year in a potent Chicago Cubs lineup. Rizzo should surpass the .286 average, 32 home runs, and 78 RBI that we saw from him last year.


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Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-1 with two walks in Sunday's Cactus League win against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo entered the spring on many experts' MVP watch for 2015, but his numbers have been disappointing so far this spring. In 17 spring at-bats, Rizzo is hitting only .059 and his only hit is a single. Don't worry about Rizzo just yet as he has improved each year and expected to do the same this year. He should provide great value this season in a dangerous Cubs lineup. He hit 32 home runs with 78 RBI for the Cubs last season.


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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit second while shortstop Starlin Castro hit third in new manager Joe Maddon’s first lineup for their Cactus League opener on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. (Source: Jesse Rogers)

Fantasy Impact: Joe Maddon is known for tinkering with his lineups and he started the spring off with a bit of a surprise to everyone. Rizzo has typically been the number 3 hitter for the Cubs, but he may find himself hitting in the 2 hole when Maddon decides to bat the pitcher 8th this season. Don't expect any drop off in Rizzo's fantasy numbers this season due to the rare change in this potent Chicago Cubs lineup. Anthony Rizzo is on many experts' MVP watch.