Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo ended a nine-game homerless drought Saturday in an 8-2 win over the Mets.
Rizzo went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the fifth inning. He added a run scored and didn't strike out for the ninth game in a row.
Rizzo is batting .282, including .369 in May.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has not struck out in his last 31 at-bats, the second-longest active streak in the majors and a far cry from how he began the season.
Rizzo struck out in 27.6 percent of his at-bats in the month of April, leading to a .224 batting average despite eight home runs and 20 RBI. Since May 1, however, he has struck out in just 12.3 percent of his at-bats.
His improved plate...
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been on a tear.
The 23-year-old is hitting .403 since April 20, with three home runs and 10 doubles. Strikeouts were a problem for Rizzo early in the year, but he's gone seven straight games without one. Rizzo reportedly made some minor tweaks to his swing at the end of April, which is partially responsible for his recent surge. He's hitting .277/.349/.523 in 155...
Joe Mossuto is the lead writer for Chicago Cubs Blog The Cubs have locked up another key piece to their future today, as a deal between Anthony Rizzo and the organization was officially announced. The deal is worth $41 million over the course of 7 years, and it includes club options for 2020 and 2021. … Continue reading »
Everyone knows Anthony Rizzo is one of the premier young first baseman in the league today, saying such is certainly not stepping out on any limbs. The question of how high he should be valued is a worthwhile discussion, however. As a first baseman, he is supposed to mash. A .280 average and .352 on
The trade from San Diego to Chicago appears to be working out well for Anthony Rizzo. Once one of the best prospects in the Red Sox organization, Rizzo has bounced around between three teams in his short career, but now he's finally getting paid. Rizzo and the Cubs have agreed to a seven year extension.
Sources: #Cubs agree with Rizzo on 7-year, $41 million contract. Deal runs from 2013...
The Cubs have reached an agreement with first basemen Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year deal worth $41 million, FOX Sports reports citing major-league sources. According to the report, the deal includes two club options and escalators that could extend the deal through 2021, while increasing the total value to $73 million.Rizzo is batting .280/.352/.538 with nine home runs and 28 RBI over 143 at-bats.
“Rizzo has 30/100 written all over him this season. It is unfortunate that he has a terrible Cubs team surrounding him minus Starlin Catro. But Rizzo is still young and is still one of the bright futures of the 1B position in baseball. Draft him with great upside to be a consistent RBI machine.”