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Cubs: Making the Gold Glove case for Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo is having a big year at the plate, but he has also turned in a quality defensive first baseman that could win a Gold Glove.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Anthony Rizzo climbs dugout wall to make great catch (VIDEO)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joined the fans at Wrigley Field in the stands to make a great catch during Tuesday night’s game. Rizzo tracked down a ball that was popped up into foul territory and was drifting toward the stands. Rather than giving up on it, he elected to climb the dugout wall and reached out with his glove across his body to snag the ball. Rizzo is...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo climbs dugout to make great catch

Last year, Chicago Cubs star first baseman Anthony Rizzo climbed the tarp to make an absurd play against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field: Well, he just made a similar play against the Brewers (with Jason Hammel again on the mound for the Cubs), but this time he climbed the ledge over the tarp at Wrigley. This is insane: King of the Confines. —...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo draws bases-loaded walk in 11th, Cubs beat Cubs 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo finished celebrating, retreated to the clubhouse and reminded his Chicago Cubs teammates that they've now won games in their last at-bat on a wild pitch, a squeeze bunt and a bases-loaded walk. It's been that kind of season. Rizzo drew a walk from Zach Duke with two outs in the 11th inning and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday night...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

In The Background, Rizzo Continues to Improve

Consistency can be mundane. Among a plethora of new and exciting things to talk about on the North Side these days, all with their own idiosyncrasies, and all shedding new light on this ever-changing club, consistency often takes a back seat. Anthony Rizzo is the perfect example of that. His elite plate approach, packed with […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SNC: Rizzo hosts camp for kids

A kids camp ran by Cubs star Anthony Rizzo is discussed on SportsNet Central.
Via CSN Chicago
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo hit an inside-the-park home run off of Billy Hamilton's face

The Chicago Cubs opened the floodgates fairly early on Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds, scoring three runs in the first inning before recording an out. All three of those runs were scored on Anthony Rizzo's inside-the-park home run, which caromed off of Billy Hamilton's face as he attempted to make a sliding catch.The ball appeared to glance off of left fielder Adam Duvall...
Via FOX Sports
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Keeps Getting Better

Who is the best hitter in the National League? The easy and “right” answer, insomuch as one exists, is Bryce Harper, as we’re mere months removed from watching him put up the best season at the plate by a 22-year-old since Ted Williams. But with Harper currently producing at the plate at a rate more comparable to guys like Odubel Herrera and Stephen Piscotty, it’s natural...
Via Fangraphs
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ross gets Father’s Day card from Anthony Rizzo

Although they are separated by 13 years, Anthony Rizzo and David Ross are teammates with the Chicago Cubs. There has to be a Father’s Day joke in there somewhere, right? Of course there is. Ross, who sports a distinguished gray beard and could easily be half of his teammates’ dad, received a Father’s Day card from Rizzo over the weekend. Great team win but highlight of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Welington Castillo’s throw back to the pitcher accidentally hits Anthony Rizzo in the head (video)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo might have expected to get plunked by the opposing pitcher during Friday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but not the catcher. As Welington Castillo attempted to throw back to the pitcher during the bottom of the first inning, he accidentally hit Rizzo, his ex-teammate, right in the head. Fortunately, Rizzo was wearing his batting...
Via The Sports Daily
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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