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Anthony Rizzo: MVP Candidate?

Let’s start this article by talking about Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is awesome, and this year he’s put up a .275/.373/.558 line. That’s really good, and a .931 OPS/153 wRC+ is good for 10th among all hitters in baseball with 160 PA. Incredible, right? Well, Anthony Rizzo is 9th. That’s right: as incredible as Schwarber has performed this season, Rizzo has been better over...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Hot Heat: Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Pitchers Who Throw Fire

It’s easy to look back and laugh now, but there was a time when people genuinely worried that Anthony Rizzo would never hit a good fastball. He was struggling to hit anything harder than 90 miles per hour, and if that had remained true, it would have been a very real death knell for him. Good hitters don’t have the bat knocked from their hands by a heater, unless a pitcher is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cub Anthony Rizzo made one of the most remarkable catches you will ever see, Sizzle Chest

Sort of logically thought standing on an on field tarp would be OK but as soon as Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo moved to standing on the wall before jumping into the crowd to rob Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun of another pitch...thought it might be a bit fugazi.It wasn't and Rizzo made one smile inducing, incredible catch.Wow.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo lays out for spectacular catch after hopping up onto tarp (video)

Anthony Rizzo made a catch that few first basemen would attempt to make in Wednesday night’s game against the Brewers. It happened when Ryan Braun popped one up into foul territory in the sixth inning of the game. Rizzo chased the ball down, climbed the tarp and leaned in toward the stands to make a great snag. Cubs fans responded with plenty of cheers for their guy.
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo Climbs Tarp And Reaches Over Crowd To Make Out

In years past this kind of play may not have happened. For many years the Chicago Cubs have not had that edge; that special something that drives them to do whatever it takes to make any and every play. This season they have it as they fight to make to do what it takes to qualify for one of the wild card spots.Anthony Rizzo proved just that Wednesday night when he climbed the tarp...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo makes incredible catch in foul territory (Video)

Anthony Rizzo is know for his exploits with a bat in his hands, but on Wednesday he made one of the better catches you’ll see on a ball in foul territory. In the top of the sixth inning, Ryan Braun hit a pop fly down the first base line that looked destined to land among the crowd. However, Rizzo had other ideas. He tracked the ball towards the wall, jumped up on the tarp, stepped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo climbs onto tarp for great catch

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo isn’t just a great hitter – he’s got a fantastic glove as well. Check out what he did in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Brewers-Cubs game during a Ryan Braun at bat. That’s….impressive. Quite impressive. Ironically, in his first at bat after the play, Rizzo would pop out…to first base…in foul territory. The post Anthony...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Deftly Avoids Tag With Impressive Ninja Slide (Video)

Many have tried, but only few have succeeded. On Wednesday, Anthony Rizzo joined that elite group. We’re talking, of course, about the “ninja slide,” accomplished by creatively contorting one’s body to avoid a sure out. Rizzo found the need to deploy the tactic in the ninth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the New York Mets, when Starlin...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo avoids tag with nifty slide (GIFs)

Anthony Rizzo avoided a tag with some nifty footwork while sliding into third base during Wednesday night's Chicago Cubs game against the New York Mets. It simply has to be seen to be believed. It’s called “The Rizzo.” — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 2, 2015Was it skill, or was it luck? According to Rizzo: "It's magic." .@ARizzo44 is coming for you...
Via Holdout Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo, Now Featuring an Elite Strikeout Rate

The 2014 version of Anthony Rizzo would be great enough for just about any team out there: lots of walks, power, and contact. If you were trying to build him into the model of a superstar, the only knock against him would be that he basically didn’t run, but he’s promptly taken care of that this […]
Via Fangraphs
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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