Dbacks Host Bryant, Rizzo, & Red Hot Cubs
May 8, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) hits a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
At the age of 25, Rizzo has already been in involved in two trades. Rizzo’s inclusion in was fairly low profile, at least to me it was. Drafted by the Boston Red Sox, he was shipped off the San Diego Padres in the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to Beantown. After making his debut with the Padres in 2011, he was traded in the off-season to the Cubs for Andrew Cashner. Rizzo has turned into a fan favorite in Chicago and was even considered the face of the franchise. Some rookie third baseman might give him a run for his money, though.
In 2015, Rizzo is hitting .324 with 8 homers and 23 RBI. Rizzo’s .449 on-base percentage is good for 2nd in the National League. Rizzo also ranks in the Top 5 among National Leaguers in slugging percentage. Rizzo leads his ball club in hits and doubles. Rizzo had a pretty rough outing against San Diego. He went 1-for-11. Rizzo is hitting a career .400 (4-for-10) with a homer against Josh Collmenter.