Anthony Rizzo is the professional name of Anthony Vincent Rizzo, an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). His batting style is left-handed, but his throwing style is right-handed. On June 9, 2011, he made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres, then he was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2012. He made his first All-Star squad in 2014.
He helped lead the Cubs to their first World Series championship in almost a century in 2016. Rizzo graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2007 and was drafted in the sixth round by the Boston Red Sox. He also became the first player in Chicago Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games as a Cub in 2012. Furthermore, Rizzo was transferred to the New York Yankees on July 29, 2021, in exchange for monetary considerations for Alexander Vizcaino and Kevin Alcantara.
|Celebrated Name||Anthony Rizzo|
|Birth Name||Anthony Vincent Rizzo|
|Place Of Birth||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA|
|School||Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School|
|College / University||Florida Atlantic University|
|Height||1.91 ( 6 feet and 3 inches )|
|Weight||108 Kg (240 lbs)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Eye Color||Light brown|
|Chest Size||43 inches|
|Waist Size||33 inches|
|Bicep Size||15 inches|
|Girlfriend||Chelsea Smith (ex), Emily Vakos|
|Jersey Number||44 (MLB), 44 (International League)|
|Married Date||29th December 2018|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Listening to Music|
|Favorite Food||All Green and hygienic food|
|Net Worth||$27 million|
Anthony Rizzo Biography
Anthony Rizzo was born on August 8, 1978. In terms of Rizzo’s education, he graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in his hometown of Parkland in 2007.
Anthony Rizzo Height, Weight
Anthony Rizzo is a tall baseball player with a height of 6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm and a body weight of 109 kg or 240.5 lbs. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. Many people have been drawn to him because of his toned body, towering frame, short-cropped hair, pleasant smile, and clean-shaven appearance. Rizzo has an athletic physique build, measuring 43-33-15 inches.
- Anthony Rizzo began his career as a sixth-round draft pick out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida by the Red Sox in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft, following which he was heading to Florida Atlantic University before being picked and signed with a $325,000 signing bonus.
- His minor league career began at the age of 17 in 2007 with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in the rookie class, where he hit.286/.375/.429 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs in only 21 at-bats.
- In 2008, he was 18 years old and played in class A with the Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League, where he hit.373/.402/.446 with 0 home runs and 11 RBIs in 83 at-bats.
- In 2010, he also hit.260 with an on-base percentage (OBP) of.334 and a slugging percentage (SLG) of.480.
- On December 6, 2010, Anthony was dealt to the Padres for three-time All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, where he was regarded as the Red Sox’s third-best prospect and greatest power-hitting prospect.
- Rizzo began the 2011 season in Triple-A with the Tucson Padres, where he hit.452 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in his first 15 games.
- On June 9, 2011, he struck out in his first at-bat against the Washington Nationals, but then went on to smash a triple and score a run, propelling the Padres to a 7-3 victory. On June 11th, he hit his first home run against John Lannan.
- He was relegated to Triple-A, and Blanks was promoted on July 21, 2011, despite having a.143 batting average, 1 home run, and 36 strikeouts in 98 at-bats.
- Rizzo concluded his first season with San Diego with a.141 average and 46 strikeouts in 128 at-bats.
- On January 6, 2012, the Padres sent Anthony and right-handed starting pitcher Zach Cates to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na.
- He began the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs and once again thrived in the minors, batting.342 with 23 home runs and 62 RBIs before getting recalled by the Cubs on June 26th.
- In addition, he became the first Cubs player in history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the franchise. He also led National League (NL) rookies in home runs, hits (32), RBIs (17), and total bases that month (55).
- Anthony finished second among NL rookies in runs scored (14), and third in batting average (.330), on-base percentage (.375), and slugging percentage (.567). He was selected the league’s Rookie of the Month for July.
- Later, on May 12, 2013, he agreed to a 7-year, $41 million contract with the club, which contained two club options to extend the contract to 9 years and $73 million.
- He was a finalist for the National Heart and Hustle Award and a finalist for the Roberto Clemente Award for the Cubs. He also finished second in the Gold Glove voting for first basemen.
- Rizzo had his seventh multi-homer game on May 30, 2014, and his second career walk-off home run on June 6, the following year. Along with White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, he was selected into the All-Star game by fans in the final voting.
- In late July, he received his first Player of the Week honor, and in mid-September, he became the youngest player to receive the Branch Rickey Award as “a strong role model for young people.”
- He concluded the season with a combined on-base and slugging percentage of.913 (3rd in the NL), 32 home runs (2nd in the NL), and an at-bats per HR percentage of 16.4 (2nd in the NL). He also led the league in hit by pitch (15) and finished 10th in the National League MVP voting.
- Anthony was voted to the 2015 All-Star Team on the player ballot, and he also competed in the 2015 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby for the first time in his career, losing in the first round against Josh Donaldson.
- He hit his 100th career home run and 300th RBI against Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha on September 8, 2015. He was hit by a pitch 30 times in 2015, leading the major leagues, and joined Don Baylor as the only other member of the 30HR/30HBP club.
- In 701 plate appearances, he concluded the regular season with a.278 batting average, 31 home runs, 38 doubles, and 101 RBI, and he led the major leagues in hit by pitch with 30.
- He also finished fourth in National League MVP voting and received the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award, which is given to a player who has a tremendous desire for the game.
- Anthony began as the first baseman in the 2016 All-Star game, garnering the most fan votes in the National League, and by the conclusion of the season, he had become one of three players in Cubs history, and the first left-handed hitter, to hit over 40 doubles and 30 home runs.
- He appeared in 155 games with 583 at-bats, scored 94 runs, was hit by a pitch 16 times, had 170 hits with 43 doubles, 4 triples, 32 home runs, and 109 RBIs, and was hit by a pitch 16 times.
- Rizzo concluded the season with a.292 batting average and finished fourth in voting for National League Most Valuable Player.
- His outstanding fielding earned him a Gold Glove Award, and he was also one of six finalists for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award and the Cubs’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
- He had 7 runs and 5 RBIs in the 2016 World Series, helping the Cubs capture their first World Series title since 1908. He also earned the Esurance MLB Award for “Best Social Media Personality” and “Best Play: Defense.”
- His defense for the Cubs saved 11 runs, which topped all MLB first basemen, and he received his first Fielding Bible Award. He also received the Platinum Glove Award by fan vote.
- By the 20th of June 2017, Anthony had reached base in his first seven games as a leadoff hitter, becoming the first player in nearly a half-century in Major League Baseball history to reach safely to start the first inning in his first seven career leadoff appearances.
- During the streak, he had 12 hits in 28 at-bats with 10 RBIs and hit.430. In a close competition for the starting NL first baseman spot in the 2017 All-Star Game, Rizzo finished second to Nationals Ryan Zimmerman.
- On September 2, 2017, he became the fourth Cubs player to hit at least 30 home runs, 30 doubles, and 100 RBIs in three or more seasons.
- For the season, he batted.273/.392/.507 with 32 home runs and 109 RBIs, and he led the league in hit by pitch with 24.
- On October 27th, he was selected the 2017 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his charitable commitment to discover a cure for children’s cancer.
- Rizzo was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his MLB career on April 10, 2018, owing to a back injury, and he ranked fourth in Cubs franchise history with 17 interleague home runs.
- He concluded the 2018 season batting.283 with 25 home runs and 101 RBIs in 153 games, ranking third in the majors in hit by pitch with 20.
- In 2019, Anthony hit.293/.405/.520 with 27 home runs and 94 RBIs, and he led the major leagues with 27 times hit by a pitch. He also got his third Gold Glove Award of his career.
- In the truncated 2020 season, he appeared in 58 games and finished with a.222/.342/.414 batting line, 11 home runs, 24 RBIs, and three stolen bases. In addition, he got his fourth Gold Glove Award, his third in a row.
Anthony Rizzo Wife, Marriage
Who is Anthony Rizzo dating? Anthony Rizzo has a wife. On December 29, 2018, he married his longtime fiancée Emily Vakos, with teammate Kris Bryant serving as one of the groomsmen. On June 1, 2017, he proposed to his girlfriend Emily. They met during the Cubs’ 2016 spring training in Arizona. In 2020, he and his wife adopted a dog named Kevin. The pair now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In terms of sexual orientation, Rizzo is straight.
Anthony Rizzo Net Worth
As of 2022, Anthony Rizzo’s net worth is $27 million as of January 2023. He also makes a handsome salary of roughly $11 million USD per year. He has yet to undertake any endorsement work. Furthermore, his primary source of income is his baseball career, through which he has amassed a sizable fortune.