Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres. He is a three-time All-Star. Through his philanthropic ventures, he is a regular finalist for the Heart and Hustle award and is considered by many to be one of the most respected players in MLB. Rizzo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization. He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrián González. He made his MLB debut in 2011 with San Diego.
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About Anthony Rizzo
MLB first baseman who made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres on June 9, 2011. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2012 and made his first All-Star team in 2014. In 2016, he helped lead the Cubs to the franchise's first World Series title in over 100 years.
Anthony Rizzo Before Fame
He concluded his career at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a sixth round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2007.
Achievement of Anthony Rizzo
In 2012, he became the first Chicago Cubs player in the franchise's history to accumulate three game-winning RBIs in his first five games as a Cub.
Anthony Rizzo Family Life
His older brother, John, was a lineman for the Florida Atlantic University football team. He got engaged to his girlfriend Emily Vakos in June 2017.
Associations of Anthony Rizzo
He was teammates with Starlin Castro on the Cubs from 2012 to 2015.
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