Anthony Rizzo Essay

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Anthony Rizzo was born August 8, 1989 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He was a sixth-round draft choice out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Red Sox. Rizzo hit 12 home runs in 2009. In 2010, he hit a combined .260 with an on-base percentage of .334 and a slugging percentage of .480 along with 42 doubles, 25 home runs and 100 RBIs between stops at High-A Salem and Double-a Portland.
On December 6, 2010, Rizzo was traded to the Padres. Rizzo was considered the third best prospect and the best power-hitting prospect in the Red Sox organization. The padres invited Rizzo as a non-roster player to their major league camp for 2011 spring training. He started the 2011 season in
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In mid-September Rizzo became the youngest player to receive the Branch Rickey Award as “a strong role model for young people. Rizzo finished the season with a combined on-base and slugging percentage of .913, 32 HR’s and an at-bats per HR percentage of 16.4 and placed 10th in the National League MVP voting.
In 2016, Rizzo started as the first baseman at the 2016 All-Star game, receiving the most fan votes in the NL. By the end of the year, Rizzo had become one of the few players in Chicago Cub history to hit over 40 doubles and 30 home runs in the same

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year. Only three other players in the long history of the Cubs had achieved that feat. Rizzo was the first left-handed batter. Rizzo played in 155 games with 583 at bats and crossed the plate 94 times. He was hit by a pitch 16 times, had 170 hits with 43 doubles, 4 triples, 32 home runs and 109 RBIs. He finished the year with a batting average of .292 and was fourth in the voting for Most Valuable Player. Rizzo’s fielding excellence was rewarded with a Gold Glove Award. Rizzo was one of the six finalists of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award and was the Cubs nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. After an extremely slow start in the postseason since 1945. In the 2016 World Series, Rizzo scored 7 runs and had 5 RBIs, and helped the Cubs win their First World Series title since 1908. He won the Esurance MLB Award for “Best Social Media Personality” and for “Best Play:
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