Antonio Rizzo was Italy’s first baseman and number three hitter in the World Baseball Classic in 2013, hitting 4-for-17 in the tournament with six RBI.
Azzurri third baseman Chris Colabello had a better OPS than him, but he was also the team’s leading hitter and runner-up in walks.
He was instrumental in Italy’s 6-5 triumph over Mexico, driving in Stefano De Simoni and Chris Denorfia in the ninth inning against Sergio Romo.
On Alex Liddi’s grounder, he tried to add one more run for good measure, but he was thrown out trying. In the fifth inning, he hit a three-run double against Xavier Cedeo, but Italy fell 4-3 to Puerto Rico.
The Cubs signed Rizzo to a seven-year, $41 million contract on May 12, 2013, signaling that he would be one of the cornerstones around which the organization will re-establish itself.
His average dropped to .233 that year, and he hit just 42 doubles and 23 home runs, but he still showed good power. In spite of his poor batting average, he was the Cubs’ most potent offensive threat, scoring 71 runs and driving in 80.
In the first half of 2014, he hit .275 with 15 doubles, 20 home runs, and 49 RBIs. As a result of earning the National League’s Final Man Vote, he was named an All-Star for the first time.
While making an incredible defensive play on July 20 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he tumbled out of play and allowed baserunners to advance one base, ultimately leading to David Peralta’s game-winning RBI from third base in a 3-2 Diamondback victory.
He had lunged over the railing protecting the camera bay to catch the foul ball. He had a batting average of .286 with 32 home runs and 78 RBIs in 140 games.
Anthony Rizzo Contract
The New York Yankees signed Anthony Rizzo to a two-year, $32 million contract, with $32 million guaranteed.
Anthony Rizzo Salary
Anthony Rizzo is paid an average of $16,000,000.00 per year. Rizzo will be paid a basic salary of $16,000,000 in 2022.
Anthony Rizzo Net Worth
Anthony Rizzo has an estimated net worth of $27 Million.