During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Anthony Rizzo solidified his place among the game’s elite young starters. As a member of the All-Star team each year, he was awarded the first baseman’s Gold Glove and the hitter’s Silver Slugger in 2016.
Despite only appearing in 160 games, he led the National League in plate appearances in 2015, with 701 at-bats. That year, he had a batting average of .278 with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs.
That season, after taking an inning off in the Wild Card Game, he went 3 for 14 with two home runs as the Cubs beat the Cardinals in a thrilling Division Series.
During the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets, he was likewise 3 for 14, but he had no extra-base hits.
However, in 2016, he played a significant role in the Cubs’ first World Series victory since 1908. He slugged.292 with 32 home runs and 109 RBIs in 155 games, with 94 runs scored.
It wasn’t until the National League Championship Series that he hit two home runs and hit .320 with five RBIs against the LA Dodgers, after going only 1 for 16 in the Cubs’ win over the San Francisco Giants, that he was back to his best.
After going 9-for-5 (.360) with seven runs and three doubles in the World Series, the Cubs’ hitter was an important part of their offense.
How Much Does Anthony Rizzo Make?
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.