|Ht./Wt.:||6-3, 240 lbs|
|Hometown:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
B I O
Anthony is a three-time N.L. All-Star and is in his sixth season with the Cubs after he was acquired from San Diego in a four-player deal in January of 2012 ... in 702 games with Chicago, he's hit .273 (720-for-2,636) with 164 doubles, 10 triples, 133 homers and 416 RBI ... his 133 homers with the Cubs rank 16th in franchise history ... Finished fourth in both the 2015 and 2016 N.L. Most Valuable Player voting ... Participated in the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park ... Has batted .267 (738-for-2,764) with 172 doubles, 11 triples, 134 home runs and 425 RBI in 751 big league games between San Diego (2011) and Chicago (2012-16) ... Has tallied five career post-season homers, tied for the most in Cubs post-season history ... Is just the second left-handed hitter to record multiple 30-homer, 100-RBI seasons in franchise history, joining Billy Williams, who turned the trick three times (1965, 1970 & 1972) ... In 2016, he recorded 79 extra-base hits, the most for a Cubs left-handed hitter since Billy Williams had a franchise-record 80 extra-base hits in 1970 ... Was the Cubs finalist for both the 2014 and 2015 Hank Aaron Awards, presented to the league's top hitter ... honored as the 2014 Branch Rickey Award winner in recognition of his work in the community with pediatric cancer patients ... Was the Cubs nominee for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award ... three times honored as the Cubs Heart and Hustle Award winner by the MLBPAA, in 2013, 2015 and 2016 ... On May 13, 2013, signed a seven-year contract through 2019 that includes club options for both 2020 and 2021 ... Played for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March 2013 ... batted .235 with a .409 on-base percentage, two doubles and six RBI in five games ... helped the team reach the second round ... Prior to his trade to Chicago, Baseball America named him San Diego's top prospect heading into the 2012 season ... Batted .303 with 137 doubles, 87 home runs and 343 RBI in 445 minor league contests covering six seasons ... Made his major league debut with San Diego in 2011, batting .141 (18-for-128) in 49 contests covering two stints with the club ... Was acquired by the Padres from Boston in December of 2010 as part of a five-player deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox ... Named the Red Sox Offensive co-Player of the Year in 2010 after leading their system with 25 homers between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland ... Limited to 21 minor league games in 2008 after being diagnosed with Limited State Classical Hodgkins' Lymphoma in late April ... Created the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation in 2012 to help raise money for cancer research, and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease ... besides hosting multiple fundraisers in his hometown of Parkland, Fla., holds annual Cook-Off and Laugh-Off fundraisers in Chicago ... Participated in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Cubs Caravan events ... Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. ... hit .468 with 48 RBI and 28 walks as a senior.
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