Sep 28, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) hits a 2-run homer in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Rizzo has shown that a MVP award is soon approaching. He made great strides in 2014, improving on his contact against left-handers, which had been a knock on him the previous season.
The left-handed power hitter drove 32 balls out of the park and posted a career-high .286 batting average. He also maintained a powerful .386 on-base percentage.
Rizzo immediately established himself as a key leader and centerpiece for the Cubs’ future. He showed maturity and an eager work ethic, for which the young Cubs team needs. As a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, Rizzo knows what it takes to battle, and what it will take to bring Chicago a winner.
More hardware is right around the corner for the 25-year-old first baseman.