May 31, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs first basemanAnthony Rizzo
(44) hits a 2-run homer in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Cubs won 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Last year, Anthony Rizzo made himself known as one of the premier up-and-coming first basemen not just in the National League but in all of Major League Baseball. While making his first of what will hopefully be many All-Star appearances, Rizzo also showed us his leadership and continued efforts to become a better player and first baseman. So with that, it made me think about where Rizzo ranks among some of the other Chicago Cubs first basemen.
While Rizzo’s career has just begun, it would be unfair to try to make a ranking list and add him into it, but I think it is fair to take a look back at several former Chicago Cubs first basemen and how Rizzo may compare or even relate to their tenures in the Windy City.