Anthony Rizzo : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings
Anthony Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings
|Birthdate ( Age)||8 August 1989|
|Place of Birth||Parkland, Florida, United States|
|Wife/Partner||Emily Vakos (m. 2018)|
|Parents||John Rizzo, Laurie Rizzo|
|Profession||American professional baseball first baseman|
|Net Worth||$28 Million|
|Last Update||July 2021|
Anthony Rizzo with Wife Emily Vakos
Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played for the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs. He is a three-time All-Star.
Rizzo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization. He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrián González.
Early Life and Family
Rizzo has an older brother, John, who was a lineman for the Florida Atlantic University football team.Rizzo was diagnosed with limited state classical Hodgkin's lymphoma in April 2008.He went through chemotherapy for six months.His grandmother was battling breast cancer at the same time.
On September 2, 2008, Rizzo's doctor told him he was in remission, though he still had six weeks left of treatment and some follow-up testing. On November 18, Rizzo's doctor told him he "could live a normal life." In 2012, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation was founded.
It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, benefiting cancer research and families fighting the disease. The foundation is run entirely by Rizzo's family, his close friends and his management team. Rizzo provides oversight and leadership.
Anthony Rizzo Wife
Rizzo proposed to girlfriend Emily Vakos on June 1, 2017.They met when the Cubs were in Arizona for spring training 2016.The couple was married on December 29, 2018, with teammate Kris Bryant serving as one of the groomsmen. In 2020, he and his wife adopted a dog, which they named Kevin. They reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Anthony Rizzo Net Worth
Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball who has an estimated Net Worth of $28 Million in 2021.
Rizzo was a sixth-round draft choice out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Red Sox.He was heading for Florida Atlantic University before he was drafted and signed, with a $325,000 signing bonus.Rizzo played in the Red Sox organization with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Greenville Drive, Salem Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs.
On December 6, 2010, Rizzo was traded along with Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and Eric Patterson to the Padres for three-time All-Star first baseman Adrián González.Rizzo was considered the third best prospect (Kelly was #1) and the best power-hitting prospect in the Red Sox organization.On January 6, 2012, the Padres traded Rizzo and right-handed starting pitcher Zach Cates to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na. The deal was negotiated by Jed Hoyer, the Cubs' general manager.
2012 -- Rizzo started the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He again excelled in the minor leagues, batting .342 average with 23 home runs and 62 RBIs before being recalled by the Cubs on June 26. Similar to his call-up in San Diego, he was expected to help a struggling offense.
He became the first player in Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the team. He hit seven homers in July, the most by a Cubs rookie in a calendar month since Mel Hall hit nine in August 1983.
2013 -- On May 12, 2013, Rizzo agreed to a 7-year, $41 million deal. The deal included two club options that could extend the contract to 9 years and $73 million. He was named as the Cubs finalist for the national Heart and Hustle Award, and he was also named the Cubs finalist for the Roberto Clemente Award. Rizzo placed 2nd for the Gold Glove award for first basemen. Despite having an off year in 2013, Rizzo showed good power, belting 23 homers and 40 doubles in 606 at bats with a .233 batting average.
2014 -- Rizzo had his fifth multi-homer game on May 30, and his second career walk-off home run on June 6. Rizzo was voted into the All-Star game via the final vote by fans along with White Sox pitcher Chris Sale. Rizzo joined teammate Starlin Castro in Minneapolis for the All-Star game. In late July, Rizzo won his first Player of the Week award.
2015 -- Rizzo was elected on the player's ballot for the 2015 All-Star Team. 2015 was the second consecutive year that he played in the game. He also competed in the 2015 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby for the first time in his career, but lost in the first round to Josh Donaldson.Rizzo hit his 100th career home run and 300th RBI on September 8, 2015, against Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha. Rizzo was hit by a pitch 30 times in 2015, leading the major leagues, and joined Don Baylor as the only other member of the 30HR/30HBP club.
2016 -- Rizzo started as the first baseman at the 2016 All-Star game, receiving the most fan votes in the National League.By the end of the year, Rizzo had become one of three players, and the first left-handed player, in Cubs history to hit over 40 doubles and 30 home runs in the same year.Rizzo played in 155 games with 583 at bats and scored 94 runs.He also won the fan vote for the Platinum Glove Award.Rizzo took home two more awards for the year.
2018 - 2021 -- On April 10, 2018, Rizzo was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his MLB career, due to a back issue.Prior to a May 23 game against the Cleveland Indians, Rizzo ranked fourth in Cubs franchise history with 17 home runs during interleague play. On July 23, Rizzo convinced Cubs manager Joe Maddon to let him make his first career pitching appearance. It took him two pitches to retire A. J. Pollock of the Arizona Diamondbacks on a fly out to center field.
Rizzo finished his 2018 campaign batting .283 with 25 home runs and 101 RBIs in 153 games, and was 3rd in the major leagues in hit by pitch, with 20.Tied for Gold Glove Award votes with Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, Rizzo received the award for the second time in his career.
In the shortened 2020 season, Rizzo played in 58 games and finished with a .222/.342/.414 hit line, 11 home runs, 24 RBIs, and 3 stolen bases. Rizzo also received his fourth Gold Glove Award; his third in a row. After the season ended the Chicago Cubs picked up Rizzo's last year of his seven-year, $41 million contract which will pay Rizzo $16.5 million for the 2021 season. Rizzo was one of the first players that the Cubs traded for under Theo Epstein to help kick off the rebuild.In 92 games, Rizzo batted .248/.346/.446 with 14 home runs, 40 RBIs and 4 stolen bases