Anthony Rizzo

Chicago Cubs

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Anthony Rizzo has seen 11,778 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (971 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.08 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (14% whiff/swing). When he connects (155 tracked), he generates average power (91.5 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (8.4° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (471 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.05 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (27% whiff/swing). When he connects (76 tracked), he generates average power (90.1 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (13.2° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (228 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.13 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (25% whiff/swing). When he connects (29 tracked), he generates average power (87.3 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (9.4° average spray angle).