Anthony Rizzo

Chicago Cubs

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Anthony Rizzo has seen 13,067 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 (1,766 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.01 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (14% whiff/swing). When he connects (271 tracked), he generates average power (90.2 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (7.5° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (771 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.08 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (26% whiff/swing). When he connects (117 tracked), he generates above average power (90.8 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (13.9° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (410 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.18 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (27% whiff/swing). When he connects (67 tracked), he generates average power (88 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (9.9° average spray angle).