Anthony Rizzo

Chicago Cubs

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Anthony Rizzo has seen 12,673 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 (1,515 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.03 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (14% whiff/swing). When he connects (234 tracked), he generates average power (90.8 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (8.9° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (679 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.07 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (26% whiff/swing). When he connects (107 tracked), he generates above average power (90.7 mph average exit velocity) and has slight pull tendencies (13.5° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (367 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.20 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (27% whiff/swing). When he connects (58 tracked), he generates average power (86.7 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (8.7° average spray angle).