The Chicago Cubs have a player on the rise at 1B in 23-year old lefty swinging Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo played in 87 games for the Cubs last year and he was 96 of 337 (.285 avg, .805 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 15 homers, 48 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Rizzo played in 85 games (all starts) at 1B for the Cubs last year and he made 4 errors. Rizzo has now played in 136 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 114 of 465 (.245 avg, .727 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 16 homers, 57 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Rizzo has a huge upside and the Cubs hope that he puts a good full season in for them in 2013.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE FIRST BASEMEN IN 2013: B