Austin Riley Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/2/1997 (24)
Austin Riley Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Austin Riley News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Austin Riley was able to put together a decent performance on Wednesday. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI during Wednesday's 2-3 loss to the San Diego Padres. Riley's sac-fly was the only RBI for the Braves in this game. They managed only five hits and didn't look sharp at the plate. Despite that, Riley has been hitting better lately. He looks like a reliable bat in the middle of the order and should be rostered in all fantasy formats going forward.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Austin Riley has put together some impressive power numbers this season. On Friday, Riley went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one walk in the 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Riley launched his 15th homer of the season off Michael Wacha. Riley has been a key piece in the middle of the order and will likely stay there with Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) done for the season. He is someone who should be rostered in basically all fantasy formats.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Austin Riley has quietly put together a strong first half of the season at the plate. On Friday, he went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and one RBI with a walk as well. The young slugger is has found a way to sneak his batting average up to .280 on the year. He has also collected 14 home runs and 42 RBI at the plate as well. It sounds like Riley could be a useful fantasy bat in all formats.
Atlanta Braves third baseman/outfielder Austin Riley is being tabbed as a sleeper in 2021 with the potential for a power outbreak after hitting eight homers in 51 games last year while increasing his average exit velocity. While we wouldn't bet against growth, context is needed. In 2020, Riley increased his exit velocity on ground balls, but it actually declined on line drives and fly balls. His ground-ball rate also increased, while his line-drive and fly-ball rates dropped. That suggests a different approach is needed to translate his power potential into home runs. What was most impressive last year was Riley's strikeout rate, as it dropped from 36.4% to 23.8% while he improved his walk rate from 5.4% to 7.8%. If those gains hold, he should be able to turn that into a batting average around .250. The Braves lineup is one of the most potent in the league, and only the Dodgers scored more runs than them last year. Despite exclusively batting in the bottom half of the Braves lineup, Riley still ranked 15th in runs scored (24) and 12th in RBI (27) among third basemen last year. Riley only has 131 total MLB games under his belt and won't turn 24 until April, so he is still very much developing. His current ADP is around 217, so you won't use up much draft capital for 2021 to roster him. While we should temper expectations a bit this year, Riley can still provide solid power and counting stats for your teams in 2021.