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 infielder Austin Riley continued his strong campaign against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the 5-3 win. The 24-year-old has put together a fantastic season at the plate and is showing no signs of slowing down. Riley is currently slashing .303/.368/.532 with 90 runs scored, 33 homers and 105 RBI this season. He'll be a key component in the Braves lineup for their upcoming postseason run.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Austin Riley has been on quite a hot streak lately. On Thursday, he went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in what ended up being a 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Riley finished that four game series going 7-for-17 with three doubles, three homers and eight RBI. He now has 32 home runs on the season and is three runs batted in away from the century mark. There is a good chance that he'll hit 100 RBI before the season ends.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Austin Riley continues to be a main contributor in the heart of this lineup. On Tuesday, Riley went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run to help the Braves get a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old is having a breakout campaign and that home run marked his 30th of the season. He is slashing .300/.369/.524 and is a darkhorse for the MVP. Riley isn't expected to win anything, but has certainly made a name for himself this season.
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.