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Austin Riley

Austin Riley

LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220 | Age: 22
Draft: 2015 (Rd: CBA, #41, Atlanta Braves) - DeSoto Central (MS) HS
Memphis, TN USA
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Fastball Velocity
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2019 297 274 41 62 18 49 0 .226 .279 .471 .750
1 Season 297 274 41 62 18 49 0 .226 .279 .471 .750
2019 .226 18 49 0 .750
1 Season .226 18 49 0 .750

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

2019 ATL NL 80 297 274 41 62 11 1 18 49 16 108 0 2 5 .226 .279 .471 .750
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

2019 ATL NL 297 129 128 0 2 .293 30 4 44 1119 3.77 .364 .061 .148 .245 .245 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55

Back in 2015, Riley was a two-way high school standout ranked 106th on MLB Pipeline's Draft Top 200 who most teams preferred as a pitcher. The Braves liked his bat, took him well ahead of where the scouting industry had him pegged and sent him out as a third baseman. It's looking like a shrewd decision as Riley slugged his way to Triple-A at age 21 in 2018.

Riley's raw power is legitimate and he's already shown an ability to tap into it, with two 20-homer seasons and then 19 more in 2018, despite missing a good chunk of the season with a knee injury. He's a better hitter than people thought when he entered pro ball, though there's a considerable amount of swing and miss to his game. He doesn't chase out of the zone very often, but does need to improve on his contact rate on pitches in the strike zone. He worked with hitting instructor Mike Brumley at instructs last fall to make some mechanical tweaks to hopefully lead to more consistent contact. The Braves will live with strikeout totals, but know that not missing his pitch more consistently will lead to even better power production.

Riley made huge changes in his conditioning early in his career and has stuck with it, making him much lighter and more agile. That's translated to his defensive play at third, where the Braves feel he has the chance to even be an above-average defender with a plus arm. He's close to knocking on the door and it will be interesting to watch how the Braves try to get his power into their lineup soon.

Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 1119 168 23 13.7 89.4 20.6 .225 .456 .307 .305 .459 44.6 36.4 5.4
ALL 1119 168 23 13.7 89.4 20.6 .225 .456 .307 .305 .459 44.6 36.4 5.4
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3


Team Date Transaction
10/10/2019 Atlanta Braves activated LF Austin Riley.
10/03/2019 Atlanta Braves reassigned LF Austin Riley to the minor leagues.
09/06/2019 Atlanta Braves activated LF Austin Riley from the 10-day injured list.
08/26/2019 Atlanta Braves sent LF Austin Riley on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Stripers.
08/22/2019 Atlanta Braves sent OF Austin Riley on a rehab assignment to Rome Braves.
08/08/2019 Atlanta Braves placed LF Austin Riley on the 10-day injured list retroactive to August 5, 2019. Right knee sprain.
05/15/2019 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of LF Austin Riley from Gwinnett Stripers.
01/28/2019 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster 3B Austin Riley to spring training.
07/12/2018 Gwinnett Stripers activated 3B Austin Riley from the 7-day injured list.
07/05/2018 Gwinnett Stripers sent 3B Austin Riley on a rehab assignment to GCL Braves.
06/06/2018 Gwinnett Stripers placed 3B Austin Riley on the 7-day disabled list.
05/07/2018 3B Austin Riley assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster 3B Austin Riley to spring training.
07/13/2017 3B Austin Riley assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
04/04/2017 3B Austin Riley assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves.
03/04/2017 3B Austin Riley assigned to Atlanta Braves.
04/04/2016 3B Austin Riley assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
07/31/2015 3B Austin Riley assigned to Danville Braves from GCL Braves.
06/22/2015 3B Austin Riley assigned to GCL Braves.
06/16/2015 Atlanta Braves signed 3B Austin Riley.