Austin Riley Atlanta Braves

Age: 22 (April 2, 1997) | 6' 3" | 220lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-6 3B-5 OF-60 LF-58 RF-2 DH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ATL R 2015 30 106 18 27 12 37 5 0 7 21 2 1 .255 .331 .500 10 31 .312 n/a
ATL R 2015 30 111 18 39 14 28 9 1 5 19 0 1 .351 .443 .586 11 21 .430 n/a
ATL A 2016 129 495 68 134 39 147 39 2 20 80 3 3 .271 .324 .479 7 27 .341 n/a
ATL A+ 2017 81 306 43 77 23 74 10 1 12 47 0 2 .252 .310 .408 7 22 .289 n/a
ATL AA 2017 48 178 28 56 20 50 9 1 8 27 2 0 .315 .389 .511 10 25 .393 n/a
ATL AFL 2017 17 70 11 21 4 21 5 1 6 18 1 1 .300 .338 .657 5 28 .349 n/a
ATL R 2018 6 18 3 5 3 6 3 0 1 3 0 0 .278 .409 .611 14 27 .364 n/a
ATL AA 2018 27 99 17 33 8 28 10 3 6 20 0 0 .333 .394 .677 7 26 .415 n/a
ATL AAA 2018 75 291 41 82 26 95 17 0 12 47 1 0 .282 .346 .464 8 29 .374 n/a
ATL A 2019 3 10 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 0 20 .250 n/a
ATL AAA 2019 44 174 39 51 20 39 13 0 15 41 0 0 .293 .366 .626 10 20 .300 n/a
ATL NL 2019 80 274 41 62 16 108 11 1 18 49 0 2 .226 .279 .471 5 36 .293 26/25/49 7 7
Career 1yr 80 274 41 62 16 108 11 1 18 49 0 2 .226 .279 .471 5 36 .293 n/a
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Austin Riley will not be on the Braves' roster for the National League Division Series.

Rafael Ortega is essentially getting that spot instead. Riley showed tremendous power upon his initial callup to the majors in mid-May, but he missed most of August with a partially torn LCL in his right knee and batted just .132/.190/.263 across 42 plate appearances in September.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 3

Joined the club with a game-tying homer in the bottom of the 9th. I mean, come on.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 13

45% HR/FB rate.

Although the BABIP might actually be sustainable, given his historically high rates. 

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 5

How impressive is Austin Riley?

The Braves are down 5-3 in the seventh in Pittsburg. Donaldson draws a one-out walk. Markakis lofts a routine fly to left which clanks off Reynolds' glove. An easy inning is suddenly a tense inning for the home fans. Crick throws a slider which Riley misses. Crick throws another slider, a bit outside. Riley goes with it, makes good contact with an easy swing, and the ball just clears the right field fence near the foul pole. Two of the runs are earned, because there's still only one out, but none of them should be.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 5

The other team and I have been going back and forth more than a week a half with various trade options. He finally made this offer to me. I accepted. Now he said he has to think about. He is afraid to pull the trigger. Arrrgggh!!

Joe Wrobel Chepelully
May 29

I trashed Alonso based on what I saw in Arizona and I've eaten many helpings of crow since. He's not pretty but he can hit.

I've watched Riley once live and several times in condensed games. Really like his approach (hit to all fields) and he seems like a heads-up ballplayer who can do it all. Based on the admittedly small sample size, I like Luke Jackson's description. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 29

Really!  Alex, I would like to hear more on that.  I happen to own them both, so no roto prejudice here.  But I am a Mets fan, and I have seen Alonso tons; he looks great to me.  Pete may be a batting average drain, but Riley's sample size is still small, and he may propose a risk.  In fact, Alonso started out this hot. I do fully admit, I have not seen Riley play once yet.  But to me, the really big difference is the contract.  But other than that, I don't see it as such a slam dunk.

Doron Scharf jerome
May 29

I'd trade for Riley in a heartbeat.

Alex Patton Alex
May 28

I can trade for Austin Riley.

Peter Alonso and Mike foltynewicz are who I give up.

NL only league - $260.00 10 keepers

Riley is $5  -- 2nd year of contract

Alonso is $20.00 --  first year of contract

Folty is $5.00 --  2nd year of contract


Next year I could keep Riley for four consecutive years @ $25  [ or $20 for 3 years, $15 for 2 years ]

Alonso can stay at $20.00 for next year - his salary increase, if matched to Riley would be $40.00 for 4 years.

This seems to make sense from a salary perspective.

Also, Alonso sits against some lefty pitchers. Riley will give me a higher batting average. 

I feel that I can always get a pitcher to replace Folty

Comments are appreciated


Joe Wrobel Chepelully
May 28

What didn't he do to yesterday to beat the Giants in San Francisco? Sliding catch in the seventh, two-run homer to tie the game in the 8th, single to right to plate the go-ahead run from second with two outs in the top of the 13th.

 "He's a human cheat code," said Luke Jackson, who did his part, pitching the last two innings to save his win.

Alex Patton Alex
May 24