Riddle starting at shortstop and batting leadoff during Sunday's game against the Pirates, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
With Dee Gordon getting the day off Sunday, Riddle will slot in as the Marlins' leadoff hitter. The 25-year-old doesn't profile as a typical leadoff man, as he currently possesses a .285 OBP and has yet to steal a base this season. He does, however, maintain a respectable .270 average. He'll return to the bottom half of the order when Gordon likely returns to the lineup ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the A's.
Riddle went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Cubs.
He continues to offer some impressive offensive numbers while Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) is on the DL, and Riddle now has a .324/.342/.514 slash line with two homers, 13 RBI and nine runs in 20 in his last 20 games. Hechevarria has yet to begin a rehab assignment, but Riddle seems likely to maintain a prominent spot in the Marlins' infield even after he returns.
Riddle went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, three RBI and two runs during Sunday's win over Los Angeles.
The rookie made the most of his debut in the leadoff spot, and Riddle has now started 14 consecutive games at shortstop with Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) on the disabled list. Riddle will probably lose playing time once Hechavarria is healthy, but the Marlins also have Martin Prado (hamstring) and Miguel Rojas (thumb) on the DL. Nine of Riddle's 17 hits have gone for extra bases, and he's drove in 17 runs over just 74 plate appearances. He's definitely worth a look in deeper settings, and he could carve out a serviceable long-term role if he continues to hit well.
Riddle is batting atop the order for Sunday's matchup against the Angels.
Riddle has made 13 starts in a row at shortstop for Miami, but Sunday will be the first time he's hit leadoff since joining the club in early May. A .254 on-base percentage may not be a mark typical of a leadoff hitter, but with Dee Gordon out of the lineup Sunday, Riddle will be manager Don Mattingly's choice.
Riddle went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.
The homer was his second of the season. Riddle's now slashing .375/.407/.625 over the last week, and with the Marlins remaining mum on Adeiny Hechavarria's timetable for a return from an oblique strain, he should continue to see plenty of action at shortstop in the short term.
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