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September 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Adds homer in 15-run effort
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Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk during Friday's 15-2 win over the Mets.

Riley got involved in the 15-run scoring affair with a solo home run to right-center to lead off the third inning. It was his first long ball in two weeks as the young third baseman upped his slash line to .243/.299/.426 with eight home runs, 24 RBI and 24 runs scored in 184 plate appearances this season.

September 10, 2020 11:40 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Scores five times in historic win
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Riley went 2-for-5 with two walks, five runs and an RBI in the Braves' 29-9 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Batting in front of Adam Duvall -- who posted a career-high nine RBI -- proved to be fruitful for Riley, whose five runs matched his output from his previous 11 games combined. Riley is slashing a respectable .257/.350/.400 in September, but his ability to pare down his strikeout rate has probably been a more impressive development to begin the month. He's struck out only twice in his nine starts during that stretch.

September 5, 2020 08:40 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Goes yard in nightcap Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

After going 1-for-3 in the matinee, Riley took Wil Crowe deep in the second inning of a wild 10-9 loss in the nightcap. The 23-year-old slugger extended his hit streak to nine games with the performance, and on the season he's slashing .250/.290/.491 with seven homers and 22 RBI through 33 games.

September 1, 2020 09:00 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Drives in three runs
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Riley went 2-for-5 with a three-run triple in Monday's 6-3 win over Boston.

Riley slapped a three-run triple to give the Braves a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old is heating up, slashing .375/.419/.700 with three home runs and a palatable 23.3 percent strikeout rate over his last 40 at-bats.

August 31, 2020 12:52 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Key factor in early rally
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Riley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and an RBI double in Sunday's 12-10 win over the Phillies.

Riley was a major factor in the Braves' 10-run second inning. He opened the scoring by plating Adam Duvall with a double and then scored the second run when Dansby Swanson drew a bases-loaded walk. Riley capped off the rally with a two-run blast. The third baseman is slashing .232/.282/.453 with six homers, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored through 28 games.

August 29, 2020 02:08 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Launches fifth homer
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Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 7-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Ender Inciarte led off the seventh inning with a home run and Riley followed him up with a blast of his own. The young third baseman has tallied a hit in seven of his last eight games but is still hitting just .216/.263/.409 on the season.

August 23, 2020 07:48 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Starts rally with fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Phillies.

The young third baseman got Atlanta on the board in the seventh inning with his fourth homer of the year, ending Zack Wheeler's shutout bid and getting the ball rolling on a comeback. Riley has a modest four-game hitting streak going, but his .189/.247/.365 slash line through 22 games remains poor. If there's a silver lining to his struggles this season, it's that his 29.6 percent strikeout rate and 7.4 percent walk rate are both improvements on his performance as a rookie.

August 11, 2020 11:04 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Clubs third homer
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Riley went 2-for-4 with a single and a two-run home run in Monday's 13-8 loss to the Phillies.

This was Riley's first multi-hit game of the season. Putting bat to ball with consistency has been a problem for Riley, who entered the night with a 37.2 K%, but Johan Camargo is in a similar funk and does not appear to be an immediate threat to usurp Riley as the primary third baseman.

August 9, 2020 06:56 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Not starting Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader in Philadelpha.

Riley will head to the bench for the second time in the past three games, but he may rejoin the lineup for Game 2. Johan Camargo will start at the hot corner in the matinee.

August 6, 2020 04:00 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Sitting out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Riley has largely struggled to begin the year as he's slashing just .129/.222/.355 with two home runs, six RBI and 13 strikeouts. He'll get a routine day off Thursday with Johan Camargo starting at third base and batting seventh.

August 5, 2020 05:00 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Goes yard Tuesday
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Riley went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run home run in Tuesday's 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays.

His fifth-inning blast chased Matt Shoemaker from the game. Riley's second stint in the majors has gone much the way his first one did in 2019 -- while he's flashing his power with two homers and a double through nine games, he isn't making much other contact and is hitting .138 (4-for-29) with 11 strikeouts.

August 3, 2020 03:04 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Not in lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets.

Riley blasted his second extra-base hit of the season Sunday with a double against the Mets, but he'll take a seat for the series finale. Johan Camargo will start at third base, batting eighth.

July 28, 2020 03:40 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Absent from lineup Tuesday
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Riley isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

Riley went 2-for-14 with a solo home run and five strikeouts as he started in each of the first four games of the season for Atlanta. However, he'll take a seat as Johan Camargo gets the nod at the hot corner Tuesday, batting seventh.

July 27, 2020 03:08 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Clubs solo shot
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Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 14-1 win over the Mets.

Riley stretched the Braves' lead to 12-1 with his sixth-inning long ball, his first of the season. The 23-year-old is expected to share third-base duties with Johan Camargo during the 2020 campaign.

July 22, 2020 08:16 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Starting at third base Friday
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Riley will start at third base in Friday's season opener against the Mets, Mark Bowman of reports.

The departure of Josh Donaldson this offseason opened up the starting job, and Johan Camargo (hamstring) is limited by injury, leaving Riley as the clear starter for Opening Day. Manager Brian Snitker has consistently indicated both Riley and Camargo will receive starts at the hot corner, but a hot start likely would secure regular more consistent chances.

July 5, 2020 02:36 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Could help fill in for Freeman
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Braves manager Brian Snitker mentioned Riley, Adam Duvall and Johan Camargo as possible first-base options in the event Freddie Freeman (illness) isn't available for the start of the season, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Freeman has reportedly experienced some serious side effects since testing positive for COVID-19 a few days earlier and may not be back to full strength for the Braves' Opening Day game July 23 and 24, prompting Snitker to explore potential replacement options in summer camp. The implementation of the universal designated hitter already looked like it would give Riley a clear path to an everyday role, and Freeman's potential absence may only further solidify the 23-year-old's spot in the lineup. After an up-and-down rookie season, Riley was one of the Braves' top performers in spring training, slashing .357/.438/.643 while striking out in only five of his 28 at-bats.

May 14, 2020 10:32 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Top DH option for Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley would be one of Atlanta's primary options at designated hitter if the universal DH is part of a shortened MLB season, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Having the DH available would solve the team's dilemma at third base, where Riley and Johan Camargo seemed to be in a dead heat for the starting job when spring training was suspended. As Camargo is the superior defender, Atlanta would be able to get both bats into the lineup with Riley at DH. The other likely DH scenario for the club would see Marcell Ozuna handle the position on occasion to take advantage of the club's outfield depth -- depth which could include top prospects Cristian Pache and Drew Waters as part of a taxi squad, if they have no minor-league season to participate in.

April 4, 2020 01:40 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Appeared to have won roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley would likely have been on Atlanta's Opening Day roster had the regular season begun as scheduled, even if he wasn't the starting third baseman, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The club headed into the spring with Riley battling Johan Camargo for the starting job at the hot corner, and the loser was expected to head down to Triple-A Gwinnett to get consistent playing time. During an interview Friday, however, GM Alex Anthopoulos suggested that both had been playing so well in camp that the battle could have continued into the regular season. "Camargo, Riley were playing unbelievably well," Anthopoulos told Fox Sports broadcaster Chip Carey. "We hadn't made a decision yet of who we were going to carry. We had started to talk about - the fact that the minor-league season was scheduled to start on April 9 and we were starting March 26 - we started to talk about carrying both. There's no reason to leave them down in Florida. They'd both been playing well enough to make the team." Once games finally do resume, the duo will pick the competition back up, but if Riley can reduce his strikeouts he remains the favorite in the long run to seize the job.

March 7, 2020 10:48 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Clubs second spring homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

He crushed an Eduardo Rodriguez offering over the left-field wall in the fourth inning for his second homer of the spring. Riley is making a strong case for a roster spot so far, slashing .333/.364/.667 through 22 plate appearances with a reasonable 1:4 BB:K, but the 22-year-old will need to convince the coaching staff he's a better option at third base than Johan Camargo if he wants to avoid being sent back to Triple-A Gwinnett to begin the season.

March 2, 2020 01:08 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Won't be given bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley will most likely be sent back to Triple-A Gwinnett if he doesn't win the starting third base job this spring, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

While Riley and Johan Camargo, his competition for the starting spot, each have experience playing other positions, the organization would rather see both get consistent playing time rather than hurting their development in a bench role. "I don't know that realistically, can you get both guys (ample playing time)? No, I don't know that you can do (them) justice. If you're not playing every day, you're not going to do justice with things. You talk about it, it sounds good, but in reality, it's not that easy to do," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Sunday. Camargo is currently considered the favorite to win the big-league job.

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