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27 Austin Riley 3B

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June 13, 2021 05:40 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Snaps skid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-4 win over Miami.

The third baseman entered Sunday 0-for-16 over his last four games. He snapped the skid with a two-RBI single in the first inning to get Atlanta on the board. Riley added a solo shot in the third for his 12th homer of the year. The 24-year-old is slashing .299/.384/.517 with 30 RBI and 34 runs scored across 244 plate appearances in a breakout season. He's had some streaky moments, but there's been more good than bad through 62 games.

June 10, 2021 04:20 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Blasts 11th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI double during Tuesday's 9-5 win over the Phillies.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring Tuesday with an RBI double during the first inning, and he also knotted the game at 5-5 with a solo shot in the eighth. Riley has a .352/.419/.703 slash line with eight home runs, eight doubles, 20 RBI and 16 runs in his past 25 games.

June 6, 2021 09:48 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Sits amid hot streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Ehire Adrianza will step in at third base to replace Riley, who is getting a breather for the first time since April 16. The 24-year-old has overcome a slow start to the season to emerge as the driving force of the Atlanta offense over the past three weeks. Since a four-strikeout game May 15 in Milwaukee, Riley is slashing .355/.400/.774 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and 14 runs over a stretch of 17 contests.

May 27, 2021 07:48 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Power surge continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Red Sox.

It almost seems a bit disappointing these days when Riley only hits one homer in a game. The 24-year-old has gone yard seven times in the last nine contests while chipping in four doubles as well, giving him a mammoth .394/.417/1.152 slash line over that stretch with 12 RBI. It is worth nothing that also has a 1:14 BB:K over that stretch, a reminder that he may not have solved his contact issues despite this blistering hot streak.

May 24, 2021 06:44 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Stays hot with two more homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Sunday's 7-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Riley has been on an absolute tear during his eight-game hitting streak, going 14-for-28 (.500) with six homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored in that span. The third baseman's surge has seen him raise his OPS from .769 to .963 in the last week. He's added nine homers, 21 RBI and 27 runs scored across 181 plate appearances this season.

May 22, 2021 12:04 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Goes yard twice Friday
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Riley went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 20-1 rout of the Pirates.

The third baseman led the charge as Atlanta racked up seven homers and 14 extra-base hits while putting at least one run on the board in every inning except the third. Riley is hitting .324 (22-for-68) in May and has gone deep four times in the last five games, pushing his slash line on the season to an impressive .310/.410/.503 with seven home runs and 15 RBI through 45 contests.

May 17, 2021 11:48 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Provides only offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Mets.

Riley gave his team a spark in the eighth inning with a solo home run to right, but it would be the only run Atlanta would muster all night. His homer Monday marked his first since April 28 and his fourth on the season through 41 games.

May 17, 2021 06:56 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Reaches base five times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 2-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Brewers.

Riley reached base in all five plate appearances Sunday. He came around to score following a walk in the seventh inning. The 24-year-old raised his slash line to an impressive .291/.405/.394 through 153 plate appearances. It was hit fourth multi-hit performance of the month.

May 13, 2021 09:56 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Receives rare off day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Riley will exit the lineup for the first time since April 16, breaking a streak of 22 consecutive starts. Ehire Adrianza will step in at the hot corner as a replacement for Riley, who will put a four-game hit streak on hold as he heads to the bench.

May 4, 2021 12:40 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Perfect day at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 4-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's 7-2 loss to Toronto.

The Braves offense couldn't get much going Sunday, but Riley managed to knock four singles during the loss. It was his third multi-hit game over his last five appearances and second time with four hits during that span. The 24-year-old is slashing .329/.431/.459 with16 runs scored through 102 plate appearances.

April 29, 2021 01:36 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Big power display Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 4-for-5 with a double, a two-run homer and a second run scored in Wednesday's 10-0 rout of the Cubs.

The third baseman was at the forefront of the charge for Atlanta, taking Kyle Hendricks deep in the first inning. Riley is suddenly red hot, hitting .462 (12-for-26) over his last nine games with all three of his homers on the season. Perhaps most impressively, he has a strong 6:6 BB:K over that stretch. If the 24-year-old continues to control the strike zone, a breakout campaign should follow.

April 24, 2021 01:08 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Launches second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

He got Atlanta on the board by taking Luke Weaver deep in the second inning. Riley has been very streaky in his brief career and it looks like he's about to go on a tear, as he's homered in consecutive games -- his only two HR of the year so far -- while reaching base in six straight, going 6-for-13 with an extremely impressive 7:2 BB:K over that stretch.

April 22, 2021 02:24 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Scores three times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, three runs scored and two walks in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Riley began the season in dreadful fashion, managing only eight hits -- all singles -- through his first 50 plate appearances. However, he's showed signs of rounding into form in his last three games, with Wednesday's performance highlighted by his first homer of the season. In that three-game span, Riley has also collected five hits in 11 at-bats while scoring five runs.

April 19, 2021 09:52 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Scores twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley went 2-for-3 with two runs scored Sunday in Atlanta's 13-4 win over the Cubs.

Riley reached base four times on the night, as he was plunked by pitches twice in addition to providing a pair of singles. While Sunday's game was one of Riley's better performances of the season, his lack of power production continues to frustrate fantasy managers. He has yet to record an extra-base hit in 56 plate appearances on the campaign.

April 17, 2021 02:16 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

Riley started the first 10 games of the season at the hot corner but now finds himself on the bench for the second time in four games. His .190/.261/.190 line through his first 46 plate appearances isn't exactly deserving of everyday at-bats. Ehire Adrianza gets the nod at third base in his absence.

April 13, 2021 03:00 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Sits for first time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley will sit for the first time this season Tuesday against the Marlins.

After showing promise but generally failing to produce at a high level over his first two seasons, the young third baseman has been given every opportunity to prove himself this year. He started each of Atlanta's first 10 games at third base but has gotten off to a very slow start, hitting .188/.278/.188. Ehire Adrianza will get the nod at the hot corner Tuesday.

March 25, 2021 01:36 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Power on display Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley launched his first two home runs of the spring in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, with the shots having exit velocities of 107.7 mph and 106.4 mph, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Both blasts came off JT Brubaker, who gave up only one other hit in the game. Riley got the start in right field but will be Atlanta's starting third baseman Opening Day, and the 23-year-old appears to be finding his power stroke at the right time. Riley has a lackluster .232/.288/.448 slash line and 31.2 percent strikeout rate through his first 131 big-league games, but his 26 homers and 76 RBI provide a glimpse of his upside if he can learn to make more consistent contact.

March 15, 2021 12:04 PM
Braves' Austin Riley: Clears protocol, should play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley has cleared all COVID-19-related protocols and is scheduled to rejoin Atlanta's Grapefruit League lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Manager Brian Snitker said earlier Monday that Riley would likely be away from the team for a few days, but the skipper wouldn't go into specifics about why the 24-year-old was going to miss time. As suspected, O'Brien's report confirms that Riley's absence was related to COVID-19 protocols, but he apparently won't be forced to quarantine even while he remains out of the lineup for the next two days. Riley took batting practice with the team prior to Monday's game against the Twins, so he should be ready to play Wednesday when eligible to do so.

March 15, 2021 09:52 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Leaves camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Monday that Riley would be away from the team for at least a couple days due to an unspecified reason, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. "I had him in [the Grapefruit League lineup] 'til [Monday]. Due to an unforeseen circumstance that I really can't talk about, he's not going to be able to go," Snitker said of Riley.

Snitker's comments suggest that Riley's absence is likely related to COVID-19 protocols, though it doesn't necessarily mean that the 23-year-old has tested positive for the virus. In any case, Riley looks like he'll be away from the team until at least the middle of the week, but assuming his absence doesn't last too beyond that, his availability for the start of the season shouldn't be in much peril. Riley is projected to serve as the Atlanta's everyday third baseman in 2021.

February 26, 2021 10:44 AM
Braves' Austin Riley: Admits quad was issue down stretch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Riley admitted that the quadriceps strain that cost him the final two games of the 2020 regular season had been bothering him much longer than that, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. "I hate making excuses any time, but I definitely was feeling it," said Riley.

The third baseman posted a .609 OPS over his final 18 games in the regular season and then a .489 OPS in the playoffs while playing at less than 100 percent. Atlanta is hoping Riley can take a big step forward in what will be his first full season in the majors after he managed a .232/.288/.448 line with 16 homers and a 31.2 percent strikeout rate through his first 131 big-league games, and knowing that last year's season-ending slump was at least partly due to injury offers some reassurance that the league simply hasn't figured him out at the plate.

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