2019 Player Profile: Austin Riley

2019 Player Profile: Austin Riley

Austin Riley was a first-round draft pick out of high school in 2015 by the Braves. Pretty much all he has done since being drafted is hit. There is massive power in his bat, though there is also a lot of swing and miss to his game. Still, with an open spot on the roster, the Braves have made the decision to call up the young slugger to see what he’s got. Here’s a report on what he has to offer in the fantasy game.

22 years old

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 6’3”, 220 lbs.

Position: Third Base (Fake Outfielder)

THE NUMBERS

 


THE SKILLS

From the preseason rookie report.

A strapping, 6’3”, 220 lbs., Austin is pretty much a prototypical third base prospect. His overall offensive game includes power, and he brings a bit more athleticism than one would think at first glance. However, his contactability is poor, to say the least. Last season he struck out 129 times in 408 ...

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