3B - ATL
Austin Riley went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored in Sunday's 11-4 victory over the Phillies.
The third baseman has been a consistent power threat for Atlanta this season, hitting his 10th home run of the year and driving in his 28th and 29th runs. Despite striking out once in the game, Riley's 0.267 batting average and 0.347 wOBA on the season suggest he's been a valuable contributor to the Braves' offense.
Austin Riley went 2-for-5 with three RBI, including a pair of long balls, as he helped lead the Braves to victory on Thursday night.
The 26-year-old has been a consistent power threat this season, as he now has nine home runs to go along with 26 RBI through 50 games played. While his strikeout rate remains a concern, Riley's power production has helped make up for it and he should continue to be a valuable asset in fantasy leagues that reward power hitters.
Riley had a solid outing at the plate, collecting two hits in four at-bats, but was unable to drive in any runs as the Braves fell to the Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.
Despite the loss, Riley has been a consistent contributor for the Braves this season, posting a .247 batting average with six home runs and 18 RBI through 40 games played. While his strikeout rate remains high at 0.277, he has shown improvement in his walk rate at 0.113 and has a respectable 0.323 wOBA and 0.317 BABIP to date. This isn't the production that fantasy managers who drafted Rile were hoping for, however.
Austin Riley went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI during Atlanta's win over Miami on Wednesday.
Riley got on the board with a blast in the fifth inning to score Matt Olson and top the Braves up to 13-4. He's got off to a relatively slow start this year batting .239/.331/.427 with six home runs and 18 RBI across 117 at-bats. Look for Riley to heat up as the summer rolls along.
Austin Riley went 1-for-3 with a home run, three runs and two RBI during Atlanta's win over Miami on Monday.
Riley put the Braves ahead 8-0 on a sixth-inning blast off of Marlins reliever Sean Nolin. He also crossed home plate three times, on a night when the Braves hit five home runs. Riley has been solid to start the season, producing a .271/.373/.482 slash line with five home runs and 14 RBI through 23 games. He's still a top-5 third baseman and will likely pick up the pace going forward.