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Austin Riley

Austin Riley

3B,LF - ATL

Age: 23Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #122
Best / Worst #97 / #179
ADP #221

Ownership

 
Yahoo
68%
 
ESPN
68%

Eligibility

Yahoo 3B,LF
ESPN 3B
CBS 3B
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Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.

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Austin Riley expected to begin 2021 at third base

Austin Riley is expected to begin the 2021 season at third base, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Fantasy Impact

Morosi added that the Braves are more focused on adding a left fielder than they are a third baseman so that would give Riley the opportunity to begin the year at the hot corner. He started 45 games at third base last year but got some run in left field and third base as well. Riley isn't known for his defense but Atlanta must feel comfortable enough having him start the year at third.

Jon Mathisen7 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#192#146#30423
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Dynasty #215#183#2533
Projections
(2021 Season)
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Projections (2021 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
5016912324226814115411.248.303.461.764
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2019ATL8027441621111849161080.226.279.471.750.293
2020ATL5118824457182716490.239.301.415.716.280
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Fri, Sep 25vs. BOS-4010000210.250.500.750
Tue, Sep 22vs. MIA-4010001010.250.250.500
Mon, Sep 21vs. MIA-4011002010.250.250.750
Sun, Sep 20@ NYM-4000000030.000.000.000
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ PHI3:05pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ PHI4:05pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ PHI1:05pm
Mon, Apr 5th@ WSH4:05pm
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