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Birth Date4-2-1997
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age21 years, 3 months, 19 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2015 BRA Rk 30 121 .263 .227 .301 .317 .237 .312 116 0.4 3.7 -0.1 2.5 0.3 4.2 0.7 4.2 0.7
2015 DNV Rk 30 131 .356 .263 .331 .384 .267 .430 98 14.3 4.0 0.5 -3.0 -0.5 18.2 1.5 18.2 1.5
2016 ROM A 129 543 .299 .251 .313 .376 .265 .341 100 20.7 14.4 1.3 3.1 -2.6 33.9 4.1 33.9 4.1
2017 BRV A+ 81 339 .268 .246 .316 .360 .254 .289 102 2.8 9.4 1.2 -2.5 -0.4 12.9 1.1 12.9 1.1
2017 MIS AA 48 203 .330 .243 .313 .367 .253 .393 95 14.3 5.5 0.8 -1.6 -0.5 20.1 2.0 20.1 2.0
2017 PER Wnt 17 77 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 MIS AA 27 109 .386 .242 .319 .374 .258 .415 95 14.8 3.2 0.4 0.9 1.0 19.4 2.1 19.4 2.1
2018 GWN AAA 35 156 .287 .264 .328 .412 .262 .427 101 4.6 4.6 0.4 1.9 -0.7 8.9 1.1 8.9 1.1
2018 BRA Rk 6 22 .323 .247 .324 .371 .250 .364 100 1.7 0.7 0 0.0 0.2 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 BRA Rk 121 18 27 5 0 7 21 12 37 2 1 .255 .331 .500 .245 .263 4.2 2.5 0.7
2015 DNV Rk 131 18 39 9 1 5 19 14 28 0 1 .351 .443 .586 .234 .356 18.2 -3.0 1.5
2016 ROM A 543 68 134 39 2 20 80 39 147 3 3 .271 .324 .479 .208 .299 33.9 3.1 4.1
2017 BRV A+ 339 43 77 10 1 12 47 23 74 0 2 .252 .310 .408 .157 .268 12.9 -2.5 1.1
2017 MIS AA 203 28 56 9 1 8 27 20 50 2 0 .315 .389 .511 .197 .330 20.1 -1.6 2.0
2017 PER Wnt 77 11 21 5 1 6 18 4 21 1 1 .300 .364 .657 .357 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 GWN AAA 156 14 42 6 0 4 23 14 48 1 0 .302 .365 .432 .129 .287 8.9 1.9 1.1
2018 MIS AA 109 17 33 10 3 6 20 8 28 0 0 .333 .394 .677 .343 .386 19.4 0.9 2.1
2018 BRA Rk 22 3 5 3 0 1 3 3 6 0 0 .278 .409 .611 .333 .323 2.6 0.0 0.2

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you expand on the Austin Riley writeup? The "an advanced approach with good awareness of the strike zone" confuses me. I'm admittedly scouting the stats only, but his massive K rates don't scream advanced approach to me.
(Greg from GA)
It's swing and miss in the zone more than chasing basically. We can debate which is worse. I've basically held the line on Riley for two years with my staff yelling at me to stuff him, but I finally gave in. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I really appreciate what Hudson Potts has done. It's early,but what do we have there? Another Austin Riley, mixed opinions, prove everyone wrong kind of emergence?
(Yonnie from Calligonnie)
I like that were alternate Hudson Potts weeks. One week it is "he's actually overrated, right?" the next it's "He's a breakout Austin Riley type, right?"

Wilson ten packed him this week and thought the glove was ahead of the bat, but the bat had potential given his age relative to competition. And the glove was really good,

As for the bat:

"Heíll wear his 19 years and sometimes fall prey to executed sequencing out of the zone, but thereís also some foundational command of the zone. Thereís natural strength, and thereís a lot of untapped potential to apply it more effectively in the pursuit of loft and distance." (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Austin Riley be ranked high? I was excited until he got hurt.
(Edith from Barcelona)
Yes, I have finally been won over. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Biggest prospect on the rise in rankings this year?
(Max from Boston)
Based on our sketched out midseason 50 tiers, The Jesus Lizard (mostly because I was a coward and didn't push him hard last offseason), Jo Adell, Keston Hiura, Austin Riley, Lazarito, Griffin Canning (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Who are a few prospects primed to rise up the prospect rankings. I‚Äôm thinking Luzardo and Luis robert are a few. Thoughts on them and any others in that category?
(Robert from California)
Have a few variations of this question in the queue, and Bret and I talked about this very topic on this week's TINO, which should be out today/tomorrow, in the context of Jeffrey's article on updating the 101 (or, why we don't do that: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/40025/view-from-behind-backstop-straight-at-101-brendan-rodgers/):

Luzardo would definitely get a bump. We liked him a bunch coming into the season and between the list locking in December and publishing in February, we discussed how we'd have liked to have been more aggressive with him. Robert probably too, though the thumb injury is a downer, and I don't know that he'd fly intensely higher. Austin Riley, Alex Kirilloff re-establishing value, Luis Alexander Basabe (healthy knees again). I mentioned Jo Adell earlier. Those are the types of names that'd get a solid boost/be considered for the list now, at this point. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)While you don't want to read too much into the first few weeks, is it fair to wonder if BP was a little too low on Austin Riley?
(Tim from GA)
To be fair, that's me more than BP. He certainly had his boosters internally. I've been slow to warm on the swing, but if he makes it work, he makes it work. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'll post the requisite Braves question(s). What kept Austin Riley and Max Fried off the list? How close was Pache? Why do you hate my TEAM?!?!?!
(Lawgiver from Kentucky)
Austin Riley has just never been my jam, although Javi loves him and Javi knows his shit. Fried looked better in the majors than the minors, but I'd like to see him put together a full healthy season of good pitching at some point. Pache is another guy that probably makes a 150, though I like him less than the industry generally. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are some players you are most looking forward to seeing this year?
(kcshankd from Cascadia)
Gee, a ton of them. I like seeing some of the lesser-regarded guys trying to find value. I am lucky in that I live midway between Daytona and Jacksonville so I can see the Double-A Southern League and the High-A Florida State League. The home teams have several guys Iím excited to see. Monte Harrison in Jax and Taylor Trammell and Jose Siri in Daytona. Iím hoping to get better looks at Eloy, Austin Riley, Zac Collins. Then there is always a Bravesí pitcher. This season is Kyle Wright. Too many to list... (Scott Delp)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)So how many prospects in the Braves system would be the top prospect in the Diamondbacks or Royals systems?
(Greg from ATL)
I think I can get to 12, past that it depends on how you feel about Austin Riley I guess. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone's high on the Braves system, but as a Braves fan, I'm confused. I don't see any pitchers with ace potential other than Newcomb, who can't throw strikes. I don't see any hitters who could hit 20+ homers. So what am I missing? Can a team win with a bunch of 10-15 homer guys in the lineup and a bunch of middle rotation guys in the rotation?
(Alex from Atlanta)
First of all, Dansby Swanson. Second of all, Austin Riley and Braxton Davidson absolutely could hit 20+ homers. Third of all, Dansby Swanson. Fourth of all, not a lot of ace guys, but a TON of middle of the rotation guys. Their depth is simply outstanding. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Austin Riley strikes out a ton and can't walk. Davidson isn't good. Even for young guys, their seasons look miserable. There is no power in the org.
(Alex from Atlanta)
Way too soon to make these kinds of statements. I just don't agree at all that there is no power in the organization. It's not its strength, but there's pop. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me your overall thoughts on the hitters in the Braves system? I obviously love the pitching, but I'm nervous about any future hitters besides Dansby and Albies.
(Alex from Georgia)
Really respect the guys running the show and the scouting department there in Atlanta. They understand that especially in the NL, pitching wins you games.

There's a reason they're targeting a 'college bat'--so they say--in this year's draft. It makes sense. The system is VERY pitching heavy, though I agree, Dansby is a damn stud.

There just isn't even a ton of guys to talk about here in terms of their hitters. Austin Riley had a great debut, but they strayed so far from where others had him (a pitcher), you have to say to yourself 'I want to see this in a full-season league, and over time.'

That said, I really trust their scouts. I trust the guys pulling the trigger, and it wouldn't shock me if we were all wrong about Riley and they were right. He's certainly hit and hit and hit to date.

That said, yes, they definitely need to add offense--and it wouldn't shock me to see them go as 'bat heavy' as they were 'pitching heavy' last year.

Can I get a Kolby Allard, though? Love that kid. Hope he stays healthy. (Adam McInturff)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)With our new prospects draft approaching, I need to make room for two MiLB spots. Which two get the axe? Adam Walker, Tyler Goeddel, Tyler White or Alex Blandino? If I had to guess, it'll be Benintendi and someone like Naylor or Austin Riley replacing them.
(Wally from LA)
Goeddel was taken in the Rule 5, so I'd probably hold him and see if he can stick. Blandino is the other keep here but I can't wait to see what Tyler White does this year. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us a couple prospects that you could see their stock blowing up this year? Robles and Espinoza aside
(Isaac from Akron)
Victor Robles blew up last year and he's my dude...Assuming you're looking for lower-level prospects with upside, not MLB-ready types, my favorites would have to be Francis Martes (Astros) and Brent Honeywell (Rays). Honeywell throws the screwball and so far nobody has been able to touch it. I also like Austin Riley (Braves). He's going to shoot up lists. If you're looking for the one big name prospect that I'm high on it's Nomar Mazara...I'm all in... (George Bissell)


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