Austin Riley

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  1. booth

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    Just want to give a mention to this Atlanta Braves prospect Austin Riley. He is a 6'3" 220lb third baseman for the Braves AAA team. He recently hit a 492 ft. home run against the Charlotte Knights. Has hit 20 hr in each season in the minors. He is 22 yrs old.
     
  2. Bucky

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    Thanks for the heads up! Looks like an intriguing prospect.
     
  3. booth

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    Riley made his major league debut Wednesday night and hit a monster 434 ft hr. Last night he went 3 for 4 with a rbi.
     
  4. Carolina Speed

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    booth, thanks for starting this thread on Riley. I was going to when he finally made his MLB debut. What a debut he had! He's one of the white prospects that got mired in the Braves
    farm system. He should have been called up sooner, but he's still just 22.
    The Braves are certainly a team to pull for as well..
    Swanson, SS
    Freeman, 1B
    Donaldson, 3B
    Markakis, RF
    Riley, LF
    Flowers, C
    Looking forward to watching Riley as his career blossoms.
     
  5. Carolina Speed

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    Riley continues to impress! Tying HR and winning hit in the Braves win over San Francisco in 13 innings. Riley was 3-6, 3 RBI, and a run scored.
    Riley's HR was his 5th in just 9 MLB games. He is hitting .389.
     
  6. Bucky

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    Wow solid lineup for how black Atlanta (the city) is!
     
  7. Carolina Speed

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    Riley a HR last night and a Grand Slam tonight for the Braves. Seven homeruns in his first 14 games!
     
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    Excellent development. Riley is up there with Pete Alonso and Austin Meadows as my favorite rookies / young players in baseball.
     

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