Austing Riley Named NL Rookie of the Month

Austing Riley Named NL Rookie of the Month


The Atlanta Braves congratulate Austin Riley on being named National League Rookie of the Month for May!

FILE – Atlanta Braves Austin Riley (90) during an instructional league game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 30, 2015 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. (Mike Janes/Four Seam Images via AP)

Riley homered Saturday to join Rhys Hoskins (2017), Trevor Story (2016) and Carlos Delgado (1994) as the fourth player in Major League history to go deep at least eight times in his first 16 career games. Riley’s first 15 games in May included seven home runs, two doubles and 20 RBIs as he slashed .356/.397/.746.