2023 Player Outlook
All Austin Riley has spent the last two years doing is proving that he’s the next long-term answer at the hot corner for Atlanta. Between 2021-22 he’s slashed .288/.358/.529 with 71 homers, 181 runs, 200 RBI, and two steals. How good was that? He’s one of just 12 hitters to have at least 180 and 200 in either combo of runs and RBI. Unlike standard run-producers and power hitters — his 71 homers tie him for seventh in MLB over the last two years — his slash line is a boost too. The .288 AVG is fourth among players with at least 70 homers with just Aaron Judge, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Yordan Alvarez being better. He’s slated to hit either 3rd or 4th in the Braves lineup this year which is a prime spot and should keep him being an elite bat in all fantasy baseball formats with him likely hitting for .280 with 35 homers, 95 runs, and 105 RBI or so.