No. 2 Best Atlanta Braves Bat Since All-Star Break
Austin Riley has been on a tear. Since the All-Star Break, he is tied for the league-lead in home runs with teammate Matt Olson. Both guys have 11 round-trippers since the All-Star vacation.
We all know about Matt Olson's recent 11-game RBI streak. If you ask any Braves fan who they would guess has the most RBI since the break, I'm sure Matt Olson would be the easy answer. However, Riley is just one behind Olson with 28!
Riley has a sick slash line of .333/.381/.735 since the break. If you don't want to whip out the old calculator, that's a 1.116 OPS (7th-best in MLB).
His isolated power is .402, which is 3rd-best in MLB. He leads the Atlanta Braves in hard-hit percentage since the All-Star break with 51.3% of his batted balls registering in over 95 mph.
That hard-hit rate is good for the best in the entire National League. It's just a tenth of a percentage point behind MLB leader, MJ Melendez and his 51.4%. Riley is also a tenth of a point better than Ronald Acuna Jr.'s 51.2% hard-hit rate. That's fun.
Would you believe that Riley's infield-hit percentage is the best on the team since the break? He's a little better than Harris and Acuna. It's a small sample size, but it's still fun.
I hope you are having as much fun as I am.