Atlanta Braves infielder Austin Riley bats against the Cincinnati Reds in a MLB preseason baseball game on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Braves prospect Austin Riley named International League Batter of the Week

Gwinnett Stripers’ Austin Riley was named the International League Batter of the Week for May 6-12, the league announced Monday.

For the week, the Braves prospect batted .296 (8-for-27) with four home runs, a double, eight RBIs and seven runs scored. Riley also had a .778 slugging percentage. He had his fourth multi-homer game of the season on May 8 with two blasts against Buffalo. He is playing third base and recently left field for the Stipers.

Riley is batting .300 (42-for-140) in 36 games during his second season with Gwinnett. As of Monday, he leads the International League in home runs (14), runs (31), RBIs (35), extra-base hits (24) and total bases (94). He ranks in the league’s top 10 in slugging percentage (2nd, .671), OPS (3rd, 1.047), hits (4th, 42), and doubles (T-6th, 10). He has homered 12 times in his last 17 games since April 25 and ranks third in the IL in batting in that span (.400, 26-for-65, 21 runs, 26 RBIs, 1.046 slugging percentage, 1.526 OPS).

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