Austin Riley, a non-roster invitee with the Braves this spring, turned 21 on April 2. Baseball America rates him baseball’s No. 54 prospect and FanGraphs lists him at No. 55. The Braves drafted Riley in the first round in 2015 (41st overall) out of DeSoto Central HS in Southaven, Miss. Riley hit 20 homers in 484 at-bats last season. He hit 20 homers (495 ABs) in 2016 and 12 homers (217 ABs) in 2015. Riley made his Triple-A debut with the Gwinnett Stripers in May 2018.

Gwinnett Stripers finish season above .500 for first time since 2015

The Gwinnett Stripers ended the season Monday with a 6-1 loss to the Charlotte Knights at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, to finish above .500 for the first time since 2015.

Gwinnett left-hander Corbin Clouse got the start for Gwinnett, allowing three hits with a strikeout after three scoreless innings.

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Arodys Vizcaino and Jose Ramirez, both on rehab assignments from Atlanta, threw successive scoreless innings. Kelvin Vasquez made his Triple-A debut in the sixth, throwing eight of nine pitches for strikes with one punch-out in a scoreless inning.

Lefty Phil Pfeifer was tagged for four runs and three walks in 2/3 innings for the loss.

Braves prospect Austin Riley finished his campaign with a 2-for-4 effort, bringing his season batting average to .282 with the Stripers and .294 overall between Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi. He ended with 19 total home runs, falling one short of making it three consecutive 20-homer seasons.

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The Stripers, 70-69, finished second to the Durham Bulls in the International League South.

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