Young Braves prospect Austin Riley launched his first career home run on Wednesday night, and boy, was it a blast. Welcome to the major leagues, kid! You got a monster dinger in ya?
austin riley just hit a mammoth homer for his first major-league home run pic.twitter.com/jkz2WKKl0c— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) May 16, 2019
Hours after receiving the call to come up to the bigs, Riley is already showing he has major league pop.
In the minors, Riley certainly showed a lot of power. In his first 37 games this season with Triple-A Gwinnett, Riley had 15 homers with an OPS of 1.057. He simply couldn't be kept in the minors any longer; the Ender Inciarte injury was the ultimate catalyst to his debut, but you know he had to be here soon, regardless.
And the move is already paying monster dividends.
Braves fans certainly have a lot to look forward to with this kid.