Austin Riley Biography

( 1997 - )
September 30, 2019
First published on:September 30, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Austin Riley

Date of Birth: 1997, April 2
Age: 22 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Michael Austin Riley
Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee
Famous Name Austin Riley
Father Mike Riley
Mother Elisa Riley
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Salary $555,000
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession MLB Player
Currently Working For Atlanta Braves
Currently Married Yes
Married to Anna Riley

Michael Austin Riley a.k.a. Austin Riley is a professional third baseman and outfielder currently playing for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was picked in the first round, with the 41st overall selection by the Atlanta Braves straight out of DeSoto Central High School in Southaven, Mississippi. Though he committed to play for the Mississippi State University, he chose to sign with the Braves for $1.6 million.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Austin Riley was born on 2nd April 1997, as the eldest son to parents Mike and Elisa Riley. His star sign is Aries. Further, he holds an American nationality and belongs to the white racial background.

Net Worth: $1.5 Million

As of 2019, Riley's net worth is over $1.5 million. The major source of his income is his MLB career. 

He is currently under $555,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves. As per the deal, the newly MLB player will earn a base salary of $555,000, while carrying a total salary of $555,000. Riley's adjusted salary with the Atlanta Braves is $411,792 in 2019 season.

In 2015, he earned $1,600,000 as signing bonus from the team. Hence his entire MLB career is reported $2,155,000. 

Austin Riley SOURCE: Beyond the Box Score

Earlier, he played for seasons playing for minor leagues such as Gulf Coast Braves, Danville Braves, Florida Fire Frogs, Mississippi Braves, and Peoria Javelinas among others. According to the source, rooster in the majors start at $545,000 per annum, and pay goes up from there, thanks to the MLB Players Association.

Married To Anna Riley

Austin and Anna first met at high school, but they never talked to each other. After his freshman year, he came home for the summer break and to attend his sister wedding where their love story began. The duo started dating since 2015 and is inseparable since then. 

Austin and Anna at Austin's sister wedding SOURCE: Instagram @austin_riley8

On 28th November 2017, Austin and Anna went for a date night after a long season apart. On the way to eat, the baseball pitcher got a call that he needed to meet up with someone on the way.  So, the couple pulled into the parking lot by the river, and Austin asked if Anna wanted to walk around while they waited.

Austin Riley and Anna SOURCE: theknot

As they walked around, he kept inching towards the river. Suddenly, he came to a complete stop and turned towards her and knelt on one knee! Of course, the answer was YES!

Austin wed Anna SOURCE: Instagram @austin_riley8

On November 3, 2018, the couple tied the knot at Hernando United Methodist Church in 1890 Mt Pleasant Rd, Hernando, MS 38632. 

Career

In the 2015 MLB draft, he was picked in the first round, with the 41st overall selection, by the Atlanta Braves. That season, he made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Braves. Further, he went on to play for various minor league teams.

Austin's MLB Debut

In May 2019, he made his MLB debut in his second at-bat, hit a home run off Michael Wacha. His famous teammates include Mike Soroka, Ender Inciarte, and Freddie Freeman.


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