Austin Riley

by MKhanal 30 Sep,2019
Austin Riley
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 2 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Father Mike Riley
  • Mother Elisa Riley
  • Birth Name Michael Austin Riley
  • Net Worth $2 Million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Memphis, Tennessee
  • Salary $3,950,000
  • Married to Anna Riley
  • Famous Name Austin Riley
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession MLB Player
  • Currently Club Atlanta Braves

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 April 2, 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 a white racial background.

Austin Riley Net Worth in 2022; What is his Annual Salary?

As of 2022, Riley's net worth is over $2 million. The major source of his income is his MLB career. He is currently under a $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 was $411,792 in 2019.

In 2015, he earned $1,600,000 as a 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, roosters in the majors start at $545,000 per annum, and pay goes up, thanks to the MLB Players Association.

Married To Anna Riley; How is their Marital Relationship?

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

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

On November 28, 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 proposing to Anna for marriage SOURCE: the knot

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

Austin kissing Anna at their wedding SOURCE: Instagram @austin_riley8

On November 3, 2018, the couple tied the knot at Hernando United Methodist Church at 1890 Mt Pleasant Rd, Hernando, MS 38632. In October 2021, Austin and his wife, Anna announced about expecting their first child together. In April 2022, The duo welcomed a baby boy, Eason Michael Riley. 

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 and hit a home run off Michael Wacha. His famous teammates include Mike Soroka, Ender Inciarte, and Freddie Freeman.  Riley earned the NL Rookie of the Month Award for May 2019, despite only playing in 15 games. In August, Riley injured his right knee and was placed on the 10-day injured list. In 2019 with the Braves he batted .226/.279/.471 with 18 home runs and 49 RBIs in 274 at-bats. 

In 2020, Austin batted .239/.301/.415 with 8 home runs and 27 RBIs in 188 at-bats. His six errors were the third-most among NL's third basemen. Riley helped the team back to the top of the NL East. In the following season in 2021, The player finished the 2021 season hitting .303 with 33 home runs (10th in the NL), and 107 RBIs (2nd). He became an integral member of the 2021 World Series winning team which earned him the World Series ring. 

Austin won the Silver Slugger Awards for the season and sought to earn $4.25 million, and was instead awarded $3.95 million. In July 2021, Riley earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career and was added to the MLB All-Star Team. 

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