Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6'1" Weight: 205
Date of Birth: 9/30/1995
Residence: Alameda, Calif.
Previous Team: Sioux City Explorers
The 2021 season will mark Riley’s second season in pro ball. Riley made his professional debut with the Sioux City Explorer’s on August 24, 2019 against the Kansas City T-Bones. He appeared in three total games that season tossing four innings of shutout baseball, striking out two in the process. In the South Division Championship Series, he tossed two innings striking out three batters. He also recorded a scoreless inning in game one of the American Association Finals against St. Paul. Prior to the X’s the 6’1, 185 pound right hander played collegiately at Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, Idaho. In 2019, his senior season, he was the Warriors primary closer, collecting five saves over 15 appearances. He had a 2.55 ERA over 17.1 innings where he struck out 19 batters and was a part of their NAIA World Series team. In his two seasons at Lewis-Clark State Riley collected 10 saves and 41 strikeouts in 31 games. Before Lewis-Clark State, Riley had shown he was a more than capable bullpen arm at Reedley College in California. There the Alameda native notched 14 saves to earn All-State Reliever honors. He struck out 26 batters over 27.2 innings of work with a 3.25 ERA to also earn First-Team All League and First-Team All-Central Valley Conference honors.