• Full name Riley Mahan
  • Born 12/31/1995 in Milford, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Kentucky
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2017 (signed for $525,000).
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    A shortstop in 2016 who was over his head at the position, Mahan moved to second base for Kentucky this year and still looked over his head. He's a below-average defender at second thanks to poor hands, but he does a good job of going back on fly balls and he's an above-average runner, leading some scouts to see him as a potential solid-average corner outfielder. Mahan also has a plus arm that would play more consistently in the grass. There's less concern about how well he will hit. Mahan has shown the ability to line balls to the gaps but also clear the fence with consistency thanks to bat speed and natural loft to his swing. He projects as at least an average hitter and he has average raw power. He finished the regular second second in the Southeastern Conference in total bases and third in on-base-plus-slugging. Mahan does get overaggressive at times and racks up some strikeouts; he had a 17.6% strikeout rate entering the postseason.

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Career Transactions

  • Richmond Flying Squirrels released 2B Riley Mahan.
  • 2B Riley Mahan assigned to San Francisco Giants.
  • 2B Riley Mahan roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.

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