J.T. Riddle

Position: SS
Born: 10/12/91
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Hit a combined .276 in 116 games between Jacksonville (Double-A) and New Orleans (Triple-A) with four home runs, 53 RBIs and six stolen bases.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from New Orleans April 9 when SS Adeiny Echavarria was placed on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 04/11/17

Debut Details
April 11, in an 8-4 win over the Braves. The starting shortstop, he batted seventh and went 0-for-4. In the first inning, with two outs and two on, he flew out to left field. In the third inning, with two outs, he lined out to left. In the sixth inning, he led off the frame against right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler, striking out swinging. In the eighth inning, he grounded to first with two outs.

Player Notes
Riddle, whose given name is Joshua Travis, was drafted out of the University of Kentucky and is a versatile infielder who could play second, third or shortstop. Officially moved from third base to shortstop, his plus arm, soft hands, quick feet and good range make him an ideal utility candidate. He doesn't boast a whole lot of power or speed but has a solid enough bat. In 2015 at Jacksonville he hit .283 with five home runs, 29 RBIs, seven steals and 12 doubles after skipping High A, batting .280 with nine home runs and 60 RBIs at Greensboro (Class A) in 2014.