Joshua Travis Riddle...2010 graduate of Western Hills High School in Frankfort, KY...named Kentucky High School Mr. Baseball in 2010 after leading his team to its first district title in 15 years... played three years at University of Kentucky...hit .283 with 28 doubles, nine homers, 83 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 168 games at UK...compiled a streak of 358.1 consecutive errorless innings from 2012-13 while making 121 straight starts at second base and shortstop.
Began season with Pittsburgh on 10-day Injured List with a right abdomen strain...Reinstated Aug. 5 and made his first appearance as the starting shortstop Aug. 6 vs. Minnesota (went 1-for-3)…Made first big league appearance/start in right field on Aug. 9 vs. Detroit...Made first four starts at four different positions; shortstop Aug. 6, right-field on Aug. 9, centerfield on Aug. 19 and third base Aug. 20...Made his first big league appearance/start at third base on Aug. 20 vs. Cleveland...Connected off David Phelps for first home run and only RBI on Aug. 28 at Milwaukee...Swiped first Major League base on Sept. 3 vs. Chicago-NL...Made first career appearance/start at second base on Sept. 15 at Cincinnati...Went 6-for-47 (.128) in last 16 games after hitting safely in three straight from Aug. 20-23...Made 11 appearances (10 starts) at third base, three appearances (2 starts) at shortstop, two starts each in left, center and right field, one start at second base and one appearance at first base (Sept. 9 vs. Chicago-AL).
Was a member of Miami's Opening Day roster...Connected off Kyle Freeland for his second career pinch-hit home run on Opening Day; 3/28 vs. Colorado...Went 5-for-32 (.156) in 15 big league games thru 4/15 before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on 4/16...Was recalled by Miami on 5/31..Made his first Major League appearance in center field on 6/2 at San Diego and his first start there on 6/4 at Milwaukee... Homered in back-to-back games on 6/22-23 and went deep four times over an eight game span from 6/22-28...Played in his final game with the Marlins on 7/17...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 7/18 with a right forearm strain...Played in two rehab games with Jupiter on 8/17-18 and two with New Orleans on 8/20-21...Was transferred to 60-day I.L. on 9/14...Was reinstated from the injured list on 11/1...Was designated for assignment on 12/2...Made 31 appearances (26 starts) in center field and 12 appearances (seven starts) at shortstop while playing with Miami; made each of his last 26 starts in center field...Went 4-for-12 (.333) as a pinch hitter.
Season debut delayed due to stint on disabled list for right shoulder tendinitis...Placed on DL on March 29; following four-game rehab assignment at Jupiter and Jacksonville (two games each), was recalled from rehab and assigned to Triple-A New Orleans...Made season debut on April 30 vs. Round Rock and went 3x4 with a double, home run, and two RBI..Batted .346 (28x81) in 21 games for Baby Cakes... Had six-game streak of multi-hit games from May 4-10; went 15x29 (.517) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, and 11 RBI, which included multi-RBI outings in first three games ..Recalled from New Orleans on May 26 and went 0x8 in first three games before going five-game hitting streak from May 29-June 2..Had season-long six-game hitting streaks from July 3-10 and August 17-23...Hit 19th inside-the-park homer in Club history on May 29 at San Diego; first of his career and first by a Marlin since J.T. Realmuto on August 25, 2017...Tied career high with three hits four times (June 28 vs. Arizona; July 4 vs. Tampa; July 8 and August 18, both at Washington)...Tied career high with four RBI on August 18 at Washington...Hit first career pinch-hit homer on August 22 vs. the Yankees...Set career highs with 102 games, 71 hits, nine homers, and 36 RBI...Hit final home run of season on September 11 at the Mets; had not played since Sept. 3 vs. Philadelphia due to left wrist soreness.
Began season with Triple-A New Orleans; appeared in three games (6x14) before being recalled on April 9 and making MLB debut on April 11 vs. Atlanta (0x4)...Recorded first career hit in second game (April 12 vs. Atlanta)...First career home run was walk-off two-run home run on April 16 vs. New York-NL, becoming third in Club history to do so (also, Robert Andino and Miguel Cabrera)...Optioned to New Orleans on April 19 and recalled on May 8...Placed on 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis on July 25, ending his season...Overall, appeared in 70 games with Miami over two stints, batting .250 (57x228) with 13 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 31 RBI...Opened career 2x21 (.095) in first 13 games...Had a hit in 37 of final 57 games played, batting .266 (55x207) ...Put together eight-game hitting streak from July 2-9, batting .419 (13x31) with two doubles and six RBI...Ranked 18th in hits (57) and 15th in RBI (31) and multi-hit games (16) among National League rookies...Was 16x51 (.314) with 26 RBI with runners in scoring position; average ranked third among NL rookies (min. 50 plate appearances).
Played primarily for Double-A Jacksonville (101 games) before joining Triple-A New Orleans for final 15 games of season...Set career highs in games played (116), hits (123), doubles (20), and walks (34); tied career high in triples (four)...Batted a combined .276 (123x445), good for third among qualified Marlins' minor leaguers...Produced career-best 25-game hitting streak (.370/37x100) from June 23-August 6, longest streak in Southern League in 2016...Reached base a season-high five times on July 8 at Biloxi, going 4x4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored...Hit a season-high .444 (24x54) in 14 July games, with six doubles, a home run, five RBI, and 12 runs scored...Was on seven-day disabled list (left hamstring strain) from July 10-26...Named Southern League Postseason All-Star after batting .338 (44x130) with eight doubles, a triple, a home run, 15 RBI, and three stolen bases in 34 second-half games before being promoted August 18 to Triple-A New Orleans...Had a 10-game hitting streak (.342/13x38) from August 20-31 and hit safely in 11 of first 12 games with NOLA (.326/15x46).