Joshua Travis Riddle...in three years at the University of Kentucky, batted .283 with 28 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 83 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 168 games…compiled a streak of 358.1 consecutive errorless innings from 2012-13 while making 121 consecutive starts at second base and shortstop…named Kentucky High School Mr. Baseball in 2010 after leading Western Hills (KY) High School to its first district title in 15 years.
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).