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Nick Senzel

#15 | 3B/3B/2B
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Nick Senzel
Name: Nicholas Peter Senzel
Born: Jun 29, 1995 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Farragut HS, Knoxville
College: Tennessee
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (2nd overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2016 (signed for $6,200,000)
Senzel comes from a lauded 2013 Tennessee high school class that included fellow top prospects Jordan Sheffield and Will Craig. Senzel played at the powerhouse program at Farragut High alongside Kyle Serrano, but he was not drafted out of high school. Senzel showed solid tools at the East Coast Pro showcase prior to his senior year, but was not a high priority player for scouts to evaluate in high school. After two years at Tennessee, Senzel's stock exploded last summer when he was the MVP of the Cape Cod League. His carrying tool is his righthanded bat. Senzel is a patient hitter with a mature approach and a swing that's geared up for line drives. He makes consistent hard contact in games and in batting practice. Senzel shows the ability to drive the ball with authority to the opposite field or to his pull-side gap. He hits more for doubles than home runs at this point, but he can show raw power in batting practice when he's asked to, leading some evaluators to believe that he will develop more game power as he continues to mature. This spring, Senzel has shown significantly improved defense in the infield, shifting to shortstop later in the season from third base. He reacts quickly and shows solid first-step quickness. Senzel has average arm strength and projects to stay in the left side of the infield. He runs well, with average speed down the line, but he has good baserunning instincts, allowing his speed to play even better.
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