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Nick Senzel

Born: 06/29/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
Body: Average height; strong, sturdy build; boxy, muscular look; physical similarity to Brett Lawrie

Swing: Wide, square base, crouch at the knees; strong, high handset with wrapped bat; quiet head and hands through load and trigger, balanced, quick, short, efficient into the zone, sweet right-handed stroke
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 09/26/2016
Dates Seen July 2016
Affiliate Dayton Dragons (, Reds)
Makeup

Breezed through low minors and didn't seem challenged there

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 Low 60 55: Above-Average Regular Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Short, fluid, balanced path to the ball; hard contact, ability to spray line drives or open up and get to his power; simple, quiet trigger allows him to stay back on breaking stuff, commits late, able to spoil good pitches, limited holes in swing; potential plus tool
Power 60 Doubles and over-fence power, best game power to pull-side; situational awareness, will expand swing and get aggressive with pull-side lift in appropriate counts; raw will play to full utility in-game
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average athleticism and straight-away speed; stolen bases not a huge part of his game, not a liability on the bases
Glove 50 Average defender at third, instinctual player; average first-step, moderate range, reliable hands; competent corner infield glove who could likely slide in at 2B to get his bat in the lineup
Arm 55 Solid-average arm across the infield; clean transfer and footwork, accurate with carry, looks the part finishing plays with his arm from third base.
Overall

Ceiling: First-division infielder, able to hit for plus average and power.

Realistic: Lack of jaw-dropping carrying tool, well-rounded tool set doesn't play into consistent top-of-the-league production; high-floor player, safe bet to develop into an above-average regular.

SUMMARY: Polished college bat was best in class; potential impact cornerstone piece and long-term big leaguer. Middle-of-the-order offensive upside for average and power; average glove with a solid arm; best position is third base, versatility to second.

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