There have been a lot of rookies in the MLB that have made an impact so far this season in some way. The Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel will be making his MLB debut on Friday night at home against the San Francisco Giants.
Senzel is 23 years old and he is also the five best prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com. Nick Senzel’s main position was third base when he got drafted second overall in 2016, but Cincinnati’s organization has also made him play second base and outfield. Senzel will most likely be playing in the outfield.
It is unknown where in the order where he will be beating. In only eight games with the Louisville Bats in Triple-A, his batting average was .257 with one home run and two RBI’s. Senzel didn’t steal any bases down in Triple-A this season. His on-base percentage is .316.
The Cincinnati Reds record so far this season is 13-18. They currently sit in last place in the NL Central standings and Cincinnati is seven games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
The Reds continue to go through a losing phase and with Senzel being called up, this might be the beginning of a different era for them because they have other prospects waiting in the wings in the minor leagues.
Next year could be when Cincinnati has more prospects called up. Outfielder Taylor Trammell, third baseman Jonathan India, right-handed pitcher Tony Santillan, catcher Tyler Stephenson, and outfielder Jose Siri will be some of the key names that could very well be called up to the big leagues next season.
Right-handed pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez could also very well be called up later in the season. Right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene was the number one overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft and he most likely won’t be up in the big leagues until 2021 or 2022. Greene has already dealt with some injury issues in the minors. He has the potential to be an ace in the big leagues one day.
Back to Nick Senzel, he has the potential to have a very nice MLB career. Senzel could be a .250-.320 hitter, 15-28 home runs a year hitter, and also a guy who drives in 75-80 runs a year also. He is a player who will rarely get on base and Nick Senzel also has a very good eye at the plate. He is also a very good fielder.