Nick Senzel
Nick Senzel
23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Cincinnati Reds
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Senzel has hit at least .305, notched an ISO of at least .171 and a wRC+ of at least 147 in every full-season league he's played in while never striking out more than 20.2% of the time. He exhibits five-category potential, stealing eight bases on 10 attempts in 44 games last year and grading out as an above-average runner. Unfortunately, vertigo was an issue for the second straight season -- he missed the final week of 2017 with the condition and it cost him most of May last year. He also missed the final two months of 2018 with a broken right index finger. There is little precedent for the vertigo issue, and it adds a small layer of risk to what would otherwise seem like a risk-free profile. Defensively, Senzel can play second base and third base, but worked in left field during instructs and may eventually debut in center field, given the Reds' offseason moves. He could retain multi-position eligibility in a handful of his early big-league seasons. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Reds in June of 2016 that includes a $6.2 million signing bonus.
Rejoins lineup Sunday
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June 23, 2019
Senzel (migraine) is starting in center field and batting fifth Sunday at Milwaukee.
ANALYSIS
Senzel was removed from Friday's game due to the migraine and was held out of the lineup Saturday, though he did make a pinch-hit appearance. The 23-year-old has a .325/.372/.700 slash line with four homers in his last 12 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
22
1
4
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
14
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .974 60 10 3 9 2 .339 .367 .607
Since 2017vs Right .752 138 19 5 14 4 .240 .312 .440
2019vs Left .974 60 10 3 9 2 .339 .367 .607
2019vs Right .752 138 19 5 14 4 .240 .312 .440
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .795 99 15 5 11 5 .258 .323 .472
Since 2017Away .844 99 14 3 12 1 .283 .333 .511
2019Home .795 99 15 5 11 5 .258 .323 .472
2019Away .844 99 14 3 12 1 .283 .333 .511
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nick Senzel compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
8.1%
 
K Rate
24.7%
 
BABIP
.328
 
ISO
.221
 
AVG
.271
 
OBP
.328
 
SLG
.492
 
OPS
.820
 
wOBA
.355
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
45.1%
 
Barrels/PA
7.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
A five-tool third baseman, Senzel has separated himself from the rest of the hitting prospects who went in the first round of the 2016 draft. His above-average speed makes him unique among corner-infield prospects, and in the second half of last year he started to tap into his plus raw power. Senzel hit 11 professional home runs in 130 pro games before being promoted to the Southern League, where he hit 10 long balls in just 57 games and led the league with a 184 wRC+, despite playing his home games in the pitcher-friendly ballpark in Pensacola. His season came to an odd conclusion when he was shut down in late August with symptoms of vertigo -- a condition worth tracking as spring training begins. Assuming everything checks out OK on the health front, he should begin the year at Triple-A Louisville and enter the big-league lineup as soon as the Reds find a way to make room for him at third base, which may prove difficult, given how well their infielders performed in 2017.
Cincinnati continued the trend of teams taking advanced college hitters early in the draft over top arms, selecting Senzel with the second overall pick in June. He quickly established himself as the class of the farm system, posting a .982 OPS with Low-A Dayton. His excellent approach and plate skills were on full display, with Senzel managing a 12.9 percent walk rate and a sub-20 percent strikeout rate while hitting for notable power in a spacious home park. In fact, Senzel finished third on the team in home runs despite playing only 58 games. He also runs well for his size, and could offer 10-20 steals annually in his first couple years in the big leagues. With a well-rounded skill set, Senzel could rise quickly through the Reds' system, perhaps reaching the upper levels before the end of 2017. He's already a top-30 prospect for fantasy purposes and may be in the top-10 discussion by season's end.
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Strikes out as pinch hitter
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June 22, 2019
Senzel (migraine) appeared as a pinch hitter Saturday, striking out in the seventh inning.
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Available off bench
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June 22, 2019
Senzel (headache) is expected to be available off the bench Saturday against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Out with headache
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June 22, 2019
Senzel (headache) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.
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Departs with headache
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June 21, 2019
Senzel exited Friday's game against the Brewers due to a headache, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
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Drives in three runs
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June 20, 2019
Senzel went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a walk during Thursday's 7-1 win over the Brewers.
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