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Nick Senzel selected 2nd overall by Reds

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Nick Senzel selected 2nd overall by Reds in 2016 MLB Draft.

The only third baseman on the top ten prospect list for the 2016 MLB Draft is Nick Senzel from the University of Tennessee and today Nick Senzel was selected 2nd overall by the Reds. A hometown native of Knoxville, Tennessee, he played his college career at the University of Tennessee batting .332 and slugging .508. As being one of the few infields in the top ten prospects for the upcoming draft, he is the clear choice for any team needing a solid glove at the hot corner.

Here’s just a short list of accomplishments by Nick throughout his collegiate career.

  • 2016 Second Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Third Baseman
  • Named SEC Baseball Player of the Week (May 23)
  • ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays (#1 – Diving catch vs. Mizzou on April 15)
  • 2016 Preseason All-American by Perfect Game, Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger, and Baseball America
  • Selected as a Top 50 MLB Draft Prospect (No. 14) by & a Top 100 Draft Prospect (No. 5) by Baseball America
  • Named a Perfect Game Summer Collegiate All-American First-Team player (Cape Cod League – Brewster Whitecaps)
  • 2015 Summer Collegiate Player of the Year by Perfect Game
  • Cape Cod League’s 2015 Most Outstanding Pro Prospect
  • Named to 2015 Preseason All-SEC Team
  • Named SEC Player of the Week after going 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, seven RBI, three walks and 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts at Arizona State (March 7-9, 2014)
  • Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger and Perfect Game (2014)
  • Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors (2014)

During his career at Tennessee he played every single game for the Volunteers, all 160 of them. This shows he is very durable and isn’t going into the draft with any injuries that might drop his draft stock.