Senzel leaves yard twice for Louisville
Throughout his tenure as a professional, Nick Senzel had the profile of a prototypical No. 3 batter with too much power to hit at the top of the order. Less than two weeks after a move to the leadoff spot for Triple-A Louisville, Cincinnati's top prospect is showing that home
Throughout his tenure as a professional,
Senzel's two roundtrippers accounted for all of the Bats' scoring in Thursday night's 13-3 loss to Durham at Louisville Slugger Field.
The four-baggers marked the fifth and sixth long balls of the season for the 22-year-old. It was Senzel's first multi-homer game of 2018 and the third in his three-year professional career. He accomplished the feat twice in a four-game span for Double-A Pensacola last August.
MLB.com's No. 6 overall prospect debuted as Lousville's leadoff batter with his first four-hit game in the International League against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 9. He's stuck in the No. 1 spot in 11 games since and has raised his average 54 points to .310 while recording a hit in each contest.
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Over that time, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2016 Draft is 22-for-50 (.440) with three homers, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored
After flying out to center field in his first at-bat Thursday night, the Atlanta native got the better of Durham right-hander
The University of Tennessee product went back up the middle again in the sixth against Snow, lining out to center fielder
Drafted as a third baseman before bouncing around the infield over the past year, Senzel seems to have found a home at second base. He played in his 28th game of the season at second Thursday, twice as many as he's played at the hot corner.
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Snow (4-4) yielded a run on five hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings. Hazelbaker fell a triple shy of the cycle with three RBIs and three runs scored while recently acquired
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