Cincinnati Reds infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel has been named the National League Player of the Week. Senzel found tons of success against the American League West.
After going 0-3 with a walk and an RBI to begin the week, Senzel reached base at least twice in the other five games during the week. He would go 10-21 during the week with a double, two home runs, nine runs batted in, eight runs scored, four walks, and a stolen base. All of that led to him posting a .476 batting average, a .560 on-base percentage, and an .810 slugging percentage. Senzel struck out just three times during the week.
After starting the season on the injured list and beginning in Triple-A on a rehab assignment, Nick Senzel joined the Reds two weeks into the regular season. He started out slow and was hitting just .139 after 11 games. But then he caught fire in game two of the series against the Texas Rangers last week and raised his OPS from .392 to .787 thanks to the heater that he went on.
Senzel has been playing both center field and third base, and with Mike Moustakas and Joey Votto still out of the lineup, that is likely going to remain the case. He’s back in the lineup tonight, starting in center field and batting 7th as the Reds open up a series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.