Cincinnati Reds prospects Nick Senzel and Jose Siri are getting some national attention this week. Both players made the Baseball America All-Prospect team for July. Senzel was also the #13 prospect on the Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet for his performance last week with the Blue Wahoos.
Nick Senzel hit a very impressive .358/.414/.575 in July for Pensacola. In the 116 plate appearances that he had in the month he doubled nine times, had a triple and hit four home runs. That also came along with 10 walks and 21 strikeouts. Over the last week he’s hitting .408/.448/.778, and that was good enough to get him onto the Hot Sheet this week.
Jose Siri was named to the All-Prospect team for July after hitting .344/.362/.680 with six doubles, three triples and 10 home runs in 28 games played. He’s currently riding a 39-game hitting streak after doubling with the bases loaded last night in the 8th inning. Things got dicey for Jose Siri on the night. The outfielder was 0-3 entering the 8th inning and Jordan Sheffield was dominating the Dragons. He had allowed one hit through seven innings and had nine strikeouts without a walk. He came back out for the 8th inning, but things got away from him and Dayton began to do some damage. Siri came up with the bases loaded and took the first pitch that he saw to center off of the wall.
Miguel Hernandez transitioning to the US well
Miguel Hernandez was the Cincinnati Reds second highest paid player in the 2015 international signing period. The infielder got a large signing bonus as one of the top 30 international prospects that year. He was solid in 2016 with the Dominican Summer League Rojos. In 2017 he began the year with them once again and showed big improvements offensively. The 18-year-old shortstop hit .285/.337/.397 in 37 games. That led to the organization bringing him over to the United States and assigning him to the Arizona League Reds. Since joining the team on July 24th, he’s played in seven games and he’s hit in all of them. In 31 plate appearances since arriving he’s posted a .367/.387/.467 line with a double and a triple.