Nick  Senzel

13Nick Senzel


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205



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  • Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and D1Baseball Third Team All-American
  • 2016 Perfect Game/Rawlings First Team All-American
  • 2016 Baseball America Second Team All-American
  • 2016 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
  • 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)

2016 - JUNIOR

  • Posted a career year on Rocky Top, hitting .352 with 57 runs scored, 74 hits, 25 doubles, eight home runs, 59 RBI and 25 stolen bases, as well as a .595 slugging percentage.
  • Led the SEC with 25 doubles and tied for first in runs scored (57), while his 59 RBI finished second in the league and his 40 walks ranked third.
  • Earned Second Team All-SEC honors and SEC All-Defensive accolades at third base.
  • Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (second overall pick) of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
  • Was 1-for-4 with one run scored in UT's SEC Tournament debut vs. No. 5 seed LSU.
  • Named SEC Player of the Week after the final week of regular-season play (May 23), hitting at a .571 clip (8-for-14) over four games last week, including a 6-for-11 (.545) effort in three games against Georgia.
  • Hit .545 (6-for-11) with four doubles, three runs scored and three RBI in UT's final regular-season series at Georgia, including a two-run double in the series finale to help the Vols clinch their 2016 SEC Baseball Tournament bid (May 19-21).
  • Was 3-for-11 (.273) with one double and one RBI over three games against #11 LSU (May 13-15).
  • Posted a season-long 11-game hit streak, beginning on April 23 vs. Vanderbilt through May 8 vs. Florida.
  • Hit .333 (4-for-12) with a home run, two doubles and three RBI over three games vs. #1 Florida (May 6-8)
  • Crushed two home runs vs. Missouri on April 30
  • Knocked his fifth home run of the season as part of a 2-for-4, 2 RBI game vs. Auburn (April 16).
  • Hit his first triple of the season vs. Appalachian State on April 12.
  • Reached base safely in 20 consecutive games, starting on March 9 vs. ETSU and continuing through April 9 vs. #6 South Carolina.
  • In the six-game stretch from March 29-April 6, hit 12-for-20 (.600) with 11 RBI with at least one hit in each game.
  • Recorded two doubles in a game for the second time this season during Tennessee's 14-5 rout of #12 Kentucky on April 1. He batted in three runs and crossed home plate three times in the matchup.
  • Set a single-game career-high with two home runs and tied a career-high with 6 RBIs vs. MTSU (March 29).
  • Blasted a 2-run shot as part of a 3-for-4 performance to open the series at #22 Alabama (March 25)
  • Knocked in seven RBI and scored five runs over a three-game series vs. UC Irvine, highlighted by a 2-for-4 game with a HR and 3 RBI (March 11-12).
  • Recorded five hits in 12 ABs in the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C., including a 3-for-4 performance with a double, an RBI, and two stolen bases vs. East Carolina (March 4-6).
  • Went 8-for-13 over three games at the Grand Canyon Classic, collecting 12 RBIs and scoring seven runs on the weekend (Feb. 26-28).
  • Hit .250 in the opening series vs. Memphis, including a 3-for-5 performance with two RBIs and two runs scored in the second game of the series (Feb. 19-21).


  • Played in all 50 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting a team-best .325 with 12 doubles, five triples, four homers, 28 RBI and 33 runs scored.
  • Led the Volunteers in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.325), hits (65), doubles (12) and triples (5).
  • Went 6-for-10 with a double, a triple, three runs scored and three stolen bases during the season opening series at Florida International (Feb. 13-15).
  • Went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI at Belmont (Feb. 25).
  • Hit .364 (4-for-11) with a double, three runs scored and one RBI at UC Irvine (Feb. 27-28).
  • Scored two runs on two hits - one hit being a triple - in four at bats against Grand Canyon (March 8).
  • Drove in three runs on two hits and a sacrifice bunt in four plate appearances vs. Morehead State (March 11).
  • Hit his first home run of the season in the series finale against Florida (March 15).
  • Went 4-for-9 against Georgia, recording two doubles and one run scored (March 21-22).
  • Had a 2-for-4 outing, driving in two RBIs and scoring once against Cincinnati (March 25).
  • Batted 4-for-5, hitting one double and scoring twice against Arkansas State (April 1).
  • Had a 2-for-3 outing, driving in two runs and scoring once against Ole Miss on April 5.
  • Registered three hits on four at bats, two RBI and a run scored in the series opener versus Missouri (April 9).
  • Went 2-for-4, hitting his fifth triple of the season, on April 10 against Missouri.
  • Blasted his ninth double of the season and scored twice in a 3-for-5 outing at ETSU on April 21.
  • Recorded his 18th multi-hit game of the year vs. South Carolina, going 2-for-4 and hitting a stand-up double (April 24).
  • Hit his eleventh triple of the season, driving in a run in the series finale against Texas A&M on May 3.
  • Had a 4-for-5 outing in the series opener against Arkansas, including a solo home run (May 8).
  • Knocked a homer and a double against UNC Asheville on May 12.
  • Went 2-for-4 in the series opener against Mississippi State, hitting his fourth home run of the season (May 14).
  • Appeared in 40 summer games for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League, hitting a league-best .364 while also leading the Cape with 56 hits, 16 doubles and 34 runs scored.
  • Earned a Cape Cod League All-Star bid, and was voted Most Outstanding Pro Prospect, Cape Cod League MVP and Coca-Cola Player of the Week in the Cape Cod League (July 16).
  • Tabbed Summer Collegiate Player of the Year by Perfect Game.


  • Played in 53 of 54 games for the Vols, including 45 starts as designated hitter and eight at second base.
  • Finished his freshman season by hitting .315 with 12 doubles, two triples, one homer, 37 runs scored and 39 RBIs.
  • Opened his Tennessee career in the cleanup slot, becoming just the second true freshman since 1990 to open a season in that role.
  • Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger and Perfect Game.
  • Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.
  • He was an impressive 22-for-46 (.478) with eight multi-hit performances over a twelve game stretch from April 8-27.
  • Recorded a hit and RBI double in his first career game, a 3-0 win over Purdue (Feb. 16).
  • Posted two singles and a stolen base in an 8-2 win against Purdue (Feb. 17).
  • Blasted a game-deciding grand slam and scored three runs in an 8-7 win over No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 21).
  • Named SEC Player of the Week after going 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, seven RBIs, three walks, 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts, and four runs scored at Arizona State (March 7-9)
  • Recorded an eight game hitting streak (Feb. 23-March 9), in which he went 12-for-24 (.500) with eight runs scored, two doubles, seven walks, three stolen bases and 10 RBIs.
  • Went 5-for-11 (.455) with two runs scored and three RBIs at Missouri (March 14-15).
  • Recorded a 5-for-12 (.417) weekend with two doubles, one walk, one run scored and four RBIs at Georgia (April 10-12).
  • Posted a 3-for-4 with two RBIs, one walk, one stolen base and one run scored effort at ETSU (April 22).
  • Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and one run scored at LSU (April 27).
  • Went 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs in the Vols' extra-innings win against Morehead State (May 13).
  • Went 1-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI in the final regular season game against Florida on May 17.
  • Recorded three knocks (3-for-4) including one double and one run scored in Tennessee's SEC Tournament matchup against Vanderbilt (May 20).
  • Began the Alaska Baseball League summer season with the Matsu Miners and hit at a .190 clip over 17 games. During that span, he recorded two doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs with four stolen bags.


  • Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Matt Buckner.
  • Ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 11 prospect in the state and the No. 17 second basemen in the nation.
  • Earned all-state, all-district, PrepXtra first team and All-KIL following senior campaign.
  • 2013 Rawlings Southeast Region Second Team performer.
  • 2012 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American.
  • Hit a team-high .386 with 42 RBIs, 14 doubles, five home runs and four triples as a senior.
  • Helped the Admirals go 35-9 and claim the District 4-AAA Championship, Region 2-AAA Championship and finish as the TSSAA State Runner-ups his senior season.
  • Won a state championship with the Farragut Admirals in 2011.
  • Batted .404 with 46 RBIs and eight homers and hit .360 for Farragut in 2012 and 2011, respectively.


  • Full name is Nicholas Peter Senzel
  • Born June 29, 1995
  • Son of Jeff and Janice Senzel
  • Has one sibling, Madison
  • Majoring in Psychology


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