Reds prospect Nick Senzel ended the season with another No. 1

Nick Senzel’s whirlwind first season of pro ball ended with a No. 1 ranking.

A third baseman and the Reds’ No. 1 draft choice in June, the University of Tennessee product was named the top prospect in the Midwest League for 2016 by Baseball America after he torched low-Single-A for two months.

Senzel hit .329 with seven homers and 36 RBIs for the Dragons. He also hit 23 doubles and stole 15 bases.

Here is BA's brief evaluation of Senzel's season:

“The most polished college bat in his draft class, Senzel advanced quickly to Dayton and has an above-average hit tool and plus raw power that could show up in games as he adds loft to his line-drive-geared bat path.

“His power is presently solid-average. Senzel has shown in batting practice the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field and over the fence. He has above-average bat speed with leverage and above-average pitch recognition.”

Including 16 games in rookie ball, Senzel finished with an OPS of .912, a mark that trailed only T.J. Friedl and Scott Schebler in the organization.

Schebler spent the last two months in the majors after Jay Bruce was traded while Friedl was a bit of a sensation in 29 games in rookie ball after being signed as an undrafted college free agent.