Former No. 2 Overall Pick To Be Ready For Opening Day For Reds

He was one of the game's top prospects upon his arrival in the majors in 2019, but due to a series of injuries and other setbacks, things have never quite gone as planned for Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel. But after yet another brutal injury setback, he says he's ready to go this spring.

Per C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, Senzel appears to be in "great shape," which, as he says, is good, " considering he couldn't walk for four months. His foot is good, he said, and they'll ramp him up a little more slowly, but he's in great shape and feeling good."

Of course, Reds fans have heard this one before from the oft-injured outfielder, and just aren't buying it. 

One fan points out that, despite all the fits and starts, Senzel does have over 1,000 plate appearances over his four major league seasons, and sports an OPS+ of 73, which is actually 27% below league average.  

It appears that the Reds are going to give the 27-year-old one more shot to make it, though he’ll be facing plenty of competition for a starting job in the outfield. TJ Friedl being one of his chief competitors.

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