Steven Sensley

Position: RF
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 09/06/1995 (Age: 23)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 12th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE:

  • Extra-physical frame w/ broad, chiseled muscle throughout. Very strong.
  • Lacks the hit tool to tap into raw power. Long swing w/ holes inside; FB hitter that’s vulnerable to spin; struggles vs. LHP. 
  • Towering flyball power to pullside in BP. Doesn’t fully translate to games, though still will run into a few. 
  • Below-avg runner, though not a clogger. Not a large part of his game.
  • Splits time between 1B and corner OF spots. Can’t play RF, fringy in LF, probably winds up a 1B-only at higher levels. 
  • Fringy throwing arm that limits to 1B or LF.

SUMMARY: Impressive size and raw power, but won’t tap into it enough for everyday ABs at a bat-first position. With significant improvements to his hit tool, has ceiling of thumping bench bat. Runs the risk of winding up a 4A type that never hits enough.