3 overreactions from the Reds opening weekend series split with the Braves

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (21) pitches.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (21) pitches. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel makes the catch.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel makes the catch. / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

3. Reds CF Nick Senzel is going to win a Gold Glove.

Nick Senzel has arguably been the Cincinnati Reds most valuable player during the first four games of the season. The former first-round pick turned a one-run inning into a five-run inning on Sunday afternoon after booking it down the line and beating the throw the first base.

Senzel has also been tremendous on the outfield grass. The 26-year-old has made at least three really difficult catches during the first several games of the 2022 season. Senzel's been getting great reads off the bat and has tracked the ball quite well.

But let's temper our expectations just a little bit and not forget that David Bell is essentially sending out a third baseman to play center field. While incredibly quick and very athletic, Senzel is playing out of position and has since his MLB debut in 2019.

Can Senzel hold up over the course of a 162-game season? Senzel's injury history has been well documented and every time the former Tennessee Volunteer jumps against the wall or makes a diving catch in the outfield, all of Reds Country holds its collective breath hoping to see Senzel get to his feet.

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Does the opportunity exist for Nick Senzel to win a Gold Glove? No doubt. Senzel has all the tools to be an elite defender at almost any position on the field. If his body can hold up to the rigors of an entire season, Senzel could definitely be in contention for a piece of hardware, but he's going to have to prove it first.