3 Reds players the fans have already lost their patience with and 1 who's earned a longer look

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kevin Newman
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kevin Newman / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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Reds fans are willing to give Nick Senzel more time.

It's fair to say that almost every single Cincinnati Reds fan needs to sit back and indulge on a piece of humble pie. While Nick Senzel still has a ways to go before ever living up to the billing that comes with being a first-round draft pick, his play so far this season has certainly been eye opening.

Senzel was left for dead last season after ending the year on the IL for the third time in four seasons. But, after a slow start to the season, the University of Tennessee alum has been playing some very good baseball of late.

Senzel altered his swing late last season but was unable to really see the impact of the changes he made. Fans has seen a little more power from Senzel this season. The 27-year-old had always been known for his bat coming out of college.

But the biggest difference maker has been the vacancy at third base that Senzel might have laid claim to. After shifting Senzel from the infield dirt to the outfield grass before his debut in 2019, the Reds have recently allowed the Georgia native to spend more time at third base.

The results have been terrific, as Nick Senzel is playing phenomenal defense at the hot corner. How things ultimately shake out once all the top infield prospects make their debut is anyone's guess. But for now, Senzel is excelling with his new role and the fanbase seems to be more tolerant than ever.

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