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Top prospect Senzel promoted to Double-A

RHP Mahle, No. 8 prospect, heads to Triple-A
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Several promotions of Reds prospects were completed on Thursday, with the most notable being third baseman Nick Senzel moving up to Double-A Pensacola.

Senzel, the No. 1 prospect in the organization according to MLBPipeline.com, batted .305/.371/.476 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 62 games for Class A Advanced Daytona. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft will turn 22 years old on June 29.

Several promotions of Reds prospects were completed on Thursday, with the most notable being third baseman Nick Senzel moving up to Double-A Pensacola.

Senzel, the No. 1 prospect in the organization according to MLBPipeline.com, batted .305/.371/.476 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 62 games for Class A Advanced Daytona. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft will turn 22 years old on June 29.

Also going to Pensacola is first baseman Gavin LaValley (No. 25 prospect).

Right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle is the most known of those going from Pensacola to Triple-A Louisville. The No. 8 prospect in the organization, Mahle was 7-3 with a 1.59 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 14 starts that also included a perfect game.

Joining Mahle at Louisville is second baseman Shed Long (No. 13 prospect) and infielder Alex Blandino (No. 23 prospect). Among those going from Class A Dayton to Daytona is third baseman Brantley Bell.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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