April 15, 2017
Outfielder Nick Sinay is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win games.
Whether that be getting hit by a pitch, drawing a walk, or driving a ball into the outfield for a hit; Sinay is a weapon for his team and a pest to opponents with his great base running skills.
“I’ve always been a grinder since I started playing baseball,” stated Sinay. “I was never the type of player that had the size and power to play the long ball. I enjoy being that player that they want on their team and not have to play against. Almost like a little fly in your ear.”
“I don’t mind getting hit by a pitch or working a walk to get on base,” Sinay added. “Anyway I can get on, I’m fine with it. Once I get on first I can turn it into a triple by stealing two bases and eventually scoring for my team.”
Getting on base and swiping bags hasn’t been an issue in the early going of Sinay’s career. Carrying a .415 OBP and recording 47 steals in 97 professional contests has been an excellent start to the young grinder’s career.
But despite his impressive steal totals in the early stages of his career; Sinay is eyeing bigger goals for his first full season in Lansing.
“One major expectation I have for myself is to steal 60 bags this season,” said Sinay. “I know I’m definitely capable of doing this as long as I stick to my approach at the plate and continue to get on base.”
But Sinay’s grinding status doesn’t end at the plate though, as the speedster has zero issues manning his position.
In fact, Sinay has only committed two errors in his 746 innings in the outfield. The excellent play has helped Sinay maintain an impressive .989 career fielding percentage that should only get better with more exposure.
Feeling his range is what makes him such a weapon in the field, Sinay takes great pride in his ability to rob hits from opposing hitters.
“I would describe my range as above-average,” explained Sinay. “I can get to a lot of balls that should be down for extra bases.”
Fans in Lansing will get to see Nick Sinay go all out for their Lugnuts’ this season, as he looks to leave a footprint in the Midwest League in 2017.