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Have you heard of David Hensley? If not, you’re missing out on a player who is making waves in the baseball world. Hensley, an Astros’ utility player, is proving to be a valuable asset to the team during Spring Training. In this blog post, we will explore the stats and highlights that make Hensley a player to watch this season.

Last year, Hensley caught the attention of the Astros’ coaching staff during his call up in the regular season’s final month. Playing multiple positions, he made an excellent impression and continued to impress during Spring Training. So far, Hensley has posted a .273/.429/.818 line after going 3-for-11, hitting two four-baggers, driving in three runs, scoring thrice, stealing two bases, and drawing three walks. His impressive performance has put him in contention to become the Astros’ primary utility guy.

The exciting part about Hensley’s performance is that his two home runs weren’t hit against weak opponents. He hit his first one on February 28 against Mets’ lefty José Quintana, a 422-foot, two-run shot. He hit his second one on March 6, while facing Cardinals’ starter Jack Flaherty, which traveled 372 feet.

Hensley’s stats show that he is an offensive powerhouse, making him a valuable player on and off the field. Unlike other utility players, he has an impressive exit velocity average of 90.3 MPH, demonstrating his power and control over each swing. Furthermore, Hensley’s strikeout avoidance makes him an asset to the team. Last year, Hensley struck out just six times in his brief stint in the Majors in 2022.

The Astros’ trust in Hensley is evident as they didn’t acquire anyone else to fill the team’s void, relying on him and Mauricio Dubón as the two utilities on the Astros’ bench for the upcoming season. Hensley has the potential to become one of the Astros’ great stories in 2023 due to his impressive performance during Spring Training.

In conclusion, David Hensley is a player worth following this baseball season. His stats speak for themselves, showing that he is an offensive powerhouse, making him a valuable asset to the team. The Astros’ trust in him highlights his potential, and we are excited to see what he will achieve in the upcoming season.