Solid hitter who split time between the outfield and third base during the 2016 campaign … Also made five appearances at first base … Drew interest from Major League clubs as an undrafted free agent out of high school … Competed during summer 2016 for the Kalamazoo Growlers of the Northwoods League … Hit .200 with five doubles and 13 RBI … Played summer ball for the San Diego Show in 2014.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Has seen action at first, second and third base as well as in left and center fields … Of his 48 starts 24 came in center field with 19 at third base … Went 5-for-13 with four RBI and two stolen bases over SDSU’s final four games of the regular season … Tied for the longest hitting streak on the team this season with a 13-game effort from March 20 to April 10 ... During that streak he hit .386 (22-for-57) with two doubles, five RBI and eight runs scored … Recorded 15 multiple-hit games including five consecutive two-hit contests (March 25 to April 1) … Tied his career best of three hits in a game vs. Northwestern on March 12 and vs. UNLV April 9 … First career home run came in the win at University of San Diego on April 12 … His 12 sacrifice bunts rank as the sixth-most in a season ever for an Aztec … Went 5-for-16 (.313) during the Mountain West Tournament.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Made 13 starts in left field and six in the designated hitter role … Made one appearance at second base as a defensive replacement (April 18 vs. Nevada) … Put together an eight-game hitting streak from March 7-20 during which he hit .538 (14-for-26) with three doubles, a triple, eight RBI and seven runs scored … Had a string of 12 games during which he reached base safely either via hit, walk or hit by pitch … Season-high three hits vs. Air Force on March 20 … Personal best three runs scored against New Mexico on March 8 … Had two RBI on two occasions : at Long Beach State March 10 and vs. Air Force March 20) … Batted .263 over 13 conference contests.
Earned three varsity letters as a baseball player at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego … Coached there by Jack LoCoco … Team captain all three seasons … Earned all-CIF and team MVP honors as a senior when he batted .320 with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs, 22 runs scored and 26 RBI … Had an on-base percentage of .440 and stole 15 bases … During his junior season hit .370 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 12 steals … Batted .350 as a sophomore with a pair of homers and 10 stolen bases … Also played football during his sophomore and junior years.
David James Hensley was born March 28, 1996, in San Diego, Calif. … Son of Mike and Tracey Hensley … Has one sister, Taylor, who played softball at the University of San Diego, and a younger brother, Ryan … Enjoys music, basketball and productions ... Favorite athletes include Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant … Was recruited by UCLA, Stanford, Arizona, UC Santa Barbara, Cal, Tennessee and Oregon … An undeclared major at SDSU.