Card: 2020 1st Bowman Draft #BD7
Mike Siani grew up in Glenside, Pennsylvania and attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. As a senior, he batted .361 with two home runs, 11 RBIs, and 19 stolen bases. He was an Under Armor All-American in 2017.
Mike was a member of the United States junior national team at the 2017 U18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay, ON in which the U.S. won the gold medal. In nine games, he hit .333/.409/.487 with 12 runs in 9 games, stealing 7 bases in 8 tries. He led the event in runs (one ahead of Dae-hyun Cho), tied Alek Thomas for 4th in hits (13), tied for first in triples (2), tied Jason Willow for 5th in total bases (19) and led in steals (one ahead of Clayton Keyes). He joined Thomas and Ji-woon Ye as the event's All-Star outfielders.
Siani was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He signed with the team and received a $2 million signing bonus. After signing with the team he was assigned to the Greeneville Reds of the Class A-Short Season Appalachian League, where he slashed 288 /.351/ .386 with two home runs and 13 RBIs in 46 games played. He spent the 2019 season with the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League and hit .253 with six home runs, 39 RBIs and 45 stolen bases.
Mike returned to Dayton, now a High-A team, in 2021 and batted .216. He was assigned to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts at the start of the 2022 season. He batted .252 with 12 home runs, 19 doubles, seven triples, 49 RBIs and 49 stolen bases in 121 games before receiving a late-season promotion to the Triple-A Louisville Bats.
Ranked by MLB Pipeline as Cincinnati’s No. 26 prospect, the left-handed hitting center fielder batted .252 with a .755 OPS, 12 home runs, 49 RBIs and 49 steals in 121 games at Chattanooga leading to the Reds selecting Siani's contract on September 22, 2022, and promoting him to the active roster. He made his Major League debut later that day, starting in center field and going 0-3 in a 5-1 loss against the Milwaukee Brewers.
His brother Sammy Siani has played in the minor leagues, and he is a distant relative to NFL standout wide receiver and nine year veteran Mike Siani from Staten Island, NY, who played for the Oakland Raiders and the Baltimore Colts.
Mike is on Twitter @mikesiani6.
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