|Report Date:||April 2nd, 2018|
Henry faced off against fellow draft prospect Cole Winn and Orange Lutheran on Wednesday, in what was the most highly anticipated pitching matchup of the National High School Invitational. He didn’t fair as well as Winn, however, as Henry was routinely barreled, allowing five runs, three earned runs on eight hits over five innings, though he did strike out eight hitters while walking just one.
An LSU commit, Henry has a projectable 6’4”, 205 pound frame, and strength in his lower half that translates into above average fastball velocity. Sitting at 91-to-93 mph, and touching 94 mph, Henry often left this pitch up in the zone and paid the price with hard contact. His curveball flashed big shape, missing bats with 11-to-5 break early in the start. He struggled to locate his 80-to-83 mph changeup throughout the first couple innings, but gained feel as the game progressed, generating swinging strikes with arm-side fade.
Though Henry labored through an up-and-down start, he displayed some of the better average fastball velocity (90.8 mph) in the tournament. With a big arm, projectable body, and a changeup that flashes above average, Henry is a potential early day two draft choice with a ceiling that of a back-end starter.