AFL Dish: Oh Henry!

Prospect Of The Day
Sean Henry has spent most of his minor league career in the outfield.

Drafted by the Mets out of high school in 2004, Henry was sent to Cincinnati in 2007 in the Jeff Conine trade. Henry has always hit well, but proved himself last year at Double-A Chattanooga when he hit .285/.361/.455 with 22 doubles and 11 home runs.

This fall, the Reds are trying him out at third base, but the position change doesn’t seem to be affecting his bat.

Yesterday with the Peoria Javelinas, Henry went 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs, helping his team defeat the Phoenix Desert Dogs, 16-5. Over 20 AFL at-bats, Henry is now hitting .350/.409/.500.

Other Notable Performances

It was a good day in the AFL for Cincinnati Reds’ prospects. Javelinas right fielder Drew Stubbs went 3-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI and second baseman Justin Turner went 4-for-6 with a double and two RBIs. . . Javelinas shortstop Carlos Triunfel (Mariners) also went 3-for-6 and is now hitting .311/.347/.467 over 45 AFL at-bats. . . Mesa DH Jason Donald (Phillies) had another fine day at the plate. Donald went 4-for-6 with his fifth double of the fall, as the Solar Sox topped the Scottsdale Scorpions, 11-3. . . Solar Sox righthander Luis Marte (Tigers) got the start and struck out eight Scorpions over four innings. He gave up just one run on four hits for the win, lowering his ERA to 7.88. . . Peoria Saguaros righthander Bobby Parnell (Mets) shutout the Surprise Rafters over four innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five. . . Saguaros second baseman Tyler Greene (Cardinals) went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs to help push the Saguaros past the Rafters, 8-1. Teammate Desmond Jennings (Rays) also chipped in by going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs of his own.