• Full name Carl Andrew Henry
  • Born 05/31/1986 in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Putnam City
  • Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2005 (signed for $1,575,000).
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    Henry comes from a basketball family. His father Carl twice led Kansas University in scoring and spent a season in the NBA and several more overseas. His mother Barbara also played for the Jayhawks. His younger brother Xavier is a top hoops prospect--as is C.J. But scouts aren't worried too much about Henry's signability because they believe he's a baseball player at heart and will turn pro if he goes early in the draft. Henry, who has attracted interest from the top basketball programs in the Big 12 Conference, has held off committing to a college until he sees how the baseball draft plays out. Henry has one of the highest ceilings in the draft, which should make him a first-round pick. He's an exceptional athlete with a tantalizing combination of power and speed. One crosschecker calls him a potential Gary Sheffield and also compares him to Vernon Wells. Henry's swing isn't as pure as Wells' and it will take him time to adjust to professional pitching, but he should take off once he gets acclimated and focuses full-time on baseball. Henry also will have to polish his defensive game. He plays shortstop now but may not have quite enough arm to play there in the majors. That's not a concern, however, because Henry's tools would play well either in center field or at third base.

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  • Rated Best Athlete in the New York Yankees in 2006

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