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Cole Henry

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Cole Henry
Name: Jeffrey Cole Henry
Born: Jul 15, 1999 in Florence, AL
High School: Florence (Ala.) HS
College: Louisiana State
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 214 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2020 (signed for $2,000,000)
Henry ranked showed a fastball up to 97 mph as a high school senior and was drafted by the Tigers in the 38th round. He instead went to Louisiana State and immediately became its Friday night starter as a freshman, a role he continued to fill as a draft-eligibe sophomore this year before the season shut down. Henry has filled out to a listed at 6-foot-4, 211 pounds, and with increased strength has come improved stuff. Henry still can run his fastball up to 97 mph and sits comfortably in the 92-95 mph range. His curveball is a power offering with impressive depth that has begun flashing plus, and he also has feel for a changeup that some scouts believe can be plus as well. With plus stuff across the board, Henry has all the pieces to be a frontline starting pitcher, but scouts want to see more consistency. He's electric when everything is working together, but that rarely happens because he struggles to put hitters away or land his off-speed stuff for strikes. Even so, Henry performed in his Tigers career with a 3.03 ERA over 18 career appearances (15 starts). Henry could be tough to sign as a draft-eligible sophomore, but is solidly a day one talent.
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