Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2011 MLB Draft: Texas Rangers Select Center Fielder Desmond Henry

The Texas Rangers had used their last two picks on pitchers but they will use their pick at No. 144 on a high school center fielder.

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Photo courtesy: Scott Kurtz

CF Desmond Henry (5'10" 150 lbs) - Centennial HS

Henry, a virtual unknown at the time, wowed those in attendance with his speed and bat. He was 6-for-14 with a pair of doubles and, with a little luck, could have done even better. -- Ron Guild, Los Angeles Wave

This kid can really, really really, run. -- Jason Parks, Baseball Prospectus

Henry's combination of speed, hustle and athleticism have been evident .... Through three games played, his slugging percentage of .667 tied three other guys for seventh and his batting average of .444 ranked him 10th overall out of the 220 total players here. -- Victoria Sun, ESPNRise

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