Henry an all-star in first year|Minor league baseball

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 18, 2009

From staff reports

It didn’t take Jordan Henry long to notch the first accolade of his pro career.

Henry, a centerfielder for the Class A Mahoning Scrappers in the Cleveland Indians organization, will play in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game tonight in State College, Pa. Henry was selected as a reserve for the game. He’s hitting .268 this season with 16 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.

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Henry is in his first professional season after a stellar high school and college career at Vicksburg High and Ole Miss. He was picked in the seventh round of June’s Major League Baseball draft and assigned to the Scrappers, Cleveland’s affiliate in the short-season rookie league.

Henry has been very efficient as the Scrappers’ leadoff man. He has 48 hits, 43 walks and 36 runs scored in 50 games, to go along with a .415 on-base percentage.