C. J. HENRY
Oklahoma City, OK (Putnam HS) Father: Carl Henry, 1983-84 Brother: Xavier Henry, 2010-
CJ Henry talented too, KUSports.com, April 25, 2009
Henry Brothers will play at KU, KC Star, April 23, 2009
C.J. Henry — who was a baseball/basketball standout at Putnam City (Okla.) High School — was a first-round pick of the New York Yankees (17th overall) in the 2005 MLB Draft. He received a hefty $1.6 million signing bonus.
The speedy shortstop hit .249 with three home runs, 17 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in ’05 for the Yankees’ rookie league team in Tampa, Fla.
Centerpiece of a 2006 trade that sent Philadelphia’s Bobby Abreau to New York, Henry hit .240 with two homers, 33 RBIs and 14 stolen bases for Class A Charleston, S.C., and .253 with one homer and 16 RBIs for Class A Lakewood, Fla.
Moved to the outfield in ’07, Henry hit .184 with nine homers and 38 RBIs with 13 stolen bases in 102 games for Class A Lakewood, Fla. He returned to the Yankees in 2008, hitting .234 for a high Class A Team in Tampa.
Self expects CJ Henry to push for major minutes, 5/19/2009