Congratulations to Payton Henry for his selection by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 6th round of the 2016 MLB draft.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound catcher/pitcher from Pleasant Grove High School was recently named 2016 Mr. Baseball for the state of Utah. Henry is one of Coach Mike Littlewood’s signees for the BYU baseball program in the class of 2016.
Here’s a look at Henry’s draft video put together by MLB.com:
With his selection, it is possible that Cougar fans will never see the power bat of Payton Henry at Larry H. Miller Park. When asked in his profile in the Deseret News about college vs. the pros dilemma, Payton Henry said
"I can't make a bad decision. It's really a blessing to be where I'm at right now and something I've worked hard for."
Henry was selected to the 2015 Louisville Slugger High School All-America team and was the 2015 Gatorade Utah Player of the Year.
Henry clubbed nine homers and 11 doubles while hitting .527 in his junior season. His arm reaches 92 on the radar gun meaning he can turn would-be stolen bases into outs.
Payton Henry, as the 171st pick in the MLB draft, stands to make around $300,800 according to the MLB’s allotted slot value.
Best of luck to Payton as he makes his decision.