In the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, the Texas Rangers have selected high school outfielder Desmond Henry from Centennial High School in Compton, California.
Henry is listed at 5'10", 150 pounds, a righthanded hitting and throwing centerfielder. Baseball America ranked him as the 30th best prospect in a weak Southern California draft class.
Professor Parks, on Twitter, says Henry "can really, really run."
Rich Lederer says Henry had the third-fastest 60 yard dash time at the Area Code Games last year, with a 6.47.
I will see if I can find more information on Henry. However, based on what we know, what can we say?
Fast. Athletic. Projectable. Has upside. Profiles as a future centerfielder, probably someone who they hope can use his speed to become a top flight defender in centerfield.
Once again, we are seeing the Rangers focus on players with upside, pitchers who are projectable, and up-the-middle position players.
UPDATE -- Here's YouTube video of Henry.