CBB Top 50 Countdown: Number 23 Jordan Henry (Ole Miss)

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

(Courtesy of Ole Miss Media Relations)

The CBB continues our countdown to the 2009 College Baseball season with our Top 50 players to watch. We will be providing one player each day (Monday-Saturday) until we reach number 1.

We continue our list with outfielder Jordan Henry from Ole Miss. The Vicksburg, Mississippi native had an outstanding high school career which saw him receive four letters from Vicksburg High School. He ended up having a career batting average of .418 with 82 RBI and 106 runs scored over his high school career.

After graduating from Vicksburg, he made the move to Ole Miss by making an immediate impact in 2007. He ended up playing in 65 games (starting in 64) while hitting .376 with 60 runs scored and 17 RBI. The SEC honored him by naming him the Freshman of the Year and naming him to the All-SEC Second team. Both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball named him to their respective All-Freshmen teams.

Jordan Henry’s sophomore season in 2008 was more of a struggle for him. He ended up finishing the season with a .292 average with 44 runs in 63 games. He was a terror on the base paths with 14 stolen bases in 17 attempts.

Jordan spent the summer of 2008 as a member of the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League. He ended up finishing sixth in the league in batting average with a .335 with 42 runs scored and 16 RBI. The CCBL honored him by selecting him for the 2008 CCBL All-State game in which he went 1-2. At the end of the 2008 season, Jordan was selected as a member of the 2008 All-Cape League team as an outfielder.

Henry is an outstanding fielder as he has made only two errors during his career with the Ole Miss program. He was also outstanding in the field with the Bourne Braves failing to make an error in the 42 games in which he appeared in.

We think that Henry will return to his freshman form and bring the Ole Miss program back to the top of the SEC in 2009. We really love how Henry is a machine for scoring runs by getting on base with hits or even taking some walks.

You can check out the full top 50 by clicking here.