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Sean's one sentence analysis: Bob Henke's nephew struggled in 2011 as a starter for Arkansas-Little Rock, but at 6'6" still has room to add velocity.
Thoughts from the community:
"Henke is clearly a project, as he seems to have little going for him besides his size and his surname. Average velocity, average control, but gives up hits (10.8/9 in college, 11.9/9 for Auburn) and flyballs (0.68 GO:AO). Did not impress me when I saw him pitch in person last July." - Luke Erickson, Nationals Prospects (@nats_prospects)
"A mid round college junior from small college Arkansas Little Rock, he featured out of the Auburn bullpen after signing for low money. He put in 28 1/3 innings in middle relief and didn't have the greatest numbers; 5.40 era, 1.52 whip, 21 Ks and 9 walks in those 28+ innings. He was equally ineffective against righties and lefties. He does have a couple things going for him; he had a very low bb/9 rate and he didn't give up a home run the whole season. I'm guessing he'll feature in the Potomac bullpen for 2012 but may struggle to keep a hold of his career dreams." - Todd Boss, Nationals Arm Race (@toddeboss)
Previous analysis and notes:
Nats.com roundup: "Henke worked out of the bullpen as a junior, but started 14 games with a 5.20 ERA as a senior."
Henke's numbers aren't incredibly impressive. His 5.20 ERA and 61 K in 90 innings are nothing really to brag about, but with 28 walks, he does have decent control.. When you're talking about 22nd round picks, you can't really go wrong, and scouts can certailny see tweaks in pitches and mechanics that I can't just looking at his stats. He is 6'6", so there is still some room for more power in his arsenal. Maybe his uncle Tom Henke can hook Tyler Clippard with some sweet specs, too!
Matthew Harris of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has a nice article about Travis and Tom's relationship.
Henke signed with the Nats on June 16, 2011.