The Scouting Trail: Best of the Big Ten


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In what was my final look at Big Ten prospects this season, I traveled to watch the battle for first place with Michigan (37-13, 15-5 Big Ten) hosting Indiana (33-18, 14-7). Michigan is led offensively by a five-tool outfielder who is putting up big-time numbers during his first year of Division I baseball, while the Hooisers also boast a tooled-up outfielder, as well as a lineup of mashers who didn’t miss mistakes and some steady arms in their weekend pitching rotation. As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw…

No. 31 Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan– Long bodied, athletic lefty at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds with a calm, cool and collected demeanor on the mound. Utilizes a shoulder tilt delivery and a high three-quarter slot. Hides the ball well for good deception. Works down the hill with good vertical angle (17-20”) to the plate and above average extension out front (7’ on his fastball and changeup). Looks to have shortened his arm path a bit for a more fluid circle and better sequencing in his delivery when compared to my look last summer. …

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