Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Bust? Don't Speak So Soon

Brian Cashman took a lot of flak for picking C.J. Henry over Craig Hansen. With J.B. Cox nearly matching Hansen's production in the minors (albeit at AA), a good performance by Henry could tip the balance toward the Yankees over the Red Sox. Thing is, Henry had a bad rookie ball season and was batting below .200 half a month into the season before going on the DL.

Since coming off the DL on May 8th, Henry is 11-29 (.379) with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 1 3b (.689 Slg%), plus two walks (.448 OBP).

After going 3-4 last night with a triple, Henry raised his season numbers to .276/.354/.500.

He's got tremendous offensive potential. If he can find some consistency, he'll be something special.