HENRY, PAYTON

Position: Catcher

DOB: June 24, 1997

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 215

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (6th round, 2016)

Profile: The top player in the state of Utah entering the 2016 Draft, there was some doubt as to whether Henry would sign. However, when the Brewers selected him in the sixth round and offered him a well above slot bonus of $550,000, Henry decided to bypass an offer to BYU and sign with the Brewers beginning his pro career with Maryvale in the Arizona League last June. The son of a high school baseball coach, Henry is a hard worker with ideal size behind the plate, but still has plenty of work to do in order to develop as a reliable backstop. At the plate, Henry has plus bat speed and the ability to generate a good amount of power, though contact issued could prevent him from fully reaching that power.

2016: After signing with Milwaukee, Henry joined their AZL squad in Maryvale, where he saw action in 24 games, starting 18 of them behind the plate. He hit .256 over 82 at-bats, collecting seven doubles and driving in 17 runs. Defensively he committed t=just two errors but allowed six passed ball and he threw out just seven of 36 opposing base stealers.