His AFL manager, Andre David, had an extended look at the left-handed hitter for the first time this fall. Coming from the Kansas City Royals system, David offers a fresh perspective.
"Henley has done a real good job here," David said. "He has played in right. I think I DH'ed him once but mostly I put him in the outfield. His swing is real short and he has a good feeling for the strike zone."
In response to my query about what Henley needs to be working on, David offered the following:
"It is all about getting ready to hit the fastball and to make other adjustments to the off-speed and he has done a real good job there," the manager said.
Overall, the 24-year-old Texan played in 16 AFL games going 18-for-60 (.300) with four doubles, one triple, two home runs, seven RBIs, 30 total bases, 11 runs, six walks and nine strikeouts. His line was .300/.358/.500.
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