2023 MLB DRAFT: Kyle Henley, OF — Denmark (GA)

Kyle Henley is a Georgia Tech commit who would instantly become one of the best athletes in whatever major-league organization he joined. An elite runner in any context, he’s capable of 60 times in the 6.2’s, and can utilize that on both the basepaths and as an outfielder.

FSS Event History: Henley earned his way to his Main Event appearance, attending back-to-back Georgia Bombers Scout Days and Atlanta Regional Combines. He reached base four times in seven plate appearances at Fenway, playing the kind of game he’ll need to at the next level to showcase his exceptional running tool.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 514

Joe Doyle on Henley:

Henley is one of the most gifted pure athletes in amateur baseball. He has an immense amount of projection ahead of him. Henley can really go get it in the field. He’s a double-plus runner, maybe even an elite runner. While his routes aren’t perfect and his footwork on crow hops has a ways to go, he still likely projects a centerfielder moving forward, so long as he doesn’t add too much weight. The biggest critique on Henley’s game, like most prospects, is the hit tool. He’s got tons of bat speed for his size, but exhibits a lot of swing and miss. If he can develop more consistent contact quality and barrel awareness, Henley could be a player development dream. The hit tool is ultimately what the vast majority of prospects are graded on. That’ll need to be the focus moving forward.

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