Sept. 15, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Former Florida State All-American pitcher Bryan Henry has been selected to the 2010 Pan American Qualifying Team roster. The team will compete in a 13-team tournament featuring the top Pan Am talent beginning Oct. 1 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 24-man team is composed of players who are not currently on the 40-man Major League rosters.
Henry was drafted in the 12th round (373rd overall) of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Henry completed the 2010 Minor League season on the Mobile BayBears where he finished with a 6-4 record as a starter and a 3.49 ERA. He notched 100.2 innings pitcher over his 14 starts and tied a career low with only seven home runs allowed.
Henry had a decorated career under legendary head coach Mike Martin. He earned All-American First Team honors from Collegiate Baseball and All-American Second Team honors by Rivals.com during his senior season as a Seminole. Henry also was named to the list of semifinalists for the Golden Spikes, Dick Howser and Roger Clemens awards. Henry was the first ever Seminole pitcher to earn multiple All-ACC First Team honors as he anchored Florida State’s pitching rotation in 2007. He was he tied for the national lead in wins (14) and led the ACC in innings pitched (117.2) and total strikeouts (117) that season.
Henry will travel to Cary, N.C. to train at the USA Baseball National Training Complex Sept. 25-28 before heading to Puerto Rico. The top eight teams from the qualifier will advance to the 2011 Pan American Games baseball tournament next October in Mexico. The team will be managed by Ernie Young who is a veteran of past USA Baseball professional staffs, most recently with the gold medal-winning World Cup team in 2009.