The 3rd Man In

Tommy Henry shows growth at Michigan

Tommy Henry

Tommy Henry grew up in Portage, Michigan with a father who graduated from Western Michigan and a mother who was a Michigan State alum. Henry didn’t have interest in either of those universities, though, as he instantly gravitated to the University of Michigan.

“It doesn’t really make sense, but from Day 1, I was a die-heart Michigan fan,” Henry said. “I always had this football jersey that I would wear seven days a week, and my mom would just wash it at night.”

When Henry, a left-handed pitcher, started to attract attention from college baseball programs, Michigan instantly moved to the top of his list. He developed a connection with the coaching staff and believed it would be the ideal fit for him as a student-athlete and for his baseball development.

Henry made an impact as a freshman, working out of the bullpen, before thriving as a starting pitcher the last two years. His success and potential have caused professional scouts to scurry to Ann Arbor, Michigan to catch a glimpse of the lefty in preparation for Monday’s MLB draft.

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