Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With the 43rd Round pick (1293rd overall)

The Astros select 5'10" 160lb righty shortstop DeMarcus Henderson, out of Wayne County HS (MS).

Scout.com:
DeMarcus Henderson, a Mississippi State baseball signee, is an athlete, pure and simple. He was the starting quarterback for 5A South State Champion, Wayne County and has signed with the Diamond Dogs of Mississippi State. Thus far in 2010, Henderson is batting a torrent .585 with 8 HRs and 10 stolen bases. In his junior campaign he batted .455 with 10 home runs, 42 RBIs and swiped 16 bases.

Henderson has signed a letter of intent to play baseball with Mississippi State.

"Demarcus is a multi-talented athlete that makes everyone around him better on and off the field. He is a legitimate middle infield prospect with off-the-charts makeup and work ethic. He is extremely competitive with great leadership qualities and plays the game the way it is supposed to be played."

Henderson:
"Playing baseball for Mississippi State is a dream come true for me. I've always dreamed of playing baseball in college someday, and now I get that chance."

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