Tyler Henson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tyler Henson played his professional career from 2006 to 2015. He reached Triple A for the first time in 2011. The signing scout was Jim Richardson.

Taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft - ahead of Chris Davis, Jeff Samardzija and Chris Archer, among others - Henson began his professional career at 18 years old and played in the O's system through 2011. In 2007, he was a New York-Penn League Mid-Season All-Star, hitting .275/.338/.425 with 5 home runs, 32 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 73 games between the NYPL's Aberdeen IronBirds (with whom he hit .289/.353/.449) and Frederick Keys. In 2008, he hit 11 home runs and stole 20 bags and in 2009, he had 18 swipes. He was an Eastern League All-Star in 2010, hitting .278/.329/.440 with 12 home runs and 60 RBI in 124 games for the Bowie BaySox. In 2011, he reached Triple-A for the first time, hitting .247/.313/.321 with 3 home runs and 36 RBI in 123 games for the Norfolk Tides. In December 2011, he was traded with pitcher Jarret Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitcher Dana Eveland. After a poor season in their system, he was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies for 2013. He played in their organization through 2014, stealing 19 bases that year. Back in the Phillies chain in 2015, he hit .249/.293/.351 with 26 steals in 115 games.

Overall, Henson batted .263/.323/.393 with 67 home runs, 453 RBI and 137 stolen bases in 1,058 games over ten seasons.

He played in the Venezuelan Winter League in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

Henson became a coach with the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2017, Lakewood BlueClaws in 2018, and Clearwater Threshers in 2019. He was scheduled to be hitting coach of the Reading Fightin Phils in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19 then did coach Reading in 2021.