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Former Pleasant Grove Star Honored As Gold Glove Winner

May 9, 2019, 5:13 PM
Courtesy of Carolina Mudcats, Evan Moesta...
Courtesy of Carolina Mudcats, Evan Moesta

ZEBULON, N.C. – Former Pleasant Grove High baseball star Payton Henry was honored as one of the top defensive players in all of minor league baseball.

Henry, who spent the entirety of his 2018 season with the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, posted a .996 fielding percentage as the team’s catcher. He allowed just six passed balls all season, record 78 assists and threw out 43.8 percent of would-be base stealers.

For his efforts last season, Henry was honored as one of just nine Minor League Gold Glove winners out of all the players in the 10-league minor league system.

This season, Henry has been promoted to the Carolina Mudcats of the Class-A Advanced Carolina League where he’s batting .263 with 23 RBIs and five homeruns in 31 games this season.

Henry was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers with in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Pleasant Grove High. He turned down an opportunity to play for BYU when he was drafted by the Brewers and given a lucrative signing bonus.

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