LSU Gold
Right-handed Pitcher
Florence, Ala.
High School
Florence HS

2019 Freshman All-SEC
2019 Perfect Game Freshman All-American
2019 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (April 22, 2019)

MLB Draft: 38th Round in 2018 (Detroit Tigers); 2nd Round in 2020 (No. 55 overall, Washington Nationals)

Has a three-pitch mix of a mid-90s fastball, hard 12-to-6 curveball, and late fading changeup … his physical attributes, combined with an advanced knowledge of pitching, have allowed him to make a quick adjustment to the college game as a premier power pitcher.

2020 Season
LSU’s No. 1 starter on the mound in each of the four weekends of the shortened season, posting a 2-1 mark and a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings with six walks and 23 strikeouts … defeated Texas (Feb. 28) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, allowing only two earned runs on four hits in six innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts … earned the win in LSU’s season opener over Indiana (Feb. 14), firing four scoreless innings while recording no walks and eight strikeouts.

2019 Season
Established himself during the season as LSU’s No. 1 weekend starter … made 14 appearances (11 starts), recording a 4-2 mark and a 3.39 ERA in 58.1 innings with 18 walks and 72 strikeouts … started Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional versus Florida State (June 8), but had to leave the game after the second inning due to an injury; he worked two scoreless innings in the outing with no hits, three walks and three strikeouts … missed four straight weekend starts over the final four weeks of the regular season due to arm soreness … returned to the mound as a starter versus South Carolina (May 21) in the SEC Tournament, working 1.2 innings with three strikeouts … fired five shutout innings as a starter in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional second round vs. Southern Miss (June 1), allowing just two hits with three walks and six strikeouts … was voted to the NCAA Regional all-tournament team … named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on April 22 after defeating Florida on April 19 with a superb effort, limiting the Gators to one run on four hits in 5.1 innings with no walks and a career-high 12 strikeouts … his strikeouts total was the most by an LSU pitcher in an SEC game since March 30, 2017, when Alex Lange recorded 12 Ks against Texas A&M … Henry’s 12 Ks also represented the most by an LSU freshman since Lange posted 13 Ks versus Kentucky in 2015 … earned win over ninth-ranked Texas A&M on April 6 with a superb effort, limiting the Aggies to two runs on six hits in a career-long eight innings with no walks and nine strikeouts … Henry threw 96 pitches in the outing, allowing two runs in the first inning before firing seven straight shutout frames; he retired 10 consecutive Aggie batters to complete his outing … defeated Miss. State (March 29), limiting the Bulldogs to four runs on five hits in five innings with 9 strikeouts … delivered an excellent performance at fifth-ranked Georgia on March 23, working a 7.1 innings and limiting the Bulldogs to two runs on two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts … earned first career win March 16 vs. Kentucky – 5.0 IP, three runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts … solid outing in a start versus California (March 9), firing four shutout innings while allowing two hits and no BB with one strikeout … excellent relief outing at Texas (March 3), allowing one run on three hits in 3.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
Selected in the 38th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers … a 2018 Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American and member of the 2018 Perfect Game Southeast All-Region first team … ranked as the No. 79 player in the nation by Perfect Game … posted a 5-3 record and a 1.82 ERA in 2018 with 83 strikeouts in 50 innings … limited opponents to a .161 batting average.

Full name is Jeffrey Cole Henry … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born July 15, 1999.

Henry’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 8.0 vs. Texas A&M (4/6/19)
Strikeouts: 12 vs. Florida (4/19/19)
Hits Allowed: 7 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (2/19/19)
Runs: 5 vs. South Carolina (5/21/19)
Earned Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. South Carolina (5/21/19)
Walks: 4 vs. Kentucky (3/16/19)

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