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Milwaukee Brewers go JUCO route in round 4 of 2021 MLB Draft, take right-hander Logan Henderson

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He’s an analytics darling, without knockout velocity or big stature but high spin rates and strong results.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have had some good fortune picking from the Junior College ranks recently, with the big league debut of former JUCO bandit Aaron Ashby coming in the past couple weeks as well as the presence of Antoine Kelly among the org’s top prospects. The Brewers went back to the junior college well in round 4 of the 2021 MLB Draft, taking right-hander Logan Henderson out of McLennan JC in Texas.

Henderson, who has yet to turn 20, dominated during his first season at McLennan. He appeared in 17 games with 14 starts, and finished the year with a 1.66 ERA across 97.2 innings pitched. He punched out a whopping 169 batters while yielding only 23 walks, holding the opposition to a .148 batting average.

Henderson was ranked as the #106 prospect before the draft by Baseball America:

(106) RHP Logan Henderson

BA Grade: 50 | Risk: Extreme
Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 60

Henderson is a different kind of pitching prospect. He’s maybe 6-feet tall, and while he can touch 94 mph, he generally sits at 90-92. But his high-spin rate fastball gets swings and misses up in the zone and he has three average or better pitches that all play up thanks to his plus control and command...Henderson’s plus mid-70s changeup is a weapon with excellent deception and late drop. He’ll use it against righties and lefties and is comfortable pitching in and out. He also throws his fastball to all four quadrants of the strike zone with plus control. His mid-70s curve is an average offering as well and like everything else he throws, he commands it well...his advanced feel, plus control and solid three-pitch package could entice a team to take him in the third or fourth round.

The slot value for pick #116 is $497,500.