Henderson was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Monday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Henderson joined High-A Aberdeen in mid-June and appeared in 65 games following his promotion. During that time, he slashed .230/.343/.432 with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 34 runs and 11 stolen bases. The 20-year-old has recorded extra-base hits in each of his last four games and will face off against a higher level of competition to close out the 2021 campaign.
Henderson has hit .313 with three homers and four steals across his last 16 games for High-A Aberdeen. After batting .032 in his first 11 games after being promoted, Henderson has turned things around, lifting his batting line with Aberdeen to .221/.353/.358. His 35.3 percent strikeout rate in High-A represents cause for concern, but when Henderson does make contact, he hits the ball hard. He also just turned 20 last month, so there's plenty of time for Henderson to refine his plate discipline. It's worth noting that Henderson has spent more time at third base than shortstop since his promotion, and considering his size -- 6-foot-2, 210 pounds -- he's probably a better fit at the hot corner.
Henderson is hitting just .032/.295/.032 across 44 plate appearances since his promotion to High-A Aberdeen. The highly regarded young shortstop got off to a tremendous start in Low-A, putting up a .312/.369/.574 batting line, but the next level up has presented a far greater challenge, as Henderson has picked up just a single hit since his promotion while striking out in 38.6 percent of his plate appearances. On the bright side, he's also drawn a dozen walks in that time -- almost as many as he'd managed in 157 plate appearances in Low-A. There's plenty to dream on with Henderson, but this speed bump means he's not likely to race through the minor-league ranks.
Henderson was promoted to High-A Aberdeen on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Henderson got off to a hot start to the season with Low-A Delmarva, as he slashed .312/.369/.574 with eight home runs, 39 RBI, 30 runs and five stolen bases in 35 games. The 19-year-old will now attempt to translate his success to the next level of competition.
Henderson is slashing .339/.417/.661 with five home runs and three stolen bases across 72 plate appearances in his first 15 games with Low-A Delmarva. Henderson and one of the Orioles' other top middle-infield prospects in Jordan Westburg (1.157 OPS in 15 games) have both hit the ground running at Low-A after the two missed out on a year of development time due to the cancellation of the 2020 minor-league season. An early summer promotion to High-A Frederick should be in the cards for Henderson if he can continue to find success at the dish while keeping his strikeout rate (23.6 percent) in check.