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May 7, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Mariners’ minor league report, Jabari edition

Here it is, courtesy of Kelly Munro of the Mariners.

One player on the rise is outfielder Jabari Henry, a 16th-round pick last year out of Florida International. The 6-1, 200-pound Henry hit eight homers and drove in 42 runs in 58 games last year in the Appalachian League to lead Pulaski, and now is tearing it up with the Class A Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League.

He was just named Midwest League Player of the Week, hitting .409 (9-for-22) with two doubles, three homers and 11 runs batted in. Overall, Henry is hitting .370 (30-for-81) with seven doubles, four homers and 18 RBI. I like the fact he has 18 walks and just 10 strikeouts, leading to a .480 on-base percentage to go with a .605 slugging.

The Mariners have another outfielder named Jabari in the organization — Jabari Blash, who is from the US Virgin Islands and hit 15 homers for Clinton last year. The 6-5, 224-pound Blash is with Class A High Desert this year and hitting .333 with six homers and 17 RBI.

During this stretch, Henry hit .409 (9×22) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 11 RBI. The weekly honor is the first for a
LumberKing this year. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, batting .442 (19×43) with 13 runs scored, 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 15
RBI and 13 walks. During this stretch he has raised his average from .289 to .370. Henry was selected by the Mariners in the 18th round of
the 2012 June Draft out of Florida International University. The Florida native spent most of 2012 with the Pulaski

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