Yankees hire Drew Henson as minor league coach

Missing in Action: Clay Rapada
Game 162: HIROKtober

Via George King, the Yankees have hired Drew Henson as a minor league coach with the rookie ball club in Tampa. The 32-year-old had been working in financial planning, but he is currently assisting with Instructional League and will join the organization full-time next year.

Henson, as you probably know, was once a big-time prospect with the Yankees who managed to flame out of both baseball and football. Baseball America ranked him as the ninth best prospect in the game prior to 2002, and he was supposed to be the club’s long-term solution at third base. George Steinbrenner paid Henson multiple multi-million dollar bonuses to stay away from football, but all he got in return was one single in nine big league plate appearances.

Missing in Action: Clay Rapada
Game 162: HIROKtober
  • http://none Ton Lon ton

    Yankee talent scouts not good

    • RetroRob

      …apparently neither were the ones on the other MLB teams, and NFL teams.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Neither is their GM, manager, pitching coach, hitting coach, 3rd baseman, 1st baseman, catcher, and bench.

      Yet, somehow, miraculously, they continue to win.

      • CS Yankee

        You forgot about;
        the 2B being lazy
        the SS with no range
        the Rf only hitting in garbage time
        the CF striking out all the time
        the LF being too old and selfish
        the pen being below average
        the DH’s being too old
        the owners being spoon fed

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Yeah, with all that ineptitude, it really is amazing that they continue to make the playoffs each year.

          I know! They’re lucky!


      because there has never been a player that was one of the top 10 in the game to flame out.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    Is Henson only 32? I thought more time had passed and he’d be 45 or something.

  • John

    I was a that game when he got that lone single. Such a mock cheer from the stadium crowd that day.