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Diamondbacks AA Pitcher Bryan Henry named to U.S. Pan Am Games Roster | September
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Pitcher Bryan Henry, 25, who spent the 2010 season with Mobile Bay Bears in the Southern League, was named to the pitching staff for the United States Pan American Games qualifier. The top 8 finishers in this tournament, which will be held from October 1-10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will qualify for the Pan Am Games in 2011, and the top 6 will also qualify for the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup. Henry pitched in 32 games for the Bay Bears, including 14 as a starter, and finished the year with a 6-4 record and a 3.49 ERA.  Henry, drafted in the 12th round of the 2007 draft, has been steadily moving up the minor league ladder, compiling a 3.10 ERA for South Bend in 2008 and a 3.15 ERA for Visalia in 2009 before this year's stint in AA. Although Henry does not strike out many batters (career 6.1K/9), the 6'-3" righthander has done a solid job of limiting walks (2.0 BB/) and home runs (1.0 HR/9) in his minor league career. The star players on the Pan Am qualifying team are expected to be a pair of Kansas City Royals' prospects, 3B Mike Moustakas (.322/.369/.630 with 36 HR, 124 RBI in AA/AAA), 1B Eric Hosmer (.338/.406/.571 with 20 HR in A/AA), as well as Angels' OF Mike Trout (.341/.428/.490 with 56 SB/15 CS). The pitching staff will be led by the Cubs' Chris Archer (15-3, 2.34 ERA in A/AA) and Royals' lefthander Mike Montgomery (7-5, 2.63 ERA in A/AA).