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By Matt Patterson Published: June 6, 2006
Like many high school baseball players across the country, Tyler Henson will be parked in front of his computer at home today as the Major League Baseball draft begins.

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Henson might be drafted early, or he might be drafted late. Or, he could play college baseball.

"It's kind of a pain not to know," Henson said by cell phone while driving back from a pre-draft workout with the Kansas City Royals. "But it's a good problem to have."

Henson wants to be selected in the top six rounds. Kansas City and Baltimore have shown the most interest, though 15 teams sent scouts to watch him play this season at Tuttle High School.

Henson double signed with Arkansas and Connors State, but players who sign Division I scholarships must play two or three years before being draft eligible again. If Henson isn't picked early enough in the draft, he can play one year at Connors State in Warner, build up his stock and re-enter the draft pool next summer. Either way, he's covered.

"I double signed for exactly that reason," Henson said. "I felt like going to a junior college was the best route for me if I don't get picked where I'd like to be picked.

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