Grant Lavigne
19-Year-Old First Baseman1B
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lavigne had the best statistical debut of any top-50 pick. A 6-foot-4, 220-pound first baseman from the Northeast, Lavigne received an over-slot $2 million bonus after getting selected with the No. 42 pick. He ranked second in the Pioneer League in wRC+ (160) and BB/K (1.13) and was the fifth-youngest qualified hitter. While he is clearly a good prospect, some context is required when evaluating him for dynasty leagues. Lavigne is a big boy with fringe-average speed that will tick down as he climbs the ladder, so his 12 steals (on 19 attempts) should not be considered part of the long-term package. Additionally, the Pioneer League is notoriously hitter-friendly and sometimes players who hit there never hit anywhere else. Lavigne showed an excellent all-fields approach, but his 53.5 GB% is a bit concerning. Despite his hyperbolic debut, he should still be considered a power-over-hit prospect who will need to rake at every stop, given his defensive limitations. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Rockies in June of 2018 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
Heads to Asheville
1BColorado Rockies  A
April 4, 2019
Lavigne is opening the year with Low-A Asheville, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
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Lavigne had as impressive of a statistical debut (.350/.477/.519 in the Pioneer League) as any high pick from last year's draft, and he will have a good opportunity to build off that success at the hitter-friendly park in Asheville. Before the draft he was seen as a power-over-hit first base prospect, but so far he has not had any trouble making consistent contact (15.5 K%) and hitting for a high average.
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Popped by Rockies with 42nd overall pick
1BColorado Rockies  A
June 4, 2018
The Rockies have selected Lavigne with the 42nd overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.
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