MLB Draft Prospect: Alex Lavisky – C – Lakewood St. Edward. Bats: R Throws: R. 1.13.91. 6’1″ 210. College Commitment: Georgia Tech
Lakewood St. Edward v. Cincinnati Elder – June 6, 2010 (In Person)
STATISTICS (Through May 25)
YR-CLASS-AVE.- AB – H- 2B -HR – RBI SB
2010 – SR – .450 – 66 – 29 – 7 – 13 – 34 – 1
HITTING: Lavisky has a level swing and will generate a lot of line drives, but he has a timing hitch that may cause issues at the next level.
POWER: Lavisky does a good job of getting his arms extended and pulling the ball for power. The last swing in the video above generated a fly out the warning track at Huntington Park, a 405 foot trip that would have cleared most of the high school parks he’s accustom to.
SPEED: While a good athlete for a catcher and former starting QB for the St. Edward football team, Lavisky is a just a fringe average runner, however that rates him near the top of his catching peers in that area.
DEFENSE: Not many H.S. catchers can handle a 95 MPH fastball, nor do they have the opportunity to, but Lavisky catches Stetson Allie and more than holds his own. His receiving skills are advanced for a prep catcher. He has quick feet behind the plate and moves well to block pitches in the dirt.
ARM: The arm is above average but not spectacular. I had him clocked at 1.9 and 2.0 on two throws to second with a runner successfully stealing 2B.
FUTURE: Rated as the #89 best prospect in the 2010 draft by Baseball America, Lavisky figures to go in the 3rd round depending on signability. Already 19, he’ll be 21 and draft eligible after his sophomore year if he follows through on his college commitment to Georgia Tech. His receiving skills are advanced enough that I think he be able to stick at catcher. If he goes to school, I think he’s good enough to play right away in the ACC. As a professional, I view him as a low average, high OBP power hitting catcher who’s average on defense.