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|LaVelle joined Courtney Hawkins as the only two players to hit home runs at spacious Blair Field last summer during the Area Code Games. LaVelle has an average frame at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds. Even with the home run and impressive power numbers in high school, scouts believe LaVelle's hit tool is better than his power, though both are average. He's a shortstop for his high school team but fits best defensively at third base, though his bat might not profile there. LaVelle can be a little stiff in the field, but has a strong arm. He is an average runner. He missed a few weeks this spring after dislocating his left shoulder diving for a ball at shortstop and will probably wind up honoring his commitment to Oregon State.
||Boston Red Sox