MLB Draft 2018: Top Prospects From New Hampshire
1. Grant Lavigne, 1B/3B, Bedford (N.H.) HS (BA Rank: 127)
HS • 6-4 • 230 • L-R • Wake Forest
A 6-foot-4, 230-pound lefthanded hitter, Lavigne has some of the best power among prep bats in the draft class with 70-grade raw power. Lavigne has been complimented for cleaning up his body leading up to the draft and is considered a decent athlete for his size, although he projects as a first baseman in most evaluators’ eyes. If that’s the case, Lavigne’s draft stock largely depends on his hit tool. Lavigne has displayed good feel to hit this spring in New Hampshire—where the competition is questionable—and he will need to continue to hit in order to tap into his power, which is his one carrying tool. If a team believes in his bat, then Lavigne could easily go in the top three rounds. Worst case, Lavigne could head to Wake Forest, where he could build up a track record of hitting against ACC competition and maybe even prove he can handle third base or left field, which would significantly help his profile.
2. Shane McDonald, LHP, Southern New Hampshire (BA Rank: )
4YR • R-Sr. • 6-1 • 205 • L-L • Never Drafted