Born: August 7, 1987 in Woodland Hills, CA
Drafted: 6th round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
High School: El Camino Real (CA)
Signed by: Ray Fagnant
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: 2011-12
SoxProspects Scouting Report
Intelligent catcher with plus power. Makes great contact, outstanding plate discipline. Slightly closed, crouched stance. Attacks mistake pitches. Squares up on the ball very well, power goes to all fields. Catching skills are a bit undeveloped, but he has a soft glove with a decent arm. His release is slow and he's been inconsistent with blocking balls in the dirt. Sturdy frame. That being said, he hasn't worn out his knees too much as he's only been a full time catcher since 2007. May not have the range to play outfield or the agility to play first base. Team leader. Led NCAA in batting average in 2007. In 2008, Lavarnway missed a lot of time due to a wrist injury. Came back in 2009 to lead the organization in home runs.
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Edited by Bigpupp, 16 July 2010 - 11:17 AM.