Justin Lavey
Justin Lavey
Justin Lavey
Justin Lavey
Justin Lavey

CLASS OF 2016

3B
C

Justin
Lavey

Louisville
Tremper (HS) • WI
6-1 • 205LBS • R/R

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2016 DRAFT White Sox ROUND 39
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6/11/16 - Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 39th round.

4/26/16 - Louisville commit. Currently ranked No. 4 in the Wisconsin Class of 2016, and No. 85 in the PBR Overall ranks. 6-foot-1, 205-pound right-handed hitting third baseman with a strong frame. In the field has a strong arm with carry across the infield. Made a nice play on the backhand in game. Solid defender at third. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with good balance and strength thru contact. Took an 87 mph fastball right back up the middle for a single. 4.29 runner down the line on a 6-3 groundout.

2016 Super 60 - Louisville recruit. 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame, physical build, wide shoulders, developed lower half, strong forearms and hands. All-around strong showing at Super 60. Advanced defensive third baseman, soft, reliable hands, ranges well laterally, fundamental footwork. Strong, accurate arm, 88 mph across the infield; arm action is short and athletic, quick release, minimal effort involved. Offensively, hits from balanced setup, mechanically quiet, short stride, smooth load, short, level path, allows ball to travel deep, above-average bat speed, stays strong through the ball. Consistent line drives, gap-to-gap approach, works the middle of the field well, aggressive lower half, maintains balance through finish. Moves well for size, ran a 6.91 laser-timed 60.
5/22/15 - 6-foot-1, 200-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman with a strong frame. Currently ranked No. 4 in the Wisconsin Class of 2016. No. 44 in PBR Overall Ranks. Louisville commit. In pregame displayed a strong accurate arm with smooth actions. In game made a play on the run showing off body control, arm strength, and the ability to throw on the run. At the plate shows a balanced setup with a narrow stance. Short to the ball with fast hands. 4.29 home to first. Went 1-4 on the day.
4/16/15 - Louisville commit. Physical build at 6-foot-1, 200-pounds. Defensively showed advanced arm strength at third base, short quick release, has the arm to make all the plays, hands are soft, suited best at third base. Right-handed hitter, quiet setup in the box, short stride, athletic setup and stays balanced. Front side tends to leave early, made hard contact to the opposite field with a two run triple. Strong swing, has the ability to muscle the baseball. One of the top prospects in our overall coverage area, currently ranked No. 4 in Wisconsin.

2/9/14 - Louisville commit. 6-foot, 180-pound infielder, developed build, advanced strength for age. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, short stride, maintains excellent balance through contact. Bat path is short to the baseball, stays inside the ball, excellent contact point, gets extension. Advanced bat speed, gap to gap approach with some present power and more to come. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively has advanced actions, soft hands, with fluid, fundamentally sound footwork. Runs a 4.15 down the line. Arm action is athletic with plenty of strength to play the left side (83 mph), has carry and accuracy. Lavey is clearly one of the top prospects in the state as well as the region, and is currently ranked No. 1 in his class.
10/17/13 - Committed to Louisville in October of his Sophomore year.
7/23/13 - Strong build, 6-foot, 175-pound middle infielder, shows a high level of athleticism. Defensively shows advanced defensive actions, hands are soft, quick and clean exchange, fields athletically and plays through the baseball well, strong fielding actions going to his backhand. Fluid footwork, showed well above average range, 4.26 runner down the line. Offensively hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, tendency to open early in game action. Advanced extension through the baseball, short path, explosive bat speed, 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Line drive, gap to gap hitter, high level hitter, excellent balance throughout. Lavey owns one of the smoothest swings in his class, getting excellent extension through the baseball while staying extremely quiet makes him one of the top hitters in his class.
1/27/13 - Advanced physical frame for age, wide shoulder, 5-foot-11, 165-pound middle infielder. Lavey is a premier infielder, advanced offensive prowess, projects as an elite level infielder. Offensively hits from a balanced setup, uses short stride. Swing is clean and easy, highly repeatable, path shows excellent extension, long through contact. Lower half works well, explosive, get separation. Advanced hitting approach, 84 mph exit velocity. Defensively plays athletically and aggressively, hands work well, stays low through transfer. Arm works well, plays with accuracy, 76 mph across diamond. Footwork is athletic and fluid, runs 4.19 home to first. Overall Lavey projects as a high level offensive threat with advanced infield actions.
Average frame, 5-foot-10, 165-pound middle infielder. Advanced approach at the plate, short to the baseball, flat through the zone, good extension, quiet approach, lacks lower half. Defensively shows advanced ations, advanced hands.

8-15-2018:Strong bodied third baseman who did not look like the Justin Lavey I’ve seen every year since his junior year in high school. Looked sluggish during my July visit to the Cape. Ran, threw and swung all with more effort than at anytime I had seen previously. Here’s what I wrote in The Scouting Trail: Week 4 “...showed an average arm during the game, plus in pregame. Below average range to his backhand, above average towards the 6-hole. He’s a better runner than he looks, above average underway. Also shows above average raw power, as the ball jumps off his bat in BP. I still believe he best profiles behind the plate where he has the hands, arm and feet to excel, and it would take some pressure off of his bat.” Regardless of his performance this summer, I’m still optimistic about Lavey as a prospect and see him as a later in Day Two talent and future pro backstop. (Seifert)

3-14-2018:3BJustin Lavey, showed an average arm during the game, plus in pregame. Below average range to his backhand, above average towards the 6-hole. He’s a better runner than he looks, above average underway. Also shows above average raw power, as the ball jumps off his bat in BP. I still believe he best profiles behind the plate where he has the hands, arm and feet to excel, and it would take some pressure off of his bat. (Seifert)

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