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SAL notes: Rockies' Lavigne remains patient

Tourists first baseman rounding out profile while racking up walks
May 24, 2019

The list of hitters drafted out of high school from New Hampshire who went on to play in the Major Leagues is not a lengthy one. In fact, no prep position player from the Granite State has achieved that feat in the game's storied history.Class A Asheville's Grant Lavigne intends

Streaking Kelenic finding Power stroke

Mariners No. 2 prospect posts first career multi-homer game
April 27, 2019

Jarred Kelenic's red-hot bat is a wonderful sight for Mariners fans and the organization that acquired him this offseason. It's been even better for his hitting coach. "First and foremost, when a guy's going like that, I sit back and enjoy it," Eric Farris said.Who isn't enjoying what the Mariners No.

Rockies Prospect Primer: Rodgers ready

Star shortstop on doorstep of Major Leagues as 2019 opens
March 21, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Brendan Rodgers, SSA

Toolshed: Lavigne getting ready to Rock

Rockies slugger preparing to stand out at first base in full season
February 1, 2019's latest Top 100 Prospects list revealed one big truth about the state of the game -- it's tough out there for an up-and-coming first baseman.Only one full-time first baseman made the list, No. 51 Peter Alonso. Brendan McKay also checked in at No. 29, but that ranking came more

Fuentes, Golden shine in Rockies system

Dynamic offensive talent abounds in versatile Colorado ranks
October 17, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.For the first time in franchise history, the Rockies have reached the postseason in consecutive

Grand Junction rides late rally in Game 1

Rockies prospect Lavigne has two hits, scores in six-run ninth
September 8, 2018

Grant Lavigne arrived in the Pioneer League with plenty of fanfare after being drafted with the No. 42 overall pick this June. He exceeded all reasonable expectations in the regular season and carried that production into the playoffs.On Friday, the Rockies' eighth-ranked prospect reached base four times and scored twice

Maitan, Lavigne highlight Pioneer All-Stars

Idaho Falls' undefeated Cloney to start vs. Northwest squad
August 1, 2018

Kevin Maitan may not be starting his first All-Star Game on Aug. 7, but there will be plenty of anticipation to see the Angels prospect emerge at Suplizio Field.Maitan and Rockies prospect Grant Lavigne headline the Pioneer League's 2018 All-Star roster, revealed Wednesday morning ahead of the Pioneer-Northwest League All-Star

Jays' Smith wins third weekly award of 2018

Toronto prospect continues breakout season with first FSL honor
July 2, 2018

Kevin Smith has been here before, and based on the way things are going, it might be a safe bet he'll be back again. The Blue Jays' No. 18 prospect has been named Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week after going 12-for-29 (.414) with a homer, triple, three

Lavigne goes yard in third straight game

Rockies second-round pick erupts with four hits, five RBIs
July 1, 2018

The Rockies may have struck gold in the second round with Grant Lavigne. The 42nd overall pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft homered in his third consecutive game, going 4-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs scored to power Rookie-level Grand Junction's 18-6 romp over Orem on Sunday at the