Rockies Sign 3 More Top 10 Picks (Updated Signed/Unsigned List)

Now, Grant Lavigne has a chance to become a part of baseball history.

Lavigne, the Rockies Competitive Balance selection in the First-Year Player draft and the 42nd player selected overall, was among the three latest Rockies draft picks to agree to terms, the club announced on Tuesday. Lavigne will be looking to become the first high school player from New Hampshire to be drafted, sign a contract and make it to the big leagues.

In addition to Lavigne, the Rockies signed third-round choice Terrin Vavra, a shortstop from the University of Minnesota, and seventh round selection Andrew Quezada, a right-handed pitcher from Loyola Marymount.

That brings to 29 draft choices the Rockies have signed. They are expected to sign at least four more -- second.round compensation selection Mitchell Killkenny, a right-handed pitcher from Texas A&M, catcher Willie McIver, a ninth-round selection from the University of Washington; infielder Kyle Datres, a 12th-round pick from the University of North Carolina, and Hunter Stovall, a second baseman from Mississippi State.

The Rockies are believed to be in the process of finalizing a deal with Killkenny. They have not been able to negotiate with McIver, Datres and Stovall because their schools are involved in the College World Series.

Lavigne, a left-handed hitting first baseman, hit .639 with seven home runs and 26 RBI with Bedford High School en route to his second New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year Award. He became the earliest hitter drafted in New Hampshire state history when the Rockies selected him with the 42nd overall pick.

The left-handed-hitting Vavra hit .386 with 13 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 59 RBI, 30 walks and 22 strikeouts in 58 games for the Golden Gophers. The Menomonie, Wisc., native was one of five finalists for the Brooks Wallace Award for the nation’s top collegiate shortstop, and was named First Team All-Big Ten and First Team All-America by Baseball America. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder is the son of current Detroit Tigers Quality Control Coach Joe Vavra.

Quezada, a 20-year-old junior went 4-5 with three complete games, a 3.90 ERA, 19 walks and 68 strikeouts in 14 starts for the Titans this season. The Bellflower, Calif., native previously attended Cypress (Calif.) College, where he recorded the school’s first no-hitter and posted a 1.17 ERA as a sophomore in 2017.

The 29 Who Signed

Rd Pick Last First Pos. B T HT WT School Hometown State
1 22 Rolison Ryan LHP R L 6'1" 195 Mississippi Jackson Tenn
CBA 42 Lavigne Grant 1B L R 6’4” 220 Bedford HS Bedford N.H.
3 96 Vavra Terrin SS L R 6’1” 185 Minnesota Menomonie Wisc.
4 126 Feltner Ryan RHP R R 6’4” 190 Ohio State Hudson Ohio
5 156 Bird Jacob RHP R R 6’3” 200 UCLA Valencia Calif.
6 186 Decolati Niko OF R R 6’1” 215 Loyola Marymount Las Vegas Nev.
7 216 Quezada Andrew RHP L R 6’1” 182 Cal State Fullerton Bellflower Calif.
8 246 Bush Nick LHP L L 5’11” 173 LSU Leesburg Ga.
10 306 Harris Cade OF L R 6’2” 195 Oklahoma Leona Texas
11 336 Poulin PJ LHP R L 6’1” 185 Connecticut Marion Mass.
13 396 Supple Rayne RHP S R 6’3” 185 Wake Forest Shelburne Vt.
14 426 Tribucher Will LHP L L 6’3” 210 Michigan San Clemente Calif.
15 456 Montes Coco SS R R 6’1” 175 South Florida Miami Fla.
16 486 Johnson Boby RHP R R 6’1” 185 Bradley Miller Mo.
17 516 Berberet Reese 3B R R 6’3” 215 Long Beach CC Fallbrook Calif.
18 546 Lackey Shelby RHP R R 6’3” 190 Pacific Linden Calif.
19 576 Hall Zach OF L L 6’0” 195 UC Colorado Springs Granite Bay Calif.
20 606 Morgan Luke OF R R 6’2” 195 College of Charleston New Lenox Ill.
22 666 Barnwell Jacob C R R 5’10” 170 Ohio State Catlettsburg Ky.
23 696 Schmidt Colten LHP L L 6’0” 175 Louisiana Lafayette LaPorte Texas
24 726 Fennell Trent RHP R R 6’5” 205 Barton College Dunn N.C.
25 756 Metz Robert 2B R R 5’10” 185 George Washington Poolesville Md.
26 786 Golsan Will OF R R 6’1” 185 Ole Miss Columbus Miss.
27 816 Hepple Eric RHP R R 6’0” 218 Central Florida Coral Springs Fla.
28 846 Cresto John 3B R R 6’3” 210 Santa Clara University Encinitas Calif.
29 876 Ausua Miguel LHP L L 6’0” 180 Oral Roberts Penuelas P.R.
30 906 Harlow Colton LHP L L 5’10” 170 James Madison Mount Jackson Va.
31 936 Condreay Joel RHP L R 6’3” 185 Whitworth College Renton Wash.
32 966 Todd Reagan LHP L L 6’3” 218 Colorado Mesa Centennial Colo.

12 Who Remain UnSIgned

Rd Pick Last First Pos. B T HT WT School
2C 76 Killkenny Mitchell RHP R R 6’4” 206 Texas A&M Finalizing Deal
9 276 MacIver Willie C R R 6’2” 205 Washington In College World Series
12 366 Datres Kyle INF R R 6’0” 180 North Carolina In College World Series
21 636 Stovall Hunter 2B R R 5’8” 170 Mississippi State In College World Series
33 996 Pogue Nick RHP R R 6’5” 215 Eau Gallie HS Will continue to follow
34 1026 Moberg Jake SS R R 6’1” 175 Vista Murrieta HS Will continue to follow
35 1056 Mullen Sean RHP R R 6’2” 185 Stockdale HS Will continue to follow
36 1086 Zimmerman Cayden SS R R 5’11” 165 Rock Canyon HS Will continue to follow
37 1116 McMurray Easton LHP R L 6’4” 198 Liberty HS Will continue to follow
38 1146 Rocker Kumar RHP R R 6’4” 235 North Oconee HS Will continue to follow
39 1176 Thomas Isaiah OF R R 6’2” 192 The Benjamin School Will continue to follow
40 1206 Auerbach Brett C R R 5’9” 180 Saddleback CC Will continue to follow
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