Why is MLB.com so bad about listing the correct positions for players? Everyone says LaValley is a 1B, yet MLB.com lists him as a 3B.
1B makes much more sense. The Reds have a lot of intriguing young 3B in the system such as Seth Meijas-Brean, Tanner Rahier, Kevin Franklin and this year's second-round pick Taylor Sparks. LaValley does seem like a steal in the fourth round, even though he wasn't on BP's top 500 list. Although, perhaps his ranking (lack thereof) was hurt by the fact that he's a year older than your typical HS senior.
Bottom line: I like the pick a lot. And I don't think getting him to sign instead of playing for free at Oklahoma will be a problem. His tweet makes me even more confident about that.