As a five-tool shortstop from a Dallas-area high school, Jordan Lawlar inevitably draws parallels to Bobby Witt Jr., the No. 2 overall pick in 2019 by the Royals. Lawlar is a polished hitter with a quick, compact right-handed swing and a mature, patient approach, though he struck out more than expected as a senior. His plus speed plays well on the bases and in the field, and he'll even clock some well-above-average run times on occasion. With plenty of range, quick hands and a strong arm, there’s no doubt he’ll stick at shortstop, though like most youngsters he needs to improve his consistency.
Sept. 15: Singles, walks in solid game
Jordan Lawlar had a solid game in Amarillo's win over San Antonio, going 1-for-4 with a single and a walk. Gameday »
Sept. 14: Tallies three hits, a walk in win
Jordan Lawlar was a on-base machine on Wednesday, slapping three hits and walking once in Double-A Amarillo's win over San Antonio. All three of Lawlar's hits were singles. He also scored twice and drove in three runs. Gameday »
Sept. 13: Singles, steals in solid game
Jordan Lawlar didn't light the world on fire in Amarillo's win over San Antonio, but he still contributed with a single and a stolen base. He went 1-for-5, as the stolen base marks his second in Double-A and his 39th on the year. Gameday »
Sept. 11: Strikes out three times in win
A day after working three walks, Jordan Lawlar could not get into a groove at the plate in Double-A Amarillo's win over Arkansas, as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Only four Sod Poodles tallied a hit in the contest, but Lawlar was the lone player with multiple strikeouts. Gameday »
Sept. 10: Walks three times, scores winning run in hitless game
Jordan Lawlar's power surge came to a brief halt in Double-A Amarillo's win over Arkansas, but even without a hit, he reached three times via walk. He also scored the game-winning run on D-backs No. 15 prospect Blaze Alexander's walk-off base hit. Overall, Lawlar went 0-for-2, scoring twice and striking out once. Gameday »
Sept. 8: Hits third home run in four games
Stay hot, Jordan Lawlar. The 20-year-old shortstop hit his 16th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, during Double-A Amarillo's 13-4 loss to Arkansas. It was Lawlar's third home run in his last four games and fourth since Aug. 31. Gameday »
Sept. 7: Tallies two hits, swipes bag
While it wasn't a third straight day with a homer, Jordan Lawlar still had a solid performance for Double-A Amarillo, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base, his first with the Sod Poodles. Lawlar is hitting .218 at the Double-A level, but has a hit in all but five games he's played with Amarillo. Gameday »
Sept. 6: Homers in second straight game
Jordan Lawlar had himself yet another great game on Tuesday. The 20-year-old shortstop hit a solo home run in thesixth inning — his third of the season with Double-A Amarillo and 15th overall. It's the second straight game Lawlar has gone yard after homering Sunday. Gameday »
Sept. 3: Goes 0-for-5
Jordan Lawlar had a quiet night at the plate Tuesday, going 0-for-5. The 20-year-old scored a run during the fourth inning after reaching on a fielder's choice groundout. Gameday »
Sept. 2: Wears sombrero as Amarillo is crushed
It was not a banner night for both Jordan Lawlar and Double-A Amarillo, as Lawlar went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Sod Poodles' 21-2 loss to Frisco. Gameday »
August 30: Goes 0-for-5
Jordan Lawlar had a quiet night at the plate Tuesday, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout. The 20-year-old drove in a run during the third inning with a fielder's choice groundout. Gameday »
Aug. 27: Tallies three hits, a run
Jordan Lawlar was a hit machine on Saturday, slapping three hits in High-A Hillsboro's loss to Corpus Christi. Overall, Lawlar went 3-for-6 with three singles and a run scored. Gameday »
Aug. 26: Hitless in win
Returning from a day off, Lawlar couldn't find his groove at the plate in Double-A Amarillo's win over Corpus Christi. He went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a strikeout. His run scored, which was the sixth of the game for the Sod Poodles, proved to be crucial, as the Hooks staged a late comeback that fell just short, losing 6-5. Gameday »
Aug. 24: Tallies two hits, two runs in second Double-A game
Deuces were wild for Jordan Lawlar in his second game at the Double-A level, as he recorded two hits and scored two runs in Amarillo's win over Corpus Christi. He went 2-for-5 and was also picked off at first in the first inning. He has reached base twice in both of his games with the Sod Poodles thus far. Gameday »
Aug. 23: Reaches twice, score in Double-A debut
Making his first start for Double-A Amarillo, Jordan Lawlar tallied a single and scored a run in the Sod Poodles' win over Corpus Christi. He went 1-for-4 in his first taste of Double-A action and also worked a walk. Lawlar was hitting .288 with an .862 OPS in 30 games with High-A Hillsboro before he was moved up. Gameday »
Aug. 21: Homers, reaches three times
Jordan Lawlar had himself yet another great game on Sunday. The 20-year-old shortstop hit a solo home run in his first at-bat to kick off High-A Hillsboro's scoring. But he didn't stop there. Lawlar would later single and walk, going 2-for-3 overall on the day. It was the third straight game Lawlar reached base three times. His OBP is now up to .514 in August. Gameday »
Aug. 20: On-base machine once again
For the second straight night, Jordan Lawlar was all over the basepaths. Just like he did Friday, Lawlar reached base three times on Saturday, going 1-for-2 with a single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. The 20-year-old shortstop also scored a pair of runs. His OBP is now up to .484 in August. Gameday »
Aug. 19: Reaches three times
Jordan Lawlar couldn't stay off the bases on Friday. Lawlar reached base three times in five plate appearances, going 1-for-3 with a single and two walks. Gameday »
The third-ranked D-backs prospect got to work early in Hillsboro's 10-1 drubbing of Eugene. Lawlar, serving as the Hops’ DH, slashed a single to right field in the bottom of the first inning, then he showcased another tool -- his wheels.
Playing in his 27th game at High-A, Lawlar logged his 11th steal when he swiped second, advancing to third on a throwing error. That's when the real show began.
After the second pitch of an at-bat by Emeralds starter Mason Black missed outside the strike zone, Lawlar timed up the return throw from catcher Andy Thomas and sprinted toward the plate. Black’s attempt to thwart the sixth overall pick from the 2021 Draft went for naught, giving Lawlar the second steal of home in the Hops’ 10-year history.
The feat was last accomplished for the Hops by Ricky Martinez on May 21, 2021. In total, Lawlar has amassed 36 stolen bases across 71 games between Hillsboro and Single-A Visalia. Including a brief stint in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League, the shortstop has slashed .324/.418/.541 with 35 extra-base hits this season. Gameday »
Aug. 17: Doubles, swipes base
Jordan Lawlar bounced back from a tough night on Wednesday, as he doubled and scored two runs in High-A Hillsboro's win over Eugene. He also swiped a base, his 34th of the season and 10th with the Hops. Overall, he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Gameday »
Aug. 16: Strikes out three times in hitless night
It was a game to forget for Jordan Lawlar on Tuesday, as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in High-A Hillsboro's loss to Eugene. Lawlar is now hitting .271 at the High-A level. Gameday »
Aug. 14: Scores twice in win
Jordan Lawlar continued his strong month of August on Sunday. The 20-year-old shortstop went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk and two runs scored during High-A Hillsboro's 5-1 win over Spokane. Lawlar has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Gameday »
Aug. 13: Tallies three hits, RBI
A day after reaching base three times, Jordan Lawlar went out and did the same on Saturday, slapping three hits in High-A Hillsboro's loss to Spokane. Overall, Lawlar went 3-for-4 with a walk and drove in a run on a single in the fifth. Gameday »
Aug. 12: Reaches three times
Jordan Lawlar couldn't stay off the bases on Friday. Lawlar reached base three times in four plate appearances, going 1-for-2 with a single and two walks. Lawlar's third-inning single also drove in a run. Gameday »
Aug. 10: Walks, drives in a run
Jordan Lawlar didn't have any hits on Wednesday, but he still found a way to impact the game. Lawlar drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. In the sixth, Lawlar got on via walk and later scored. But that was all as he went 0-for-2 overall on the night. Gameday »
Aug. 9: Swats two extra-base hits, swipes two bags
Jordan Lawlar had himself a night on Tuesday, as the 20-year-old shortstop whacked a double and a triple and also stole two bases for High-A Hillsboro. Lawlar is starting to find his footing in High-A, as he has nine hits, five of which have gone for extra bases, in his last four games. He now has 31 stolen bases on the year and has only been caught stealing once in High-A. Overall, Lawlar ended the night 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and a strikeout. Gameday »
Aug. 7: Lawlar tallies four hits, four RBIs
It will be a year ago, later this month, when Jordan Lawlar’s professional debut lasted two games before having to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, but now the player is fully healthy and showing the potential the D-backs saw in him last year.The No. 2 Diamondbacks prospect has impressed in his second stint at the High-A level and continued that as he went 4-for-6 with one homer, three runs and four RBIs in High-A Hillsboro’s 14-11 win over Everett. Full story »
Aug. 6: Reaches & scores four times in big win
High-A Hillsboro had a big night on Saturday, taking down Everett by the score of 13-2. Jordan Lawlar was right in the center of it, as the 20-year-old shortstop managed to reach base four times and come around to score each time. Overall, Lawlar went 2-for-4 with an RBI, his 42nd of the year. Both of his hits were singles. Gameday »
Aug. 5: Crushes first High-A homer
Jordan Lawlar hit his first High-A home run on Friday, crushing a three-run shot to center field during the first inning of Hillsboro's 9-4 win over Everett. Lawlar had gone 16 High-A games without a big fly. Gameday »
Aug. 3: Reaches twice
Jordan Lawlar didn't have any hits on Wednesday, but he still found a way to get on twice. Lawlar was hit by a pitch and walked, going 0-for-2 overall on the night. Gameday »
August 2: Goes 0-for-4
Jordan Lawlar had a quiet night at the plate Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Gameday »
July 31: Tallies hit in loss
It was a fairly quiet night for Jordan Lawlar and High-A Hillsboro on Sunday. Lawlar went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, as the Hops fell to Eugene, 9-1. Lawlar is still finding his footing in High-A, as he has a .211 average and a .540 OPS in 14 games. Gameday »
July 29: Goes 0-for-4
Jordan Lawlar had a quiet night at the plate Friday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Gameday »
July 27: Singles in loss
It was a relatively quiet night at the plate for Jordan Lawlar on Wednesday. Lawlar went 1-for-4 with a single in High-A Hillsboro's 5-4 loss to Eugene. Gameday »
July 26: Goes 0-for-5
Jordan Lawlar had a quiet night at the plate Tuesday, going 0-for-5 with a run scored. Gameday »
July 22: Swats first High-A double
Jordan Lawlar recorded his second High-A extra-base hit on Friday, lacing a double in his first at-bat back from the All-Star break. Lawlar reached on a forceout and came around to score two runs in a 1-for-4 performance. The 20-year-old shortstop also swiped a bag, his 27th stolen base of the year and third with Hillsboro. Gameday »
July 16: Subs in at Futures Game
A late addition to the NL squad, Jordan Lawlar came in for the final two innings of the 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. He grounded out in his lone at-bat.
July 14: Homers in three-RBI night
Jordan Lawlar led off a wild game between High-A Visalia and San Jose on Thursday with a home run. Lawlar would later drive in two more runs with a single in the third inning. The 19-year-old went 2-for-7 overall on the night. Gameday »
July 13: Goes 1-for-5
Jordan Lawlar had a quiet night at the plate Wednesday, going 1-for-5 with a single. Gameday »
July 10: Hits triple for first extra-base hit in High-A
Jordan Lawlar got some weight off his shoulders on Sunday, notching his first extra-base hit with High-A Hillsboro in the form of an RBI triple. It's only fitting because Lawlar has been a triples machine this year, tallying six on the season now. Lawlar ended the day 1-for-5, but he'll take it after going hitless the past four games. Gameday »
July 9: Scores run in loss
Jordan Lawlar managed to score a run despite a hitless performance on Saturday. It was a tough night all around for High-A Hillsboro, as it gave up 14 runs to Eugene. Lawlar finished 0-for-4 and reached on an error in his first at-bat. It came right back around to him in the ninth inning, though, as a throwing error allowed the final Emeralds run to cross the plate. Gameday »
July 8: Hitless in pinch-hit appearance
High-A Hillsboro called on Jordan Lawlar to try and work some magic in the ninth against Eugene, but the 19-year-old shortstop couldn't get the team going to lead off the inning. Lawlar hasn't recorded a hit in three appearances following his July 4 High-A debut, going 0-for-8 in that span. Despite the slump, he's still hitting .347 with a 1.026 OPS this season. Gameday »
July 4: Lawlar has busy night in High-A debut
After nearly hitting for the cycle and homering in his Single-A swan song, Jordan Lawlar made his presence known immediately for High-A Hillsboro.
Although he spent time on the injured list last month, Lawlar left Single-A Visalia with a .365/.465/.612 slash line, 23 extra-base hits, 31 RBIs and 23 stolen bases in 47 games.
July 3: Lawlar homers, finishes triple shy of cycle
Jordan Lawlar has been one of the Minors' hottest hitters all season, but even the best have droughts to end.
Baseball's No. 17 overall prospect slugged his eighth homer, scored three times and finished a triple shy of the cycle in Single-A Visalia's 16-4 loss to Rancho Cucamonga. Lawlar reached the seats for the first time since May 21, a streak that included a stint on the injured list which limited him to five games with the Rawhide last month.
Despite his time off the field, Lawlar is slashing .365/.465/.612 with 23 extra-base hits, 31 RBIs and 23 stolen bases in 47 games. -- Michael Avallone
June 25: Lawlar doubles in three-hit effort for Visalia
After suffering a back injury that's kept him sidelined since May 22, Jordan Lawlar has picked up right where he left off at Single-A.
Arizona’s No. 2 prospect (MLB No. 18) has collected five hits in his first two games back with Visalia, including a three-hit, two-RBI effort in the Rawhide’s 10-1 win over Inland Empire. Lawlar lined a single to left in the first, notched an infield hit in the second and smoked a double to left in the seventh to raise his average up to .368 through 41 games.
The sixth overall pick of last year’s Draft, the 19-year-old Lawlar has a 1.101 OPS to go along with seven homers, 18 extra-base hits, 19 steals, 24 RBIs and 26 walks in his first full professional season.
June 14: Lawlar collects five knocks in rehab game
Jordan Lawlar appeared in his second rehab game since going on the injured list on May 25, and the third-ranked D-backs prospect did not appear to be hindered at all as he collected five hits for the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League D-backs Red club in a 10-8 victory over the ACL Rockies.
Lawlar fell a homer shy of a cycle as he tripled, doubled and singled three times while scoring three runs and driving in two more.
MLB.com's No. 19 overall prospect was sporting a .352/.461/.600 slash line with seven homers, three triples, four doubles, 30 runs scored, 21 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 33 games for Single-A Visalia before his injury.