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.
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.