Player Profile: Jordan Lawlar

Player Profile: Jordan Lawlar
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Jordan Lawlar was born in Carrollton, Texas, on July 17, 2002. He played high school baseball at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in Dallas, TX. He was the first-ranked shortstop and the first-ranked overall player in Texas.

Lawlar, in his high school career, played in 24 games, and he hit .397 with 27 hits, nine doubles, three triples, four home runs, 26 RBI, and 21 runs scored.

Lawlar was ranked the third shortstop in the country and the third-ranked overall player. He committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University.

When Was Jordan Lawlar Drafted?

Lawlar entered the 2021 draft as the third-ranked player but slid. The Arizona Diamondbacks would take him with the sixth overall pick and end up signing with them, forgoing his commitment to Vanderbilt.

Player Profile: Jordan Lawlar

Jordan Lawlar Diamondbacks Tenure


After being drafted, Lawlar played with the Diamondbacks rookie ball team, where he slashed .400/.500/.600 with a 1.100 OPS; he had one double, one RBI, one stolen base, and one walk in two games.


Lawlar started the season ranked by Baseball America as the 29th overall prospect and the 23rd by He played for the Diamondbacks rookie league team, Single-A Visalia, High-A Hillsboro, and Double-A Amarillo; he combined to slash .303/.401./.509 with a .910 OPS; he had 18 doubles, seven triples, 16 home runs, 62 RBI, 98 runs scored, 39 stolen bases, and 57 walks. He played in the Arizona Fall League as well for Salt River, playing in 11 games, and he slashed .278/.469/.528 with a .997 OPS; he had one double, one triple, two home runs, seven RBI, nine runs scored, four stolen bases, and 11 walks. He also played in the future’s game, where he went 0-1 with a strikeout in his lone at-bat.

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Lawler was ranked 13th by Baseball America and 11th by entering the season. He played for Double-A Amarillo and Triple-A Reno and even debuted with the Diamondbacks. In the minors, he played in 105 games where he slashed .278/.378/.496 with a .874 OPS; he had 23 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs, 67 RBI, 95 runs scored, 36 stolen bases, and 56 walks. With the Diamondbacks, he played in 14 games where he slashed .129/.206/.129 with a .335 OPS; he scored two runs, one stolen base, and two walks. He also appeared in the postseason run for Arizona, going 0-1 with a walk and a run scored; the walk and run came in the World Series in game four. He also appeared in the future’s game again, going 0-2 with two strikeouts.


ITD ranks Lawlar as the eighth-ranked overall prospect in all baseball entering 2024 and the Diamondbacks number-one prospect. He will most likely start the season in either Triple-A or with Arizona, depending on if they make any signings at shortstop, but he is expected to be at Spring Training, where he will try to earn his spot.

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