SS - ARI - MiLB
Diamondbacks top prospect SS Jordan Lawlar will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a posterior labrum tear.
Brutal. Lawlar was taken sixth overall by Arizona in this year's draft. He played in just two professional games before suffering the injury. It's a devastating blow to a farm system that has already been without Kristian Robinson and Corbin Carroll for most of the year. Lawlar is expected to be ready for the start of 2022, and his rehab will be important for dynasty league managers to track.
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed 2021 first-round pick SS Jordan Lawlar.
Lawlar was once rumored to go No. 1 overall to the Pirates, but he wound up falling to No. 6 to Arizona. He'll sign for a bit more than the recommended slot value, but its a trade-off that the Diamondbacks will gladly make. Lawlar is a consensus top-five selection in first year player drafts this offseason.
The Diamondbacks are using their No. 6 overall selection on prep shortstop Jordan Lawlar.
Lawlar, a product of Jesuit Prep high school in Texas, is a five-tool prospect with a beautiful swing and knack for peppering the baseball into gaps throughout the entire field. Defensively, he has incredible range, impressive glovework and hands, and a very strong arm. His profile rounds out with sneaky-good speed.