MLB: Prospective D-backs infielder could be the best in all of baseball in 2023

Recovering from shoulder surgery the top team of the 2021 Draft Arizona Diamondbacks Jordan Lawlar. The touted young shortstop and No. 6 overall pick suffered a labral tear in his (left) non-throwing shoulder shortly after signing, limiting his pro debut to just two games with the rookie-level affiliate of the D-backs.

Lawlar, 19 years old, 1.88 meters tall and 86 kilos, is about a month behind the center fielder Corbin Carroll in his rehabilitation process and has not yet been cleared for batting practice:

Like Carroll, Lawlar is a consensus top prospect, though he has a bit more variance in terms of scouting reports on his future (which is perhaps to be expected given his lack of professional experience).

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Keith Law ranked Lawlar 31st among MLB prospects, noting he had the “best toolkit” in the 2021 draft, adding that with athleticism, speed, arm strength and power potential from Lawlar, he could be in the mix for the sport as ‘Best Overall Prospect’ next year.

Lawlar is hitting on a tee and a soft pitch, with no full batting practice yet, but he should be ready when minor league camp officially opens on March 6.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Prospective D-backs infielder could be the best in all of baseball in 2023