Texas Rangers Draft: Prospect infielder Jordan Lawlar is legit
With the baseball season just weeks away, this potential Texas Rangers draft pick is making headlines at the high school ranks.
The Texas Rangers sit with the second overall pick in the 2021 draft, setting their sights on a franchise-changing player.
Jordan Lawlar could be their guy.
The Dallas Jesuit (TX-HS) shortstop presents an interesting options, should the Texas Rangers go the high school route in this year’s draft.
The 6’2 senior is arguably the best overall player at the high school ranks this season, and has the statistics to back it up.
Over his last two seasons for the Dallas Jesuit Rangers (coincidental? I think not.), Lawlar hit a whopping .434 with six homers and 40 driven in, all while slugging .859.
Those are video game-like numbers.
Jordan Lawlar could be a legitimate choice for the Texas Rangers with the No. 2 selection.
Prospects 365 believes that the young shortstop will be able to stay at the position long term, while also developing above-average power at the next level.
His swing is also a thing of beauty.
He has one of the most level swings across the sport, geared towards line drives and plenty of gap power.
Lawlar also has exceptional barrel control and strong fundamentals that will hopefully play in the professional ranks.
He is as refined as they come when talking about his approach at the plate.
He is able to use that level swing to generate power to all fields using an inside out approach, and when need be, “turn and burn” on a heater.
Lawlar has drawn comparisons to Carlos Correa and Hall of Famer Derek Jeter when it comes to his approach at the dish.
When talking about the power potential in Lawlar, his 6’2 frame will allow for ample growth and muscle maturation.
With the impeccable swing and approach, there is no reason to believe that he couldn’t develop into more of an impact power bat as he ages and could project as a 15-20 home run player.
His most similar comparison in the power department has been Carlos Correa, as well.
Potential Texas Rangers draftee Jordan Lawlar elicits high level comparisons.
His baserunning and fielding abilities are tremendous, as is his speed, running a 6.45 60-yard dash last July.
His ability to field efficiently and effectively are incredible, as Lawlar shows impressive arm strength and a quick release.
He has well above-average body control and makes all of the tough plays look relatively easy.
When looking at fielding comparisons, I couldn’t help but think of “El Mago” Javier Baez, but I believe that J.P. Crawford of the Seattle Mariners could be a great comparison, as well.
If the Texas Rangers decide to go with Lawlar, they are surely getting an incredible talent.
His body profile, makeup, advanced and mature approach, as well as a number of other factors make him an intriguing prospect this upcoming summer.
The Texas Rangers have loved high school shortstops in the past, and Jordan Lawlar adds yet another incredible athlete to the mix.