Jordan Lawlar not fazed by draft attention

Jordan Lawlar, a prep shortstop from Texas, is the top prospect in July’s MLB draft class. The Pittsburgh Pirates are considering Lawlar with the top overall pick, while he also is drawing interest from his hometown Texas Rangers at No. 2.

Lawlar is a five-tool player and will stick at shortstop long-term. Pro scouts rave about Lawlar’s makeup and attitude, making him a complete and highly intriguing prep player.

You can read an in-depth feature story on Lawlar and his skills HERE.

Below is a follow-up conversation with Lawlar from my interview with him in September. In this interview, we discuss his senior season and development throughout high school. Lawlar also discusses how he has handled the draft attention and his commitment to Vanderbilt.

View this edition of the Baseball Prospect Journal Draft Conversation with Jordan Lawlar here:

Read more in-depth stories on top 2021 MLB draft prospects at Baseball Prospect Journal.

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for six years. He has interviewed 253 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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