Meet the Dallas HS Shortstop Who Reminds Scouts of Derek Jeter

Meet the Dallas HS Shortstop Who Reminds Scouts of Derek Jeter

baseball draft jordan lawlerThings really began to get crazy around the baseball team at Jesuit Dallas last winter when scouts from 27 of 30 Major League teams showed up to watch one of shortstop Jordan Lawlar’s practices. As the eighteen-year-old fielded grounders, ran the bases, and took swings against soft-toss pitching—a routine day at the office—he was both amused and aware that every eye was on him and that notes were being scribbled and video shot. Pressure? Expectations? How would you like millions of dollars in future earnings riding on everything from body language to chats with teammates and coaches? Is this guy positive? Is he coachable? Is he a good teammate?  “It’s kind of fun,” Lawlar told me, “and a lot of kids want to be in this…View Original Post

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