The 18-year-old became the eighth high school player from the Dallas area to ever be drafted inside the top 10. He was the second shortstop off the board behind Marcelo Mayer, who went No. 4 to the Boston Red Sox.
Lawlar previously committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt, the runner-up in the 2021 College World Series. It is unclear if he will still enroll or if he will make the jump to the major leagues.
As a senior at Jesuit, Lawlar hit .412 with six home runs and 37 RBIs. He also went 32 for 32 on stolen base attempts.
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