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Lawlar makes a bid for the cycle in Aces return

Top D-backs prospect picks up where he left off with Triple-A Reno
June 12, 2024

Jordan Lawlar came up Aces in his return to Triple-A. With his rehab assignment complete following a seven-game stint in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League, MLB's No. 8 prospect picked up where he left off with Reno last year prior to his Major League debut. Lawlar homered, doubled and drove

Must-see matchups we'll see at Spring Breakout

Ranking the 10 best prospect showdowns expected this weekend
March 14, 2024

Some of the best Spring Training matchups don’t come in the Cactus or Grapefruit League. They’re on the backfields, where prospects square off away from the bright lights and sharpen their tools against each other as they work to be the future stars of the game. This year, Spring Breakout

Lawlar, Saalfrank lead D-backs' Organization All-Stars

Duo dominated in Minors before helping team reach World Series
December 14, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Arizona Diamondbacks. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Reno: 88-62 Double-A

11 Former Hillsboro Hops on Diamondbacks’ NLCS Roster

Diamondbacks to face Phillies in National League Championship Series
October 18, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (October 16, 2023) – The Hillsboro Hops’ parent club, Arizona Diamondbacks, will square off against the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series. The Diamondbacks released their 26-man roster for the series that includes 11 former Hillsboro Hops. In the Hops’ ten-year history, 50 former Hillsboro players

Roberts, Lawlar, Bliss Named Texas League Postseason All-Stars

Trio of Sod Poodles Named Texas League Post-Season All-Stars
September 26, 2023

San Antonio, Texas (September 26, 2023) – Earlier today, Major League Baseball announced full Texas League Postseason All-Stars. Votes were cast by all 10 Texas League Managers with the final decisions determined by the Commissioner’s Office. Caleb Roberts was named an All-Star as an outfielder, Jordan Lawlar was named the

Jordan Lawlar Set to Make MLB Debut

D-backs' Top Rated Prospect, No. 10 in Baseball Gets the Call
September 7, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (September 7, 2023) – Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of Jordan Lawlar from Triple-A Reno. The D-backs’ top-rated prospect is scheduled to make his MLB debut tonight during the team’s opening game of a four-game road trip in Chicago against the Cubs. Lawlar is currently ranked

Get a Lawlar! D-backs calling up top prospect

Shortstop will join team ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Cubs
September 6, 2023

PHOENIX -- Jordan Lawlar will be making his long-awaited arrival to the Major Leagues. The D-backs called up their top prospect from Triple-A Reno after their 12-5 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon. He will join the team in Chicago, where Arizona will play the Cubs in a crucial

Lawlar's latest firsts: Multihomer game, playing 3rd

Top D-backs prospect plates three, holds down hot corner for Aces
September 6, 2023

Two home runs in the span of three innings, all while fielding an unfamiliar position. That's just the latest installment in the tale of Jordan Lawlar's tear through the upper Minors. When MLB's No. 10 overall prospect was promoted to Triple-A Reno in mid-August, Lawlar hit the ground running --

Easier for Lawlar to play for Reno than to get there

MLB's No. 10 overall prospect homers, plates 4 in Triple-A debut
August 16, 2023

After spending his summer demolishing Texas League pitching for Double-A Amarillo, Jordan Lawlar headed west to Triple-A Reno and wasted no time making an impression, swatting his first Aces home run in his second at-bat during the club’s 17-12 win at Greater Nevada Field on Tuesday night. Just over hours

D-backs' Lawlar ready to come up Aces (source)

Baseball's No. 10 overall prospect heading to top level of Minors
August 13, 2023

Two summers ago, Jordan Lawlar was drafted sixth overall by the D-backs as a promising 18-year-old shortstop from Texas. Now he's only one call away from The Show. MLB Pipeline’s No. 10 ranked prospect has been promoted to the Triple-A Reno Aces, a source told's Steve Gilbert on Sunday.

Tawa Sparks Comeback With a Pair of Home Runs in 10-9 Win

Second Career Multi-HR Game for Tawa
August 13, 2023

Tulsa, Okla. (August 12, 2023) – After falling behind by six runs on Saturday night, the Amarillo Sod Poodles battled back to beat the Tulsa Drillers 10-9. Amarillo hit four home runs on the night, highlighted by a pair of long balls from Tim Tawa. Amarillo left the bases loaded

Lawlar Reaches Five Times, Sod Poodles Beat Drillers 7-4

Sod Poodles Take 2-1 Series Lead in Tulsa
August 11, 2023

Tulsa, Okla. (August 10, 2023) – The Sod Poodles took a 2-1 series lead after beating the Tulsa Drillers 7-4 on Thursday night at ONEOK Field. Hits were hard to come by, with the Sod Poodles needing just five hits to score their seven runs while the Drillers were held

Melendez Homers, Sod Poodles Drop Game One in Tulsa

Melendez Now Tied For Second in MiLB With 27 Home Runs
August 8, 2023

Tulsa, Okla. (August 8, 2023) – Amarillo jumped out to an early lead in game one in Tulsa but was toppled in the series opener 7-4. Ivan Melendez added to his season home run total in the loss. A.J. Vukovich reached via an infield single with two outs to extend

Amarillo Drops Friday Night Tilt 6-3 as Series Evens

Lawlar Homers for the Fourth Time in a Calf Fries Uniform
August 5, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (August 4, 2023) – The Amarillo Calf Fries fell at the hands of the Corpus Christi Hooks 6-3 on Friday night at HODGETOWN. After Amarillo tied the game in the bottom of the third, the Hooks pulled away. The Calf Fries scored the final two runs of the

Amarillo Falls in See-Saw Battle to Hooks on Wednesday Night

Vukovich Hits His Second Grand Slam of the Season For Amarillo
August 2, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (August 2, 2023) – A 26-hit, 24-run, back-and-forth game did not go in favor of Amarillo, who fell 13-11 to the Corpus Christi Hooks on Wednesday night. The game saw a combined eight home runs split evenly between the two clubs vying for the top spot in the

Lin Dazzles, Vukovich Powers in 8-2 Win

Lin Tosses Quality Start, Vukovich Sets New Career-High
July 23, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (July 22, 2023) – The Amarillo Sod Poodles earned an 8-2 victory over the Wichita Wind Surge on Saturday night to secure the series win. Stellar pitching and a five-RBI night helped move Amarillo to 14-6 in the Texas League second half. For the fourth time in five

Lawlar, Lee show out in Texas League tilt

Sod Poodles, Wind Surge shortstops collect three hits apiece
July 20, 2023

The stars were big and bright in Amarillo, Texas, as the Double-A Sod Poodles and Wind Surge faced off Wednesday in a game with a combined seven Top 30 prospects from the D-backs and Twins organizations, including each club's top-ranked player. Arizona's No. 1 prospect Jordan Lawlar and Minnesota's top-ranked

Vukovich Provides Late Push in Game Two Victory

D-backs' 11th-rated Prospect Clobbers Team-Leading 16th Home Run
July 20, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (July 19, 2023) – Los Pointy Boots de Amarillo traded runs with Wichita in the early going of game two of the series. After falling behind in the seventh, A.J. Vukovich led a comeback charge to snatch a two-game series lead over the Wind Surge on Wednesday night.

The Road to The Show™: Futures Game rosters

Holliday, Lawlar among stars to watch at prospect showcase
June 27, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. A marquee event on the baseball calendar has come into focus with Monday’s announcement of the 2023 SiriusXM

Meet the 2023 Road to The Show Ambassadors

D-backs' Lawlar, Pirates' Johnson, Rockies' Veen, Yanks' Domínguez
June 13, 2023

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at four of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a third season in 2023.

Sod Poodles Blank RockHounds

Amarillo Holds Midland to Three Hits
June 7, 2023

Midland, Texas (June 7, 2023) – Behind stellar pitching and defense, the Amarillo Sod Poodles blanked the Midland RockHounds 4-0 on Wednesday night at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Jordan Lawlar, Adrian Del Castillo, and Seth Beer provided the run support as Amarillo picked up their fourth shutout win of the season.

Sod Poodles Take Game One In Midland

Five-Run Fifth Too Much For Midland to Overcome
June 6, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (June 6, 2023) – No hit through five innings, Amarillo's offense turned it on thanks to a five-run fifth frame to take game one in Midland 8-4. Luke Albright stifled the RockHounds through six quality innings and earned his fourth win of the season. With Albright on the

Sod Poodles Drop Back and Forth Game Three In San Antonio

Albright Tosses First Quality Start Of Year For Amarillo
May 26, 2023

San Antonio, Texas (May 25, 2023) – Amarillo dropped their Thursday night contest in San Antonio 5-4 in a game that saw four lead changes. Despite out-hitting the Missions, the Sod Poodles were held scoreless over the games' final two innings. The first three San Antonio batters of the game

Soddies Late-Game Rally Falls Short in Seven-Homer Slugfest

Lawlar, De Los Santos Homer
May 10, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (May 9, 2023) – The Amarillo Sod Poodles dropped game one in a back-and-forth battle to the Midland RockHounds, 11-9, which saw seven homers across both clubs. 10 of Midland's 11 runs were achieved via the long ball with Amarillo successfully out hitting the RockHounds 13-9. Jamison Hill

Lawlar hits one to Sod Poodles' parking lot

Top D-backs prospect launches fifth home run of year 471 feet
May 9, 2023

Someone might have a windshield to replace in Amarillo. Jordan Lawlar crushed a 1-0 fastball from A's left-hander David Leal to lead off the fourth inning of Double-A Amarillo's 11-9 loss to Midland and sent it flying an estimated 471 feet to center and into the parking lot at 105