Josh Barfield

Diamondbacks prospect Jordan Lawlar smiles to the dugout during an Arizona Fall League game at Chase Field.

Jordan Lawlar’s Arizona Fall League season was cut short by a fractured left scapula, but that didn’t stop the 20-year-old from showing he belonged in baseball’s most prestigious assembly of minor-league talent. In 49 plate appearances in the AFL, Lawlar slashed .278/.469/.528 with two homers, four stolen bases and 11 walks. After struggling in a short stint in Double-A before…

Diamondbacks farm director Josh Barfield watches during a select training camp for Diamondbacks minor-league players at Salt River Fields.

From the addition of No. 2 overall pick Druw Jones to the rapid rise of top shortstop prospect Jordan Lawlar, 2022 was another solid year for an Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system that remains widely regarded as one of the 10 best in baseball. With the minor league season officially complete, it is time to look back on what transpired. I…...

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