2021 MLB Draft tracker: D-backs take INF Tim Tawa to begin Day 3

Jul 12, 2021, 11:18 AM | Updated: Jul 13, 2021, 9:14 pm
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred kicks off the first round of the 2021 MLB baseball draft, Sunday, July...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred kicks off the first round of the 2021 MLB baseball draft, Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected five players listed as shortstops in addition to two more infielders in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Otherwise, it was pitcher-heavy. The D-backs also selected three catchers to only one prospect listed as an outfielder in the 20 rounds of the draft.

Arizona led off the draft by taking high school shortstop Jordan Lawlar with the sixth overall selection on Sunday night. They followed that on Day 2 by selecting fellow shortstop Ryan Bliss out of Auburn.

Below is a peek at the team’s draft choices through the third day of the draft.

Arizona Diamondbacks 2021 MLB Draft picks

Round 1 (pick No. 6): Jordan Lawlar, SS, Jesuit College Prep HS (Texas)

Round 2 (pick No. 42): Ryan Bliss, SS, Auburn

Round 3 (pick No. 77): Jacob Steinmetz, RHP, ELEV8 Baseball Academy (Fla.)

Round 4 (pick No. 107): Chad Patrick, RHP, Purdue University Northwest

Round 5 (pick No. 138): Caleb Roberts, C, North Carolina

Round 6 (pick No. 168): Luke Albright, RHP, Kent State

Round 7 (pick No. 198): Scott Randall, RHP, Sacramento State

Round 8 (pick No. 228): Gavin Conticello, 3B, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Fla.)

Round 9 (pick No. 258): Jake Rice, LHP, Kennesaw State

Round 10 (pick No. 288): High Fisher, LHP, Vanderbilt

Round 11 (pick No. 318): Tim Tawa, 2B, Stanford

Round 12 (pick No. 348): Davis Diaz, SS, Acalanes High School (Calif.)

Round 13 (pick No. 348): Josh Swales, RHP, College of Southern Nevada

Round 14 (pick No. 408): Channy Oritz, SS, Grand Canyon

Round 15 (pick No. 438): Shane Muntz, C, Wake Forest

Round 16 (pick No. 468): Jacen Roberson, OF, CSU Bakersfield

Round 17 (pick No. 498): Drake Varnado, SS, IMG Academy (Fla.)

Round 18 (pick No. 528): Joey Spence, C, West Bend East High School (Wisc.)

Round 19 (pick No. 558): Eric Hammond, RHP, Keller High School (Texas)

Round 20 (pick No. 588): Ross Carver, RHP, Dallas Baptist

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2021 MLB Draft tracker: D-backs take INF Tim Tawa to begin Day 3