• Full name George Lombard Jr.
  • Born 06/02/2005 in Miami, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Gulliver Prep HS, Miami
  • Drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2023 (signed for $3,300,000).
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    School: Gulliver Prep HS, Miami Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.1
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 55. Run: 55. Field: 50. Arm: 50.

    Lombard Jr. is the son of George Lombard, a second-round pick in 1994 who played six seasons in the big leagues as an outfielder and now is the bench coach for the Tigers. Unsurprisingly given his background, Lombard Jr. is a savvy, fundamentally sound player with strong all-around instincts for the game. He’s also one of the younger players in the class and only turned 18 in early June. Lombard Jr. showed more strength last summer than he had in the past, which translated to more power and better run times during the showcase circuit, where he hit .365/.435/.554 with a pair of home runs and eight doubles in 29 logged games. He slows the game down on both sides of the ball and at the plate and has a controlled and balanced but powerful swing that starts with a slow leg kick. There’s a bit of swing and miss in his game, but Lombard has done a nice job handling velocity, handling spin and doesn’t have any obvious holes at the plate. Previously a fringy runner, Lombard now turns in above-average and plus run times, and is a solid 55-grade runner with a fringy first step but good speed underway. He has solid actions in the middle infield and should have a chance to stick at shortstop with average arm strength, but as he fills out a 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame perhaps he fits better at third base. Lombard Jr. is committed to Vanderbilt.

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  • Tampa Tarpons activated SS George Lombard Jr. from the 7-day injured list.
  • FCL Yankees activated SS George Lombard Jr..
  • SS George Lombard Jr. assigned to FCL Yankees.
  • New York Yankees signed SS George Lombard Jr..

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