One of the professional baseball pitchers known to play professional baseball for the Colorado Rockies baseball team is Justin Anthony Lawrence. Justin was born in Panama but grew up in Florida.
He attended First Coast High School in Jacksonville in Florida where he played baseball for the school’s baseball team. He enrolled at Jacksonville University to play college baseball and later transferred to Daytona State College where he continued to play college baseball till he graduated.
During the 2015 MLB draft, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 12th round the draft. He signed with the Rockies and was made to begin his professional career that year. He played with the Boise Hawks and the Grand Junction Rockies that season.
In the 2016 minor league season, he spent the season with the Boise Hawks and the Asheville Tourists. He spent the 2017 season and the 2018 season with the Asheville Tourists and the Lancaster JetHawks. Before the season ended, he played in the Arizona Fall League.
The Rockies added him to their 40-man roster before the 2019 season began. In 2019, he was assigned to play with the Hartford Yard Goats and the Albuquerque Isotopes. He did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was promoted to the major leagues in April 2021 and he made his MLB debut on April 29, 2021.
How Much Does Justin Lawrence Make?
Justin Lawrence makes $570,500 as average annual salary from the Colorado Rockies.