Gavin Lux Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 22 (November 23, 1997) | 6' 2" | 190lbs. | Bats: Left 2B-22 DH-1 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD A+ 2018 88 358 64 116 43 68 23 7 11 48 11 7 .324 .396 .520 11 17 .374 n/a
LAD AAA 2018 28 105 21 34 14 20 4 1 4 9 2 2 .324 .408 .495 12 17 .370 n/a
LAD AA 2019 64 259 45 81 28 60 7 4 13 37 7 3 .313 .375 .521 10 21 .358 n/a
LAD AAA 2019 49 199 54 78 33 42 18 4 13 39 3 3 .392 .478 .719 14 18 .451 n/a
LAD NL 2019 23 75 12 18 7 24 4 1 2 9 2 0 .240 .305 .400 9 29 .327 39/27/33 2 2
LAD NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 2yrs 23 75 12 18 7 24 4 1 2 9 2 0 .240 .305 .400 9 29 .327 n/a
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Gavin Lux (2B) LA - Jul. 06

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=742551

Lux has yet to report to camp, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: If Lux's absence is due to COVID-19, the Dodgers wouldn't legally be allowed to confirm as much. Manager Dave Roberts didn't provide any details Monday. An absence for Lux at the start of the season would likely translate to more at-bats for Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez at second base. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 7

Yes, scrubs will be scrubbier. People complain bitterly about the hitter pool with the changed roster configuration, but actually fewer hitters on the bench has meant each gets a lot more playing time.

Agree with you that it doesn't look good. I'd like the players -- especially the bench players -- to make some money this year, but TV games in just a few venues, all designed to create an everlasting "postseason"? Not looking forward to that.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 26

If we ever get to this season (feeling more doubtful now), a 29 man roster will make for some fun in the auction. Probably puts stars and scrubs as a more prominent choice since there will be more options in the scrubs department.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 26

Was Lux really a "lock"?

Yes, his AAA line was awesome.  But there's a list of quality established ballplayers who would have to sit on the bench for him to have guaranteed PT - assuming that the Dodgers had 4 positional "locks" in OF/IF - Bellinger, Betts, Seager, Turner - that left PT at 3 positions to divvy up between:
Max Muncy - 133 OPS+
Joc Pederson 127 OPS+
AJ Pollock 108 OPS+ 
Chris Taylor 108 OPS+
Kike (please add an accent!) Hernandez 117 OPS+ in 2018

In other words - it never seemed a guarantee to me that Lux was going to get a full-time second base job right out of camp.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 18

The consensus No. 2 prospect in all of baseball is changing his swing?

Gavin Lux (2B) LA - Mar. 17

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=739729

Lux could begin the season in the minor leagues, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Lux was widely considered to be a lock for the starting second base job entering spring training, but he logged only four starts at the position in Cactus League play while primarily focusing on reworking his swing. Though the 22-year-old did hit a solid .276 in spring contests, the Dodgers have a plethora of veteran options at second base -- including Max Muncy, Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez -- so they may elect to keep Lux in the minors at the start of the season. 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 18

Fewer dead trees.

hugh gerard dunchurch
Mar 8

Lux's average exit velo is not listed in the dead-tree version of Baseball America's top 100 prospects.

I wonder why that is?

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 7

Do you see?

Average exit velo.

Pretty cool.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 9

I'm entering Baseball America's top 100 prospects for the software and I just noticed this.

No. 4


Gavinlux2020headshot


Gavin Lux

Dodgers SS/2B

Notes:

ETA: 2020
Final 2019 Ranking: 6
Tools: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 55
2019 Average Exit Velo: 91

Skinny: Lux cruised through the Double-A Texas League to earn himself a spot in the
Futures Game before receiving a promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City in
late June. His power continued to develop as he hit a career-high 26
homers before getting called up to the big leagues on Sept. 2. Lux hit
.240/.305/.400 in 23 games down the stretch with Los Angeles and should
have a chance to make an impact alongside the Dodgers’ other youthful
infielders.

Click here to read his full scouting report


Alex Patton Alex
Feb 9

Topping the list of Dodger prospects at Baseball Prospectus...

1. Gavin Lux, SS
DOB: 11/23/1997
Height/Weight: 6’2” / 190 lbs
Bats/Throws: 
L/R
Drafted/Acquired: 
Drafted 20th overall in the 2016 draft, Indian Trail HS (Kenosha, WI); signed for $2,314,500
Previous Ranking(s): 
#5 (Org)

The Report: I’ve written a lot about Lux this year, and the tl;dr version is that sometimes you see a player and you know. Lux showed an elite approach at a young age in Double-A, with advanced pitch recognition that heralded his ability to translate a quality hit tool to the highest level. It’s a legitimate shortstop profile, and when you see that play with flashes of plus power in games, it’s a special sight. Lux continued to impress around the diamond as his athleticism, body control, and instincts manifested themselves in all facets of his game on through the high minors to ultimately force a big-league promotion at 21.

He generates plus bat speed with the ability to get his bat to the ball with strength and quickness anywhere in the zone. Lux attacks the meat of the zone aggressively while remaining patient on pitchers’ pitches early in the count. He’s happy to take a free pass, and his selectiveness allows him to tap into his plus power to launch the ball out of the park. He also is adept at going with a pitch to drive the ball to left-center. To round out the profile, Lux is a plus runner, and while he hasn’t shown as an especially efficient base-stealer, his excellent instincts and speed allow him to add baserunning value in other ways...

When you put the package together, you have yourself one of the best prospects in baseball.  Lux should be a plus regular at the major league level, and there’s a relatively high chance (as these things go) he’s an impact player and All-Star.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 18 '19