Gavin Lux Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/23/1997 (24)
Gavin Lux Season Stats
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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux will be on the bench for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old is batting .250 with a .340 on-base percentage, one home run, and a pair of stolen bases in 106 plate appearances this season. Lux has seen most of his playing time come at second base this season, but it'll be Hanser Alberto getting the start at second and hitting ninth against Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Gilbert. Alberto is batting .226 with a .250 on-base percentage in 32 plate appearances this season. Fantasy managers are probably best off looking elsewhere for streaming help on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman/outfielder Gavin Lux had a two-hit game on Tuesday, including a double, to help his team defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1. The 24-year-old has had mixed results thus far, hitting .270 with two stolen bases and 17 runs, but he has just six RBI and a single home run across 24 games. Since making his debut in 2019, he has yet to break out after ranking as one of the top prospects in baseball. However, a breakout might be coming, as Statcast gives him a .292 expected batting average and .473 expected slugging percentage thus far.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman/outfielder Gavin Lux (back) remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. Lux was scratched from the starting lineup on Tuesday night due to back tightness, but manager Dave Roberts said Lux is feeling better and is expected to be back in the lineup on Friday against the division-rival San Diego Padres. The Dodgers have added utility man Zach McKinstry to their taxi squad, so it's possible that Lux will need a trip to the injured list. The 24-year-old is off to a solid start for LA this year, going 8-for-29 with a homer, five RBI, nine runs scored and two stolen bases in 10 games played. Chris Taylor is starting again in left field on Wednesday and is batting eighth against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux was a strong breakout candidate and draft sleeper in 2020 after being ranked the #2 prospect in all of baseball. He was supposed to compete for a starting job early on and earn a place in the potent Dodger lineup, possibly earning Rookie of the Year honors. Instead, he reported to camp late after the delayed spring training and wasn't prepared to join the big-league club. With no minor league season to speak of, Lux spent much of the season at the team's alternative site. He was finally called up on August 27 but in one month of play, he produced a slash line of .175/.246/.349 with three home runs in 63 at-bats.The letdown has led to a depressed ADP for Lux around 240 overall in early NFBC drafts. The uncertainty surrounding his pro readiness makes him too risky to select as a starting second baseman. He now becomes a late flier with tremendous upside, however. Lux has huge power potential for a middle infielder and had shown mastery of every minor-league level until last season. Kike Hernandezsigned with the Boston Red Sox so only utility player Chris Taylor stands in the way of regular playing time. It is really Lux himself that stands in his own way. If he is motivated and mature enough to handle the show, he could be a breakout performer (finally). Manager Dave Roberts has praised Taylor for his defensive versatility, meaning they like him all over the field and not just second base. It also helps that Lux has been swinging a hot bat this spring. Over 31 Cactus League at-bats, he's slashing .387/.424/.484 with five RBI. He's also hitting .429 vs. LHP (seven AB's). Lux looks like a safe bet to make the Opening Day roster and if he continues to hit well then he'll be getting regular AB's, which his current ADP isn't factoring in. We recommend pouncing on Lux shortly after the first 12 second basemen are off the draft board, possibly as high as 150 overall.