Gavin Lux Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/23/1997 (23)
Gavin Lux Season Stats
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Gavin Lux won't start on Saturday against the Rangers. Rangers southpaw Kolby Allard will be on the bump, so Dave Roberts will play it safe by keeping Lux and Cody Bellinger, who are both left-handed batters, out for strategic purposes. Instead, Mookie Betts will cover center field while Albert Pujols will spend time at first base. Lux and Bellinger will likely be available to pinch-hit, although they may not make much of a fantasy impact due to limited playing time.
Los Angeles Dodgers middle infielder Gavin Lux swatted two home runs as his team defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 on Monday. Lux went 2-for-4, striking out twice. As a left-handed batter, Lux carries a .247 batting average with five homers and 25 RBI. The Kenosha, Wisconsin native, has been a bright spot for Los Angeles, especially when he plays shortstop. If Lux continues this trend, fantasy gamers should keep him on their radar.
Los Angeles Dodgers middle infielder Gavin Lux will be left off of Thursday's lineup card versus the San Francisco Giants. Lux got off to a slow start this season, but has hit .302 with two home runs and 11 runs over the past two weeks. Lux opened the season as the Dodgers everyday second baseman, but has been playing shortstop with Corey Seager (hand) on the shelf. Lux is a valuable hitter with middle infield eligibility and should be rostered in all formats. Utility man Chris Taylor play shortstop on Thursday with outfielder DJ Peters replacing Lux in the lineup and batting eighth. Peters can be avoided in a tough matchup versus Alex Wood on Thursday night.
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.