Gavin Lux Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/23/1997 (25)
Gavin Lux Season Stats
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Gavin Lux News
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux is not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Friday against the San Diego Padres and left-hander Blake Snell. With Lux starting on the bench in this one, Max Muncy will man the keystone and bat fifth. Catcher Will Smith will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup, while Austin Barnes will do the catching and hit ninth against Snell. Justin Turner will play third base. Lux has gone 3-for-8 with a double, RBI and two strikeouts in the first two games of this series against San Diego. Muncy has swung the bat very well, going 3-for-7 (.429) with a homer, two RBI, two runs scored, a walk and two strikeouts versus the Friars.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux (back) will get live at-bats at Camelback Ranch in Arizona on Thursday and will rejoin the Dodgers on Friday. He's expected to play in the series against the division-rival San Francisco Giants this weekend. The 24-year-old hasn't played for the Dodgers since Sept. 1 due to a back injury, but he's nearing his return to the major-league lineup. With Lux injured recently, Chris Taylor has seen most of the playing time at the keystone in LA, with Joey Gallo getting more at-bats in left field. In 369 at-bats for the Dodgers in 2022, Lux is slashing a strong .293/.368/.428 with six home runs, 42 RBI, 62 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 418 plate appearances and 115 games in his fourth big-league campaign.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux (back) is unlikely to return to action until the Arizona Diamondbacks series next week, at the earliest. Lux hasn't played in a week and needed to go for a cortisone shot on Saturday. The 24-year-old's sore back has been doing better since but he is still going to be out at least until Tuesday. Lux is hitting .293 with six homers, 62 runs, 42 RBI, and seven steals on the season.
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.