The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2016 first-round pick Gavin Lux has made his official 2017 debut for the Dodgers Class A team, the Great Lakes Loons.
Lux was drafted by the Dodgers with the 20th overall pick of Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft out of Indian Trail High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Lux appeared in 56 games in the Dodgers organization over the course of 2016, hitting .296/.379/.399
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|Minors Career [+]||3 teams||Minors||58||229||43||68||91||13||5||0||22||32||0||52||4||0||.297||.384||.397||.781||1.48|
On Thursday April 20, he officially debuted for the Great Lakes Loons, batting second and playing second base.
Lux went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run.
On Friday April 21, Lux reached base four times, including two hits and another two walks. Lux also added another run scored and an RBI to an impressive first two games at the highest level of baseball that he has ever been a part of.
— Brad Tunney (@brad_tunney) April 21, 2017
— Great Lakes Loons (@greatlakesloons) April 22, 2017
Drafted as a shortstop, it was mentioned that he could eventually be the player that eventually pushes Seager over to third base. If Lux reaches his ceiling, the Dodgers could have one of the strongest left sides of the infield in Major League Baseball when he finally hits the majors.