Gavin Lux has done nothing but hit since the Dodgers drafted him back in 2016. The 22-year-old phenom is ranked as Los Angeles’ number one prospect, and rightfully so. In his short time at the big league level last year, Lux made his presence known. And now, s starting job to kick off the year is right in front of him, though manager Dave Roberts isn’t ready to make that call just yet.
We still got a long way to go before we got to make that decision, but obviously, what Gavin did last year, the upside and all that stuff, he’s certainly in that conversation.
The logic and reasoning is there, Lux certainly makes sense as the starting second baseman come Opening Day. But there are plenty of potential options to take that spot, and handing Lux the keys this early isn’t an absolute necessity for the Dodgers.
Dave Roberts stopped short of saying Gavin Lux is the primary second baseman.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 23, 2020
And to say he has earned it would be absolutely true. Lux was at Dodger Stadium working out close to five times a week during the offseason, going home to Wisconsin only for holidays and birthdays. His work ethic has certainly stood out, so much so that the veterans of the team are starting to notice.
It’s clear that Lux is more than ready to take on the Hollywood Lifestyle.
You don’t want to go back. You want to stay here. You want to be a part of what’s going on. For me, it was easy.
If anyone has earned the right to be at the big league level, it’s Gavin Lux. He has hit exceptionally at every level of the game, and the only place for him to grow is facing big-league pitching. Lux slashed .240/.305/.400 with a couple of homeruns in 23 games with the Dodgers last year.
Lux is in the starting lineup for Friday’s game against the Brewers.