The Dodgers are heavily considering promoting top prospect middle infielder Gavin Lux when rosters expand on September 1, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Rosenthal included a few words about the good problem the Dodgers have on their hands regarding Lux:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 26, 2019
Lux, 21, is a name that pretty much every fan has heard by now. While the Dodgers boast one of the best all-around offenses in the sport, any additional help they can receive is obviously a boon.
While there is no immediate need for a middle infielder on the roster, there leaves little to no doubt that as a rookie, Lux could outperform players like Jedd Gyorko or Kiké Hernandez. His left-handed bat would also be added to an offense with a plethora of left-handed options, which could present playing time issues. Regardless, Lux could be making a tremendous impact for the Dodgers down the stretch.
While it was initially believed that Lux could go the Will Smith route — working out with the team in September while not being on the roster — he is potentially in line for an imminent promotion to the big leagues.
One executive inside of the Dodgers’ front office claimed the following in regards to Lux:
“He is still in our holster.”
Imagine Gavin Lux being added to an already explosive offense? Wow.
Gavin Lux has enjoyed a tremendous season across both Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, but his performance in the Pacific Coast League has been what is truly noteworthy. With Triple-A Oklahoma City, Lux has held an absurd .407/.493/.747 slash line through 44 games. He holds a 197 wRC+ and has crushed 12 home runs along the way.
Lux is a special player and could join a special team in the near future.