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Dodgers: Gavin Lux Starts at Second Base for First Time at AAA; OKC Bats Making Waves

Lux playing second base might mean a promotion is soon to come.

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Dodgers top prospect Gavin Lux started at second base for the first time at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday night.

Manager Dave Roberts yesterday touched on the fact that what Lux has been doing at isn’t going unnoticed. Today at Dodger Stadium, he admitted that most of the OKC lineup is on his mind, as well as the front office.

[They’re] making out jobs more difficult and intriguing.

On top of the Los Angeles front office, just about every front office in baseball is taking notice, ahead of the trade deadline.

Focusing on Lux, his natural position is at shortstop but obviously he is blocked by Corey Seager at the big league level. Moreover, while he has started at second base 66 times before in the minor leagues — including 6 times at Double-A this season — Friday’s start may be the most telling of his immediate future.

Lux has been setting the world on fire at Triple-A and is now the 11th-ranked prospect according to Fangraphs prospect gurus Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen.

On Saturday, Lux is back in at shortstop which is fairly interesting, but checking Lux’s position in the coming weeks is a good idea as to see what the plan may be for him.

He very well could contribute down the stretch similarly to what Corey Seager did for the Dodgers in 2015.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Wondering would the Dodgers consider trading Seager if they were overwhelmed with a trade proposal? My point is this would open SS position for Lux if he is that good at shortstop.

  2. Robin while I agree with you that Muncy is not Gold Glove quality if u look at the throw last night it was into the runner. It was I believe Seaver’s error. And Seager has had several unforced errors lately.
    I think the Dodgers should trade Pederson and guys like Peters and Rios that are blocked.

  3. Trading Seager woukld be stupid. As Andrew Friedman recently pointed out, he doesn’t do stupid when it comes to trades. Be happy the Dodgers are drafting and developing so many outstanding players. Re Muncy’s defense: it’s no worse than Steve Garvey’s was. Ol’ Steve never did figure out how to make that 3-6-3 double play.

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