Manager Dave Roberts told reporters after Sunday’s win against the Diamondbacks that top prospect Gavin Lux will be making his major league debut on Monday and will start at second base.
Dave Roberts said Gavin Lux will make his major-league debut tomorrow at Dodger Stadium. He’ll start and play 2nd base.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) September 2, 2019
There has been consistent chatter all Sunday about the possibility of Lux’s arrival in the coming days and appears that it is now a done deal. Another piece of the Dodgers’ future is here.
While he has not played many innings this season at second base, his presence at shortstop, Corey Seager being present on the roster, and his lack of an arm make his most likely long-term home at the keystone.
The 21-year-old middle infielder has been consistently ranked amongst the best prospects in the game all season long with Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen ranking him tenth-overall in MLB.
The amount of playing time Lux will receive has yet to be seen or stated, but if he is going to be up on the major league roster, he is going to play. There is simply no reason to call him up to sit him.
Lux is a special player and he is joining a special roster in the midst of a very special season. With the offense struggling as of late, Lux figures to be a major boon down the stretch.
His successes have been well-documented this season, seeing him destroy Triple-A Oklahoma City with a .392/.478/.719 slash line and 188 wRC+ across 49 games. He also crushed 13 home runs and drove in 39 runs.