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Dodgers: Gavin Lux’s Hot Hitting Catches the Eye of Dave Roberts

Lux is tearing it up in Oklahoma City and he is coming quickly to Los Angeles.

Dodgers

Gavin Lux, arguably the Dodgers’ top prospect in a loaded system, is approaching a big league promotion sooner than expected as he continues to crush baseballs. Manager Dave Roberts is taking notice.

Luxury

When asked about the emergence of middle infielder Gavin Lux, Roberts credited the Dodgers’ player development before all:

I can’t say enough about player development and scouting. We took Gavin out of Wisconsin and he was a thinner kid and now he’s filled out. The performance now — it’s ridiculous.

Lux is currently posting a 1.640 OPS at Triple-A Oklahoma City through his first 15 games there.

2019 Impact

Roberts also sounded confident that Lux could make an impact possibly later on this year:

He’s coming and we know that and it makes our organization that much better.

The fact that the Dodgers are one of the best two teams in the sport and have managed to accumulate as much minor league talent as they have is crazy.

Depth

Roberts also discussed the impact that the system has on the major-league roster

It’s a lot of fun knowing those players and their makeup and how much they care about being a Dodger and will impact us in the near future.

He alluded to Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, and Keibert Ruiz by name.

Overall

Dave Roberts is correct in everything he says about Gavin Lux. After working on his swing with Robert Van Scoyoc in the off-season, he has taken his game to another level. It would not be surprising to see Lux have a similar impact to the postseason roster like Corey Seager had in 2015. Lux is a special player.

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. Consider the Future with Will Smith age (24) at C, Muncy (28) 1st, Lux (21) 2nd, Seager (25) SS, Turner (34) 3rd. Bellinger (24), Verdugo CF (23), Pederson (27), Pollock (31), and a bench with Beaty (26), Barnes (29), Taylor (28) and a pitching staff of Kershaw (31), Buehler (24), Urias (22) Maeda (31) and I believe they will resign Ryu (32) and have the best starting 5 rotation in baseball. Stripling (29), Jansen (31), Kelly (31), Baez (31).
    They obviously need Bullpen help but have the trade chips to get it as Peters, Rios Gosnolin and probably Pederson will all be in play I would think.
    The rumor is Velasquez is not in play but the Pirates came out of the AS break 3-7 they do not appear to have a realistic chance to make the WC.
    Hopefully, they can get Hand or someone dynamic.
    But look att he Future this team is built to be great for years. And they have pitchers like May, White, Santana, Gonsolin, Grey, and others coming up fast. Beaty has been p[racticing to play a corner outfield position, the guy can hit.

  2. BTW Lux in 17 AB’s against LHP in OKC is hitting .471. He hit .279 against them at Tulsa. I heard Orel and or Joe on a recent broadcast mention how there is no room for him right now. Well, no kidding, but for any guy to come up someone of course must be moved off the roster. Dodgers will make room for Lux when the time comes if he maintains basically what he’s doing in OKC. And the power he is showing is amazing too.

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