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Dodgers News: Gavin Lux Named PCL Player of the Week

The Dodgers’ number two prospect was named player of the week after his recent promotion.

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March 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux (77) throws to first as Los Angeles Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) slides into second during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few weeks after being moved to Triple-A ball, Dodgers’ prospect Gavin Lux is already drawing attention. The second-ranked prospect in Los Angeles’ farm system took home player of the week honors in the Pacific Coast League after a phenomenal offensive outburst.

Lux has garnered plenty of attention the past few weeks since making the move to Oklahoma City. In 18 games with the OKC Dodgers, Lux is slashing a ridiculous .487/.552/.961. He has also crushed seven home runs and driven in 23 runs in the process.

The recent run by Lux at the highest level of the minor leagues has fans wondering when he will be joining the big league club. Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts acknowledged that Lux, along with a few other big bats at the minor league level, are “making our jobs more difficult and intriguing”  with the big league club.

Lux has flown through the system as a shortstop, but experts do not see him there long term. Without a strong throwing arm, scouts envision Lux playing second base. Luckily, second is a position the Dodgers are in dire need of filling for the foreseeable future.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Lux is probably still growing a bit but obviously has some raw power now. I would think that is one area that Gavin is aware of far as his throwing arm goes, which figures upon further development should get better. But again, although everyone knows Dodgers need BP help at the deadline Lux must remain untouchable, as well as May and Will Smith. No reliever, no matter how elite he may be will guarantee a WS ring all by himself.

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