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Dodgers Prospects: Gavin Lux and Dustin May Climb in Midseason Rankings

Lux and May doing what we expect them to do these days.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 07: Dustin May #12 of the National League Futures Team pitches during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Dodgers prospects Gavin Lux and Dustin May have both made big moves up the prospect leaderboards with Baseball Prospectus.

Futures Game

According to the article, shortstop Gavin Lux checks in at #7 on the list and right-handed starting pitcher Dustin May checks in at #11.

Both took part in All-Star Weekends’ Futures Game on Sunday with Gavin Lux getting two at-bats against Blue Jays’ prospect Nate Pearson. He struck out on a fastball that clocked in at 101 miles per hour.

Dustin May fared well pitching the third inning of the game, putting together a 1-2-3 inning requiring only 8 pitches.

Picking Up Steam

Both prospects are now at Triple-A Oklahoma City and could factor into the picture for the big league club later this year.

May has made one start for the OKC Dodgers. He tossed 5 innings, allowing 2 earned runs.

Lux, on the other hand, has had more time to get his feet wet — posting an absurd 239 wRC+ in 7 games. He is batting .500 (15-for-30) and has hit one home run and scored 12 runs.

We have come to expect these types of accolades for the pair, as they continue to impress league-wide.

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. Unfortunately, one of these guys might have to go this month in order to nail down our bullpen for the playoffs. Let them go….it’s time to make sure me get the WS ring this year.

    • DJR, I am not in favor of dealing these 2 guys for ANYONE, even for a dominating reliever. The reason is simple… that said reliever will NOT guarantee us anything if the rest of the team does what it did in the previous 2 WS. If Dodgers revert to striking out in key situations with RISP and less than 2 out, and the pitching staff serves up the long ball the way it did in these past 2 WS, Dodgers won’t come away with a ring no matter what an acquired reliever does. A BP arm or 2 is a must of course but they won’t win us a WS ring by themselves.

  2. May should be competing along with Urias for the rotation next year. Hill should be gone and Ryu is also a free agent. Lux May be ready to step in at 2B, so nether should be traded.

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