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Dodgers: The Case For Gavin Lux On The Postseason Roster

Gavin Lux has been impressive in the past 7 games, and if he keeps it up, he should have a spot on the postseason roster.

Gavin Lux at Dodger Stadium.

Gavin Lux made his Major League debut on September 2nd against the Colorado Rockies, and wowed Dodger faithful with 2 hits in first 2 at bats. He also set a record with 3 runs scored in that game.

After those first base knocks he went into a mini 1-18 slump, which was somewhat concerning, but expected for a rookie. Nevertheless, it led to some questions as to whether the rookie was ready.

Ever since then, it seems that Lux has adjusted and turned his game around. From September 10th in Baltimore and on, Lux has gone 9-21 (.428) with 2 home runs, 6 runs batted in, and 4 runs scored. He also picked up his first career stolen base and has fine defense along the way.

Add it all up and he’s batting .293 with a wRC+ of128. Moreover, most of his damage has been on the road, which is impressive for a rookie. If he continues this type of play up, he should have earned himself a spot on the postseason roster.

The Roster Spot

Lux was initially called up to fill in for the injured Max Muncy, who was down with a fractured wrist. Now Muncy is back and it could be the roster spot of Alex Verdugo that Lux assumes. Dugie has already been ruled out for the NLDS, so Los Angeles would be on the hunt for another left handed bat with plus foot speed.

Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor’s versatility could help Lux make the postseason roster, because that will allow him to play at second base and Taylor or Hernandez could play in the outfield. Lux has shown that he could be reliable at 2nd base, and in the 2 previous series’ he has shown to step up, and deliver.

Lux showed that he can be a dominant player on the road. That could be key in the playoffs, as Dodger bats seem to disappear at times when away from Dodger Stadium. If Lux continues his impressive play, he should definitely be on the postseason roster in October.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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  1. So now after the last article you wrote saying Lux is a bust and won’t be the answer to 2b for the Dodgers, you say he should be on the playoff roster. And now instead of being a wash out and having a bad 3 game series against the Giants and good pitching you say a 1 for 18 slump is normal for a rookie.. Duh!!

  2. He hasn’t Really ever forecasted any weather and I’m glad! To predict a new prospect as :more than what’s realistic is bold, I asked a friend to get Lux autograph at the beginning of the season and she passed. It was just down the street in Cal.
    It’s a hunch my friend! I personally think Ruiz will be a bust. He’s too small, not my kind of player! I called Beatty and felt White was better than May! See it’s a matter of hunched!

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