8. Gavin Lux, Shortstop
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Let me take the time to reiterate that Corey Seager has not done anything to give a reason that he should be moved out of short. But the fact that the Dodgers are currently a little lite on third base prospects has Seager moving to the hot corner.
Gavin Lux is the reason why they are not light at short. Lux was one of two first round pick last year out of high school. He has a good eye for making contact, and his good range gives him the ability to play short. If the Dodgers never planned on moving Seager to third, they wouldn’t have used such a high pick to draft a high school shortstop. But still, the fact that they drafted Lux shows that they see some great potential in the kid.
Lux could be a hitter that flirts with a .300 average but won’t be hitting the ball out into the bleachers many times. He has some nice gap power and some decent speed to turn doubles into triples, but he’s a good candidate to turn over the lineup at eight.
In his first taste of minor league ball, he’s hitting .264 with a home run and 11 stolen bases. Being that he’s only a year removed out of High School a 2019 timeline may be pushing it, but at the same time Dodgers will still have Turner at that time. So it’s more than likely we could see a Seager and Lux left side of the infield come 2020.
When he does arrive, he’ll fit well at the bottom of the order where he can see more fastballs until he adjusts to major league pitching.