Prospects on the rise
The Dodgers have had a youth movement of sorts this season with Matt Beaty, Kyle Garlick, and Tony Gonsolin all making their big league debuts. The Dodgers added another debut on Thursday as they called up Edwin Rios who struck out in his first big league at-bats. In addition to Rios getting promoted, the Dodgers also promoted Gavin Lux and Dustin May to Triple-A recently.
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All Gavin Lux did in his Triple-A debut was go 3-5 with a run scored. Dustin May has not made his first start at Triple-A yet but that is coming up. The promotion of May and Lux to the OKC Dodgers puts them on the fast track to Los Angeles and an injury or two away from their first big league call-ups.
May pitched to a 3.74 ERA with the Tulsa Drillers and dominated his last Double-A start striking out fourteen batters across seven scoreless innings. He currently ranks as the Dodgers’ top pitching prospect and the Dodgers’ third-ranked prospect according to MLB.com. Dustin made a strong impression this past spring and could get a look out of the big league bullpen at some point this season.
Gavin Lux was also dominating with the Tulsa Drillers. Lux hit thirteen home runs and slugged over .500 for Tulsa. Gavin has been a fast riser and currently sits as the Dodgers’ top position player prospect and second-ranked prospect overall. Depending on how Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez play the rest of the season, Lux could get a long look in September.
The Dodgers have seen many prospects come up over the last few years and become very good players for the big league club. It appears that the farm system remains strong and there is plenty of ammo for Andrew Friedman to use if he wants to acquire an elite reliever prior to the trade deadline.