Gavin Lux may be just a “kid”, but given the young prospects that have come up before him, the Dodgers’ talented youngster could be next.
Since their run of dominance in the National League West began six seasons ago, the Dodgers have always had what seems like tons of depth throughout their minor league system. This past offseason, the team dealt Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood for a youth restock in Jeter Downs and Josiah Gray in order to make room for Alex Verdugo.
Dugie has since has played his way into an everyday role, keeping past regulars Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez from garnering consistent everyday ABs. Now, it seems like yet another Dodger farmhand is positioning himself to make a play for a roster spot even before September call ups. And that farmhand is second base prospect Gavin Lux.
Lux is becoming a big name amongst Dodger fans and prospect heads alike, with a powerful left-handed swing, a signature of recent Dodger prospects and a solid glove up the middle.
In recent weeks, Lux has advanced his timetable thanks to blistering hitting that may make things difficult for the front office if he continues to destroy minor league pitching. Gavin may force the hand of Friedman and push his way onto the active roster.
But would that be the best decision for the team to make? Would they be rushing Lux? Or maybe would they be dismantling team chemistry?
In this article, I’ll answer those questions and also will go into which players will suffer most at the hands of a July or August Gavin Lux promotion.