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Dodgers, Gavin Lux
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Is Gavin Lux going to step up to become the Dodgers latest Rookie of the Year?

The current iteration of the Los Angeles Dodgers has a solid history of developing their own talent and having them make immediate contributions to the team upon call-up. With names like Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, and the aforementioned Will Smith occupying real estate on the Dodgers roster, there is a long line of success with prospects turning into studs on this team.

Is Gavin Lux about to become the latest addition to that club?

For what it is worth, Lux has already gotten a little bit of trial by fire. Called up the Dodgers as part of the September 1st roster expansions last season, Lux hit .240/.305/.400 with a pair of home runs and nine RBI down the stretch. He made enough of an impression on the Dodgers that they gave him a roster spot during the postseason.

While the Major League numbers don’t jump off the page, Lux is considered one of the best hitting prospects in all of baseball and ranks as the number two prospect in the game entering 2020. In three minor league campaigns, Lux has done nothing but hit, putting up a ridiculous slash line of .305/.383/.483 and struck out in just 18.3% of plate appearances.

With that Lux will be thrust into the starting second base job for the Dodgers in 2020. For a player regarded for his contact skills and feel at the plate, Lux will be depended up to be the next cog in the wheel for the Dodgers in their quest for the World Series. The pressure will be tempered by the presence of both Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor, who can spell him when he needs to clear his head. However, the job will be Lux’s to lose in 2020 and beyond.