Dodgers: Five most untouchable players in trade talks

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 28: Gavin Lux #48 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the fifth inning at Oracle Park on September 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

5) Gavin Lux

Gavin Lux has played in only 23 major league games, but the young second baseman is one of the top prospects in all of baseball. With the Dodgers roster stocked from top-to-bottom, it’s hard to imagine they would find themselves in a position where they would need to relinquish a blue chip prospect to improve their team in the near-term.

The Dodgers have a deep farm system that is currently ranked third best in MLB by Baseball America. If they need to pull the trigger on a deal that involves young assets, they can reach deep into their prospect pool to avoid dealing someone like Lux.

Lux projects as a top of the lineup hitter with gap power and a consistent swing at the plate. For Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, he batted an eye-popping .392 in 40 games, smashing 13 home runs and 18 doubles before getting called-up to the Big Leagues. He has been a force at the plate in every level of the minors, except LoA ball as a 19-year-old in 2017. But his struggles that season might prove helpful as he learns to play in the major leagues where things aren’t always going to come easy.