Dodgers: 3 players LAD can use as trade bait this offseason

Jerry Trotta
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt #40 of the Los Angeles Dodgers visits the mound to talk with pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 as teammates Justin Turner #10, Gavin Lux #48, Corey Seager #5, Cody Bellinger #35 and catcher Will Smith #16 look on during the first inning of the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 1-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt #40 of the Los Angeles Dodgers visits the mound to talk with pitcher Tony Gonsolin #46 as teammates Justin Turner #10, Gavin Lux #48, Corey Seager #5, Cody Bellinger #35 and catcher Will Smith #16 look on during the first inning of the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 1-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /
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2. Gavin Lux

Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux could struggle for playing time in 2021.

Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux is yet another promising prospect who will likely fall victim to circumstance. In the simplest of terms, his future with the Dodgers is contingent on whether Seager signs an extension.

However, after the otherworldly postseason Seager just put together, let’s say the Dodgers make locking him up long term an absolute priority ahead of the free agent shortstop frenzy next offseason, featuring Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor. Assuming that happens, Lux — despite his versatility — might be the odd man out in the infield.

While the Dodgers clearly value bench depth, it would make little to no sense to have a player of Lux’s caliber playing sparingly throughout the season. The former first-round pick has appeared in a total of 42 games since he was first called up in 2019. With there being zero evidence to suggest that will change this upcoming season, there’s no reason for the Dodgers not to at least explore his trade market. He’s stumbled to a .210/.278/.349 slash line in the early stages of his MLB career, but that could all change with him becoming a regular starter.

We’re still talking about one of the most coveted prospects in the sport, so the Dodgers should definitely be able to get a sufficient haul for him.

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