5 Dodgers who could become first-time All-Stars in 2023

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3. Gavin Lux

There are a lot of young bats on the Dodgers that could hit their way to the ASG. Miguel Vargas should get the necessary playing time to make it happen, and if he continues hitting like he did in the minors, then he might have a good chance.

There's even someone like James Outman, who tore it up in the minors and could be a valuable bat to this lineup. Outman has more competition in the outfield now and may not get the playing time, but he's another name to keep an eye on.

Of all the young bats, though, Gavin Lux has to be the favorite to get his first All-Star nod if he can stay healthy and finally have that breakout campaign.

The 2022 season was an appetizer for a potential breakout season for Lux in 2023. While injuries ultimately hurt his season and his production down the stretch, Lux sported a .300 average and .806 OPS as late as Aug. 6.

If Lux can add a bit more power to his swing (which is possible, he hit 25 home runs in his last minor league season) then his offensive numbers have the chance to be really special. If Lux gets his home run total to the 15-20 range then this is someone who could flirt with a .900 OPS.

At 25 years old, he's no longer the young prospect who's just finding his way at the big-league level. If Lux is ever going to live up to the hype he had as a prospect, then it will have to start in 2023.