3 top prospects (and 1 young star) who'll take major steps forward for 2024 Dodgers

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SS Gavin Lux

Last, but certainly not least on this list is Gavin Lux. It has been well established that Lux will start for this team and will be a major contributor, but Lux's injury in 2023 made people forget just how good he was in 2022, and how much room to improve he still has as a young player. Lux's speed will show out even more on the base paths in 2024, thanks to all of MLB's rule changes that made stealing bases easier and a more common part of the game. The Dodgers will get major value out of Lux's speed in 2024, and I think his bat will continue to progress as well.

Lux posted a .745 OPS in 2022, with a .346 OBP and .399 SLG. Lux certainly has the power to raise his slugging numbers even higher, and with the increased lineup protection he will have this year, I expect Lux to get more quality pitches and start hitting for power more. His speed and plate discipline are the cornerstones of his game, as he ranked 77th percentile in chase rate, 74th percentile in walk rate, and 89th percentile in sprint speed in 2022 according to Statcast. Those qualities are a great baseline for Lux's game, and if his bat continues to progress with an uptick in power, Lux can ascend to All-Star status this season.