Gavin Lux

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Gavin Thomas Lux

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Gavin Lux was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 20th overall pick of the 2016 amateur draft. He made his professional debut that year with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, where he played 6 games, and with the AZL Dodgers, where he played another 48 games. Playing exclusively at shortstop, he hit a combined .296/.375/.399 in 56 games. In 2017, he spent a full season in the Midwest League, with the Great Lakes Loons, where he was one of the youngest regular position players in the league at age 19. He split his time between shortstop and second base and hit .244/.331/.362 in 111 games.

Lux took a big step forward in 2018 as he put up very solid numbers with both the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League and the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, reaching AA at age 20. He hit .324 in both stops in addition to 27 doubles, 8 triples and 15 homers in 116 games. He scored 85 runs and scored 57 to distinguish himself as a top prospect and justify his high draft rank. That year, he saw action mainly at shortstop, although he did play another 17 games at second base. He was named a mid-season and postseason All-Star in the California League, then was the Texas League Player of the Month in August following his promotion and also helped the Drillers win the TL title.

He is a nephew of Augie Schmidt, who was also a top draft pick, in the 1982 amateur draft but who never reached the majors.

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