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Dodgers: Gavin Lux Predicted to Win Rookie of the Year by MLB Expert

Gavin Lux has always had tremendous upside and the Dodgers saw it when they selected him in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He was always a solid prospect in the system, but he emerged as a potential superstar with his insane performance in the minor leagues last season.

Anthony Castrovince of penned in a recent column that one of his bold predictions was that the young middle infielder would win the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2020. Lux could perform at a small fraction of his 2019 minor league production and still be in the mix to win the honor.

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Lux posted a tremendous slash line of .392/.478/.719 with Triple-A Oklahoma City across 49 games played. He chipped in 13 round-trippers and a 188 wRC+. His performance warranted a promotion to the big-league club and the Dodgers took notice. He was promoted and eventually made the postseason roster despite a lackluster 87 wRC+ in his first go.

While Gavin Lux may not have completely shown his upside off in 2019, he could find his rhythm with a full platter of at-bats in 2020. With the lack of moves made by the club, Gavin Lux appears to have at least a claim on the strong side of a second base platoon. The Dodgers will certainly play him if he is going to be up with the major league club.

Gavin Lux certainly has an excellent chance at being the next top prospect in a line of many for the Dodgers to win the National League Rookie of the Year.

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Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


  1. Hitting in the minor leagues only means one thing, POTENTIAL. His short stint with the Big League team showed a guy with a potential to strike out a lot. We already have plenty of those guys. We also have seen lots of slick fielding no hit infielder who mashed in the minors, Alex Guerrero and Jose Offerman come to mind. Yes, we did get Corey Seager but that hasn’t worked out very good for the last two years either.. Until they prove it in the Big Leagues, all they are is prospects. And this years prospects are bound to be replaced by next years prospect, and so on and so on and so on, like the old hair commercial used to say…

    Every once in a while you will catch lightnng in a bottle. Is that Lux, May or Gonsolin? Based on production, I like a whole lot better what May and Gonsolin have shown than what Lux showed in their September call-ups. The clock is running. If it don’t happen this year it “ain’t” happening…

    1. If Lux is so bad, why are other teams insisting on him in trade talks? Here’s a thought: executives, scouts and other people who actually work in MLB might know more than you.

      1. Lux is ruined for life when it comes to the playoffs just wait and see. The Dodgers love doing this to guys who weren’t ready for the big games. The previous regime did it to Kershaw against Philly repeatedly throwing him into the fire out of relief to get shelled over and over as a rookie and we wonder why he’s struggled in the playoffs to this day. They did it to Seager in 2015 because of one September call up and he looked terrible no surprise and no fault of his. To this day is still bad in postseason. Lux got the call in September and someone got the starting job in October because of a few good games. Ludicrous. Aside from his homer He looked almost as bad as Pollock up there and will be damaged in October for the foreseeable future

  2. A list of Minor League Players of the Year includes recent star players like Kris Bryant, Vladimir Guerrero, Yuan Moncada, Ronald Acuna Jr the last Dodger to win was Paul Konerko in 1997, It is a very big deal and shows what the scouts and baseball organizations think of Lux’s potential.
    You do not trade that type of talent unless you get a huge haul in return.
    The Dodgers will make a trade but it will be one that is even or in their favor. They are not going to make a bad trade because some people including sportswriters want them to sell their future. One player is not going to make put them over the top.
    Once you get get the playoffs it is about, injuries, momentum and if a pitcher or pitchers get hot.
    People want to lament that the Dodgers do not care. It is really dumb as it is a business and the team becomes much more valuable if they win.

    1. This is why they should’ve used their money this offseason they had everything they needed. Starters, righty bat, relievers and came up empty on all of them. Now they are in a position where they have to rely on the same team that’s failed over and over

  3. txmaster,

    Dead on target. We fans tend to think short term. It’s ironic that if players like Lux, May, etc are traded and then go on to be superstars the same people whining today will be calling the FO dumb for trading away such “obvious” talent on s one year rental. Basically they can’t win either way they go.

    I’m one who prefers homegrown talent with gaps filled with FAs. The team also needs to plan for salary in few years to retain those players that matter. those style teams are more fun to watch and keep the team at or near the top every season.

  4. You guys do realise 33 years is a extremely long time to have not won a world series championship right? Please someone explain what the winning formula is to me? How about rather asking major league scouts how prospects are so valued, let’s ask GM’ s how they build a winner. Is it with all of their home grown players? Is therer one org that is the supreme all being of developing all star major leaguers? I’ve noticed what some people call ” bad deals” others call ” chance to win titles for years”. When Sherzer signed big with the Nat’s, the same money ball guru’ s said it was a bad deal! When Vogelson signed with the Giants, bad deal!!now Cole, Bad deal. Many need to just realise championships are bought and paid for. Those willing to spend win! Players love to play where they can make the most, and win. And this team is showing all of the league that they won’t make any bad deals. This team the words bad deals means ” we won’t pay you, no matter how good you are”. This team avoids bad deals, by using their farm as yet another excuse to justify that reasoning! Hence 33 years and counting.

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