Dodgers: Will Gavin Lux Live Up to the Hype? What Went Wrong in 2020 and Why 2021 Could be Big

After several publications picked Gavin Lux to take home Rookie of the Year honors heading into the 2020 season, expectations were high surrounding the Dodgers’ number 1 and MLB’s number 2 overall prospect.

Unfortunately, Lux was late to report to summer camp. When he eventually joined the team, Lux struggled to hit his stride. “At this point in time he just wasn’t synced up,” Dave Roberts said of Lux’s performance and ultimately he was left off the Dodgers opening day roster and was optioned to the alternate training site at USC.

Then, after making one appearance in a doubleheader against the Giants, Lux was recalled just days later and would go on to start 16 of the Dodgers’ final 28 games where he put up a slash line of .175/.246/.349 with three home runs in 63 at-bats.

We break down Gavin Lux’s 2020 campaign and discuss why he wasn’t able to have the breakout season many expected. Plus, Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman says he “still very much believe in” Gavin Lux.



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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.

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