Gavin Lux
21-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lux cut his groundball rate from 52.7% at Low-A to 41.7% across stops at High-A and Double-A, and in the process emerged as a potential five-category middle infielder. Save for an eight-game run in the Pioneer League in 2016, his walk rates have always been north of 10% with strikeout rates below 20%, so the plate skills have always been there, and his 2018 swing change unlocked a potentially plus hit tool with at least average power. He is a good athlete with above-average speed, and while he attempted 15 fewer steals last year (22) than he did in 2017 (37), Lux should still be able to swipe double-digit bases annually early on in his big-league career. His defense at shortstop is lacking, and his arm isn’t accurate enough for third base, so a move to the keystone seems likely in the coming years. If Lux's revamped swing continues to produce results in the upper levels, he would project to take over as the Dodgers' everyday second baseman in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Dodgers in June of 2016 that includes a $2.32 million signing bonus.
On bench Wednesday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
October 9, 2019
Lux is not in the lineup for Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Lux will retreat for the bench after going 2-for-9 with a solo home run over the first four games of the series. Max Muncy will shift to second base with Matt Beaty starting at first base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
2
12
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+81%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+81%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .417 12 4 1 1 0 .083 .083 .333
Since 2017vs Right .756 70 8 1 8 2 .270 .343 .413
2019vs Left .417 12 4 1 1 0 .083 .083 .333
2019vs Right .756 70 8 1 8 2 .270 .343 .413
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .546 41 7 0 2 1 .200 .317 .229
Since 2017Away .843 41 5 2 7 1 .275 .293 .550
2019Home .546 41 7 0 2 1 .200 .317 .229
2019Away .843 41 5 2 7 1 .275 .293 .550
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Gavin Lux compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.29
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
29.3%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.160
 
AVG
.240
 
OBP
.305
 
SLG
.400
 
OPS
.705
 
wOBA
.311
 
Exit Velocity
88.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
52.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.7%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The Dodgers made Lux their first selection of the 2016 Draft, selecting him out of Indian Trail High School in Wisconsin, a state not typically known for producing MLB talent. He is also one of just three position players taken by the Dodgers in the first round since 2004. Initially committed to play for Arizona State, the left-handed hitting shortstop decided to sign with the Dodgers for $2.3 million and displayed his talents well enough in rookie ball, hitting .296/.375/.399 between the Arizona and Pioneer leagues. The Dodgers are obviously well set at shortstop for the future with Corey Seager, but the 19-year-old Lux is far enough away from the majors that Seager really shouldn't be the biggest concern for his prospective dynasty league owners. Lux will likely begin 2017 at Low-A Great Lakes and work his way up from there, with High-A Rancho Cucamonga a possibility if his bat looks advanced enough. The key to his future fantasy value will be the development of at least fringe average power to go with what appears to be a strong hit tool.
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Not starting Thursday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
October 3, 2019
Lux is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals on Thursday.
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Retreats to bench
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 26, 2019
Lux is not starting Thursday against the Padres, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
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Out for second straight day
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 18, 2019
Lux is not in the lineup Wednesday for the second straight day.
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Sitting against lefty
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 17, 2019
Lux isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
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Cracks second homer
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
September 13, 2019
Lux went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Friday night against the Mets.
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