Gavin Lux
Gavin Lux
22-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In 2018, Lux proved to have one of the best hit tools in the minors, and in 2019 he grew into plus power and made his big-league debut in September. He logged a 31.5 Hard% in the minors (good for a 21-year-old middle infielder) and 52.9 Hard% in the majors (elite) while spraying line drives to all fields. An above-average runner, Lux played through a hamstring injury, which limited him to 16 stolen-base attempts after attempting 21 in 2018. He could pilfer 15 bases with good health as a rookie. Lux can handle shortstop but is a better fit at second base. While his strikeout rate spiked from 19.5% at Double-A and Triple-A to 29.3% in his MLB debut, his 20.9 O-Swing% would have been the fourth-best mark among qualified hitters, so strikeouts shouldn't be a major issue over his first full season. He is good at everything that matters in fantasy and could become one of the game's top hitters in short order. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#172
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $566,000 contract with the Dodgers in March of 2020.
Removed from NLCS roster
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
October 12, 2020
The Dodgers optioned Lux to their taxi squad Monday ahead of Game 1 of the club's NLCS matchup with the Braves, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
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Lux will cede his spot on the 28-man roster to Alex Wood, as manager Dave Roberts prioritized another left-handed option out of the bullpen over an extra middle infielder on the bench. The 22-year-old saw action in one game of the Dodgers' NLDS sweep of the Padres last week, striking out in his lone plate appearance.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
7
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+81%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+89%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+81%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .393 21 4 1 2 0 .100 .143 .250
Since 2018vs Right .710 128 16 4 15 3 .233 .305 .405
2020vs Left .347 9 0 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125
2020vs Right .655 58 8 3 7 1 .189 .259 .396
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+55%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+63%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .501 68 10 0 2 2 .172 .294 .207
Since 2018Away .775 82 10 5 15 1 .241 .268 .506
2020Home .433 27 3 0 0 1 .130 .259 .174
2020Away .705 41 5 3 8 0 .205 .244 .462
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
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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
0.32
 
BB Rate
8.7%
 
K Rate
27.5%
 
BABIP
.195
 
ISO
.175
 
AVG
.175
 
OBP
.246
 
SLG
.349
 
OPS
.596
 
wOBA
.269
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.1%
 
Barrels/PA
5.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
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.
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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Back on roster for NLDS
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
October 6, 2020
Lux was added back to the Dodgers' roster ahead of the NLDS against the Padres, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
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Off roster for wild-card round
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 30, 2020
Lux isn't included on the Dodgers' 28-man roster for the team's wild-card series with the Brewers that begins Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Lifts third homer
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 18, 2020
Lux went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 15-6 win over the Rockies.
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Not in Tuesday's lineup
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 15, 2020
Lux is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
2BLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
September 13, 2020
Lux is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
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