Dodgers top prospect Gavin Lux has impressed in 2019, and that may be an understatement.
He has a batting average of .452 and OPS of 1.372 in 30 games since joining OKC. He’s also chipped in 9 home runs, 29 RBI, and 40 runs scored during that time.
President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman recently gave his thoughts on the organization’s top prospect.
ICYMI: #AndrewFriedman joined @PetrosAndMoney to discuss calling up #DustinMay, Gavin Lux and the moves at the #tradedeadline. https://t.co/j8gntBoTTC
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) August 1, 2019
He is a really good young player, he’s got a very advanced feel for what he’s doing. The maturity in the batter’s box, is really special for somebody his age. He is a guy that we will feel very confident that Dodger fans are going to fall in love with and he’s going to be a big contributor going forward.
Obviously he just got moved up to Triple-A, and it hasn’t even been a speed bump for him. But from our standpoint with young players, if there is an opportunity to play everyday, and its what’s right for their development, we make those moves. And when it’s not, then we wait a little bit. But this is a guy that I feel like will really impact us next year, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it being this year, but feel very confident about next year.
Andrew Friedman saying that they wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Lux making an impact this year, could mean Lux has a chance of being called up to the Major League in September. Gavin Lux is a special talent, and could be big time in the Major League. Friedman has high praise for Lux, and hopefully we get to see Lux in some Major League games with the Dodgers, next month.
If you haven’t seen Gavin Lux, I suggest you watch him smoke these baseballs. Outfielders don’t even move. All 6 of these HR’s are in his last 5 games. pic.twitter.com/XB9kNQ5hhQ
— David Rosenthal (@_therealdrose) July 20, 2019
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