Dodgers News: LA Rejecting Teams Interested in Gavin Lux
The Dodgers have been receiving trade calls on top-prospect infielder Gavin Lux, but so far they have rebuffed those teams, according to Jon Heyman.
Dodgers have rebuffed some teams that have called with interest in Gavin Lux. LA is said to like Anthony Rendon though it remains unclear how they’d clear room for him. Justin Turner has generously volunteered to switch position but Dodgers have Max Muncy at 1B and Lux at 2B.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 8, 2019
It is no surprise teams are trying to get Lux from the Dodgers. The 22 year-old is a consensus top-10 prospect who has already shown some promise at the highest level.
Originally drafted 20th overall in the 2016 draft, Lux started to break out in 2018 while he was in Single-A advanced before getting promoted to Double-A. He continued his ascension through the minors and prospect rankings in 2019 before debuting in September.
He did end up struggling a bit during his very brief time at the major league level — he hit .240/.305/.400 line in 82 plate appearances — but no one should put much stock into a September debut.
Lux ended up making his way onto the postseason roster, and while he only had 10 at-bats, he did homer in his first.
Stage fright for the rook? Nah. pic.twitter.com/5DhnX0pjJM
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 4, 2019
Even with the Dodgers connected to all the big names on the trade market, it would be very shocking to see Lux traded at any point this off-season. Knowing how President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman operates, Lux is likely going to be a Dodger for a while—and that’s probably a good thing.