In a media huddle prior to Sunday’s game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Gavin Lux‘s role in 2020. The organization’s top prospect will continue taking reps at second base, where Roberts envisions him going forward.
I see more Gavin at second base with a little short stop – Dave Roberts pic.twitter.com/r5dYJQcz60
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) February 23, 2020
Lux came up in 2019 and spent all of his time playing second base, logging all 178 of his defensive innings there. This comes after Lux spent almost 80 percent of his defensive time at shortstop coming up through the minor leagues.
On a lot of other teams in baseball, Gavin Lux would likely be the starting shortstop. The Dodgers happen to be fortunate in that they already have a cornerstone piece at short in Corey Seager. They also have the luxury of Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, and Enrique Hernandez as being viable options all over the infield.
While Lux will get most of his starts at second base, Roberts would not go as far as naming him the starter.
Dave Roberts stopped short of saying Gavin Lux is the primary second baseman.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 23, 2020
Lux slashed .240/.305/.400 and hit two homeruns in his first taste of big-league action last season.