Gavin Lux turning heads in Rancho
Lux was an easy pick for the Farm Factory Award for the Week of 04/30 – 05/06. For the week Lux went twelve for twenty-four with five walks but that is just the tip of the iceberg for how hot Gavin Lux has been.
It took Gavin Lux about two years to get his those hitting shoes fitted just right after being drafted number one by the Dodgers in 2016 and just as the Dodgers were looking light in middle infield prospects, Gavin is giving the Dodgers some hope that they have an in-house option for the future when Corey Seager will need to move off of shortstop. He could also be helping the Dodgers in making his case as a valuable trade chip if a certain team would like a shortstop in return for their own. A number one pick always has some cache, a number one pick who is beasting has even more.
On the season Lux has a triple stat line of .351 / .451 / .920. For the year Lux has an OPS of 1.062.
His leaderboard highlights for the California League so far:
- 1st in Runs Scored with 25
- 1st in walks with 20
- 2nd in OB% at .451
- 2nd in hits with 39
- 3rd in BA at .351
- 3rd in doubles with 10
The Dodgers used Lux at shortstop for sixty-five games and at second for forty-three games in 2017. This year Lux is almost exclusively being used as a shortstop with twenty-one of twenty-seven starts coming at the shortstop position.
Other Prospect Notes:
Two of the Dodgers best pitching prospect finally showed up this past week with Mitchell White making his first start of the year for Tulsa and Dustin May making his first start of the year for Rancho.
Donovan Solano continues to tear up AAA in Oklahoma. The veteran shortstop is hitting .372 but is not on the 40 man roster.
Manny Banuelos continues to make his case for a spot in the Dodger rotation if anyone else should hit the DL. The lefty made another strong start, pitching five scoreless innings in his only start last week. Manny has only given up six earned runs in six starts this year, and more importantly has only walked seven in thirty innings which is the best IP/Walk ratio of his career.
Yadier Alvarez continues to get pounded and just went on the DL.
Dennis Santana and Caleb Ferguson continue to pitch well for Tulsa. Ferguson has now made three straight starts in which he has not given up a run. Overall, Caleb has given up just one earned run all season in twenty-seven innings.