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Gavin Lux

#9 | 2B/LF/SS
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Gavin Lux
Name: Gavin Thomas Lux
Born: Nov 23, 1997 in Kenosha, WI
High School: Indian Trail HS, Kenosha, Wis.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 (signed for $2,314,500)
In a draft lacking in true shortstops, Lux impresses because he's one of the few high school shortstops in the draft class with a solid chance to remain at the position. A quick-twitch athlete with the hands, actions and a little of the flash that shortstops often have, Lux lacks only ideal arm strength. It's solid average and it's accurate with a quick release, but many teams like to see shortstops have a plus arm. He's an above-average runner, though his feet move quickly. At the plate, Lux has a pretty lefthanded stroke that has shown improved power as he's matured and added weight and strength over the past year. The track record of Wisconsin high school draftees is sparse and rather disappointing, but Lux's smooth actions and athleticism separate him from the typical Wisconsin product. He should be a solid early-round pick who had late helium, which will make it hard for him to stick with his Arizona State commitment. His uncle, Augie Schmidt, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 1982 draft as the Golden Spikes Award winner that year.
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