Sign Up! Join our newsletters, get a FREE e-Edition

Lux, Carlson Power Texas League All-Stars

Gavin_Lux_JohnWilliamson.jpg
Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux is part of the Texas League all-stars.

The Texas League has announced its all-star field, and the group is littered with Top 100 talent. The game will be played on June 25 at Hodgetown, the brand-new home of the Amarillo Sod Poodles.

The North is led by two of the Dodgers' top prospects: shortstop Gavin Lux and catcher Keibert Ruiz. Ruiz checks in at No. 18 on the latest iteration of the Top 100 and is followed closely by Lux at No. 22.

Lux's 13 home runs are tied for the league lead, and his .891 OPS is third on the circuit. Ruiz hasn't had the greatest season, numbers-wise, but is holding his own in the Texas League as a 20-year-old. 

Springfield's Dylan Carlson opened the season as the league's fourth-youngest player (the youngest non-Padres prospect) and has thrived. His .875 OPS is fourth in the league, and his nine home runs this year are just two off his season total for all of 2018. 

Arkansas outfielder Jake Fraley, whom the Mariners acquired from the Rays in the Mike Zunino deal last offseason, has picked up where he left off in 2018. His .946 OPS is the league's second-best, as is his .555 slugging percentage. 

There should also be plenty of action on the basepaths with the inclusion of three of the league's top four base burglars (Khalil LeeD.J. Burt and Dairon Blanco) on the rosters.

On the pitching side, expect a little bit of smoke down in Texas.

Dodgers righthander Dustin May (No. 43 on the Top 100) is the best prospect among both teams' staffs and has racked up 67 strikeouts in 65.1 innings with Tulsa. 

He's backed up by Arkansas' Justin Dunn, who came over from the Mets in the offseason megadeal that sent Edwin Diaz(^) and Robinson Cano to New York. The righthander's 72 strikeouts are second in the league, right behind Springfield lefty and fellow all-star Austin Warner.

Once the bullpens come into play, keep your eyes peeled for Corpus Christi righthander Carlos Sanabria and Frisco flamethrower Emmanuel Clase, each of whom are capable of putting triple-digits on the radar gun. 

NORTH DIVISION

NamePositionTeamMLB Org
PITCHERS
Jack AndersonRHPArkansasMariners
Nabil CrismattRHPArkansasMariners
Justin DunnRHPArkansasMariners
Gerson GarabitoRHPNW ArkansasRoyals
Ofreidy GomezRHPNW ArkansasRoyals
Conner GreeneRHPNW ArkansasRoyals
Dustin MayRHPTulsaDodgers
Darren McCaughanRHPArkansasMariners
Ricardo SanchezLHPArkansasMariners
Shea SpitzbarthRHPTulsaDodgers
Austin WarnerLHPSpringfieldCardinals
CATCHERS
Joseph OdomCArkansasMariners
Keibert RuizCTulsaDodgers
INFIELDERS
D.J Burt3BNW ArkansasRoyals
Gabriel Cancel2BNW ArkansasRoyals
Gavin LuxSSTulsaDodgers
Zach McKinstry2BTulsaDodgers
Chris Parmelee1BTulsaDodgers
Cristian Santana3BTulsaDodgers
Evan White1BArkansasMariners
OUTFIELDERS
Dylan CarlsonOFSpringfieldCardinals
Jake FraleyOFArkansasMariners
Khalil LeeOFNW ArkansasRoyals
Cody ThomasOFTulsaDodgers

SOUTH DIVISION

NamePositionTeamMLB Org
PITCHERS
Bryan AbreuRHPCorpus ChristiAstros
Edgar ArredondoRHPFriscoRangers
Emmanuel ClaseRHPFriscoRangers
Kyle FinneganRHPMidlandAthletics
Brian HowardRHPMidlandAthletics
James JonesLHPFriscoRangers
Colin McKeeRHPCorpus ChristiAstros
Travis RadkeLHPAmarilloPadres
Emmanuel RamirezRHPAmarilloPadres
Carlos SanabriaRHPCorpus ChristiAstros
Walker WeickelRHPAmarilloPadres
CATCHERS
Collin TherouxCMidlandAthletics
Luis TorrensCAmarilloPadres
INFIELDERS
Ivan Castillo2BAmarilloPadres
Charles Leblanc2BFriscoRangers
Owen MillerSSAmarilloPadres
Kyle Overstreet1BAmarilloPadres
Juremi Profar3BFriscoRangers
Abraham Toro3BCorpus ChristiAstros
Mikey White3BMidlandAthletics
OUTFIELDERS
Luis BarreraOFMidlandAthletics
Dairon BlancoOFMidlandAthletics
Greg DeichmannOFMidlandAthletics
Edward OlivaresOFAmarilloPadres
dodgers-900x635

Gavin Lux Improves His Few Shortcomings

Lux's incendiary play at Double-A and Triple-A had helped answer questions by smoothing two rough edges to his game.

Are you a member?

In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. 

Login or sign up  

of Free Stories Remaining