Gavin Lux
Gavin Lux
22-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In 2018, Lux proved to have one of the best hit tools in the minors, and in 2019 he grew into plus power and made his big-league debut in September. He logged a 31.5 Hard% in the minors (good for a 21-year-old middle infielder) and 52.9 Hard% in the majors (elite) while spraying line drives to all fields. An above-average runner, Lux played through a hamstring injury, which limited him to 16 stolen-base attempts after attempting 21 in 2018. He could pilfer 15 bases with good health as a rookie. Lux can handle shortstop but is a better fit at second base. While his strikeout rate spiked from 19.5% at Double-A and Triple-A to 29.3% in his MLB debut, his 20.9 O-Swing% would have been the fourth-best mark among qualified hitters, so strikeouts shouldn't be a major issue over his first full season. He is good at everything that matters in fantasy and could become one of the game's top hitters in short order. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Dodgers in June of 2016 that includes a $2.32 million signing bonus.
Ready to play Sunday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
July 11, 2020
Lux will participate in Sunday's intrasquad game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lux missed the first few days of camp, but he's since cleared intake testing and has been back with his teammates for the last two days. He didn't jump straight into intrasquad action, but the fact that he'll play Sunday is certainly a good sign. Whether or not he'll be in game shape for Opening Day against the Giants just 11 days later remains to be seen.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
2019
2019 MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
2
12
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+81%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+81%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .417 12 4 1 1 0 .083 .083 .333
Since 2017vs Right .756 70 8 1 8 2 .270 .343 .413
2019vs Left .417 12 4 1 1 0 .083 .083 .333
2019vs Right .756 70 8 1 8 2 .270 .343 .413
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+54%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .546 41 7 0 2 1 .200 .317 .229
Since 2017Away .843 41 5 2 7 1 .275 .293 .550
2019Home .546 41 7 0 2 1 .200 .317 .229
2019Away .843 41 5 2 7 1 .275 .293 .550
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Stat Review
How does Gavin Lux compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.29
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
29.3%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.160
 
AVG
.240
 
OBP
.305
 
SLG
.400
 
OPS
.705
 
wOBA
.311
 
Exit Velocity
88.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
52.9%
 
Barrels/PA
3.7%
 
Prospect Rankings History
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Batted Ball Stats
Loading Batted Ball Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Gavin Lux
Farm Futures: Ranking the Rookies 3.0
3 days ago
James Anderson ranks the rookies based on expected value for 2020, and Yankees righty Clarke Schmidt is shooting up this third version of the list.
The Z Files: Monitoring National League Camps
7 days ago
Todd Zola indicates what he'll be looking for in terms of news out of NL summer camps, where Dylan Carlson is one of a number of promising prospects with uncertain debut dates.
RotoWire Roundtable: Rankings for 60-game Season
14 days ago
Four sets of individual fantasy baseball rankings are compiled into a Top 300 composite ranking for the upcoming 60-game MLB season.
Regan's Rumbings: Play Ball...I Think
15 days ago
Dave Regan discusses things to watch for in the shortened 2020 season, including where Yasiel Puig might land.
Regan's Rumblings: Time To Focus On 2021?
29 days ago
Dave Regan discusses a few guys who could see their values take an uptick in 2021, including Kyle Tucker who should be Houston’s full-time right fielder in 2021.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
Lux cut his groundball rate from 52.7% at Low-A to 41.7% across stops at High-A and Double-A, and in the process emerged as a potential five-category middle infielder. Save for an eight-game run in the Pioneer League in 2016, his walk rates have always been north of 10% with strikeout rates below 20%, so the plate skills have always been there, and his 2018 swing change unlocked a potentially plus hit tool with at least average power. He is a good athlete with above-average speed, and while he attempted 15 fewer steals last year (22) than he did in 2017 (37), Lux should still be able to swipe double-digit bases annually early on in his big-league career. His defense at shortstop is lacking, and his arm isn’t accurate enough for third base, so a move to the keystone seems likely in the coming years. If Lux's revamped swing continues to produce results in the upper levels, he would project to take over as the Dodgers' everyday second baseman in 2020.
The Dodgers made Lux their first selection of the 2016 Draft, selecting him out of Indian Trail High School in Wisconsin, a state not typically known for producing MLB talent. He is also one of just three position players taken by the Dodgers in the first round since 2004. Initially committed to play for Arizona State, the left-handed hitting shortstop decided to sign with the Dodgers for $2.3 million and displayed his talents well enough in rookie ball, hitting .296/.375/.399 between the Arizona and Pioneer leagues. The Dodgers are obviously well set at shortstop for the future with Corey Seager, but the 19-year-old Lux is far enough away from the majors that Seager really shouldn't be the biggest concern for his prospective dynasty league owners. Lux will likely begin 2017 at Low-A Great Lakes and work his way up from there, with High-A Rancho Cucamonga a possibility if his bat looks advanced enough. The key to his future fantasy value will be the development of at least fringe average power to go with what appears to be a strong hit tool.
More Fantasy News
Won't play in Friday's matchup
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
July 10, 2020
Lux won't play in Friday's intrasquad matchup, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Arrives at camp
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
July 10, 2020
Lux (undisclosed) has reported to the Dodgers' camp and will play second base during Friday's intrasquad matchup, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Yet to report
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
Undisclosed
July 6, 2020
Lux has yet to report to camp, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Utilizing various workout resources
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 21, 2020
Lux has been staying sharp during MLB's hiatus by working out at a friend's gym and taking batting practice at his high school field, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Roster spot in question
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
March 17, 2020
Lux could begin the season in the minor leagues, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.