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Gavin Thomas Lux (born November 23, 1997) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He played high school baseball for Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin and was selected in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Dodgers.

Gavin Lux
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1997-11-23) November 23, 1997 (age 21)
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Bats: Left Throws: Right

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CareerEdit

Lux was one of the top fifty high school prospects heading into the 2016 MLB draft.[1] He won the 2016 Wisconsin baseball Gatorade Player of the Year awards and Holy Rosary Sports Night Male Athlete of the Year Award in high school.[2][3] He had committed to Arizona State University[4][5] but was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round, (20th pick overall), of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[6][7]

On June 16, 2016, Lux signed with the Dodgers for a $2.31 million signing bonus.[8] The Dodgers assigned him to the Arizona League Dodgers to begin his professional career.[9] At the end of the season he was promoted to the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer Baseball League.[10] Between the two levels, he played in 56 games with a .296 batting average and 21 RBI.[11]

Lux got a late start on the 2017 season as he dealt with a rib issue in spring training.[12] but he was assigned to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League on April 19.[13] He played in 101 games for the Loons, hitting .244 with seven home runs, 39 RBIs, and 27 stolen bases.[11] He was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League for the 2018 season[14] and was selected to the mid-season all-star game.[15] He was promoted to the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League in August. He was named to the post-season all-star team with Rancho Cucamonga.[16] and was also named the Dodgers Minor League Player of the year.[17] In 116 games between Rancho Cucamonga and Tulsa, he slashed .324/.399/.514 with 15 home runs and 57 RBIs.[18]

Lux began 2019 with the Tulsa Drillers.[19] He was selected to the mid-season Texas League All-Star Game[20] and also the All-Star Futures Game.[21] He was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers on June 27.[22][23][24]

Personal lifeEdit

Lux's uncle, Augie Schmidt, is a former professional baseball player and current head coach of the Carthage College baseball team.[25][26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Menaker, Elise (February 2, 2016). "Kenosha baseball player considered Top 50 HS draft prospect". WTMJ-TV Milwaukee. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  2. ^ USA TODAY High School Sports (May 24, 2016). "2015-16 Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year". usatodayhss.com/. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Johnson, Mike (January 16, 2016). "Indian Trail's Lux a baseball star deluxe". Kenosha News. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Boehler, Dave (March 30, 2016). "Future looks bright for Indian Trail's Gavin Lux". Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Van Vooren, Tim (May 16, 2016). "For Kenosha Indian Trail baseball player, it's ASU or the pros next year: "Either way, a win-win"". Fox 6 News. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/gavin-lux-picked-20th-by-dodgers-in-mlb-draft/c-183109586
  7. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (June 9, 2016). "Dodgers use 20th overall pick on shortstop Gavin Lux". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Gurnick, Ken (June 16, 2016). "Dodgers ink first-round Draft pick Lux". mlb.com. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  9. ^ Kenosha News Staff (June 28, 2016). "Local briefs: Lux collects first multi-hit game". Kenosha News. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  10. ^ Grennel, Michael (August 31, 2016). "Dodgers' first round pick Gavin Lux joins Ogden Raptors for homestand". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Gavin Lux Register statistics & history". Baseball Reference.
  12. ^ "Dodgers' Gavin Lux: Dealing with rib issue". CBS Sports. April 11, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Bernreuter, Hugh (April 19, 2017). "Dodgers send No. 1 draft pick Gavin Lux to Loons". Mlive.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Lindskog, Mike (April 2, 2018). "2018 Roster Announced". milb.com. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  15. ^ Lindskog, Mike (June 11, 2018). "Six All-Stars for Quakes in 2018!". milb.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  16. ^ Bumbaca, Chris (August 21, 2018). "Bannon leads California League All-Stars". milb.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  17. ^ Young, David (September 17, 2018). "Dodgers name Gavin Lux and Tony Gonsolin minor leaguers of the year". SB Nation. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Gavin Lux Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  19. ^ https://dodgerblue.com/gavin-lux-dustin-may-keibert-ruiz-headline-double-a-tulsa-2019-opening-day-roster/2019/04/04/
  20. ^ Tulsa Drillers (June 13, 2019). "Top Prospects Named to Rosters for ONEOK Field All-Star Game". milb.com. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  21. ^ Callis, Jim (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". mlb.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  22. ^ Maun, Tyler (June 28, 2019). "Lux tallies three hits in Triple-A debut". milb.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  23. ^ https://www.kenoshanews.com/sports/gavin-lux-on-a-tear-in-triple-a/article_93250402-d107-539f-9efd-b31551fc1e42.html
  24. ^ https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/07/18/kenoshas-gavin-lux-crushing-aaa-pitching-dodgers-soon/1765698001/
  25. ^ Pedro Moura (August 9, 2019). "Welcome to The Future: Gavin Lux destined to be the Dodgers' next big star". The Athletic. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  26. ^ https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-draft-pick-gavin-lux-20160611-snap-story.html

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