It’s Official: Gavin Lux To Make Dodgers Debut Monday

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made it official and have announced that top prospect Gavin Lux will be coming up to the big leagues on Monday.

Dave Roberts told reporters after Sunday’s win against Arizona that the highly touted prospect will start at second base on Monday for his MLB debut.

The 21-year-old started off 2019 in AA Tulsa, slashing 313/.375/.521 before being called up to AAA Oklahoma City where, in just 49 games, Lux turned heads all across the country.

He hit .392 with an OBP of .478 and a slugging percentage of .719 for AAA OKC, where in just 199 at-bats, he had 13 HR’s, 39 RBI, 54 runs, and 18 doubles.

At Oklahoma City, the natural shortstop did get some time in at second base, the position where he will start his Dodgers career at.

Lux earned a spot in the MLB Futures game this season, was also named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for July.

It’s uncertain how much or how little the Dodgers will actually use him, but if Lux is given a legitimate chance to prove himself and his success from AAA carries over to the Dodgers, the team will have a tough decision when it’s time to create the playoff rosters.

Roberts also added in speaking with reporters that, “This is a performance business. Gavin has earned this opportunity. I think that’s plain and simple.”

He gave no strong indication of how much or little Lux will play, all we know right now is that the rookie will start at second base on Monday against the Rockies.

Max Muncy’s injury could be the tipping point for Lux to actually see consistent playing time, but that has not yet been revealed.

Nonetheless, the Dodgers top prospect has likely played his last game in the minors, and will certainly be a stalwart on the big league club for years to come.

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