LOS ANGELES –Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux was named Baseball America’s 2019 Minor League Player of the Year.
Lux, 21, becomes the third Dodger to win the award since its inception in 1981, joining Mike Marshall in 1981 and Paul Konerko in 1997. The Dodgers first round selection (20th overall) in the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Indian Trail High School (Wi.) joined Los Angeles on September 2 and made his Major League debut that night with a 2-for-4 game and three runs scored. He became the first Dodger in franchise history to score three runs in his Major League debut.
Prior to joining Los Angeles, he hit .347 (159-for-458) with 26 homers and 76 RBI in 113 combined games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 49 games at the Triple-A level, the infielder clubbed 13 homers and drove in 39 while slashing .392/.478/.719. He was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for the month of July after hitting .435 (40-for-92) with eight doubles, four triples, seven homers and 26 RBI. The Kenosha, WI native led the league in batting average (.435), on-base percentage (.519), and OPS (1.356) while also tying for the league lead in runs scored (29) and triples (4) during the month of July. He was selected to the Texas League All-Star Game and appeared in the 2019 Sirius XM MLB Futures Game.
In four minor league seasons with the Dodgers, Lux has amassed 79 doubles, 29 triples, 48 homers and driven in 193 runs while slashing .305/.383/.483 in 296 minor league games.