Top Ten Player Profiles of 2016: No. 2 Gavin Lux

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

Over the last couple weeks we have counted down the 2016 calendar year with a look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2016. After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited profiles by you the reader in 2016.

No. 1 Gavin Lux

Gavin Lux

SS Gavin Lux (Indian Trail) was the most viewed profile in 2015 and takes home the second spot in 2016. His profile saw the nearly 500 views on draft night alone and saw over 9,800 views in 2016. Lux had a monster 2016 starting off with his standout performance at the Super 60 where he showed he was one of the top infielders in the country. Lux took his strong performance into the spring where his bat showed that it can play at a high level. Lux was taken 20th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers and signed for just over 2.3 million dollars. Lux wrapped up his first year of pro ball with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League where he hit .387 in eight games.

Scouting Report on Lux

4/26/16 - Arizona State commit. Currently ranked No. 27 in the PBR Draft 100. Multiple national level scouts on hand to see him on a brutally cold day. Has seen his draft stock rise this year, showing improvement with the bat form the summer. Playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. 6-foot-2, 182-pound left-handed hitting shortstop with an athletic frame, has continued to fill out physically with room to add more strength. Offensively had a big day at the plate going 2-3 with a home run. Hits from a balanced setup with a leg lift trigger. Short, uphill swing path with fast hands, creating whip. Gets extension thru contact. Jumped on the first pitch of the game for a homerun to leftfield. Second at bat turned around another first pitch fastball for a single to left. In his final plate appearance worked the count to 3-0 and then popped up on the infield, reaching on an error. Well known for his exploits on the defensive side. Turned what should have been a routine single into a close play at first ranging deep into the hole after the third baseman wiffed on a one hopper, jumping and making a strong throw across the diamond.

Top Ten Most Viewed Profiles