GAVIN LUX: Dodgers top pick in draft

GAVIN LUX: Dodgers top pick in draft

The Dodgers with their first pick in the 2016 MLB Draft took shortstop Gavin Lux out of Indian Trail High School & Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin with their first-round pick, No. 20 overall.

The 6'2, 175-pound Lux bats left-handed and is committed to play college ball at Arizona State.

This is just the second time in the last 14 years the Dodgers have taken a position player with their first overall pick, joining shortstop Corey Seagar in 2012

Lux was ranked as the 34th best draftprospect by our own David Hood, was No. 33 on the Baseball America 500, and ranked 36 on the MLB pipeline top 200 draft prospects.

Baseball America said, "Lux impresses because he's one of the few high school shortstops in the draft class with a solid chance to remain at the position."

"He has a line drive bat with  power. His strike zone judgment is  good and he should be an effective line-drive hitter with very good on-base skills and enough speed to be a danger on the bases."

The No. 20 overall pick has  an allotted slot value of $2,316,300.

Lux was scouted by Dodgers area scout Trey Magnuson.

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