4. Gavin Lux — SS/2B
Gavin Lux was drafted in the same draft as Smith, just a few picks earlier (20th overall). He’s younger than Smith though, at just 20 years old, as he was drafted out of high school and not college.
Lux is young and has some raw talent, leaving some to wonder just how productive he could be at the major league level. He had a pretty pedestrian season in 2017 in Low-A, slashing .244/.331/.362 with seven home runs, however, he did have 27 steals and certainly has the speed to be a 20+ steal player consistently.
Depending on which scouts you talk to, some might say that Lux holds the potential of being a double-digit home run hitter, while others are a bit more skeptical. However, this season, Lux has been excellent, slashing .317/.393/.504 with nine home runs and eight steals, putting him on pace for more than 15 home runs and 15 steals.
He’s also a capable fielder with good hands and a solid arm, though he’s had some accuracy issues throwing the ball. Overall, Lux is a raw but talented middle infielder who could easily shoot up prospect rankings lists given some refinement.