The Dodgers have agreed to terms with first-round selection Gavin Lux, Jon Heyman of todaysknuckleball.com reports on Twitter. He’ll receive a $2.317MM bonus that lands just $700 over the slot value at the 20th overall pick.
Lux is a high school shortstop out of Wisconsin who was rated between 29th (ESPN.com) and 36th (Baseball America) among draft-eligible prospects. Ranking him 33rd, MLB.com praised Lux for his baseball intelligence and improving set of physical tools.
With the signing, Los Angeles will keep Lux from making his commitment to Arizona State University. Prospect evaluators agree that the youngster will likely be able to stick at shortstop, with the ESPN.com team explaining that it believes he’ll add enough size and strength to develop some power and arm strength as well.