Luke Dykstra swings away
October, 7, 2011
By Andrew Knepper | ESPN.com
Luke Dykstra, son of former MLBer Lenny Dykstra and brother of Cutter Dykstra (Washington Nationals' organization) second round pick in 2008, is following in the family footsteps. A member of the 2014 draft class, Luke is already playing well above his age. Currently playing on a stacked scout team full of 2012 graduates, Luke is holding his own against competition four years older than him.
Standing in at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, Luke already has a bigger frame than his older brother Cutter. Playing shortstop for Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.) as a freshman he fared well in his first season batting a reported .383 and driving in 29 runs. On his fall team Luke is playing all over the field and is gaining invaluable experience while playing along side of nationally rated players who have high draft pick consideration as it relates to the MLB Draft. This is only going to grow his skill set moving into his sophomore year and we can expect big things from Dykstra down the line.