Thursday Sep 28, 2023

Change your name to Home Run Man… The Dodgers have a top prospect

He is the hottest new player in the major leagues this season. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder James Outman (26) is getting a lot of attention as he plays a big role.

On the 23rd (Korean time), Outman started as a 6th hitter in center field against the Chicago Cubs in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA. On this day, Outman swung a hard blow. He went 4-for-5 with 2 homers, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored, leading the team to a 9-4 victory.

Outman continues to have the most fierce hitting feeling among the Dodgers batters in recent years. He has nine hits, four home runs and five안전놀이터 RBIs in his last five consecutive starts. His season batting average is 0.314 (22 hits in 70 at-bats), 7 homers, 19 RBIs, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.121.

Major League Baseball’s official website, ‘’, recently highlighted Outman’s performance. “Outman has seven home runs, the most by any big league rookie. He is also the first rookie in Dodgers history to hit seven home runs in March and April, and the most homers in a single month since Will Smith’s eight in August 2019. He is also a pro-Dodgers rookie.”

He added, “Outman is hitting 7 home runs in 22 games. He may not continue as he is now for the rest of the season, but he has the ability to be a good hitter in the major leagues.”

Outman wore a Dodgers uniform with the 224th overall pick in the 7th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. After that, he debuted in the big leagues last year and showed potential with a batting average of 0.462 (6 hits in 13 bats), 1 home run, 3 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.409 in 4 games.

This season, he proved his skills by recording a slugging percentage of over 50% in spring camp. Since then, he joined from the opening entry and is invigorating the team’s attack.

Looking back on the season after the game, Outman said, “It’s a really good start to the season. I tried to play well and help the team win.”

The Dodgers released franchise star Cody Bellinger (28, Cubs), a former National League MVP last year. There could have been a void in his outfield, but the trouble was alleviated by filling the spot with a top-notch prospect, Outman. Attention is focusing on what kind of performance Outman, a top-notch prospect, will show this year.


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