James Outman started the 2021 season as a largely unknown outfield prospect for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but a strong year has propelled him into the organization’s long-term plans.
Outman batted .250/.385/.472 in 65 games for the High-A Great Lakes Loons before being promoted to Double-A Tulsa, where he batted .289/.369/.518 with nine home runs and a 136 wRC+ in 39 games.
Outman was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster this summer to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft, and he might make his MLB debut in 2022.
Outman continued his success in the Arizona Fall League after the season, which he attributed to carrying the momentum he had built earlier in the year, according to “Dodger Talk” with David Vassegh:
Outman hit .284/.422/.552 in 21 games in the AFL, with three home runs and 19 hits, and his .974 on-base plus slugging percentage placed 13th in the league against some of baseball’s greatest prospects.
Playing against tough competition caused Outman to hold himself to a higher standard than usual:
Outman was selected to represent the Dodgers at the 2021 Fall Stars Game, alongside Bobby Miller, due to his continued performance in the AFL.
He made his first appearance in center field and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. While Miller was on the mound, Outman did make a diving catch in center field.
How Much Does James Outman Make?
James Outman’s salary is under review.