3 Dodgers players most likely to have a breakout season in 2023
By Eric Treuden
James Outman's big league career is only just beginning, but he's off to an incredible start for the Dodgers. He debuted for the club last year, hitting his first home run and posting a .462 average in four games, then performed well enough in spring to warrant his inclusion on the 2023 Opening Day roster.
10 games into the season, Outman had appeared in every Dodgers contest. He has emerged as a crucial piece to this offense, and even has his teammates ranting about how great he is.
Through those 10 games, the 25-year-old outfielder went 8-for-27 (.296 average) with two triples, three home runs and nine RBI. He'd also drawn seven walks while striking out 11 times, adding some impressive patience at the plate into his repertoire.
After the massive season he had in the minor leagues last year, Outman's success is not that much of a surprise for the Dodgers. He hit 31 doubles and home runs last year, with seven triples, 13 steals and a whopping 106 runs batted in. There was no way he could be kept down any longer, and the big league team is already reaping the benefits of his promotion to everyday major leaguer.