Dodgers Dark Horse candidates for every major MLB award

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Gold Glove

James Outman

Another impactful rookie the Dodgers had last season was James Outman. He showed a good blend of power, with 23 home runs, and speed, as he stole 16 bases. In fact, he provided some of the best baserunning value in all of baseball last year.

But, being good on the bases doesn’t win you Gold Gloves; obviously, fielding does. Well, luckily for Outman, he’s really good in the field as well. He utilized that combination of speed and strength in centre field to be in the 94th percentile in outs above average in 2023.

Outman quickly became a great Cody Bellinger replacement for the Dodgers, and, like Miller, he can still get much better in 2024.

Silver Slugger

Teoscar Hernández and Max Muncy

In a lineup full of sluggers, no one would really be surprised if either Teoscar Hernández, who won this award in 2021, or Max Muncy went on to win one. But, relative to the other names in this lineup, these two could be considered dark horses, right?

For Hernández, outside of a shortened 2020 season, he’s a lock for 22+ home runs a year. Last year, despite playing at a pitcher-friendly field in T-Mobile Park, he still slashed .258/.305/.435 with an OPS of .741. Muncy also has loads of power; if he is able to have a more disciplined season at the plate while keeping his power numbers up, he will be one of the best offensive third basemen in baseball.

Both of these players are well known for their offensive abilities and can greatly benefit from the players surrounding them. If one of them can get hot and stay hot, there is always a chance they can walk away with some hardware when November rolls around.