The Los Angeles Dodgers are smiling at the performance of rookie James Outman (26).
On the 3rd (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reviewed the Dodgers’ March and April and selected Outman as the player of the month. Outman was one of the most consistent hitters in the Dodgers lineup. He ranks second on the team with seven homers. He introduced Cody Bellinger’s performance, saying, ‘He filled the void well.
Outman is the Dodgers’먹튀검증 best harvest early in the season. Outman, who was nominated by the Dodgers with the 224th overall pick in the 7th round in the 2018 draft, stood on the big league stage last season after a long maturation period. He garnered attention by hitting a home run in his first at-bat before his debut, and his performance this season continues to be even more remarkable.
Last winter, the Dodgers let go of center fielder Bellinger. Bellinger won the Rookie of the Year award in 2017 and the National League MVP in 2019, but he could not continue his performance. His performance plummeted, and the Dodgers decided to part with Bellinger.
Although a key player left, the Dodgers did not bring in a new player. Turning to internal resources, Outman took a chance. Outman took the center fielder position, boasting decent defense and batting ability. In 35 games this season, he is 29 hits in 103 at-bats, 7 homers, batting average of 0.282, slugging percentage of 0.583, OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.961. Max Muncy (11) is the only Dodgers player to hit more home runs than Outman.
On the 3rd, Outman, who played as center fielder in the 6th hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, contributed to a 13-1 victory over the Dodgers by going 4 at bats, 1 hit, 1 RBI and 2 runs.
Meanwhile, MLB.com selected Clayton Kershaw as the Pitcher of the Month and Bruce Graterol as the reliever. The media said, ‘Kershaw finished 38 innings, leading the National League, and has already won 5 games. Graterol, along with Evan Phillips, has established himself as one of the best relievers in the bullpen.”