James Outman

James Outman

26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Dodgers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Outman began the season on the busier side of a center field platoon, but it wasn't long before the rookie became an everyday player, appearing in 151 contests. The lefty swinger still must hit for more power facing southpaws, as evidenced by his .254/.357/.308 line, but a 246/.351/.484 effort facing right-handers landed Outman third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. Outman stole 16 bases in 19 tries, for an 84 percent success rate, which could lead to being given the green light more this season. Strikeouts are Outman's primary concern since his 44th percentile hard-hit rate doesn't support maintaining the .343 BABIP Outman registered last season. He doesn't chase much, but when he swings at pitches out of the zone, his contact rate is terrible. This is fixable, especially since Outman's walk rate is above average, but he's a batting average liability until he can demonstrate more contact. This restricts him to the lower half of the Dodgers order, but with his power and speed combination, and the potency of the lineup, Outman is still a strong mixed league asset, just don't pay for upside that may not immediately manifest. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#177
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in March of 2024.
Sits down versus lefty
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
April 16, 2024
Outman isn't in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
The lefty-hitting Outman will take a seat while the lefty-throwing Patrick Corbin starts Tuesday's game for the Nationals. His absence will allow Andy Pages to make his MLB debut while starting in center field and batting seventh.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+120%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+198%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .642 166 15 1 11 4 .243 .349 .293
Since 2022vs Right .837 482 83 25 69 13 .249 .353 .484
2024vs Left .311 10 1 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111
2024vs Right .684 55 5 2 7 1 .208 .309 .375
2023vs Left .665 154 14 1 11 4 .254 .357 .308
2023vs Right .836 413 72 22 59 12 .246 .351 .484
2022vs Left .500 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
2022vs Right 1.488 14 6 1 3 0 .500 .571 .917
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+95%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .720 308 45 8 39 11 .238 .344 .375
Since 2022Away .849 340 53 18 41 6 .257 .359 .490
2024Home .463 41 3 0 3 1 .167 .268 .194
2024Away .905 24 3 2 4 0 .238 .333 .571
2023Home .760 267 42 8 36 10 .249 .356 .404
2023Away .815 300 44 15 34 6 .248 .350 .465
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 1.409 16 6 1 3 0 .462 .563 .846
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Stat Review
How does James Outman compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
10.8%
 
K Rate
30.8%
 
BABIP
.257
 
ISO
.140
 
AVG
.193
 
OBP
.292
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.626
 
wOBA
.285
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.8%
 
Barrels/PA
4.6%
 
Expected BA
.244
 
Expected SLG
.409
 
Sprint Speed
23.9 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
29.7%
 
Line Drive %
35.1%
 
Fly Ball %
35.1%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Crumbling since hot start
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
June 6, 2023
Outman is 2-for-31 with 15 strikeouts in his past 12 games.
ANALYSIS
Outman had a .995 OPS at the end of April and was one of the best stories in MLB, but he has a .354 OPS and 41.3 percent strikeout rate since May 12. The rookie outfielder is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Reds but has still started five of the past seven games, though he could see his playing time dip if he's unable to get back on track soon.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Outman enjoyed a brief but impactful initial cup of coffee in the majors last season, going 6-for-13 with a homer, two doubles, three RBI and six runs (albeit with seven strikeouts) over four games between July 31 and August 4. He continued to make noise after returning to the minors, most notably by hitting for the cycle twice over a torrid four-game stretch in late August. The Dodgers opted not to bring him back for a September call-up, but that had nothing to do with his play -- in fact, Outman broke out with his best minor-league season, slashing .294/.392/.586 with 31 homers, 106 RBI and 13 thefts between Double-A and Triple-A. The jump in power was notable as Outman hadn't previous hit more than 19 bombs in a campaign, and though that did come with a hefty 27.2% strikeout rate, he continued to display patience at the plate with a 12.5% walk rate. Outman rates as an above-average defender with a strong arm and good speed, and given his development as a hitter, he appears ready to make the jump to the next level. The Dodgers non-tendered Cody Bellinger and also lost Justin Turner and Trea Turner, so opportunities should be available to prospects like Miguel Vargas and Outman.
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Records first steal of campaign
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
April 14, 2024
Outman went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base against the Padres in a 5-2 victory Saturday.
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Goes deep again Tuesday
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
April 9, 2024
Outman went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Minnesota.
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Takes seat against southpaw
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
April 7, 2024
Outman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cubs, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
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Takes seat versus southpaw
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
April 6, 2024
Outman isn't in the Dodgers' lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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On bench vs. lefty
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
April 3, 2024
Outman is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.
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