Dodgers Top Prospect Could Have A Starting Role In Center Field This Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are surprisingly thin at the center field position.

As a result, we could see much more playing time for the Dodgers' No. 13 ranked prospect, James Outman, this coming season. Trayce Thompson will likely also see plenty of playing time at the position as well.

The Dodgers have also added Jason Heyward, Bradley Zimmer and Steven Duggar this offseason, but none of those players should threaten Outman or Thompson for the starting role.

Outman is a very intriguing prospect who had a fantastic season last year split between Double-A and Triple-A, where he slashed .294/.392/.586, with 31 home runs, 106 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 101 runs scored across 125 games.

The twenty-five-year-old was the Dodgers' seventh-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Outman made his major league debut last season as well, going 6-for-13 at the dish, with a home run, three RBIs, two walks and six runs scored. With the Dodgers' development ability, it should be very interesting to see what Outman can do moving forward.
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