Los Angeles Dodgers Talented Prospect Makes Opening Day Roster

Los Angeles Dodgers talented prospect James Outman has made the Opening Day roster, as announced by manager Dave Roberts.

Outman, who is ranked as the Dodgers' No. 9 prospect, has been turning heads with his impressive performances in both spring training and his MLB debut last year.

During spring training, the 25-year-old lefty batter continued to showcase his skills, batting .268/.354/.512 with two home runs, two doubles, a triple, and a stolen base in 17 games.

He has proven himself to be a reliable option in the outfield and is expected to split time with Trayce Thompson in center field during the upcoming season.

Outman made his MLB debut last fall and immediately impressed with a 6-for-13 performance that included two doubles.

His success in the majors and during spring training has earned him a spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, providing them with a solid option in the outfield.

With Outman's inclusion, the Dodgers have filled half of their roster for Opening Day, with just three spots left to be decided upon in the coming week.

Outman 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.

It will be exciting to see Outman take the field for the Dodgers in their opening match against the Arizona Diamondbacks and see what he can bring to the team over the course of the season. 

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