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James Outman Has His Long-Time Dodgers Rookie Teammate Impressed

The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a two-game mini-series sweep over their division rival Colorado Rockies. The Dodger offense looked great in their last two home games, and will now be ready to carry that momentum as they take the road for the first time this year.

We were worried about infielder Max Muncy, and he looked great on Tuesday night, getting two hits and a solo homer. Will Smith looks like he is making a name for himself in the MVP conservation early this season, just dominating at the plate to start the year. And another Dodger who is picking up right where he left off when he last donned a Dodger uniform is rookie outfielder James Outman.

Outman has looked great in this first week of ball, which is what we kind of expected of him at this point. He looks so comfortable at the plate, and his longtime teammate, Michael Grove, is in awe of what James is doing on the field.

“It’s awesome. I’ll text guys from triple-A and we’re like, ‘this guy is the best player ever.’ Now I’ve been with him at every level — pulling for him all the time. It’s really impressive what he’s doing right now.”

Outman is that dude, and everyone he’s played with knows it.

Through six games, the 25-year-old is slashing .286/.474/.786 with a 1.260 OPS, and is proving to be an everyday major league player.

We were all wondering if Outman could be the player he showed flashes of last season, and thus far, he is proving to be the real deal. We’re still early in the season, but I believe Outman will keep this up and continue surprising many non-Dodger fans.

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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