James Outman…played three seasons of college ball at Sacramento State University, where he was selected Academic All-WAC in 2018…was a two-sport star, baseball and football, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif.…selected by the Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.
Made stops at Double-A Tulsa (68 G), Triple-A Oklahoma City (57 G) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (4 G)…garnered a Minor League batting average of .294 (139-for-473) and a Major League average of .462 (6-for-13)...Set career-highs in games (125), at bats (473), runs (101), hits (139), total bases (277), doubles (31), home runs (31), RBI (106) and walks (70)...With Double-A Tulsa, he punched 17 doubles, 16 home runs, 45 RBI and a .295 average in 68 games...With Triple-A Oklahoma City, he slashed .292/.390/.627 with 133 total bases… he hit for the cycle twice in the span of four days...In the Majors, he went 6-for-13 in four games with two doubles, one home run, 11 total bases and three RBI...Made his Major League debut on July 31 at Colorado, going 3-for-4 with a single, double, and homer...Became the eighth Dodger and fourth Los Angeles Dodger to homer in his first Major at-bat: Clise Dudley (1929), Gordon Slade (1930), Ernie Koy (1938), Dan Bankhead (1947), Jose Offerman (1990), Garey Ingram (1994), Keibert Ruiz (2020)...Was the PCL Player of the week for Aug. 22-28… batted 12-for-21 with 10 extra-base hits, including hitting for the cycle August 26th...Split his time in the outfield in the Minors, getting most of his starts (55 G) in right field with a fielding percentage of .983… committing only two errors. Hit for the cycle twice this season with OKC, both in the span of four days, Aug. 26 and 30…clubbed his best month in August with OKC, slashing .447/.531/1.132 with six doubles, four triples, four home runs, and 22 RBI… had eight-game hitting streaks twice this season, May 6-13 with Tulsa and June 23- July 2 (June 23-28 with Tulsa, June 30- July 2 with OKC)… tied for fifth in the Pacific Coast League in triples with six.
Split his time between Single-A Great Lakes and Double-A Tulsa, playing in 104 combined games for a .266 average (110-for-414)... Set career-highs in doubles (21), triples (9), stolen bases (23), walks (63), runs (90), hits (110), and total bases (203)... With Single-A Great Lakes, the California native slashed .250/.385/.472 with 117 total bases and 21 stolen bases…was identical against righties and lefties, batting .250... With Double-A Tulsa, the righty slugged nine doubles, batted in 24 runs, and smashed nine longballs…hit .253 (19-for-75) in the month of September... Went 3-for-5 with three runs score on Aug. 4 with Tulsa, clubbing a double, two home runs, two RBI and ten total bases... Recognized as an AA Central Offensive Player of the Week in August with Tulsa…also earned honors as a Rising Star in the Arizona Fall League with the Glendale Desert Dogs.
Did not participate in the 2020 season after the minor league season was cancelled.