The Atlanta Braves have a weapon in Adam Duvall
Adam Duvall’s Atlanta Braves career did not start out pretty, but he has completely changed up the script.
In late July of 2018, the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds made a deal right before the trade deadline that did not make much waves across the baseball world.
Without a doubt at this point though, the Atlanta Braves “won” that trade.
After arriving in Atlanta, Adam Duvall struggled mightily and was used very scarce. That being the case, he was sent down to start the 2019 season, where naturally he raked throughout the Summer playing in Gwinnett.
He finally got the call back to the big leagues in late summer, after not saying one word publicly, and still was able to amass double digit home runs despite only appearing in 42 games.
Then, he went on in the postseason to become one of the main factors the Atlanta Braves won game two of the series with his clutch home run late in the game.
He’s now off to a fast start in the 2020 season where as of writing this, his average sits at .368 and we all know the power is going nowhere.
He is a crucial part of this team and someone I think the majority of Atlanta Braves nation takes for granted. I would like to see Duvall become a regular starting outfielder with the likes of Ronald Acuna, and Ender Inciarte while Marcell Ozuna is the permanent designated hitter.
I’m not sure how many people are aware that it was only in 2016 that Adam Duvall was an all star and drove in north of 100 runs on the year while belting 33 home runs.
He also hit 31 the following season in 2017.
We all know power has become the face of any team’s offensive ability and when the Atlanta Braves have Duvall in the lineup, they have one of the most powerful lineups in the entire game. I could see a lot of 2 and 3 run jacks from Duvall as long as Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna are able to get on base in front of him.
Simply put, I believe the Atlanta Braves are a better team when Adam Duvall is starting and hitting in the 5 or 6 hole.