Adam Duvall

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Adam Lynn Duvall

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Biographical Information[edit]

Adam Duvall homered in his first game as a major leaguer for the San Francisco Giants on June 26, 2014, hitting a solo shot off Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds for his team's lone run in a 3-1 loss. He had been called up a day earlier, just in time to witness Tim Lincecum throw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres as he watched form the bench. He played 28 games for the Giants, hitting .192 with 3 homers and 5 RBIs while spending most of his time at first base. The Giants won the 2014 World Series, but he was not on the postseason roster.

He spent the first four months of 2015 in the minor leagues with the Sacramento RiverCats, where he hit .281 with 25 doubles and 26 homers and drove in 80 runs in 100 games. On July 31st, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds along with P Keury Mella in return for the man against whom he had hit his first big league homer, Mike Leake. The problem was that he had nothing left to prove in AAA but was joining a team whose two best hitters, 1B Joey Votto and 3B Todd Frazier, played the same positions as he did. The Reds got creative by using him in left field during the last month of the season, and he responded by belting 2 doubles and 5 homers in 64 at-bats in the final weeks of the season.

In 2016, the Reds installed Adam in left field, and he became one of the top surprise stories of the first half, as he belted 20 homers before the end of June and was named the team's sole representative at the 2016 All-Star Game. He hit .241 in 150 games with 33 homers and 103 RBIs. He followed that with a very similar season in which he hit .249 with 31 homers and 99 RBIs in 157 games in 2017. In 2018, he was hitting .205 in 105 games with 15 homers and 61 RBIs on July 30th when he was traded to the Atlanta Braves in return for three players: Lucas Sims, Preston Tucker and Matt Wisler.

He has been active in the fight against youth taking PEDs. He sits on the board of the "Taylor Hooton Foundation", named after a young athlete whose suicide was linked to his consumption of anabolic steroids and has been active in advocating a drug-free lifestyle to youngsters.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (2016)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2016 & 2017)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2016 & 2017)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (2016)

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