Adam Duvall Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/4/1988 (34)
Adam Duvall Season Stats
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Adam Duvall News
Boston Red Sox outfielder Adam Duvall (wrist) said he is "full-go" entering spring training after suffering a wrist injury last year. The Red Sox just signed Duvall to a one-year, $7 million deal. The 34-year-old had a career-high 38 home runs and league-leading 113 RBI for the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves in 2021, but he disappointed in 2022 because of his wrist injury that required season-ending surgery. He is expected to serve as Boston's regular center fielder, and with better health, we could see a nice bounce-back in the power department in a hitter-friendly ballpark. Duvall does strike out frequently, though, so fantasy managers will mostly be chasing a power bounce-back if they take a chance on Duvall in drafts this spring.
Per a tweet from the Miami Herald's Craig Mish on Wednesday, free-agent outfielder Adam Duvall is reportedly in agreement with the Boston Red Sox on a one-year deal worth $7 million. Performance bonuses could get the deal up to $10 million. Duvall hit .213 with a .276 on-base percentage in 315 plate appearances for Atlanta last season, adding 12 home runs in the process. Capable of playing all three outfield spots, he'll give the Red Sox another option in the grass at Fenway Park. Boston's current outfield options on the team's 40-man roster include Enrique Hernandez, Masataka Yoshida, Alex Verdugo, Rob Refsnyder, Jarren Duran and Wilyer Abreu.
The Boston Red Sox have free-agent outfielders Adam Duvall and Josh Harrison on their radar, among others. With Xander Bogaerts out of town and Trevor Story (elbow) injured, shortstop is a big need for 2023 as well. Among the available free agents at the position are Elvis Andrus, Jose Iglesias and Andrelton Simmons. Duvall could be a perfect fit for the Red Sox, who view him as a capable center fielder. The 34-year-old had wrist surgery in 2022 and hit .213/.276/.401 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 86 games for the Atlanta Braves. Better health and a spot in Boston's everyday lineup would make Duvall a potential bounce-back slugger. Harrison can also play multiple infield spots but isn't nearly as attractive as Duvall in fantasy. He hit .256 with seven homers, 27 RBI and two steals in 119 games for the White Sox last year.
Duvall may be the most predictable hitter in the game, and I mean that in a good way. Since 2019, he has pounded 64 home runs in 894 plate appearances, a full-season pace of 40+ bombs. That makes Duvall one of the premier power hitters in the league. The problem is that in the fantasy world, you need more than just homers. He is a big-time downer in batting average (career .232 mark, and that came down to .228 in 2021), and that does not figure to ever change. He also does not add anything gin steals, and with a low walk rate he also crushes teams in OBP leagues. A tiny silver lining here is that he is set up to drive in 100+ runs again if he can stay in this Braves lineup every day. He is what he is, a homer and RBI specialist, but your team needs to be ready to absorb the hit in batting average and steals if you are drafting him, even at the cheap draft price (#218 in ADP).