Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall could also be a fit for the Colorado Rockies
Adam Duvall was one of the acquisitions made by the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline in 2021 that paid dividends for them but they already were familiar with Duvall since he played with the team from 2018 through 2020 before signing with Miami last offseason. He could be a fit for the Colorado Rockies.
Duvall, 33, would also fit the power-hitting outfielder need that the Colorado Rockies want but without the baggage of Ozuna. In 2021, Duvall only hit .228/.281/.491 with an OSP+ of 102 but he did have 38 homers and 113 RBI, the latter of which was the highest in the NL. In 2020, in 57 games, he had 16 homers and 33 RBI, which is equivalent to 45 homers and 94 RBI in 162-games.
Duvall spent most of the 2019 season in Triple-A (101 games) but between the majors (41 games) and the minors, he combined to have 42 homers and 112 RBI.
He had a down season in 2018 but in 2016 and 2017, he had 33 and 31 homers with 103 and 99 RBI.
Duvall has also always been a good defensive outfielder. In 2021, between right, center, and left, he had 19 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and he was above league average in all three positions. He won a Gold Glove for his outfield play as well.
In eight MLB seasons, he has a total of 63 DRS, which would be helpful for the Rockies when playing at Coors Field.
Duvall is also versatile as he can play all three outfield spots as well as first and third base. He is entering his final season of arbitration before entering free agency. The Braves could be motivated to move him if they keep Ozuna and their top outfield prospects (Christian Pache and Drew Waters, who are both in MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects) knocking on the door of being everyday players in the majors. Duvall is entering his final season of arbitration and he is slated to get around $9 million in it.