Full name is Adam Lynn Duvall. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children. Played collegiately at Western Kentucky University (2007), Chipola College (2008) and the University of Louisville (2009-10)...Was primarily an infielder. In the summer of 2009, played for Sanford of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Graduated from Butler (KY) High School...As a junior, suffered a cracked lower vertebrae while making a diving catch...Finished that season but then had surgery and missed his senior year as well as part of his freshman year at Western Kentucky.
Played 86 games for ATL, batting .213 (61-for-287) with 16 2B, one 3B, 12 HR and 36 RBI. Placed on the IL with a left wrist sprain on 7/24 and missed the remainder of the season... Underwent surgery to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. Made 43 starts in CF, 26 in LF and 11 in RF. Posted a .233/.282/.562/.844 batting line against LHP (17-for-73, six 2B, six HR, five BB). Reached base safely in a season-best eight consecutive games from 4/10-17 (9-for-28, two BB, one HBP). In 34 games from 6/4-7/23, batted .255 (28-for-110) with a .935 OPS, 8 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, and 20 RBI. Hit two HR on 6/12 vs. PIT, his 11th career multi-HR game. Homered in back-to-back games on 6/29-30 at PHI. Missed three games on the paternity list from 7/8-10. On 7/23 vs. LAA, was removed from the game after jamming his left wrist against the wall while pursuing a foul ball hit by Shohei Ohtani in the first inning...Missed the remainder of the season.
Awards: Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2021, OF)...NL Ranks: RBI (1st, 113), Home runs (2nd, 38)...Thirty-three-year-old Adam Duvall completed his eighth major league season in 2021...He hit .228 (117-for-513) with 38 home runs, 113 RBI and 67 runs scored...Duvall played 91 games with the Miami Marlins and 55 games with the Atlanta Braves...His home runs (38) and RBI (113) were each career bests this season, beating his 33 home runs and 103 RBI he had in 2016 with Cincinnati... Hasn’t reached 100 RBI in any other seasons...Thirty-eight homers ranked second in the National League this season behind San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. (42), and Duvall was tied for 10th in all of baseball...He led the NL with 113 RBI – a total that was tied for fourth in Major League Baseball...Achieved his career-best, 16-game hitting streak from Sept. 1-20...It was the longest active streak in baseball at the time...It stands as the fifth-longest streak in the National League this season, and it’s the longest hit streak by a Brave since Freddie Freeman hit in 18 straight from Aug. 14-Sept. 4, 2020...Had an extra-base hit in seven consecutive games from Sept. 2-9...It tied for the third-longest streak in baseball this year behind Joey Votto (CIN, 8 games) and J.D. Martinez (BOS, 8 games)...Hit a 483-foot homer Sept. 20 - the longest home run of his career and fourth-longest in MLB in 2021...It’s the second-longest homer by a Brave in the Statcast era behind a 495-foot blast by Ronald Acuña Jr. (9/25/20 vs. BOS)...This season with runners in scoring position, hit .326/.367/.757 (47-for-144) with 18 home runs and 45 RBI, compared to .172/.231/.354 (47-for274) with 13 home runs with the bases empty...Despite finishing 10th in baseball in total home runs, finished second in Major League Baseball with nine three-run home runs...Boston’s Rafael Devers was the only player to hit more (10)...Duvall’s 25 three-run home runs since 2016 are fourth-most in the majors behind Nolan Arenado (28), J.D. Martinez (27) and Kyle Seager (26)...Duvall’s 143 total home runs are tied for 25th in that time frame...Acquired by Atlanta, on July 30, from Miami in exchange for catcher Alex Jackson...Played parts of the last three seasons with the Braves... Was originally acquired by Atlanta at the trade deadline in 2018, and hit .231/.290/.488 over 131 games in his first stint with the Braves.
2021 POSTSEASON: Started all 16 of Atlanta's postseason games, including all six World Series games...He homered three times in the playoffs and drove in 10 runs while scoring three and walking three times as well...He hit the 21st grand slam in World Series history in Game 5, and the first since Alex Bregman (G4) in 2019. It was the second in Braves World Series history, previously accomplished by Lonnie Smith in Game 5 of the 1992 World Series. It was just the third to occur in the first inning, previously done by Bobby Richardson in 1960 (G3) and Elmer Smith in 1920 (G5).
Adam Lynn Duvall played in 57 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2020, hitting .237 with 16 home runs, eight doubles and 33 RBI... He was tied for third in the National League in home runs (16) and 15th in slugging percentage (.532)... Hit three home runs in a game on two occasions. Went 3x4 with three homers and five RBI on Sept. 2 at Boston. A week later went 3x4 with three home runs and a career-high nine RBIs on Sept. 9 against the Marlins... Became the first Braves player since Tony Cloninger on July 3, 1966, to knock in nine runs in a game... Became the first player since Vladimir Guerrero in 2004 to have nine RBI in a game with only four at-bats... Became the first player in Major League history to hit a two-run home run, three-run home run and a grand slam in a game in that order.
Split his season between Atlanta and Triple-A Gwinnett…Hit .267/.315/.567 (32-for-120) with 10 home runs, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored in 41 games at the major league level…Batted .266/.364/.602 (98-for-369) with 32 home runs, 93 RBI and 74 runs scored in 101 games with the Stripers... Began the season in Triple-A, getting optioned on 3/24…Was recalled to Atlanta on three separate occasions, including first on 7/27... Had hits in each of his first six games with the Braves, going 12-for-25 (.480) with five home runs and seven RBI…Had his fifth career two-homer game on 7/30 at Washington, and proceeded to homer in each of his next two contests…The threegame home run streak matched a career best (also: 5/3-5/16 and 6/2-4/16)... Was also recalled on 8/17 and spent a week in the majors, going 2-for-15 (.133) with one double and one home run before getting optioned on 8/25... Was recalled for a third time to Atlanta on 9/6 and spent the remainder of the season with the Braves…Hit .324/375/.730 (12-for-37) with four homers and eight RBI in 15 games in September... Hit safely in each of his final seven games of the regular season, going 8-for-25 (.320)…Marked a season-long hitting streak that was just one game shy of matching his single-season career-long streak (8 games, 6/2-10/16)... Registered 44 plate appearances against lefthanded pitching and slashed .333/.386/.744 (13- for-39)…Nine of his final 11 starts of the season were versus southpaws…Made a total of 26 starts... Conversely, hit .235/.279/.481 (19-for-81) against right-handed pitching... Was an International League Post-Season All-Star with Gwinnett…Ranked among IL leaders in: slugging percentage (1st, .602), home runs (2nd, 32), RBI (2nd, 93), OPS (2nd, .965), extra-base hits (T6th, 56) and total bases (9th, 222)... His 32 home runs and 93 RBI were singleseason franchise records for Gwinnett. Named the Stripers' Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff, and was twice tabbed by the organization as Gwinnett's Player of the Month (April and June)... Named the International League Player of the Week for the season-ending period of 8/26-9/2 after hitting .364/.548/.909 (8-for-22) with three home runs and nine RBI. 2019 POSTSEASON: In the first postseason series of his career, hit .273/.333/.545 (3-for-11) with one home run, five RBI and two runs scored... Reached base safely in four of his first five career postseason plate appearances, covering the first three games of the series…Came off the bench in each of those games... Hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning of Game 2, a 3-0 Atlanta win…It was the Braves' second career postseason pinch-hit home run…The only other time it happened was in Game 3 of the 2010 NLDS, when Eric Hinske hit a go-ahead, two-run, eighth-inning homer off San Francisco's Sergio Romo…The Giants scored two runs in the ninth inning and won, 3-2... In Game 3 in St. Louis, with the series tied, had a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning off St. Louis' Carlos Martínez…The hit capped a threerun rally…Atlanta scored all of its runs in the frame and won 3-1.
Split the season between Cincinnati and Atlanta, joining the Braves after a 7/30 trade from Cincinnati for RHPs Matt Wisler and Lucas Sims and OF Preston Tucker...Marked the second time in his career he was traded on 7/30; went to Cincinnati from San Francisco in 2015 for Mike Leake ... Hit .205 (68-for-331) with 15 home runs and 61 RBI in 105 games for the Reds…Hit .132 (7-for-53) with one extra-base hit (a double) and no RBI in 33 games for the Braves ... While with Cincinnati, homered once every 18.3 at-bats…Finished the season on a 68 at-bat homerless streak ... Named a left field finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award…Finished with 17 defensive runs saved, the most by a left fielder in the N.L ... Started 82 of his 105 games with Cincinnati… Made nine starts with Atlanta ... Made his Braves debut on 8/2 at NYM…Went 0-for-3 with a walk ... Collected his first hit in a Braves uniform on 8/4 at NYM, singling as a pinch hitter ... Went 6-for-31 (.194) with one extra-base hit as a pinch hitter, including 3-for-17 (.176) in that role with Atlanta ... Hit .381 (8-for-21) with two home runs with the bases loaded…Was one of nine National League players to hit multiple grand slams…Boston's Xander Bogaerts was the only major leaguer to hit three ... The grand slams marked the second and third of his career…His first slam of the season came on 5/30 at ARI (off Patrick Corbin) and his next home run was also a grand slam: 6/13 at KC (off Jason Adam).
Established career highs in games, hits, batting average, doubles and total bases...ranked among the National League leaders in extra-base hits (5th), doubles (T7th), HR (T10th) and RBI (12th)...joined Adam Dunn as the only left fielders in Reds history to produce in a season at least 35 doubles and 31 HR...Dunn had 35 doubles and 40 homers in 2005...for the second consecutive season was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for left fielders...led all Major League outfielders with 15 assists, most by a Reds outfielder since Pete Rose had 15 assists in 1973...prior to the All-Star break hit .278 with 27 doubles, 20 HR and 61 RBI...during the second half hit .212 with 10 doubles, 11 HR and 38 RBI...made his first 132 starts of the season batting cleanup, then in his last 17 starts beginning 9/10 hit fourth once, fifth 4 times, sixth 4 times and seventh 8 times...in May led the Major Leagues with 28 RBI, the most by a Reds batter in any calendar month since Jay Bruce's 33 RBI in May 2011...in the second inning of the 9-3 win on 4/18 vs Bal snapped an 0-for-13 skid with his first career grand slam (off Kevin Gausman), extending the Reds' lead to 6-1...in the 5-4 win on 4/30 at StL tied his career high with 4 hits and became the first Reds batter with 3 doubles in a game since Ryan Ludwick on 6/15/14 vs Mil...with 1 out and the bases loaded in the 11th inning of the 4-3 win on 7/19 vs Ari produced his first career walkoff hit, an RBI-single off T.J. McFarland...6 times homered in 2 consecutive games...twice in his career homered in 3 consecutive games (5/3-5/5, 2016 & 6/2-6/4, 2016)...was Cin's 2017 recipient of the Heart & Hustle Award for his passion for the game.
Was selected to his first All-Star team by National League players, managers and coaches...was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for left fielders...ranked among the National League leaders in HR (T6th), RBI (5th) and extra-base hits (70)...homered an average of once every 16.7 at bats, sixth-best in the NL...led the club in triples, HR, RBI and extra-base hits...became the ninth player in Reds history with at least 31 doubles, 33 HR and 103 RBI, the first since Joey Votto went 36-37-113 in his 2010 MVP season...became the 13th player in Reds history with at least 30 doubles, 30 HR and 100 RBI in a season, the first since Jay Bruce went 43-30-109 in 2013...led all Major League left fielders in triples (tied w/ Brett Gardner), HR (tied w/ Justin Upton), RBI and extra-base hits...was 1 of only 7 players in Major Leagues with at least 31 doubles, 33 HR and 103 RBI (Nolan Arenado, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Edwin Encarnacion, Matt Kemp, David Ortiz)...became only the seventh player in modern Reds history whose primary position was LF to produce at least 30 home runs in a season...he joins Adam Dunn (2004-2008), Greg Vaughn (1999), Kevin Mitchell (1994), George Foster (1977-1979), Frank Robinson (1956) and Hank Sauer (1948)...became only the second Reds batter to produce at least 20 doubles, 23 HR and 61 RBI prior to the All-Star Game (since 1933), joining Johnny Bench in 1970 (23 2b, 28hr, 79rbi)...received votes for National League Player of the Month for May after tying for the Major League lead in HR (11, Oak's Khris Davis) and ranking second in the NL in RBI (24), slugging percentage (.691) and extra-base hits (17)...his 11 homers in May fell 1 short of the club record for that month (Eric Davis 1987, Jay Bruce 2011)...his 24 RBI in May were the most by a Reds batter in any month since Bruce produced 24 RBI in 2013, also in May...in the 15-2 win on 9/26 at StL produced his third career 2-homer game and established career hits with 4 hits, 5 RBI and 4 runs scored...also had 2-homer games on 5/20 at Col and 7/26 at SF...twice homered in 3 consecutive apps (5/3-5/5, 6/2-6/4)...in spring training led the team in at bats (67), HR (4), total bases (39) and RBI (17)...tied for the team lead in runs scored (12)...hit safely in 14 of his 23 spring apps, including .368 in his last 6 apps (2hr, 7rbi)...in spring training started in LF (9gs), RF (2gs), 1B (2gs) and 3B (4gs)
Among all minor league batters ranked T5th with 30 HR (Sacramento 26, Louisville 4) and T23rd with 87 RBI (Sacramento 80, Louisville 7)...began the season at Sacramento... when acquired from the Giants on 7/31 led the Pacific Coast League in home runs (25) and total bases (218) while ranking among the league leaders in RBI (2nd) and extra-base hits (53, 2nd)...was PCL Player of the Week in April, a mid-season PCL All-Star and Minor League Baseball's PCL Player of the Month for July (10hr, 31rbi, 18xbh, .704slg, 1.082ops)...after the trade, made 25 apps for Louisville before he was promoted on 8/31, when OF Brennan Boesch was disabled... as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning of that night's 13-6 win at Cubs snapped a 5-5 tie with a 2-run HR off Justin Grimm...became the first batter to homer in his first plate appearance for the Reds since Ryan Jorgensen on 8/15/07, also at Cubs (off Ted Lilly)...homered in consecutive pinch-hit apps dating back to 9/28/14 for the Giants (off SD's Tim Stauffer)...made 17 starts for the Reds (15gs in LF, 2gs at 1B), including 5 of the last 6g of the season...his first 4 hits for the Reds were HR, HR, HR, double... became the first Reds batter to produce home runs for his first 3 hits since Brian R. Hunter in 1994...following his pinch-hit HR in his Reds debut, homered on 9/5/night vs Mil and then with 1 out in the eighth inning of the 4-2 suspended game win on 4/12 vs StL snapped the 2-2 tie with a 2-run HR off Jonathan Broxton.
Hit .192 (14-for-73) with three home runs and five RBI in 28 games, being called-up to the big leagues four different times...Started 18 games for the Giants, starting 17 at first base and one as a DH...went 2-for-7 (.286) in pinch-hit role (one HR)...Became the 13th Giant to record his first big league hit as a HR in his first game (since 1919) on June 26 vs. Cincinnati...Hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Cliff Lee on July 21 in the Giants' 7-4 win over the Phillies...Batted .298 (107-for-359) with 21 doubles, 27 home runs and 90 RBI in 91 games with triple-A Fresno...Was named to the All-PCL First Team for his efforts with the Fresno Grizzlies...Among PCL leaders ranked second in slugging pct. (.599) and third in RBI...Became the first Fresno player to record at least 25 HRs in under 100 games since Todd Linden hit 30 HRs in 95 games in 2005.
Spent his fourth professional season with his fourth different team, playing the entire campaign with double-A Richmond…has moved up each level in all four seasons. Batted .252 (97-for-385) with 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 105 games. Missed a month and a half of the season from April 15 - May 21 witha left thumb injury. Was added to the Giants' 40-man roster on Nov. 20. Was selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of April 4th - April 14th...Duvall batted .378 (14-for-37) and belted two home runs with 10 RBI during this stretch. Was placed on the disabled list on April 16 with a sprained thumb and later activated on May 21 after missing 23 games. With Richmond trailing Portland by a run in the 9th inning on Aug. 7, Duvall blasted a go-ahead home run as the Flying Squirrels prevailed by a score of 5-3. Hit .297 (43-for-145) with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 38 games for Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League.