Miami Marlins: Ranking each Trade Deadline Deal in Terms of Impact

Matt Melton
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 20: Jesus Luzardo #44 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning during game two of a double header at RingCentral Coliseum on April 20, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 20: Jesus Luzardo #44 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning during game two of a double header at RingCentral Coliseum on April 20, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Catcher Alex Jackson of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

3. Miami Marlins Get another Catcher

Braves receive:

  • OF Adam Duvall

Marlins receive:

  • C Alex Jackson

When looking at the four deals that Miami made leading up to yesterday’s MLB Trade Deadline, this move with the Braves might be the one that arguably provides the biggest immediate impact.

The Marlins traded veteran outfielder Adam Duvall to Atlanta, the team he had spent the previous three seasons with, and in return received 25-year old catcher Alex Jackson.

Duvall was a familiar face for the Braves, and for a team needing outfield and offensive help, the veteran slugger made a lot of sense as a trade partner for the 32-year old. Duvall made an instant impact for the Braves last night as he was in the starting lineup playing left field while also going 1-for-4 at the plate with one RBI.

In return, the Marlins received Jackson, a 25-year old catcher who will instantly make an impact for Miami at the big league level. Jackson was available for last night’s game against the Yankees, but did not see any action in the 3-1 Marlins loss. However, for a player who was slashing .287/.366/.694 with 11 HR’s and 36 RBI’s across 30 games in Triple-A this season, it is only a matter of time until Jackson see’s some playing time as Miami’s starting catcher.

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While this move is third on this list, that does not mean that Jackson will not provide a big impact going forward for Miami. The 25-year old is waiting for a full-time big league opportunity, and based on his Triple-A numbers in recent years, Jackson could be a very good power-hitting offensive catcher for the Marlins going forward.

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