Traded to the Atlanta Braves at the July 30th MLB Trade Deadline, Duvall has been impactful for both Atlanta and Miami throughout the 2021 campaign. While he may mostly get remembered for what he has done, and is continuing to do, during the Braves postseason run, what Duvall accomplished with the Marlins during the 2021 season should not go unnoticed.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: OF Adam Duvall
Beginning the 2021 season with a slow start, Duvall broke-out offensively mid-way through the month of April with a massive series against his former team, the Braves. Across those four games in Atlanta from April 12-15, Duvall would go 7-for-14 at the plate with three home runs and nine RBI’s.
Finishing the month of April with a .188/.233/.388 slash line for the season, Duvall would go-on to enjoy a strong month of May in which he posted a .751 OPS with five home runs and 19 RBI’s. Across those 21 games during May, Duvall also amassed five multi-hit games, as well as four games with at-least three RBI’s.
That success would continue for the veteran outfielder as the Marlins entered the summer months where Duvall would enjoy a massive June. Slashing .244/.296/.578 across 25 games, Duvall collected a total of 22 hits across 90 at-bats which included nine home runs and 23 RBI’s.
Firmly cemented as one of the top run-producing hitters in baseball, Duvall continued his stellar play with Miami in July where he slashed .262/.310/.523 across 21 games with five home runs and 13 RBI’s. Within this impressive month was arguably Duvall’s top stretch of the season offensively that included a .913 OPS from July 2-21 with three home runs and 11 RBI’s.
As mentioned previously, Duvall would be traded to the Braves at the July 30th MLB Trade Deadline where he has continued what is arguably the best season of his eight-year MLB career.
For the season, Duvall appeared in a total of 91 games with the Marlins in which he collected a total of 72 hits, 22 home runs, 68 RBI’s, and five stolen bases. Slashing .229/.277/.478, Duvall made a total of 339 plate appearances which also included 21 walks and 105 strikeouts.
Duvall tied for the Marlins team-lead in home runs during the 2021 season, as well as ranking among the tops of Miami positional players with a 1.9 WAR. The 2021 NL RBI leader, Duvall also scored a total of 41 runs with the Marlins, as well as 10 doubles and one triple.
Seeing similar success between the Marlins and Braves during the 2021 season, Duvall was one of the most-impactful signings for Miami during the 2020-21 offseason. While he only spent four months with Miami, there is no-denying how impactful Duvall was for the 2021 Miami Marlins.