One of the most-impactful players for the Miami Marlins during the first four months of the 2021 season was outfielder Adam Duvall. Appearing in 91 games from April to late-July, Duvall was among the National League leaders in both home runs and RBI’s, as well as a mainstay of the Marlins lineup providing phenomenal production both offensively and defensively.
As you likely know by now, the Marlins traded Duvall to the Atlanta Braves at the July 30th MLB Trade Deadline in a move that provided different impacts for both teams throughout the remainder of the 2021 season.
With Duvall currently playing a key role for the Braves in the 2021 World Series, and even hitting a two-run home run during Game 1 in Houston last night, let’s take a look back at the Duvall trade from earlier this season, and how it looks now almost three months later.
Looking back at the Miami Marlins trading Adam Duvall to the Atlanta Braves.
As mentioned previously, Duvall enjoyed success with the Marlins during the 2021 season slashing .229/.277/.478 across 91 games with 22 home runs and 68 RBI’s. Traded to the Braves at the 2021 deadline, the veteran outfielder continued that success in Atlanta.
Rejoining the team he spent the previous three seasons with, Duvall would appear in 55 games with the Braves for the remainder of the regular season where he slashed .226/.287/.513 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI’s.
Also starting in every game for Atlanta during the Braves postseason run so far, Duvall went a combined 8-for-35 in the NLDS and NLCS with a home run and four RBI’s, and started the World Series last night on a strong note as well.
In return for Duvall, the Marlins acquired 25-year-old catcher Alex Jackson who appeared in 42 games for Miami after spending a majority of the 2021 season with Triple-A Gwinnett in the Braves organization. In what was the largest sample-size for Jackson at the major league level in his young MLB career, Jackson would slash .157/.260/.278 with three home runs and 12 RBI’s acting primarily as Miami’s backup catcher.
Both players obviously provided different levels of impact for each team across the remainder of the 2021 season with Duvall still playing a key role in Atlanta’s run to the World Series. When looking back in a few years however, which player in this deal would we say provided the biggest impact for each team – Duvall or Jackson?