The Miami Marlins may have found the perfect fit for their corner outfield opening as they are reportedly interested in Adam Duvall.
The Miami Marlins have been one of the more active teams this offseason. They had made upgrading their bullpen a priority and did just that, adding a trio of relievers to their relief corps. With those improvements, the Marlins’ focus has shifted, as they are looking for a corner outfielder.
It turns out that the Marlins have an outfielder in mind. According to reports, Miami is interested in former Braves outfielder Adam Duvall.
Duvall could be the type of bat that the Marlins are searching for. He has tremendous power potential, having hit over 30 homers twice in his career. That type of production would play well in the middle of the Marlins lineup.
He put together a solid 2020 as the Braves primary left fielder. Duvall posted a .233/.301/.532 batting line over his 209 plate appearances, hitting 16 homers and eight doubles. As the Marlins ranked 12th in the National League in homers and 11th in OPS, adding that type of power bat could make a major difference.
Duvall would be a departure from what the Marlins had reportedly been seeking. They had reportedly been interested in a left handed hitting right fielder, while Duvall is a right handed hitting left fielder. He has some experience in right, with 27 games at the position, but has cost his teams four runs while displaying below average range.
However, Duvall could be a fit for the Marlins for another reason. He had been projected to receive a minimum of $4.4 million in arbitration before the Braves let him go, and could be a very cost effective option for the Marlins. That price tag could matter more than any perceived perfect fit.
The Miami Marlins are reportedly interested in Adam Duvall. He could be the type of under the radar signing that would make a tremendous impact upon their lineup