Oakland A’s: Three options for the outfield

GOODYEAR, AZ - February 28: Dustin Fowler #11 of the Oakland Athletics stands in the on-deck circle prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark on February 28, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
GOODYEAR, AZ - February 28: Dustin Fowler #11 of the Oakland Athletics stands in the on-deck circle prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark on February 28, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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Adam Duvall

Adam Duvall may not seem to be an exciting option for the Oakland A’s in left, but he has the potential to be an impact bat at a reasonably low price.

A former All Star, Duvall has a pair of 30 home run seasons on his resume. He has also been an above average player with the bat over the past two seasons, posting a 114 OPS+ in his 339 plate appearances. In that time, he has belted 26 homers, showing his excellent power. He also has the third highest slugging percentage over the past two seasons of any free agent, trailing only George Springer and Nelson Cruz.

There have been some rumblings around Duvall. The Marlins were reportedly interested in his services, but as they are looking for a left handed hitting right fielder. As Duvall is a right handed hitting left fielder, he would be the opposite of what they are looking for.

He would, however, fit perfectly with the A’s. Duvall would add another solid bat to a lineup that fell flat far too often last season. He may also be relatively inexpensive, as he made just $3.25 million last year. Additionally, he is under team control through 2023, giving Oakland more than just a one year rental.

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The Oakland A’s need to find another piece in the lineup. Adam Duvall could be the perfect fit.

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