Oakland A’s: 3 trade targets for the outfield

Jun 15, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Robbie Grossman (8) walks in the dugout after an at bat during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Robbie Grossman (8) walks in the dugout after an at bat during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Adam Duvall

The Oakland A’s lineup has been too dependent upon the home run at times. However, if another power bat can be had for the right price, it would make sense to bring them on board.

Such is the case with Miami Marlins outfielder Adam Duvall. He has been one of the better power hitters in the game over the past three seasons when he has played, but his batting average and on base percentage have generally suffered. Nonetheless, he is a potentially dangerous power hitter, someone who can change a game with one swing of the bat.

Duvall’s 2021 season has been much of the same as it comes to his career. He has posted a .229/.276/.476 batting line in his  297 plate appearances this season, drawing 18 walks and striking out 91 times. However, he has hit 19 homers while saving nine runs in right this season, making him an interesting fit for the A’s lineup.

The Marlins are clearly in rebuilding mode, with the promise from last season’s improbable postseason journey in the rearview mirror. A player such as Duvall, who is on a one year contract with a mutual option for 2022, was not going to be a part of their future.

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The Oakland A’s could use another power bat in the lineup. While Adam Duvall may not be the most consistent hitter, he could be a solid piece for the A’s.

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