Adam Duvall continues power surge at Triple-A

Adam Lynn Duvall was born Sept. 4, 1988 in Louisville, Kentucky. Duvall played college baseball at Louisville. The Giants drafted Duvall with the 348th pick (11th round) of the 2010 draft. Duvall made his majors debut June 26, 2014 against the Reds. In his debut, Duvall was 1-for-4, with a solo home run off Mike Leake. On July 30 the next season, the Reds traded Leake to the Giants for Duvall. Duvall became a full-time player in 2016 and hit 33 homers, adding 31 in 2017. Duvall took part in the home-run d

Adam Duvall is raking at Triple-A, a good outcome for the Braves from multiple perspectives.

The slugger has regained some form, homering seven times in seven games. He’s on a 10-game hitting streak and has knocked in a run across seven consecutive games.

Entering Wednesday, Duvall was hitting .346 with six homers, 13 RBIs, two doubles and a triple over his past six games for the Gwinnett Stripers.

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Duvall, acquired in July, has been underwhelming with the organization. But his sudden rebirth could make him a viable bench option, rather than a last resort. At worst, his power surge makes him somewhat of a trade asset.

“That’s why we wanted Adam to go down there, just continue to work on his swing and get himself going, and he has,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s put in the work and we all know what he’s capable of.”

In 33 games with the Braves, Duvall hit .132 with one double and no RBIs. Still, with a track record that includes back-to-back 30-homer seasons and Gold Glove-worthy defense, the team opted to tender him a contract and retain him.

Duvall was unable to make the opening-day roster, but his play in the minors gives reason for optimism, be it as insurance or a trade chip that could add depth elsewhere.