February 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Adam Duvall (81) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Cow Tipping with Erin: San Francisco Giants’ prospect Adam Duvall

Each week, “Cow Tipping” will feature a San Francisco Giants’ prospect from one of our farm teams.

Born in Louisville, KY, Third Baseman, Adam Duvall , is the kind of kid you want on your team. He’s a team player. He really doesn’t care what position he’s put at, he just wants to play, play hard, and help bring the team a victory.

Duvall was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Louisville. Since then, he has seen a lot of Minor League action: Salem-Keizer, Augusta, San Jose, Richmond, and now Fresno. In his 5- year career in the MiLB, he has had 1798 At-Bats, 480 Hits, 96 Homeruns, and 329 RBI.  Defensively, he has played in 424 Games, had 459 Put-Outs, and has had 96 Double Plays Turned.

No wonder the rumor mills tend to turn their eye towards Duvall whenever the Giants are looking to bring someone up.  Just this year, his Average is .293, with 76 Hits, 48 Runs, and 23 Home Runs. He is also on the Giants’ 40-Man Roster, which normally gives a Minor League player an advantage if the team needs to bring someone up.

In 2013, Duvall was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training.  Being on the 40-Man Roster in 2014 also meant he had a slot at Spring Training. In these 2 years joining such players as Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, and Tim Lincecum in Scottsdale, AZ, Duvall had some decent numbers during his time at Spring Training. He played 15 Games, had 25 At Bats, hit 3 Home Runs, and had 6 RBI. Not bad for a kid from Kentucky who missed playing during his senior year of high school because of back surgery.

Even though right now, the Giants are not in need of a Third, Second, or First Baseman, I hope to see Duvall in the Orange and Black in San Francisco very soon. I hope he is practicing his victory dance for the dugout, sunflower seeds and all.

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  • http://aroundthefoghorn.com Mark ONeill

    I like Duvall. I think the Giants are unwilling to part with him because Panda is prone to injury, and management feels he could step in if necessary. I like your prospect articles, Erin!

    • Erin Wild

      Thanks, Mark. Well, I guess after today’s big announcement, we won’t be saying G’bye to Duvall anytime soon. More like “Welcome to the Orange and the Black”.

      • sunshipballoons

        I don’t think his getting called up tells us much about whethey they would trade him. If they need him to make a Price and/or Zobrist deal work, I think they’d still do that. When Belt comes back, there’s nowhere for Duvall to play this season, and this team is all about win now.

    • sunshipballoons

      Presumably the plan is to start Duvall at 3B next season when they let Sandoval go.

  • sunshipballoons

    Up today. I assume we’ll see him platooning with Colvin until Belt comes back, with Morse jumping between LF and 1B. Any chance Duvall can play RF? At least on the road, Duvall in RF and Pence in CF, sometimes? I don’t think they can use Pence in CF at AT&T, if they can use him in CF at all.

    • Erin Wild

      I’m sure if they need him to play RF he could. Anything at this point is possible.

      • sunshipballoons

        Well, I mean, he’s never played OF as a pro. Maybe the reporters have some idea if he has worked out there between games, or played any OF as an amateur.