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