The Cincinnati Reds’ All-Star outfielder Adam Duvall continued his routine of returning to Louisville during the off-season.
In 2016 Adam Duvall had a breakout year in his first full season with the Cincinnati Reds. He led the team with 33 home runs and was a finalist for the Gold Glove award. This all came in his full year as an MLB outfielder.
Adam Duvall finished his college baseball career at the University of Louisville after playing at Western Kentucky University and Chipola College. He was drafted out Louisville in the 11th round by the San Francisco Giants. Since then he has returned to Louisville every off-season.
Duvall’s entire family is in the Louisville area. He can go to the same light shows that he has for years when he returns there in the off-season. With the baseball season ending in October, he is able to spend every holiday season with his family.
This is truly a family tradition as he still enjoys his grandmother’s specialties. Over the Thanksgiving holiday Duvall proposed to longtime girlfriend. Now they are starting their own traditions.
Duvall and his fiancee are big supporters of Angel Tree gifts. They are gifts for children that range from coats to toys. Just the idea of having a gift to open for every child appeals to the couple.
Duvall was a also a big presence at Redsfest this year. He and catcher Tucker Barnhart acted as media ambassadors for the annual fan fest in Cincinnati. It is also a huge fund raiser for the Reds Community Fund. Duvall is leaving his hermitage to visit the Reds Caravan when they come through Louisville,too.
All Adam Duvall wants in 2017 is a Cincinnati Reds’ playoff appearance for the fans.
Duvall knows that the ultimate goal is to win a World Series, but is happy with baby steps. You have to get into the playoffs before you can win the World Series. He remembers when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series after winning the wild card game in 2014.Duvall has learned much of his patience and process from shortstop Zack Cozart. Newly re-signed Cozart also returns home every off-season to train. Speaking to his patience, Cozart is a fan of donkeys, a slow but steady animal.
Duvall hopes to have another All-Star caliber season in 2017. His power numbers were great in 2016. So was his defensive play in the outfield.
Duvall needs to work on his OBP. His career projections are between former Red Eduardo Perez and former Yankee Kevin Maas. The Reds need his OBP to stay above .300 consistently for the line-up to work. Duvall is enjoying the off-season with his family in Louisville. He is trying to be a good member of the community. For the Reds he needs to be a productive bat in the line-up again in 2017.