University Of Louisville alum, Adam Duvall, has been killing it with the Cincinnati Reds this season. I know most of us have been following the Cards baseball run to Omaha and haven’t watched much major league baseball but unfortunately the 2015-2016 athletic season has come to a conclusion. Now we can try to help out our Card forever, Adam Duvall, get into the MLB All Star game.
I have been a Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Cardinal fan since I was wearing Sesame Street diapers. I am as loyal as the day is long. I will always be a fan but recently the Reds have made it tough. Trading away the likes of Cueto, Chapman and Frazier for a couple of ticket takers, a popcorn vendor, 12 butt scratchers and a camo catchers mitt, did not make me happy. I understand the salary dump and collecting prospects but this is a win now world and I want to win now. After the Reds hired Bryan Price as manager, it became apparent to me that the Reds did not want to win now and I slowly started losing interest in the Reds. Now, with the emergence of Adam Duvall, I have something to keep my interest. A Cardinal and a Redleg is worth the investment as a fan.
Duvall, a product of Butler High School, played his last season with the University of Louisville in 2010. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball amateur draft. He played minor league ball for a few years and in 2012 he led all Class A players with 30 home runs. On June 26, 2014, he was called up to the major leagues. In his first major league at bat he hit a home run. Ironically he hit the homer off of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake who, on On July 30, 2015, he would be traded for. Duvall spent a little time with the Louisville Bats before being called up to the Reds. In his first at bat as a Louisville Bat, he hit a home run. On August 31, 2015, in his first at bat as a Cincinnati Red, Duvall hit a home run. Duvall signed a one year deal with the Reds for the 2016 season worth $510,000. My guess is he will get paid handsomely after this season if he continues to play at this level. He is not arbitration eligible till 2019.
Here is Adam Duvall’s first home run with the Louisville Bats and he talks about coming home……… http://www.wdrb.com/clip/11731181/adam-duvall-homers-in-bats-debut
Duvall’s 2016 MLB rankings;
- 2nd in Slugging Percentage (.589)
- 2nd in Home Runs (18)
- 3rd in Extra Base Hits (33)
- 6th in Runs Batted In (44)
- 1st in At Bats per Home Run (11.5)
Now let’s pull together as only Card nation can and vote for Outfielder Adam Duvall of the Cincinnati Reds and get him on the 2016 National League All Star team.
Link to All Star Ballot – https://securea.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2016/ballot.jsp?tcid=ASG16_mlb_newstory
You can vote a maximum of 35 times. You can vote up to 5 times in any 24-hour period. Voting ends June 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET. Let’s go Card family. Vote!
As always, GO CARDS!