Braves Trade for Adam Duvall

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Who the Braves got

They’ll be getting outfielder Adam Duvall from the Reds. Duvall has mostly played left field during his career, but he has sparingly played some other positions.

Duvall’s average is pretty down this season, but he is still a good power hitter and while he probably won’t get to the 33 or 31 he’s had the past two seasons respectively, he is still at 15 right now and it wouldn’t be too surprising to see him get to 25 by seasons end.

Ronald Acuña Jr. has been manning left field since he came up to the major leagues, besides a short stint on the DL, so it’s unclear exactly how Duvall will be used in Atlanta, but one things for certain, they just added a nice power bat to their lineup.

Who the Reds got

Right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims, right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker.

Lucas Sims has really struggled in his major league time, but he was a highly-ranked prospect coming up, despite not actually putting up great minor league numbers. The Reds need as much pitching in their organization as they can so if Sims can figure it out that would be very helpful for Cincinnati.

Wisler has 49 career starts and he has posted an ERA of 5.27. Yet another guy that was ranked pretty highly coming up through the minors, but it just didn’t really click in Atlanta for whatever reason.

Preston Tucker has minimal major league experience, but he did hit 13 home runs in 2015 for Houston. He is a left-handed bat that has some pop and he wasn’t bad for the Braves this year in limited duty.

Overall the Reds got two pitchers who are talented but have yet to put it together for whatever reason. Maybe a change of scenery could benefit them and they could get things going in the right direction in Cincinnati. Overall I think they got a good amount of talent for Duvall.

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