MARIANNA, FL (WTVY) Former Chipola College player Adam Duvall has been selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, set for Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. (CST) on FOX.
The Cincinnati Reds outfielder is off to a great start in his first full big league season, with 22 homeruns. He is third in homers in the National league and eighth in the entire MLB tied with Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz—all with 22 homers as of July 7.
Duvall will be the only Cincinnati player in the game, for which he was selected to be a National League reserve outfielder. "It's a tremendous honor, for sure, just to be considered," Duvall said on his selection. “I just want to represent the club well, go out there, play hard and have fun with it.”
Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson says, “We’re extremely of proud of Adam. He’s a great player with a bright future.” Duvall played second base at Chipola in 2008 where he led the Indians to a state championship and an appearance in the JUCO World Series. He went on to play at the University of Louisville where he was team captain. He was an 11th-round pick of the Giants (348th overall) in 2010 MLB draft.
Duvall is the fourth Chipola Indian in school history to make the MLB All-Star team. Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista will miss the All-Star game for the first time since 2009. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 17 with turf toe. The six-time All-Star (2010 to 2015) led all players in All-Star voting in 2014 and 2013. Other former Chipola players with an MLB All-Star pedigree include Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (2015, 2011, 2008 and 2007) and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (2013).
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