Yankees: 3 Non-Tendered players NYY would be insane not to chase

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 07: Dansby Swanson #7 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates his homerun with teammate Adam Duvall #23 during the second inning against the Miami Marlins in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 07, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

1. Adam Duvall

Hey, I heard you like power-hitting fourth outfielders, Yankees? How about Adam Duvall instead of shoving Kyle Schwarber in an unfamiliar role?

Sure, the Yankees could nab someone like Schwarber or Rosario and attempt to use them as fourth outfielders/bench weapons. But can’t you see other teams promising them far more at-bats?

Instead of pigeon-holing long-time starters into reserve roles, why wouldn’t the Yankees try to add an experienced slugging fourth outfielder fresh off the NLCS?

Adam Duvall is still just 32 years old, and mashed 30+ homers in back-to-back seasons for the Reds in 2016 and 2017. Since mid-2018, he’s been the Braves’ supersub, ripping 10 bombs in 41 games in 2019, followed by 16 in 57 this time around — and a pair of postseason homers in two seasons, to boot.

Duvall unfortunately obliqued his way out of the NLCS, but before his injury, Brian Snitker’s plan clearly involved playing him in the majority of postseason games. He’s a valuable contributor who is perfectly prepared to come off the bench and mash.

If the Yankees opt for their long-time crush in Schwarber, it’ll ultimately be fine. But Duvall (although he’s a righty, yes) is already built for the role the Yanks would be attempting to convert Schwarber into. This feels like an easier phone call.