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In the market for a new home? You need to find one that meets your needs. Do you have trouble with stairs? Look at a single-story ranch. Need space for all your clutter? Make sure there’s a full-sized basement and attic. Have a mother-in-law you want to see as little as possible? Go for a house with a semi-detached living space that has its own entrance.

Adam Duvall is looking for a home as well, and it’s even more important for him to find one that fits his style. He’s not the most enticing free agent available—even in this shallow class—but he’s still a dude with a particular set of skills that can help a ballclub on a short-term contract. He slugged .531 last season and played above-average corner-outfield defense in his mid-30s. Patrick Dubuque and Craig Goldstein ranked him the 45th overall free agent this offseason. He’s not at the top of any team’s shopping list, but he can be a solid contributor…

…depending on the ballpark. His best fit is the one he leaves behind in Boston. He does a few things extremely well—or maybe just extremely. His average launch angle was 28.9 degrees in 2023. Since Statcast began tracking launch angle in 2015, that’s the highest single-season average launch angle ever recorded.

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