Date of Birth: 04/15/1991
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 235 lbs
College Experience: University of Hawaii
Resides: San Luis Obispo, CA
The 2019 season will mark Duval's 6th season in professional baseball, 1st with the X's.
Duval began his professional career at the Independent level after going undrafted out of the University of Hawaii, where he played mostly as a position player. Duval began to transition to becoming a pitcher in 2014 with the Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League. He would pitch in the Frontier League for three different teams before he was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. Duval would play at 4 different levels in the Diamondbacks organization during the 2016 season, going a combined 4-7 with a 3.42 ERA.
Duval began the 2017 season back in the Frontier League with the Evansville Otters where he put together his best season as a professional. The righty owned an 8-2 record with a 2.28 ERA in 87 innings pitched, accumulating 113 strikeouts to just 27 walks. For his efforts, Duval was named the 2017 Frontier League Pitcher of the Year and had his contract purchased by the Miami Marlins and spent the rest of the 2017 season pitching at the Single-A level where he continued to impress with a 4-0 record and a 2.09 ERA. Last season Duval pitched at the Double-A level for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp where he appeared in 24 games, including 16 starts, before being released by the Marlins following the season.