|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||22.00||.235||73.00||69.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston||8||2||1|| .250|| .625|| .250|
|vs Tropeano (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||399||108||27|| .370|| .534|| .271|
|12/20/2014||Lucas Duda, 1B NYM||Rafael Montero, SP NYM|
|12/20/2014||Justin Masterson, SP BOS||Lucas Duda, 1B NYM|
Chris Capuano, RP NYY
|12/19/2014||Lucas Duda, 1B NYM|
C.J. Edwards, SP CHC
|Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
|Last 10 Games|
Mets 1B Lucas Duda has 'confidence' he can hit southpaws
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/4/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda hit just .180 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 111 at-bats against left-handed pitchers in 2014.
Manager Terry Collins indicated Duda became a pull-oriented hitter last season and was hurt not using all fields against lefties. Duda didn't seem to disagree when speaking with reporters Thursday.
"I think that I did get a bit too much thinking to the right side of the field," Duda said, per ESPN. "That’s an adjustment I have to make during the season, or even before the season starts. And I think I will. I have confidence in myself."
Michael Cuddyer, who signed a two-year deal in November, could be a fallback option at first base for the Mets, if Duda continues to struggle against southpaws.
"Acquiring Michael Cuddyer is huge for us -- a veteran presence and a guy with his track record," Duda said. "As far as the lefties go, I feel like in the past I’ve hit lefties a little bit better than I’ve shown. … But if he has to spell me at first base versus lefties, whatever is good for the team, whatever is going to help us win, I’m all for. I’ll come off the bench or come in late in the game or whatever it is. Anything to help us win. That’s our main goal. We’ve got to accomplish it this year."
Mets hitting coach working on strategy to help Lucas Duda vs. LHPs
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/19/14) New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said Wednesday he feels throwing left-handed will help left-handed hitters like Lucas Duda improve against lefties, according to ESPN. Duda hit .180 against lefties in 2014 and is batting .212 against them in his MLB career.
"I'll move over a little bit more so that it makes it more difficult to pick up my arm slot," Long said. "... That should help Lucas, getting to face me a number of times. I know Curtis (Granderson), every time we faced a lefty, and even when we didn't, would take batting practice off me. All of my flips in the cages are left-handed. Obviously the more that you face a lefty, the more comfortable you should become and be."
Lucas Duda swats walkoff shot Saturday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda launched a walkoff home run Saturday night, lifting his team to a 2-1 victory over the Astros at Citi Field.
Down one run with two outs in the ninth, Duda took Tony Sipp yard for a two run home run to end the game. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .251/.348/.473 with 29 homers and 88 RBI over 510 at-bats.
Lucas Duda getting night off with Colorado in town
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/10/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is set to sit Wednesday night against the Rockies. Eric Campbell has been penciled in to play that spot.
Duda has slumped off considerably after a strong run. He is 8 for 51 since Aug. 26 and has not managed a multi-hit game in more than two weeks.
|2014 summary: The Mets finally unleashed Lucas Duda, keeping him up in the majors for a full season as their starting first baseman. Duda rewarded the club with a 30-homer, 92-RBI campaign, while giving Fantasy owners a top 12 finish among first basemen. Duda's power was fueled by the lowest ground ball-to-flyball ratio in the National League, though that also helped to weigh down his .253 batting average, Meanwhile, only three National League hitters drove in runs in a higher percentage of their plate appearances.|
Playing time status: Despite awful splits against left-handed pitchers, Duda was not frequently platooned. One has to wonder if the Mets might rethink that strategy after Duda batted .180 with two home runs in 111 at-bats versus southpaws.
2015 outlook: Duda's power is clearly legitimate, and even though owners will pay a price for it in terms of batting average, he is worth pursuing in standard mixed leagues with a pick in the middle rounds. Daily and weekly league owners alike just need to be cautious about starting Duda when he is set to face lefties.
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