|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||22.00||.235||73.00||69.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||10||0||0|| .154|| .000|| .000|
|vs Garza (Career)||5||1||0|| .400||.429||.200|
|vs RHP||246||69||14|| .380|| .537|| .280|
|07/24/2014||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Max Fried, SP SD
Eddie Butler, SP COL
Alfredo Simon, SP CIN
|Lucas Duda, 1B NYM|
Addison Russell, SS CHC
|07/24/2014||Suk-Min Yoon, SP BAL|
Erasmo Ramirez, SP SEA
Adam Lind, DH TOR
Bronson Arroyo, SP ARI
Justin Masterson, SP CLE
Michael Morse, LF SF
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
Joel Hanrahan, RP DET
Yunel Escobar, SS TB
Marcus Semien, 3B CHW
Dustin Ackley, LF SEA
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|Evan Longoria, 3B TB|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|07/24/2014||Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF NYM|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Carlos Gomez, CF MIL|
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|Last 10 Games|
|Lucas Duda slugs 15th home run Tuesday vs. Mariners |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/23/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 victory over the Mariners Tuesday.
Duda gave his team an insurance run with his eighth-inning blast, and he now owns a modest six-game hitting streak. The first baseman has hit .261/.357/.485 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 299 at-bats.
|Lucas Duda may be able to overcome platoon |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/17/14) With a .283 (41 for 145) batting average, six home runs and .972 OPS in his last 44 games, Lucas Duda has suddenly become the 33rd-best outfielder in Head-to-Head points leagues and the 39th-best in Rotisserie. He's leapfrogged Michael Morse in both formats, and Morse looked unbenchable for the first 11 weeks of the season.
And the thing is, for as hot as he's been, Duda's overall numbers, which determine where he ranks at the position (he obviously plays first base in real life, but he's more useful in the outfield in Fantasy), aren't anything he can't sustain. He's batting .256 with a .352 on-base percentage and .832 OPS, finally delivering on the power and patience he showed coming up through the minors. He strikes out too much, but again, a .256 batting average is hardly beyond his reach.
The reason I haven't bought into him yet this year -- unlike past years when I was all too eager to do so -- is playing time. The Mets prefer not to start him against left-handed pitchers, and given his platoon splits, you can understand why. But I noticed the other day he's played 88 games this year, which is one less than Justin Upton, one more than Carlos Gomez and in the same range as several others I'd consider "everyday players," which tells me that even when Duda doesn't start, the Mets make a point to add him to the lineup once the matchups are back in his favor.
That might be enough for me to add him in mixed leagues.
|Lucas Duda continues hot hitting with homer |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/12/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda continued his season turnaround Friday, as he went deep in a 7-1 win over the Marlins.
The Mets jumped on the Marlins early in the game, and Duda was a big part of that. He slugged a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Mets up 4-0, with his only hit of the game. He was 1 for 4 with one run scored and two driven in.
Duda is now hitting .300/.432/.600 with two home runs and seven RBI in 10 games during the month of July.
|Lucas Duda's confidence at plate continues to grow |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 3 for 3 with one RBI, two walks and two doubles during an 8-3 win Tuesday vs. Atlanta. He's batting .350 through seven July games, but Duda has been a much improved hitter since late May, batting .294 with a .412 on-base percentage, .603 slugging percentage and 1.015 OPS in his last 39 games.
"With Lucas, the more confidence he gets, the hotter he is going to be, because when he starts getting hits to all fields, he’s a dangerous hitter, because he can hit anybody," manager Terry Collins said, per the New York Post. "We saw that when he first got here.
"If he continues to swing the bat good, the middle of our lineup is a whole different animal."
|Lucas Duda production against righties lead to strong numbers |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/7/14) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda still can't hit left-handers, but his production against righties has certainly warranted plenty of playing time.
Duda has hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games with five home runs and 13 RBI. Though he is just 7 of 45 against southpaws this season, he still owns a strong overall stat line of .252/.347/.473. He has 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 258 at-bats.
|Lucas Duda has been a bust since his rookie season in 2011. The Mets felt Duda could develop into a middle-of-the-order hitter after posting a .482 slugging percentage as a rookie. Unfortunately, he struggled when the spotlight turned on him in 2012, and he failed to bounce back in 2013. Duda hit .223 with a .415 slugging percentage, 15 home runs and 53 RBI in 100 games for the Mets last season, receiving regular at-bats until suffering an intercostal strain in late June. Once he was ready to return in early August, the Mets optioned Duda to Triple-A to work on his swing since he hit just .235 prior to going on the disabled list. The demotion didn't seem to work, as Duda hit just .196 in 32 games after his recall in late August. However, Duda was the primary first baseman over the final few weeks and might hold the same role if the Mets trade Ike Davis before opening day. If not, Duda could be coming off the bench if he has a poor spring. If he emerges with a starting job, Duda could have some value in deeper mixed leagues.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/24/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|7/25/14||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|7/26/14||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|7/27/14||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|7/28/14||PHI||7:10 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|7/29/14||PHI||7:10 pm||Cole Hamels|
|7/30/14||PHI||12:10 pm||Kyle Kendrick|