|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||480.00||19.00||.258||77.00||61.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||24||11||2|| .480|| .792|| .458|
|vs Hudson (Career)||23||6||1|| .435||.370||.261|
|vs RHP||154||40||9|| .372|| .506|| .260|
|06/18/2013||Lucas Duda, LF NYM||David Wright, 3B NYM|
|06/18/2013||Zack Cox, 3B MIA|
Juan Francisco, 1B MIL
Taylor Jungmann, SP MIL
Ross Detwiler, SP WAS
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
Justin Ruggiano, CF MIA
Robbie Erlin, RP SD
|Rafael Betancourt, RP COL|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Marcell Ozuna, RF MIA
Lucas Duda, LF NYM
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|06/18/2013||DJ LeMahieu, 2B COL|
Tyler Cloyd, SP PHI
|Lucas Duda, LF NYM|
|Last 10 Games|
|Some hope for Lucas Duda|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/18/13) The Mets' Lucas Duda collected four hits in Monday's game at Atlanta and drew two walks in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. That's six times on base in the span of two games. He didn't even do that in April, when he reached base at a .436 clip.
You know what else is interesting about those two games? They're the first two he's started at first base, his natural position.
Some players can move all over the diamond willy-nilly without suffering at the plate, but you shouldn't underestimate the impact comfort can have on a player's production. As a major-leaguer, Duda has a .324 batting average at first base compared to a .240 mark everywhere else. Granted, he has only 148 career at-bats at first base, but still, it's worth noting.
Of course, you shouldn't rush out and add Duda based on what amounts to only a two-game trend, but let's see how long he keeps it up. The guy still has monster OPS potential if he can ever put it all together.
|Lucas Duda goes 4 for 4 in first game at first base|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/18/13) Making his first appearance at first base this season, Mets outfielder Lucas Duda went 4 for 4 with his 13th double, collecting more than half of his team's seven hits against the Braves Monday.
Duda's four-hit night was his first since Sept. 16, 2011 (also against the Braves), giving him a .241/.348/.454 line with 11 home runs and 23 RBI in 216 at-bats. He had hit .306/.378/.486 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 144 at-bats over 45 career games as a first baseman heading into Monday's game, numbers far above his career .249/.338/.430 line.
|Lucas Duda playing first|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/17/13) Mets outfielder Lucas Duda is getting the start at first base Monday against the Braves.
Daniel Murphy was being used as the team's primary first baseman with Ike Davis in the minors, but Duda will take over Monday. The move could become permanent until Davis returns. The team had initially resisted using Duda at first, but it makes sense from a defensive standpoint.
Duda is hitting .226/.337/.439 in 212 at-bats.
|Lucas Duda might move to first base|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/16/13) After refusing to move Lucas Duda to first base following Ike Davis' demotion to the minors, Mets manager Terry Collins changed course Saturday. He said Duda could become an option at first base, if Davis remains in the minors and Jordany Valdespin doesn't start to hit.
Valdespin has taken over at second base as Daniel Murphy has moved to first base. But Collins could move Murphy back to second base and use Duda and Justin Turner at first base.
"Whatever they need me to do, I’m ready to do," Duda said, per the New York Post.
|Lucas Duda gets breather after marathon game|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/9/13) Mets manager Terry Collins chose to hold outfielder Lucas Duda out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins a day he played all 20 innings in a 2-1 extra-inning loss. Collins said Duda did not suffer a setback with his recent quadriceps injury, but he doesn't want to risk it.
Duda is batting .263 (21 for 80) with two home runs, six doubles and seven RBI in his last 20 games.
|Lucas Duda looked to be on the verge of becoming a viable option in Fantasy after hitting .292 with a .482 slugging percentage over 100 games in 2011, but he took a huge step back last season. After breaking camp as the starting right fielder for the Mets, he batted .269 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in his first 70 games before his numbers fell off dramatically. He had a .241 average with a .391 slugging percentage when he was shipped to Triple-A Buffalo in July to work things out. Duda showed signs of improvement down on the farm but his struggles continued after being recalled in late August. The 27-year-old underwent surgery to repair a broken right wrist after suffering the injury during the offseason but is expected to be fine for the start of spring training. Unless the Mets bring on someone else, Duda will compete to be the starting left fielder during camp and should benefit from the fences coming in at Citi Field. Duda could be a nice bounce-back candidate for 2013 and has the power to make the difference in Fantasy. You wouldn't want to reach for him, but you could do worse than spending a late-round pick on him. (Updated 12/12/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Kris Medlen|
|6/20/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|6/21/13||@ PHI||7:05 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|6/22/13||@ PHI||4:05 pm||Cole Hamels|
|6/23/13||@ PHI||1:35 pm||John Lannan|
|6/25/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|6/26/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||John Danks|