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21 Lucas Duda 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/255 | Birthdate: 2/3/1986 | Birthplace: Riverside, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 86/78 | Average Draft Position: 270.20
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Lucas Duda hits another home run Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Mets outfielder Lucas Duda belted another home run Sunday against the Brewers.

Duda didn't strike until the sixth inning, but that was all his team needed. With a man on, Duda belted an 88 mph slider from Jimmy Nelson out to right for the two-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. It was Duda's 18th home run of the year. 


Lucas Duda clubs 16th home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Mets outfielder Lucas Duda belted his 16th home run Thursday against the Brewers.

Duda was the only bright spot against Matt Garza Thursday. In the seventh inning, he worked a five-pitch at-bat against Garza, homering on a 93 mph fastball. Duda finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Lucas Duda slugs 15th home run Tuesday vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) 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
(7/17/2014) 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
(7/12/2014) 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
(7/9/2014) 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
(7/7/2014) 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 goes deep in pinch-hit appearance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda came off the bench with a huge contribution Wednesday, though it came in an 8-5 loss to the Athletics.

Duda got the Mets on the board in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit three-run home run. He remained in the game, finishing 1 for 2 with one run and three RBI, along with one strikeout.

Duda has 11 home runs on the season, and is hitting .252/.348/.473 in 222 at-bats. 


Lucas Duda knocks 10th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 1 for 3 with a walk, a home run and two RBI in his team's 4-0 win over the Marlins Saturday.

Duda's ninth-inning home run provided the team with two insurance runs that they ended up not needing. While it was his second home run in a four-game span, it was also his only hit in the last three games. Duda has hit .241/.337/.454 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 216 at-bats.


Lucas Duda slugs ninth home run Tuesday vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2 for 3 with a walk, a double and a solo home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Cardinals Tuesday.

Duda's home run didn't come until the ninth inning and didn't impact the final outcome of the game at all, but he strung together a nice offensive showing in the loss. He has hit six doubles over the last five games while going 8 for 19 at the plate. Duda owns a .246/.340/.454 line with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 207 at-bats.


Lucas Duda starting to look like hitter he was in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) As I mentioned in this week's Waiver Wire column, I feel this might be the time to finally add Mets first baseman Lucas Duda in Fantasy leagues.

It might be pure coincidence or there is an actual correlation, but Duda has been performing much better since hitting coach Dave Hudgens was let go in late May. I'm sure Duda will never use Hudgens' firing as a scapegoat, but he's slugging .553 with a .963 OPS in his last 16 games. But perhaps the most encouraging stat is Duda has more walks (12) than strikeouts (10) in that span. 

As I pointed out in the column, when Duda was putting up big numbers in the minors, his walk rate wasn't far off from his strikeout rate. He seems to be getting back to that hitter over the last few weeks and could be a nice addition off waivers.


Lucas Duda smacks two-run blast in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda came up big in the clutch on Sunday, leading his team to a 4-3 win over the Phillies in extras.

In a pinch-hit appearance Duda smacked the go-ahead two-run home run off reliever Phillippe Aumont in the 11th inning. He finished 1 for 1 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .241 with eight homers and 26 RBI in 158 at-bats.

Hitters to start in Week 10


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/31/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 10 (June 2-8)? Wilson Ramos, Lucas Duda, Martin Prado, Lonnie Chisenhall, J.J. Hardy and Khris Davis are just a few of the possibilities you'll find in my Start and Sit Hitters column.

Find out what makes them so special here.


Lucas Duda homers, scores twice in victory over Pittsburgh


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda hit his second home run in three games Wednesday to help his team beat the Pirates.

Duda was on base in three of four at-bats. He walked and scored in the second inning and capped the scoring with his two-run blast in the eighth.


Lucas Duda has two HRs in last six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda connected for his sixth home run during Monday's 5-3 loss vs. Pittsburgh. Duda led off the ninth inning with a solo home run off Pirates reliever Mark Melancon.

Duda, who finished the game 2 for 4, came into Monday's game batting just .197 with one home run and six RBI in 19 May games. Both of his home runs this month have come in the last six games.


Lucas Duda in lineup Saturday after all


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

Duda was reported to be missing Saturday's game, which would have been his second straight missed game due to food poisioning. However, he's batting sixth for the Mets in their matchup against Kyle Kendrick. Duda has hit .266/.355/.426 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 94 at-bats.


Lucas Duda out again Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will not play Saturday due to food poisoning, according to the Record.

Duda also missed Friday's game due to the illness. He will be unavailable for Saturday's game as well. Duda is hitting .266 in 94 at-bats.


Lucas Duda unavailable for Friday's game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is not available for Friday's game against the Phillies, according to MLB.com.

Duda is dealing with an illness, and is receiving fluids at the hospital. He will not be available for the game. Duda is hitting .266 in 94 at-bats. 


Lucas Duda not putting up power numbers lately


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) The power numbers of Mets first baseman Lucas Duda have slacked off in recent weeks. He still has four home runs and 11 RBI in 67 at-bats this season, but has hit just one double and one home run in the last 11 games.

Duda owns a .254/.333/.448 stat line. But he has fanned 19 times with just six walks on th year.


Lucas Duda still under pressue to produce after Ike Davis trade


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is finally done looking over his shoulder with Ike Davis sent to Pittsburgh, but he's well aware he has to be productive in order to keep his starting job, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

"I still have to produce," Duda said. "If I don't produce, I won't play. If I don’t get the job done, someone else will."

Duda will likely continue to sit against most southpaws as the team looks to get at-bats for Josh Satin. Duda has hit .256/.333/.465 with three home runs and eight RBI in 43 at-bats.


Lucas Duda to stick at 1B despite outfield situation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) The Mets are committed to keeping Lucas Duda at first base despite dealing with multiple injuries in the outfield, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Duda was shifted to the outfield Monday after the team lost two guys to injuries during the game. However, they'll be able to make a roster move or two should a DL stint be required for either injured player. Duda will likely only be in the outfield again if another emergency arises.


Lucas Duda collects four hits in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 4 for 5 with two RBI in his team's 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks Monday.

Duda had a .226 batting average after going 0 for 1 Sunday, but he spiked his stats with the four-hit effort. He now owns a .306/.359/.556 line with three home runs and seven RBI in 36 at-bats. Duda was shifted to left field during the win as the Mets lost two outfielders to injury. He could see a few more games in the outfield this week until other options heal up.


Terry Collins: Lucas Duda still our starter at first


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Terry Collins has confirmed that Lucas Duda remains his starting first baseman despite his .182 batting average and the placement of Ike Davis in the lineup for the Thursday game for the Mets against Atlanta.

Collins is also planning on giving Josh Satin a start at first this weekend.


Mets still sticking with Lucas Duda at first base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves. Ike Davis started at first base Sunday following his walk-off grand slam Saturday against the Reds, but he was scheduled to start regardless.

Manager Terry Collins stressed Duda will remain the team's primary first baseman.

"We’ve gotta at least stick by our plan a little bit," Collins said, per ESPN. "I hope Ike has a big game today. [But] the plan is set in stone in Atlanta."


Lucas Duda goes deep twice in breakout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda made a strong case for more playing time Friday, in the first game of his expected extended tryout against the Reds.  

Duda reached base three times and accounted for each of the team's runs in a 4-3 win, as he slugged a pair of two-run home runs. He took Reds starter Mike Leake eep in the fourth and sixth innings, while adding a walk and finishing 2 for 3.

Duda had been hitless in six at-bats prior to Friday's outburst, so it was nice to see him show some life with something on the line. The Mets are going to continue cycling through a handful of options at first base, but Duda at least made himself known as a strong contender for more playing time.