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Lucas Duda | First Baseman | #21

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 7 (0) / NYM
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Lucas Duda is absent from the Mets' lineup Monday.
He'll be on the bench with the Mets facing lefty Clayton Kershaw. Wilmer Flores is at first base and T.J. Rivera is at third. Jun 19 - 6:45 PM

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Lucas Duda slugged a three-run homer against the Cubs on Wednesday.

He wasn't in the starting lineup but was called upon when Neil Walker left the game with a leg injury in the fourth inning. Duda went deep off Cubs reliever Hector Rondon in the eighth inning to break open a close game. He also walked in the ballgame. He has a .252 batting average with 12 home runs and 26 RBI.
Jun 14 - 11:05 PM

Lucas Duda clubbed his 11th home run as the Mets fell to the Cubs on Tuesday night.

His solo shot, which came back-to-back with Neil Walker in the ninth inning, merely pulled the Mets to within 11 runs. Duda finished the night 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He's hitting .248/.347/.545 with 11 long balls and 23 RBI on the year.
Jun 13 - 11:36 PM

Lucas Duda stayed hot Friday against the Pirates with a pair of homers and three RBI.

Duda launched a two-run blast off Gerrit Cole in the second inning before taking him deep again in the fifth inning. Both were upper-deck blasts. The 31-year-old now has six home runs over his last nine games. His OPS sits at .999 for the year. He needs to be owned in more fantasy leagues.
Jun 2 - 11:23 PM

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer Tuesday as the Mets edged the Brewers 5-4 in 12 innings.

Jay Bruce singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th. Duda has nine homers and a .963 OPS in 31 games this year. The average and runs scored won't be there to make him much of an asset in mixed leagues, but he's been really good for the Mets in helping make up for Yoenis Cespedes's production.
May 31 - 12:05 AM

Lucas Duda launched his seventh home run of the season on Sunday as the Mets trounced the Pirates 7-2 in Pittsburgh.

It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, but he certainly was able to make it count with a solo shot in the seventh inning that increased the Mets' advantage to 7-1. He's quietly having a nice season in the middle of the Mets' lineup, slashing .264/.396/.592 with seven homers and 16 RBI in 28 games.
May 28 - 11:27 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Saturday's game at Pittsburgh.

Duda has come alive with three straight multi-hit games, and four over his past five outings, raising his average from .206 to .267 just since May 21. He has four doubles, two homers and eight RBI over the past five outings, too, making up for lost time.
May 28 - 1:23 AM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, a walk, and a run scored Friday versus the Pirates.

Duda now has three multi-hit games in his last four. He walked three times in the one game where he didn’t have at least two hits, so he has been an on-base machine recently. The 31-year-old quietly owns a .926 OPS with five homers and 14 RBI through 26 games. He deserves more attention in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 26 - 10:13 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Duda was the only Mets hitter capable of doing much of anything against rookie starter Dinelson Lamet and company, homering off the right-hander in the second inning and adding an RBI single in the eighth. The home run was his fifth of the season. Overall, the first baseman is hitting .244/.392/.500 in 25 games.
May 25 - 11:13 PM

Lucas Duda finished 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Padres on Tuesday.

Duda had been just 4-for-26 with no RBI in nine games since returning from the disabled list. Maybe this one will get him started.
May 23 - 10:39 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) went 1-for-4 with a double in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Brewers.

Duda missed a little over three weeks with a hyperextended left elbow. The 31-year-old figures to sit against left-handers, but he was off to a nice start at the plate prior to his injury and should be relevant in deeper fantasy leagues.
May 13 - 12:21 AM

Mets activated 1B Lucas Duda from the 10-day disabled list.

Duda has been on the shelf since April 20 with a hyperextended left elbow. He'll go back to receiving regular starts against righties. Duda belted four home runs over 13 games before going on the DL.
May 12 - 1:59 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) homered and played all nine innings at first base Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

Duda's return from the disabled list looks to be imminent, as he's now played three consecutive minor league rehab games without issue. The first baseman has been sidelined since April 20 because of a hyperextended left elbow. T.J. Rivera will shift into more of a utility role when Duda is activated.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
May 10 - 11:31 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in an interview on MLB Network Radio Sunday that he hopes Lucas Duda (elbow) will return in about a week.

Duda had a setback with his hyperextended left elbow while on a rehab assignment, but he was slated to get some at-bats in extended spring training this weekend. He's been on the shelf for nearly three weeks.
May 7 - 1:58 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) is expected to get some at-bats in extended spring training this weekend.

If that goes well, Duda will resume his rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie early next week. The Mets could really use Duda's bat in the lineup with all the injuries they have right now. The 31-year-old was hitting .238 with four homers and seven RBI before he landed on the disabled list.
May 4 - 7:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Curtis Granderson
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Neil Ramirez
9Rafael Montero
10Erik Goeddel
11Chase Bradford