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Lucas Duda | First Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 254
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Cal
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Lucas Duda doubled in two runs and swatted a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Astros.
The longball was his 30th of the season and came in his final plate appearance. Relatively quietly, Duda put together a great season, sporting a .253/.349/.481 batting line with 92 RBI to go along with his 30 homers. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. Sep 28 - 4:26 PM

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Lucas Duda slugged a walkoff two-run homer in the Mets' 2-1 defeat of the Astros on Saturday.

It was the only hit of the night for Duda and gave the Mets their only runs of the game. He took Tony Sipp deep to left field after Eric Young Jr. smacked a one-out triple. Duda is batting .251/.348/.473 with 29 home runs and 88 RBI in 152 games this season.
Sep 27 - 10:16 PM

Lucas Duda connected for a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Braves.

It was his only hit in four at-bats, but it was a big one, as it broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning. Duda had gone 11 straight games without a home run. He's now up to 28 bombs and 85 RBI on the year.
Sep 19 - 11:39 PM

Lucas Duda had a perfect night at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a two-run single and two walks, but the Mets were handed a loss by the Marlins on Wednesday.

Duda put the Mets on the board with his fifth-inning two run single, and later scored the Mets' third and final run in the eighth, but it wasn't enough. The first baseman has turned in a fine season, slashing .252/.354/.474 with 27 home runs and 83 RBI.
Sep 17 - 10:30 PM

Lucas Duda knocked in three runs on Friday.

Duda knocked in his runs in the most disparate way imaginable. Alfredo Simon walked him with the bases loaded in the second inning in what was a 2-1 game. Duda also unloaded a two-run home run in the ninth inning to make the score 14-3. The home run was Duda's 27th of the year. He now has 80 RBI and is slashing .251/.346/.484.
Sep 6 - 1:12 AM

Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in the Mets' 11-3 trouncing of the Dodgers on Sunday.

Duda capped off quite a week with Sunday's performance -- in his past six games, Duda is batting .348 (8-for-23) with five home runs, 11 RBI and seven runs scored. The first baseman's 26 home runs are third-most in the NL, and he's also among the league leaders in RBI and OPS. It's definitely been a breakout year for the 28-year-old.
Aug 24 - 10:03 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the A's.

His three-run blast was the big blow in a five-run third inning against Jeff Samardzija. Duda is now up to 23 homers and 69 RBI on the year and ranks 12th in the NL with an .841 OPS.
Aug 20 - 7:15 PM

Lucas Duda slugged his 22nd home run of the season Monday in the Mets' loss to the Cubs.

It was a solo shot in the fourth inning off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks and gave the Mets their only run of the game. Duda has a cool .839 OPS and 66 RBI this season.
Aug 18 - 3:07 PM

Lucas Duda hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning Saturday as the Mets topped the Phillies.

Duda also singled and scored in the top of the fifth inning, accounting for pretty much all of the Mets' offensive production in the 2-1 victory. Duda has a cool .846 OPS with 20 homers and 63 RBI in 109 games this year.
Aug 9 - 11:39 PM

Lucas Duda clubbed a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Giants.

It was the only offense of the evening for the Mets, who just couldn't get anything going against Ryan Vogelsong. Duda is now up to 20 home runs on the year and has gone deep six times in his last nine games. We've seen some flashes of his potential in the past, but it looks like things are finally coming together for him.
Aug 1 - 9:39 PM

Lucas Duda singled in a run and launched a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

That gives Duda seven longballs this month and five over his last eight games. The 28-year-old is hitting just .262 for the season, but it's come along with a .358 OBP, 19 homers and 60 RBI. He's currently on pace for a 29-homer, 90-RBI campaign.
Jul 30 - 4:06 PM

Lucas Duda is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

Duda has been the hottest hitter in the Mets' lineup of late, but he'll take a seat against left-hander Cole Hamels. Eric Campbell will make the start at first base.
Jul 29 - 3:11 PM

Lucas Duda hit his second game-winning home run in three days on Sunday, as his two-run homer proved to be the difference in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Brewers.

Duda tortured the Brewers in the four-game set, hitting three homers and driving in six. He's got four home runs in his last six games to give him 18 on the season. The first baseman is batting .259/.356/.500 with 56 RBI and has put himself into the mixed league discussion with his recent power surge.
Jul 27 - 6:37 PM

Lucas Duda delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday.

The Mets entered the top of the ninth inning down 3-0, but David Wright knocked in the first run with an RBI single and Duda followed with a long blast to right-center field. The 28-year-old has now gone deep three times in his last four games and is up to 17 home runs and 53 RBI on the year. It looks like the Mets made the right choice between him and Ike Davis.
Jul 26 - 12:07 AM

Lucas Duda walked and homered in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Duda was the only one able to figure out Matt Garza, who dominated the Mets. Duda took Garza deep to center for a solo home run in the seventh inning, his club's only run of the evening. The first baseman has quietly been among the most productive at his position, at least offensively, as he is slashing .260/.360/.490 with 16 home runs and 51 RBI.
Jul 24 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Gonzalez Germen
10Akeel Morris
11Jack Leathersich
12Scott Rice