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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 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

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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

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 and hit his 15th home run in Tuesday's tilt with the Mariners.

Duda had a nice all-around game. Not only did he smack an eighth inning home run, giving him fifty RBI even on the year, he also stole his third base of the season. You shouldn't hold your breath for another steal any time soon (please don't), but speedster abilities aside, Duda's slashing .261/.357/.485. He's really putting together a nice season.
Jul 23 - 1:46 AM

Lucas Duda clubbed a two-run homer Friday against the Marlins.

It was his 14th home run of the season. There was much debate about whether the Mets should trade Duda or Ike Davis, but it looks like they made the right choice. The 28-year-old owns an .841 OPS through 86 games this season and is currently on pace for 20-plus homers and 80-plus RBI.
Jul 11 - 10:01 PM

Lucas Duda went 3-for-3 with two walks, reaching base all five times he came to the plate, in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Duda doubled twice among his three hits, including hitting an RBI double in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old is batting .260/.359/.485 with 45 RBI in his first extended run as the Mets' everyday first baseman.
Jul 8 - 10:39 PM

Lucas Duda connected for a two-run homer Friday against the Rangers.

Duda also drew two walks and scored two runs. The 28-year-old is quietly putting together a nice season, batting .250/.345/.472 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI. With his power and multi-position eligibility, he's a worthwhile addition in deeper mixed leagues.
Jul 5 - 12:50 AM

Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Duda has been an RBI machine, knocking in eight runs over his last five games. He drove in a pair Friday night with a fourth-inning single, staking the Mets to a shortly-held 2-0 lead. On the season, the first baseman is slashing .252/.347/.478 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI.
Jun 27 - 10:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell