Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/29/13
Am I the only one who sees a lot of Mike Pelfrey in Lucas Duda? Duda is expected to be the bright and shining star in the Mets OF (heck he was supposed to last year also) and it reminds me of when Pelfrey unfairly was expected to be the ace. It’s as if we see glimmers of hope and rather than accept the guy for what he is – we magnify it to make him something he isn’t and raise the expectations to the point he cannot possibly achieve. I feel like we as a fan base have this notion that Duda is a 40 HR guy just because he’s big. Size doesn’t make you a great hitter. A great hitter hits 40 HR. You always read or hear that number get thrown out there as if this is 2001 and hitting 40 HR is the norm. In the last 3 years, only 8 different players have hit at least 40 HR in a season. They are Miguel Cabrera, Josh Hamilton, Curtis Granderson (2), Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Dunn, Ryan Braun, Jose Bautista (2), and Albert Pujols. There are a lot of great hitters absent from that list. Prince Fiel...
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