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With homeruns in 4 of 6, Lucas Duda stays hot (Week 17 MLB Transaction Trends)

After entering the season as Ike Davis‘ backup at first base, Duda has run away with the job and forced Davis’ trade to the Pirates with his breakout year at the plate. He has career highs in home runs, steals, ISO, OBP and SLG%, and is well on his way to setting a new bar for plate appearances, runs and RBI. His HR/FB ratio (15.5%) is a tad high, but the split’s on a steady...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Connor’s Korner: Appreciating Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda came through once again yesterday, hitting another crucial home run that would be the difference in the game. The home run was his 18th of the season, tied for sixth best in the National League and second among National League first basemen. Going into yesterday’s game, he was tied for 16th in all of baseball in wRC+. In roughly the same sample size as this season, Duda...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No Habia Ninguina Duda

I took four years of Spanish. Here’s what I retained: “Mi perro esta en fuego en la cocina.” Go ahead and Google Translate that one if you want to laugh at my lack of retention. I’ll wait. *** I recently learned that the word “duda” translates to “doubt”. I thought for sure this would be an omen on Sunday. I didn’t realize exactly what kind of omen it would be....
Via Metstradamus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda justifies decision to keep him as a first baseman

Before the season started, we had an anonymous survey on the site where we asked various questions. One of them was: What should the Mets do about 1B? By far the most popular response among the four available answers was to go with Ike Davis. Here’s what you said: 54% – Go with Ike Davis/Josh Satin platoon 22% – Go with Lucas Duda/Satin platoon 14% – Acquire someone...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda (1B, NYM) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Lucas Duda, the Mets‘ first baseman, is enjoying by far the best season of his career, with the 16 home runs he has already surpassed his previous career high of 15. His 51 RBIs is just shy of his career-high 57 set in 2012, and he needs just two more runs […]
Via RotoBaller
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of trading Lucas Duda

As the trade deadline draws uncomfortably close, the question looms whether or not the Mets will be buyers or sellers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been on record as saying the next ten games will decide the team’s fate. While there have been rumors abounding that link the Mets to trading veterans like Bartolo Colon and even All Star Daniel Murphy at one point, there is one player...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lucas Duda’s 446 Foot Blast Of A Home Run vs Seattle

With the Mets leading 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning, Lucas Duda came up to bat and put a charge into one that only landed because Safeco Field happened to get in the way. Your browser does not support iframes. The reaction as the ball was leaving the park from Seattle pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was even better… Wilhelmsen's face after Duda's bomb says it all…. #Mets #Mariners...
Via The Daily Stache
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with losing Beltran and Reyes and Dickey readied me to lose Ike as well. Making the...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: Offensive Force

Slowly but surely, Lucas Duda has emerged into the middle of the order hitter that this team has needed him to be. Currently sitting at 14 HRs and 48 RBIs, Duda is on pace for 24 HRs and 83 RBIs. Both of these totals would shatter his previous career highs. Duda’s triple slash line at the moment is .254/.351/.478 and that is good for an .829 OPS. At the beginning of the season...
Via The Daily Stache
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda could use a platoon partner

Now in his fourth full-season spent on a major league roster, and the first in which he’s been afforded adequate playing time, Lucas Duda is blossoming right before our very eyes. Is he a star? No.  But is he developing into a good first baseman? Yes. After getting off to a slow start, he hit his stride in June, raising his season hitting line to .252/.344/.473 to go along with...
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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