1:32 PM EDT, Thu October 30, 2014

Salary projection: Lucas Duda

John Bazemore/Associated PressLucas Duda is projected to earn $4.25 million in 2015. First up, this detailed report from the Pace Law team on Lucas Duda's projected 2015 salary ... Lucas Duda entered 2014 in a first-base platoon with Ike Davis. Duda ended the season entrenched at the position. While Davis failed to take advantage of his opportunity and was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Duda established himself as the Mets’ top power-hitting threat after David Wright turned in an injury-plagued campaign.

Lucas Duda may head to Japan

Lucas Duda #21 1BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM153 HR30 RBI92 R74 OBP.349 AVG.253 NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda may participate in the MLB All-Star tour of Japan, although a team official said it has not firmly been decided. The event includes games in Koshien, Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo and Okinawa from Nov. 11-20. Among the high-profile players participating are Bryce Harper, Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau.
MetsBlog Oct 21, 2014

Mets should look to platoon Lucas Duda

Maggie Wiggin: Lucas Duda had a breakout season in 2014. However, despite a solid overall performance, he still hasn’t shown he can hit left-handed pitching. This past season, Duda faced left-handed pitchers in 20 percent of his plate appearances and hit just .180, while striking out over 30 percent of the time. He has a similar .186 average against […]

Season review: Lucas Duda

2014 season: 153 games; .253/.349/.481; 30 HR; 92 RBI Evaluation: The best move Sandy Alderson made for the 2014 season was the decision to stick with Lucas Duda at first base. Coming into the year, the Mets were entertaining offers …

Burning Questions: Is Lucas Duda for real?

Well, I think we can all agree that keeping Lucas Duda was a good move, at least for the short term. Lucas Duda #21 1BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM153 HR30 RBI92 R74 OBP.349 AVG.253 Duda finished 2014 with 30 home runs and 3.7 Wins Above Replacement, the latter of which ranked eighth best among those whose primary position was first base. He was in the same class WAR-wise -- although narrowly behind -- Adrian Gonzalez and Albert Pujols and ahead of Edwin Encarnacion, Justin Morneau, Mike Napoli, Freddie Freeman and Carlos Santana.
Mets 360 Oct 7, 2014

Is Lucas Duda the right fit at first base?

As it seems Lucas Duda proved his worth, at least for the time being in the eyes of the Mets management and fanbase, this season by putting up 30 homers, albeit hitting poorly against lefties. He hit well against righties…Read more →Related Posts:Daniel Murphy in the cleanup spot and optimizing the lineupComparing Lucas Duda and the rest of the Mets’…Mets360 2014 projections: Curtis GrandersonMets360 2014 projections: Ike Davis and Lucas DudaMets360 2013 projections: Lucas Duda
New York Post Oct 4, 2014
There are ways Mets can improve without spending spree

There are ways Mets can improve without spending spree

This was a losing season for the Mets, but not a lost season. They received huge steps forward by Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Jacob deGrom, Matt den Dekker, Lucas Duda,...
MetsBlog Oct 3, 2014

Opinion: The Mets finally have a core to build around

Brian P. Mangan, Contributor to MetsBlog: The Mets finally appear to have a core group of players worth building around — and not just mysterious, highly-touted prospects, but young, cost-controlled players who are already in the Major Leagues, and who can bring sustained success to Flushing. In Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Jacob deGrom, David Wright and Matt Harvey, […]
Mets 360 Sep 30, 2014

Lucas Duda and the importance of 30 home runs

Lucas Duda hit his 30th home run of the 2014 season on the final day of play. It was significant for more than just a career stat line. It is a pivotal piece to the continued development of the players…Read more →Related Posts:Lucas Duda is a key part to build aroundLucas Duda’s day has comeHow long will Lucas Duda’s job be safe?The ballad of Lucas DudaLucas Duda or Ike Davis: Pick one

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