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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

Plenty of good moments for a 79-win team

What were the moments and stats that will be best remembered from the 2014 season for the Mets? Here’s one man’s list. April 5- Ike Davis hits a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam as the Mets rally to beat the Reds, 6-3 for their second win of the season. Stat to Remember: The Mets traded Davis to the Pirates 13 days later and this turned out to be one of the most important moves of the season as Lucas Duda became the everyday first baseman.
Newark Star-Ledger Sep 28, 2014

WATCH: Mets' Lucas Duda hits 30th home run to finish third in National League

“Thirty, that’s a pretty nice number, hopefully build on that, take it into next season," Duda said.
Newark Star-Ledger Sep 28, 2014
WATCH: Mets win on Lucas Duda's walk-off home run

WATCH: Mets win on Lucas Duda's walk-off home run

Duda swatted a 92 mph fastball from Tony Sipp just inside the right field foul pole for his 29th homer this season.

Duda HR unlikely in more ways than one

Given that Lucas Duda was 19-for-110 (a .173 batting average) against left-handed pitching entering his ninth-inning at-bat against Tony Sipp and that lefties were 11-for-87 (.126 batting average) against Sipp this season, the end result being a walk-off two-run home run was a rather unlikely one. Lucas Duda #21 1BNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM152 HR29 RBI88 R73 OBP.348 AVG.251 The most important pitch of Duda's at-bat was the first one.

Duda hits a walk-off ... against a lefty

NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda didn't seem to remember the last time he'd hit a walk-off home run. You've got to believe he remembers any home runs he has hit against left-handed pitchers. Or maybe even any hits he has had against lefties. Duda has made amazing progress in this 2014 season. When it began, the Mets still couldn't decide whether they wanted Duda or Ike Davis as their first baseman (and they wouldn't start either one of them against a left-hander).
Newsday Sep 27, 2014

Answer for Mets' win: Lucas Duda HR; Question: Is Rafael Montero odd-man out?

Rafael Montero ended his rookie season on a positive note.
New York Daily News Sep 27, 2014
Montero solid vs. Astros as Duda hits two-out, walk-off HR in ninth for Mets win

Montero solid vs. Astros as Duda hits two-out, walk-off HR in ninth for Mets win

Rafael Montero held the Astros to one run and Lucas Duda hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets beat the Astros 2-1 Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 34,886 at Citi Field.
Houston Chronicle Sep 27, 2014

Astros fall to Mets on Duda’s walk-off home run; Altuve goes 0-for-4

Box score NEW YORK — The Mets walked off on a Lucas Duda home run. Jose Altuve’s lead in the American League batting race with Victor Martinez was halved to three points heading into the final day of the season. The Astros have seen better nights. A lefthanded hitting slugger, Duda banged a two-out, two-run […]

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