New York Mets
2014 Avg.
.253
 
Career Avg.
.248
Name  Lucas Duda
Born  2/3/1986
Height  6-5
Weight  255
Number  21
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
8/20/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda hit his 23rd homer of the season and drove in three runs Wednesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Duda has driven in 69 runs and scored 57 this season. His previous highs were 15 home runs, 57 RBI and 43 runs.
 
8/18/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Monday afternoon against the Cubs.
Insight: Duda already has a career high 22 homers and 66 RBI, shattering his previous highs of 15 home runs and 57 RBI. His .839 OPS ranks 12th in the NL.
 
8/10/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Duda has cooled off in August after hitting .293 with seven homers, 19 RBI and a 1.006 OPS in July. On the season, he has a .261 average, 21 home runs, 64 RBI and an .852 OPS in 360 at-bats.
 
8/9/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda should probably be avoided in Saturday's matchup against Phillies tough left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Duda is just 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts. He has walked five times, but that's not enough to play him Saturday.
 
Hot8/4/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is 11-for-28 (.393) versus Giants Monday starter right-hander Tim Hudson.
Insight: Duda has been the team's best hitter since the beginning of July with a 1.013 OPS over the 26-game span. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
Hot8/3/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda will sit Sunday against Madison Bumgarner, according to Anthony DiComo of mlb,com.
Insight: The Mets will go with an all right-handed hitting lineup versus the left-handed Bumgarner. Duda's seven-game hitting streak came to an end Saturday, but he has six homers in the last 11 games.
 
Hot8/1/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda went yard again Friday against the Giants.
Insight: Duda is locked in at the plate and daily fantasy owners should be taking advantage. He's hit six home runs in his last nine games and is up to 20 homers and 61 RBI on the year.
 
Hot7/30/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda went deep again Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: That makes five home runs in his last eight games and 19 on the season to go with 60 RBI and an .864 OPS. Duda walked in 14.3 percent of his plate appearances last year but he may have been too patient. He's become more aggressive this season and he's lowered his strikeout rate from 26.6 percent to 21.4 percent.
 
7/29/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is just 1-for-13 (.077) with seven strikeouts versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Duda has 18 home runs (three in six games) to go with 57 RBI on the season. He's hitting just .260 but has reached base at a .358 clip and slugged .498. Too bad this matchup must be avoided. Update: Duda is not in the starting lineup.
 
7/29/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is just 1-for-13 (.077) with seven strikeouts versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Duda has 18 home runs (three in six games) to go with 57 RBI on the season. He's hitting just .260 but has reached base at a .358 clip and slugged .498. Too bad this matchup must be avoided.
 
Hot7/27/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda has homered in four of the past six games.
Insight: Duda has 18 jacks to go with 56 RBI on the season. He's hitting .259 but has reached base at a .356 clip and slugged .500.
 
Hot7/25/2014 11:15:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda has homered in three of the past four games.
Insight: Duda launched his 17th homer and drove in two runs Friday at Milwaukee. He's hitting .260 with 53 RBI and an .855 OPS, making the Mets' decision to jettison Ike Davis in favor of him look smart.
 
7/25/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is a career 5-for-10 with a double and two home runs versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Duda has been good this season with 16 home runs and 51 RBI and an .850 OPS.
 
7/11/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a homer Friday against the Marlins.
Insight: Duda has 14 home runs and 48 RBI to go with an .841 OPS this season.
 
7/11/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is just 2-for-15 against Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez.
Insight: Duda has probably been the Mets best hitter this season, batting .257 with 13 HR, 46 RBI and an .835 OPS, but Friday is an unfavorable matchup.
 
5/11/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is just 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Duda had to be hospitalized Friday due to food poisoning. The 28-year-old has hit .260 with four home runs, 15 RBI and a .765 OPS this season. Avoid him on Sunday.
 
5/10/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda (food poisoning) will start Saturday against the Phillies, according to Adam Rubin of espnny.com.
Insight: Duda had to be hospitalized Friday due to food poisoning, but he's ready to return to the lineup. The 28-year-old has hit .266 with four home runs, 15 RBI and a .781 OPS this season.
 
4/5/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is 3-for-8 (.375) with a home run versus Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Duda homered twice in the series opener and will be hitting with a 20-25 mph wind blowing out to right. He's worth a play.
 
1/22/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda inked a one-year, $1.6375 million deal on Wednesday. SOURCE: Joel Sherman, New York Post
Insight: The two sides were able to avoid arbitration. Duda bounced between Triple-A and the majors last season. He's a straight power hitter with a very low contact rate (.246 career average in 1,104 major league at bats).
 
8/24/2013 6:19:00 PM
Description: The Mets called up left fielder Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
Insight: He was out with an intercostal strain. Before starting Saturday against the Tigers, Duda's last major league appearance came on June 21st against the Phillies. Fantasy owners can expect decent power numbers from Duda but also lots of strikeouts.