Lucas Duda 21 | First Base

New York Mets

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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Duda isn't in the Mets' lineup Wednesday at Arizona, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Impact: The absence is a bit surprising, considering the Diamondbacks are sending out a righty. However his replacement at first base, Ike Davis, hasn't started since Saturday, so the move is warranted. Considering his production from the last four outings -- 6-for-15 with one homer, four RBI, and four runs scored -- Duda likely won't be out for long.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Duda was a fantasy stud Monday. Impact: Duda had four hits and was clearly the 'Dude' for the Mets with two RBIs to give him seven on the year.(STATS, 6:00pm)
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Duda went 4-for-5 with two RBI, and made an unexpected appearance in left field Monday against the Diamondbacks. Impact: Duda started at first base, but played a bit of left field after Juan Lagares (hamstring) and Curtis Granderson (rib/forearm/knee) left with injuries. It's unclear whether Duda will maintain outfield eligibility beyond this season, as the Mets seemingly want to keep him at first base, with the exception of emergency situations like Monday's. Though all four of his hits were singles, Duda pushed his batting average to .306, and he'll likely be back in the lineup Tuesday against D-Backs right-hander Bronson Arroyo. On a less encouraging note, Duda has 13 strikeouts in 39 plate appearances (33.3 percent), after posting a poor 26.6 percent strikeout rate last season.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Duda, who went 2-for-5 with a home run as the designated hitter Saturday, is out of the lineup Sunday with C.J. Wilson on the hill, ESPN New York reports. Impact: With a lefty going, the Mets have opted to load their lineup with mainly righties, with Daniel Murphy and Curtis Granderson the only left-handed hitters starting. Look for Duda to start Monday at first base against Josh Collmenter and the Diamondbacks.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Duda is out of the lineup again Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports. Impact: Manager Terry Collins suggested Thursday that Josh Satin would start against the Angels, but he was also adamant that Duda will still start at first base approximately three of every four days.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Duda is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Impact: Duda will park it after starting five of the team's last six games, while Ike Davis mans first and bats fifth against right-hander David Hale. Although Duda is batting just .182/.250/.455, manager Terry Collins said Thursday that Duda will start three out of every four games for the time being.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Duda, who started three straight games and was given the day off Sunday, will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday against Atlanta, ESPN New York reports. Impact: Duda was named the starting first baseman Thursday. His day off Sunday was a scheduled one and had nothing to do with Ike Davis' pinch-hit grand slam resulting in a change at the position.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Duda hit a pair of two-run homers only hours after the Mets gave him the starting job at first base, and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Friday night. Impact: Duda's first two hits of the season raised his average to .222 through four games. He went 0 for 4 in a 6-3 win Saturday and dropped to .154 (2 for 13).(STATS, 6:30pm)
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Duda, who has started three consecutive games, will not start Sunday, ESPN.com reports. Impact: Ike Davis, who delivered a pinch-hit, walkoff grand slam Saturday, will start at first, but manager Terry Collins said the job still belongs to Duda.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Duda was 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of home runs accounting for all four Mets runs in a 4-3 win over Cincinnati on Friday night. Impact: Earlier in the week, Manager Terry Collins stated he would name a regular first baseman and stick with him for a while. Duda apparently won the first shot and this performance certainly can't have hurt his claim to the full time job. If he is going to be playing nearly every day, his fantasy value gets a potentially nice bump.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Duda is getting a chance to be the New York Mets' regular first baseman. Mets manager Terry Collins says Duda will get the bulk of the playing time over Ike Davis for the foreseeable future. New York started a different first baseman in each of its first three games for the first time in team history: Davis, Josh Satin and Duda. Impact: Collins says the team needed to make a decision and it's time to find out if Duda can hold down the job. When healthy, Davis usually has been the starter at first base since he had 19 homers and 71 RBIs as a rookie in 2010. But he got off to miserable starts the past two seasons and was demoted to the minors last June for 3 1/2 weeks.(STATS, 5:52pm)
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Duda will get the nod at first base Friday as the Mets try to find out if he can hold down the starting job, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. He will get an extended chance to win the job, CBS Sports's Jon Heyman reports. Impact: First base has been a revolving door for the Mets through three games, as Duda, Ike Davis and Josh Satin have each started one game. Duda is hitless and has struck out three times in six at-bats thus far, but it seems the team views him as a potential full-time option at the position. Ike Davis's days as a Met may be numbered.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Manager Terry Collins said after Thursday's game he will choose a first baseman Friday and stick with him for a bit, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Impact: Collins has not given any sort of indication as to who's the favorite for the role between Duda (who started Thursday), Ike Davis (who started Monday) and Josh Satin (who started Wednesday), though the likelihood is that it will either be Duda or Davis.(RotoWire, )
Lucas Duda
2014 Season
AVG
.275
HR
3
RBI
8
RUNS
7
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 254  Age: 28
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 2/3/1986, Riverside, California
College: USC
Debut: 2010
Salary: $1,637,500
Injury Status
No Current Injury