Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:44:12 -0800
New York Mets OF John Mayberry Jr. officially signed a one-year, $1.45 million deal Monday, Dec. 15. He's expected to start regularly against left-handed pitchers this year, with OF Michael Cuddyer potentially starting over 1B Lucas Duda at first base in those situations.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:23:40 -0800
The New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is unlikely to be platooned at first base next season, as the Mets have no plans of adding a right-handed hitting first basemen, according to sources.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:13:12 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the team's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros Saturday, Sept. 27.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:19:51 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 10. 3B Eric Campbell is batting fifth and playing first base.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:13:47 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda will face Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels Saturday, Aug. 9, as the team prepares for the future and lets him face tough left-handed pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: It's great that Duda will see more at-bats against southpaws, but the matchup against Hamels is one you'll probably want to avoid, if you can, in daily leagues.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:18:24 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is in the starting lineup Tuesday, August 5, against Washington Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez. Manager Terry Collins recently said he wanted to get Duda more at-bats against left-handed pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: Duda has struggled mightily against lefties throughout his career. Additional playing time will help his counting stats, but it could also hurt his batting average.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:15:27 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29. 3B Eric Campbell is playing first base and hitting fourth.
Fantasy Tip: Duda has a .153 batting average against left-handed pitchers this season. With Cole Hamels on the hill for the Phillies, this is a strategic time to rest Duda. Remove Duda from your daily-transaction leagues and expect him to continue to sit against tough lefties.
Thu, 29 May 2014 13:53:40 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda went 3-for-9 with two home runs and three RBIs in the three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he feels like he's starting to turn things around at the plate. "You can see he's a lot quieter at home plate," manager Terry Collins said of Duda. "He's the strongest guy in baseball for me. He doesn't need all that movement to create bat speed. I hope some of the adjustments he's made in the last seven days will start to help him out."
Fri, 09 May 2014 13:01:10 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (illness) is in the hospital receiving IV fluids for a stomach bug Friday, May 9, and will not play.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure he's out of your lineups in all daily leagues.
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:27:11 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is hitting cleanup for only the third time this year Thursday, May 1, and manager Terry Collins is hoping he can leave Duda there for the foreseeable future. "I'm hoping it sticks for quite a while. What I tried to do is bunch up guys who are getting on base and see if we can produce some runs in this place, because (the Rockies) are scoring enough runs, it's going to be tough to keep them down," Collins said.