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Lucas Duda

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

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.244

HR

8

RBI

29

R

21

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the third season in a row, Duda spent time on the disabled list, missing about a month of action with a hyperextended elbow after back problems cost him large chunks of 2015 and 2016. Now 32 years...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 256   DOB: 2/3/1986   BORN: Riverside, CA   COLLEGE: USC   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Lucas Duda Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Royals in February of 2018.

July 20, 2018  –  Lucas Duda News

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Duda went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in Kansas City's 6-5 victory over the Twins on Friday.

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Lucas Duda Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 21 A BRO 67 268 234 32 70 27 20 3 4 32 3 5 34 45 0 0 0 .299 .398 .462 .860
2008 22 A ST. 133 552 483 58 127 40 26 3 11 66 2 7 66 129 0 3 0 .263 .358 .398 .756
2009 23 AA BIN 109 462 391 49 111 39 29 1 9 53 2 2 60 89 1 5 5 .284 .382 .432 .814
2010 24 AA BIN 45 197 161 30 46 23 17 0 6 34 1 0 29 27 0 1 6 .286 .411 .503 .914
2010 24 AAA BUF 70 298 264 44 83 42 23 2 17 53 0 0 31 57 0 1 2 .314 .389 .610 .999
2010 24 MAJ NYM 29 92 84 11 17 10 6 0 4 13 0 0 6 22 0 1 1 .202 .261 .417 .678
2011 25 AAA BUF 38 157 129 22 39 18 8 0 10 24 0 0 23 27 0 2 3 .302 .414 .597 1.011
2011 25 MAJ NYM 100 347 301 38 88 34 21 3 10 50 1 0 33 57 1 5 7 .292 .370 .482 .852
2012 26 AAA BUF 25 107 96 12 25 7 4 0 3 8 0 0 10 21 0 1 0 .260 .327 .396 .723
2012 26 MAJ NYM 121 459 401 43 96 30 15 0 15 57 1 0 51 120 0 3 4 .239 .329 .389 .718
2013 27 R GUL 4 16 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 .000 .188 .000 .188
2013 27 A+ ST. 7 30 28 4 7 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 .250 .300 .429 .729
2013 27 AAA LAS 18 78 62 13 19 3 3 0 0 8 1 0 14 15 0 2 0 .306 .423 .355 .778
2013 27 MAJ NYM 100 384 318 42 71 31 16 0 15 33 0 3 55 102 0 2 9 .223 .352 .415 .767
2014 28 MAJ NYM 153 596 514 74 130 57 27 0 30 92 3 2 69 135 0 4 9 .253 .349 .481 .830
2015 29 AA BIN 2 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .500 1.071
2015 29 MAJ NYM 135 554 471 67 115 60 33 0 27 73 0 2 66 138 0 3 14 .244 .352 .486 .838
2016 30 MAJ NYM 47 172 153 20 35 14 7 0 7 23 0 0 15 36 0 2 2 .229 .302 .412 .714
2017 31 A+ ST. 5 19 16 5 4 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .250 .368 .625 .993
2017 31 MAJ NYM 75 291 252 30 62 38 21 0 17 37 0 0 37 73 0 0 2 .246 .347 .532 .879
2017 31 MAJ TB 52 200 171 20 30 20 7 0 13 27 0 0 23 62 0 2 4 .175 .285 .444 .729
2017  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYM/TB 127 491 423 50 92 58 28 0 30 64 0 0 60 135 0 2 6 .217 .322 .496 .818
2018 32 AAA OMA 4 18 16 5 5 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .313 .389 .750 1.139
2018 32 MAJ KC 57 222 201 21 49 17 8 1 8 29 0 0 13 63 0 1 7 .244 .311 .413 .724
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3-Year Averages     103 405 349 45 80 43 22 0 21 53 0 0 47 103 0 2 7 .229 .331 .473 .804
Career  (View All)     869 3,317 2,866 366 693 311 161 4 146 434 5 7 368 808 1 23 59 .242 .338 .454 .791

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Lucas Duda Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 20 Min 4 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .311 .413 .724
Jul. 15 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .303 .391 .694
Jul. 14 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .304 .394 .698
Jul. 13 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .310 .402 .712
Jul. 11 @Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .307 .405 .712
Jul. 10 @Min 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .303 .410 .713
Jul. 9 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .301 .410 .711
Jul. 8 Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .302 .417 .719
Jul. 7 Bos 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .310 .429 .739
Jul. 6 Bos 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .306 .413 .719
Jul. 4 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .307 .405 .712
Jul. 3 Cle 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .314 .415 .729
Jul. 2 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .310 .387 .697
Jul. 1 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .310 .388 .698
Jun. 29 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .317 .399 .716
Jun. 27 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .253 .317 .404 .721
Jun. 26 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .319 .404 .723
Jun. 25 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .321 .413 .734
Jun. 24 @Hou 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .320 .414 .734
Jun. 23 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .315 .394 .709
Jun. 22 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 20 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 19 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 18 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 17 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 16 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 15 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 13 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 12 Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Games 26 4 7 0 0 1 3 3 11 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .367 .385 .752
Last 14 Games 49 7 12 1 1 3 7 3 22 0 0 2 1 0 .245 .309 .490 .799
Last 30 Games 68 9 15 1 1 4 10 4 32 0 0 4 1 0 .221 .299 .441 .740
Lucas Duda Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 22 Okla City 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.667 2.417
Jun. 21 Okla City 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 7 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .714 1.089

Lucas Duda: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 41 14
2017 93 24
2016 45
2015 129
2014 146 1 1 3
2013 34 58 58 2
2012 6 105 24 81 5
2011 43 46 4 42 1
2010 24 24

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Lucas Duda: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 3
2018

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Lucas Duda Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018606270.167.267.505
2017101105140.188.406.658
2016304150.133.267.454

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018141156220.277.475.817
20173224025500.227.525.867
2016123166180.252.447.776

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201888104180.295.500.854
20172172415350.212.475.781
20166012470.233.467.790

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018113114110.204.345.623
20172062615290.223.519.857
20169383160.226.376.665
Lucas Duda vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jakob Junis KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Lance Lynn MIN 17 1 0 0 1 1 5 6 0 0 .059 .304 .235 .540

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Lucas Duda Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A BRO 268 234 12.7% 16.8% 0.76 81% .357 .163
2008 22 A ST. 552 483 12% 23.4% 0.51 73% .335 .135
2009 23 AA BIN 462 391 13% 19.3% 0.67 77% .342 .148
2010 24 AA BIN 197 161 14.7% 13.7% 1.07 83% .310 .217
2010 24 AAA BUF 298 264 10.4% 19.1% 0.54 78% .346 .296
2010 24 MAJ NYM 92 84 6.5% 23.9% 0.27 74% .220 .215
2011 25 AAA BUF 157 129 14.6% 17.2% 0.85 79% .309 .295
2011 25 MAJ NYM 347 301 9.5% 16.4% 0.58 81% .326 .190
2012 26 AAA BUF 107 96 9.3% 19.6% 0.48 78% .301 .136
2012 26 MAJ NYM 459 401 11.1% 26.1% 0.43 70% .301 .150
2013 27 R GUL 16 13 18.8% 50% 0.38 38% .000 .000
2013 27 A+ ST. 30 28 6.7% 23.3% 0.29 75% .300 .179
2013 27 AAA LAS 78 62 17.9% 19.2% 0.93 76% .388 .049
2013 27 MAJ NYM 384 318 14.3% 26.6% 0.54 68% .276 .192
2014 28 MAJ NYM 596 514 11.6% 22.7% 0.51 74% .283 .228
2015 29 AA BIN 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .600 .000
2015 29 MAJ NYM 554 471 11.9% 24.9% 0.48 71% .285 .242
2016 30 MAJ NYM 172 153 8.7% 20.9% 0.42 76% .250 .183
2017 31 A+ ST. 19 16 15.8% 31.6% 0.50 63% .250 .375
2017 31 MAJ NYM 291 252 12.7% 25.1% 0.51 71% .278 .286
2017 31 MAJ TB 200 171 11.5% 31% 0.37 64% .173 .269
2017  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYM/TB 491 423 12.2% 27.5% 0.44 68% .238 .279
2018 32 AAA OMA 18 16 11.1% 27.8% 0.40 69% .333 .437
2018 32 MAJ KC 222 201 5.9% 28.4% 0.21 69% .313 .169
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3-Year Averages     405 349 11.6% 25.4% 0.46 70% .260 .244
Career     3,317 2,866 11.1% 24.4% 0.46 72% .283 .212

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Lucas Duda Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 792 -1 21 -3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 342.3 1 14 0 0 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Lucas Duda    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
28.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.724 OPS
WEAK
.311 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.244 AVG
WEAK
.313 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.413 SLG
WEAK
.169 ISO
AVERAGE

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Lucas Duda: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Duda went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.

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Duda is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

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Duda is out of the lineup against the Brewers on Wednesday, Maria Torres of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Duda (foot) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

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Duda (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Manager Ned Yost said he's hoping Duda (foot) can begin a minor-league rehab assignment over the weekend, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

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Duda was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Duda was 3-for-5 with three doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Indians.

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Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

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Duda is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

What first appeared to be a balky back ended up costing Duda nearly four months of 2016 season. The veteran first baseman was off to a slow start, slashing .231/.297/.431 with seven homers when he was placed on the DL on May 20. Duda returned on Sept. 20, hitting just .217 with no homers in 23 at-bats the rest of the way. While the sample of games Duda played in 2016 is too small to alter his performance baseline, it's imperative to note the veteran missed time the last week of the season due to a sore back and was not active for the Mets' wild card tilt. So, what we have is a power-hitting first baseman who's a batting average liability on the wrong side of 30 years old, coming off a severe back injury that was still bothersome after missing four months or action. If healthy, Duda still has the pop to hit 30 homers but the injury risk means it's best to earmark him for a corner or utility spot, with a backup on reserve.

2016

It was another season of peaks and valleys for Duda, but the final numbers look remarkably similar to those from 2014. Despite hitting below .190 in two separate months, Duda saw his batting average fall only nine points from the previous season, and he led the team in home runs for a second straight year. He also improved upon his already stellar on-base percentage in his age-29 season, maintaining a walk rate right around 12 percent, good for 17th among all qualified hitters in Major League Baseball (ninth in the NL). The strikeouts were up slightly, but he made more consistent contact than he did in 2013 or 2014 his 76.9% contact rate was below average, but respectable for a player with Duda's power. While he can be a frustrating player to own in fantasy given his streaky tendencies, Duda is a perennial 30-homer threat and his spot in the middle of the lineup is secure.

2015

Finally removed from the shadow of Ike Davis at first base and no longer miscast as an outfielder, Duda had a breakout campaign in 2014. There's little reason to believe he'll ever be able to hit left-handed pitching (32.8 K%, .516 OPS v. LHP last season), but his numbers against righties were elite (.915 OPS) and he showed power to all fields last season after previously being a predominantly pull hitter. The power potential has always been there with Duda, and his first 30-homer season wasn't simply the result of a spike to his HR/FB rate (16.0% in 2014, compared to a 13.5% career mark). If he can maintain the progress that he made with former hitting coach Lamar Johnson, Duda should be primed for another big year in the heart of the Mets' lineup in his age-29 campaign.

2014

Duda opened the season as the Mets' starting left fielder, but proved unable to handle the task defensively while providing less production than expected at the plate by hitting .235 with 11 homers and 23 RBI through mid-June. He was shifted to first base when Ike Davis was demoted, but after just a few days there, a quad injury sidelined him until late August. Duda had four home runs and 13 RBI in September, but hit just .202 for the month. His future value hinges on whether he or Davis is dealt, as Duda has shown he can't play the outfield. Additionally, he continues to struggle against lefties, and now has a career .224/.302/.341 line against them in the big leagues.

2013

Duda was counted on to provide power to the Mets after his solid 2012 season, but he seemingly struggled throughout the year. Those struggles became even more magnified after the All-Star break, where he hit just .214 with three homers and 13 RBI in 112 at-bats after having a decent first half (.249, 12 homers, 44 RBI). Those second-half struggles landed Duda in the minors, but he was recalled after a month in Triple-A. Duda fractured his right wrist moving furniture this offseason, but he is expected to be ready with no restrictions for spring training. The big question is: can Duda adapt to the outfield and not take his defensive problems to the plate?

2012

The last three months of the year Duda made the most of the opportunity opened up by the injury to Ike Davis and trade of Carlos Beltran. Duda hit all 10 of his home runs and drove in 41 of his 50 runs in that stretch, showing power to center and right field, though all of his long balls came against righties. The only negative was that Duda suffered a concussion running into the fence in St. Louis on September 21, missing the last week of the season, but his headaches cleared up in late October and he is feeling healthy. Duda is penciled in as the starting right fielder and should bat fifth for the Mets.

2011

Duda, a seventh-round pick out of USC in 2007, had a breakout season, hitting a career-high 23 home runs between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo, with a .999 OPS in 264 at-bats for the latter affiliate. He struggled mightily his first few weeks in the majors before having a big last two weeks. Duda also has a good eye at the plate, walking in more than 10 percent of his plate appearances at every minor league stop. His best position may be first base, but with Ike Davis entrenched there Duda will head to spring training with a shot at earning the fourth outfielder spot in New York.