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|Age: 24 (born February 3, 1986)|
|Position: Outfield / First base|
|Bats: Left Throws: Right|
|Acquired: Amateur Draft|
|Contract: Major League minimum|
Lucas Duda was a 7th round pick out of USC in 2007. He was not considered a top prospect until breaking out in 2010, with a 914 OPS at Binghamton (197 PA) and then a 999 at Buffalo (298 PA). He tied a Buffalo record by homering in 5 straight games. The Mets called him up on September 1, right after trading Jeff Francoeur.
The six foot five first baseman was moved to the outfield with first base blocked by Ike Davis.
Lucas was brought back up in 2011 after tearing up AAA, and with Ike Davis injured.
At Citi Field on April 7, 2012, Duda hit a pair of solo home runs in a 4-2 Mets victory over the Braves. He drove in a pair of runs with a double in the Mets' 9-4 win over the Reds at Citi Field on May 17. In Johan Santana's no-hitter at Citi Field on June 1, Lucas had a sacrifice fly and a three-run homer as the Mets defeated the Cardinals, 8-0. He singled and scored twice each and drove in a run in a 9-5 Mets victory over the Phillies in 10 innings at Philadelphia on August 28. Duda drove in two runs with a double and a homer in the Mets' 7-3 win over the Brewers at Milwaukee on September 14.