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  1. What2Watch4 in 2015: Lucas Duda

    Mark Simon

    Lucas Duda's struggles against left-handed pitching are something he hopes to overcome.We'll run through most of the Mets' roster for 2015 with a look at the key stats to know heading into this season. 2014 Recap Lucas Duda hit .253 with 30 home ...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  2. Burning Questions: Is Lucas Duda for real?

    Mark Simon

    Well, I think we can all agree that keeping Lucas Duda was a good move, at least for the short term. Lucas Duda #21 1B New York Mets 2014 STATS GM153 HR30 RBI92 R74 OBP.349 AVG.253 Duda finished 2014 with 30 home runs and 3.7 Wi...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  3. Duda HR unlikely in more ways than one

    Mark Simon

    Given that Lucas Duda was 19-for-110 (a .173 batting average) against left-handed pitching entering his ninth-inning at-bat against Tony Sipp and that lefties were 11-for-87 (.126 batting average) against Sipp this season, the end result being a walk...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  4. For Wheeler, Duda stats caught up to skills

    Mark Simon

    Put your trust in the numbers, have a little patience and you'll be rewarded. That's been the story of the season for both Wednesday's starting pitcher, Zack Wheeler, and Lucas Duda, who should be back in the lineup at first base for the 12:10 p.m...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Duda among hardest-hitting hitters

    Mark Simon

    Lucas Duda is finally starting to reap the rewards of hitting the ball hard. Duda homered again on Thursday, his third home run in his last four games and his fourth home run in his last seven. Highest Hard-Hit Rate Minimum 200 Plate Appea...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  6. Longoria and Wright not pulling with power

    Mark Simon

    Every Monday, I tweet out a series of hard-hit ball leaderboards, ones that tell you how often players and teams are hitting a ball hard, and how often they're getting hits when they hit the ball hard. The decision of whether a ball is hard-hit or...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. Notes on D: Giants benefit from shifts

    Mark Simon

    Is it perhaps a coincidence that the two National League teams currently playing at a 100-win pace, the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, are the two rated to have fared the best at using defensive shifts? Perhaps. But it strikes us as w...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. Duda's defense: Not so bad after all

    Mark Simon

    Mets first baseman Lucas Duda said that the game-ending double play he initiated Monday in the Subway Series opener against the Yankees was a lucky play. But there's at least a little something to be said for Duda's defense as well. 2014 Defens...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. Series review: Mets net one win

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets salvaged the series finale from the Atlanta Braves with their marathon win on Sunday. Here are some of the statistical highlights from the weekend. The Grandy Man Can ... and Does Curtis Granderson's walk-off sacrifice fly mark...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  10. Mets outfield now statistically respectable

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe defense of Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd has been key to the Mets' improvement.The Mets season didn't necessarily turn when Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his dramatic walk-off homer to beat the Chicago Cubs on June 16. It changed for the better...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  11. The series in Metrics (Mets/Yanks Part I)

    Mark Simon

    Though the Mets and Yankees are playing two more games in the Bronx starting tonight, the first two games are considered their own series (at least the Mets considered them that way in their post-game notes). Thus, this marked the Mets third "sweep" ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  12. Mets' defense has issues

    Mark Simon

    It seems appropriate to write about the Mets' defense today, given the botches that led to their 9-4 loss to the Braves on Sunday. The common thought in the sabermetric community is that defensive metrics bounce around quite a bit in the early par...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  13. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Nationals)

    Mark Simon

    Matt-iculous about Harvey We ran through the accolades for Matt Harvey already (they're here in case you missed them), but let's go through a couple more. Fastest average fastball 2013 Season (in MPH) Stephen Strasburg Nationals 95...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  14. The series in 'Met'rics (Mets vs. Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire/Anthony GruppusoJeremy Hefner displayed some heft at the plate with a home run in Tuesday's win. The Mets missed an opportunity in the series finale against the Phillies, and wound up losing two of three games. Let's take a look back at...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  15. Lucas Duda amazingly clutch

    Mark Simon

    Paul J. Bereswill/AP Photo Lucas Duda had many reasons to celebrate in August.Can Lucas Duda be any more clutch than he was in the month of August? Duda's game-winning hit Thursday put him in a couple of statistically-elite categories. The Eli...

    Blog | September 01, 2011