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Lucas Duda leads the National League in OPS

Posted: 4/20/2013 10:00 AM

Lucas Duda leads the National League in OPS 


1.234

Over Justin Upton

After last year....fans here are slow to warm up to him...and no doubt we need a bigger slice of the season to build faith. But a fine analysis of his at bats.....gives hope. His approach has improved.

A power hitter with a good eye at the plate....is a valuable commodity.

Excited to see what he can do.....over a full 13 season
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Posted: 4/20/2013 10:11 AM

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Actually, given his huge propensity to get on base, he should be batting 3rd, in front of the other power hitters like Wright and Davis.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 10:14 AM

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And one other thing.  If Duda can sustain his high OPS (I am not expecting 1200 OPS all season long but maybe 900 or higher) chalk one up for Hudgens?
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Posted: 4/20/2013 10:20 AM

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I would prefer Duda to bat 4th.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 10:55 AM

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Other than Harvey's pitching, best part of the night for me last night was the "holy crap" look on Ike's face in the dugout when Duda hit that second bomb, an oppo taco laser that almost knocked down a railing in left center. Because that was the look on my face too.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 11:48 AM

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He's back to being the hitter he was two seasons ago. He won't keep up a 1.200 OPS, but he's got monstrous power and a good eye. I think part of the problem last season was trying to take too many pitches and often letting the best pitch go (Keith has mentioned this as well). Then he's down in the count and chases an offspeed pitch out of the zone. 

I think .850-.900 is definitely possible over a full season.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 12:01 PM

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Kooos wrote: He's back to being the hitter he was two seasons ago. He won't keep up a 1.200 OPS, but he's got monstrous power and a good eye. I think part of the problem last season was trying to take too many pitches and often letting the best pitch go (Keith has mentioned this as well). Then he's down in the count and chases an offspeed pitch out of the zone. 

I think .850-.900 is definitely possible over a full season.
that would be ideal situation for the team... would def present opportunities to deal him that weren't there before.
"Maybe it's time to make some moves."  - Sandy Alderson
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Posted: 4/20/2013 12:09 PM

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DuffyDyer wrote:
Kooos wrote: He's back to being the hitter he was two seasons ago. He won't keep up a 1.200 OPS, but he's got monstrous power and a good eye. I think part of the problem last season was trying to take too many pitches and often letting the best pitch go (Keith has mentioned this as well). Then he's down in the count and chases an offspeed pitch out of the zone. 

I think .850-.900 is definitely possible over a full season.
that would be ideal situation for the team... would def present opportunities to deal him that weren't there before.
If he pops 25-32 HR this year, w/ a .825-850+ OPS, he ain't going nowhere making $500K in '14.

Choo posted a 2.4 WAR last year w/ a -16.7 on defense.

What Duda brings: HR power, OBP, min. paid-- SA values a lot, as he should.

"Seen It All"

loyal_Jues (IG)

Last edited 4/20/2013 12:17 PM by Gstacks177

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Posted: 4/20/2013 12:17 PM

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Gstacks177 wrote:
DuffyDyer wrote:
Kooos wrote: He's back to being the hitter he was two seasons ago. He won't keep up a 1.200 OPS, but he's got monstrous power and a good eye. I think part of the problem last season was trying to take too many pitches and often letting the best pitch go (Keith has mentioned this as well). Then he's down in the count and chases an offspeed pitch out of the zone. 

I think .850-.900 is definitely possible over a full season.
that would be ideal situation for the team... would def present opportunities to deal him that weren't there before.
If he pops 25-32 HR this year, w/ a .825-850+ OPS, he ain't going nowhere making $500K in '14.

Choo posted a 2.4 WAR last year w/ a -16.7 on defense.
I think that would be a missed opportunity.  Better to deal him after a strong year than after a weak one.  As long as Ike is at 1B, Duda will not be a long term option here imo.
"Maybe it's time to make some moves."  - Sandy Alderson
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Posted: 4/20/2013 12:46 PM

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DuffyDyer wrote:
Gstacks177 wrote:
DuffyDyer wrote:
Kooos wrote: He's back to being the hitter he was two seasons ago. He won't keep up a 1.200 OPS, but he's got monstrous power and a good eye. I think part of the problem last season was trying to take too many pitches and often letting the best pitch go (Keith has mentioned this as well). Then he's down in the count and chases an offspeed pitch out of the zone. 

I think .850-.900 is definitely possible over a full season.
that would be ideal situation for the team... would def present opportunities to deal him that weren't there before.
If he pops 25-32 HR this year, w/ a .825-850+ OPS, he ain't going nowhere making $500K in '14.

Choo posted a 2.4 WAR last year w/ a -16.7 on defense.
I think that would be a missed opportunity.  Better to deal him after a strong year than after a weak one.  As long as Ike is at 1B, Duda will not be a long term option here imo.
If Duda puts up an OPS in the .825-.850 range, I don't think he's the one who has to worry about being dealt. Maybe the holy crap look on Ike's face was a realization that he better get it together or HE's going to be the one packing his bags.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 1:11 PM

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Count me as one of the people who was not a fan of Duda, but he's winning me over. Especially like the fact that he walks a lot.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 1:32 PM

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TNice wrote:
DuffyDyer wrote:
Gstacks177 wrote:
DuffyDyer wrote:
Kooos wrote: He's back to being the hitter he was two seasons ago. He won't keep up a 1.200 OPS, but he's got monstrous power and a good eye. I think part of the problem last season was trying to take too many pitches and often letting the best pitch go (Keith has mentioned this as well). Then he's down in the count and chases an offspeed pitch out of the zone. 

I think .850-.900 is definitely possible over a full season.
that would be ideal situation for the team... would def present opportunities to deal him that weren't there before.
If he pops 25-32 HR this year, w/ a .825-850+ OPS, he ain't going nowhere making $500K in '14.

Choo posted a 2.4 WAR last year w/ a -16.7 on defense.
I think that would be a missed opportunity.  Better to deal him after a strong year than after a weak one.  As long as Ike is at 1B, Duda will not be a long term option here imo.
If Duda puts up an OPS in the .825-.850 range, I don't think he's the one who has to worry about being dealt. Maybe the holy crap look on Ike's face was a realization that he better get it together or HE's going to be the one packing his bags.

+1
Mets trade away reigning CY Young award winner.
Still have the best pitcher in Baseball.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 1:33 PM

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Too bad he's still a butcher in the OF. Though I guess maybe he wouldn't' be as bad in 1B...
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Posted: 4/20/2013 1:43 PM

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There are 2 outfield spots that need to be filled for 14.

So trade Duda...an outfielder...sorta.......for who?

I suppose you'd want someone like Duda.....with his power/patience skill....with better defense.

That would leave us with 2 outfield spots to fill.....still. .....unless Spin can be a keeper.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 2:06 PM

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If Spin and Duda both ended up being keepers, that would be huge. 

The question with Duda is: at what level of offensive production does the bat outweigh the defense......825, .850, .900?
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Posted: 4/20/2013 2:17 PM

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I would think that it would need to be between .825-.850 for him to have some decent value. Unless the defensive stats are messed up or he improves defensively.
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Posted: 4/20/2013 2:19 PM

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no one ever wants to trade a player coming off a good year.  conversely a player having a bad year can't be sent packing fast enough.  I'm pretty confident that Sandy realizes how to maximize value tho.
"Maybe it's time to make some moves."  - Sandy Alderson
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Posted: 4/20/2013 2:39 PM

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There's been some speculation that the NL may adopt the DH and if that's the case Duda could be a part of the future in Flushing.

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Posted: 4/20/2013 4:01 PM

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Daaaarryl wrote: There's been some speculation that the NL may adopt the DH and if that's the case Duda could be a part of the future in Flushing.
Let's hope so. One of the most puzzling and confusing things in baseball, is fans actually valuing and wanting to see P's hit. It really makes no sense.

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Posted: 4/21/2013 11:08 AM

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Kooos wrote: If Spin and Duda both ended up being keepers, that would be huge. 

The question with Duda is: at what level of offensive production does the bat outweigh the defense......825, .850, .900?

I'm much more optimistic about Duda than I am Spin.  The league will eventually adjust to Duda and then he'll have to adjust to the league.  Even an .800-.825 bat helps this team a lot.  Hopefully he proves capable of producing consistently at that level.
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