The infielder spent most of the season at the Mets' minor league complex working on the finer points…
Duda at Instructs After Fine Rookie Season
The 21-year-old left-hander got off to a rocky start in his first dozen games, hitting under .220 with just four RBI and only four walks. But for Lucas Duda, that was not going to slow him down. Through the motivation of Cyclones manager Edgar Alfonzo and coach Guadalupe Jabalera, he would worked through the early struggles and started on a path that eventually led to him hit .299 coupled with a .398 on-base percentage this season. "Javy and Fonzie were great. They just told me to keep pushing through it, to have fun out there, keep swinging the bat and keep working. It was real positive reinforcement all around," he said. As the season went on, Duda kept heating up. His .286 June batting average climbed to...
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