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Duda at Instructs After Fine Rookie Season

Duda hit .299 with 4 HR and 32 RBI this season

Lucas Duda, the 7th round draft pick in 2007 draft, came to Brooklyn with three years of college experience at a prominent NCAA program, giving his game a solid foundation. In his rookie season, the first baseman posted impressive numbers, but headed down to St. Lucie to work on elements of his game which still need work, namely his swing and defense.

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...

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