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Lucas Working On Both Sides

Lucas is working through a slow start

Richard Lucas took a significant jump up the organizational ladder when he was assigned the third base job in St. Lucie out of Spring Training. A hot start was followed by a cooling off period, but Lucas is focused on continued improvements on both sides of the ball. Inside Pitch caught up with the young third baseman to discuss the early part of his season.

The New York Mets drafted third baseman Richard Lucas with their fourth round pick in the 2007 Draft. In his first three seasons, Lucas got a taste of every short season level and a brief stint with the Savannah Sand Gnats. In 2010, Lucas earned his first shot at the Florida State League after an eye-opening summer in 2009 split among three levels. Lucas drew a lot of attention for...

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