Lucas Duda 1B NYM 4 Months

Duday, who made $1.64 million in 2014, is eligible for salary arbitration and looking at a big increase after a 30 home run and 92 runs batted in season, ESPN New York reports.

Duda is likely to receive somewhere around $5 million and it's possible New York looks to lock him up for a few seasons. For Duda to take the next step forward, he will need to improve his numbers against southpaws against whom he hit .180/.264/.252 with two home runs and 10 runs batted in over 111 at-bats.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 4 Months

Duda went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Astros.

Duda had a huge jump in his power numbers from last season, doubling his home run total from 15 to 30, while adding 92 RBI. He ends the 2014 campaign with a .253/.349/.481 slash line.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 4 Months

Duda blasted a walk-off, two-run home run off the foul pole while facing Tony Sipp to give the Mets a 2-1 win Saturday.

Duda entered the game with just two home runs in his last 28 games and only one off of a lefty, but boosted those numbers with his long ball Saturday. He now has 29 home runs and 88 runs batted in for the season with the final game of the 2014 campaign Sunday.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 4 Months

Duda was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Mets' win over Atlanta on Friday night.

He broke up a scoreless pitcher's duel with a two-run shot, his 28th homer of the season, in the sixth inning. Duda has enjoyed a very productive 2014 with 85 RBI and a modest .252 average to go with the 28 long ones.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 5 Months

Duda is out of the lineup Wednesday.

With the Mets facing lefty Tyler Matzek, Eric Campbell will get the start at first base. Duda has had an incredible year, and will likely be a highly sought after option at first base next season, but he still has horrible splits against southpaws, hitting just .169 with one home run in 95 at-bats against them this season.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 5 Months

Duda went 0-for-3 at the plate Saturday and is just 25-for-115 his last 31 days.

Duda does have seven home runs and 19 runs batted in during that stretch, but he has struggled at the plate. In addition, he has struck out 34 times in those 115 at-bats. Duda may be wearing down during the long season, as he now has career-highs in at-bats and plate appearances, but still should in the lineup almost daily at first base.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 5 Months

Duda went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs in the Mets' 11-3 over the Phillies on Sunday.

Duda has hit a home run in three of four games and has an RBI in each game. The recent streak has raised his batting average to .260 on the year. It's his fifth multi-hit game this month.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 5 Months

Duda blasted two home runs and drove in a career-high five runs in the Mets' win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

The two long balls gives Duda five home runs in his last six games. He is up to 26 home runs and 76 runs batted in for the year; remarkable numbers for someone who didn't open the season as the Mets' starter at first base. The next step in his development will be for him to show he can hit lefties. If he is able to show some proficiency against southpaws, Duda would start almost every day at first base.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 5 Months

Duda blasted his 23rd home run of the season - a three-run shot to dead center - in the Mets' 8-5 win over the A's on Wednesday.

Duda has struggled at the plate the past several weeks but has provided the long-ball and driven in some runs, which is his role on the team. With David Wright having a miserable season, Duda has been the Mets' main power threat and has delivered more than the team expected coming into the season.

Lucas Duda 1B NYM 6 Months

Duda was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in New York's loss to Chicago Monday.

Duda now has 22 home runs and 66 RBI on the season for the Mets and has been a very nice surprise since getting the full-time role after Ike Davis' departure. He's slashing .255/.354/.484.