Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
4 months ago

Duda is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times.

EDGE Analysis

Duda is hitting just .192 against left-handers this season, so he will be held out Friday with southpaw Wade Miley on the mound for the Orioles. With Duda out, Logan Morrison will play first base for the Rays and Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
4 months ago

Duda is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As per usual, Duda will head to the bench with a left-handed pitcher (Jordan Montgomery) toeing the rubber for the opposition. In his place, Trevor Plouffe will bat seventh and serve as the designated hitter.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
4 months ago

Duda went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Duda blasted his 13th bomb with the Rays in the third inning to give the Rays a 3-1 lead in a game they'd go on to win. Although he's launched five homers this month, he's hitting below .160 in September, and that's been a reflection of the hitter he's been since joining Tampa Bay in late-July.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
4 months ago

Duda is out of the lineup Thursday against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-handed Jon Lester is headed to the hill for the Cubs, so Duda will take a seat Thursday night. Cesar Puello will serve as the Rays' DH while Duda gets the night off.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
4 months ago

Duda is out of Friday's lineup against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays face lefty Chris Sale so they will go with a righty-heavy lineup. Cesar Puello gets the start at DH, hitting eighth.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
4 months ago

Duda is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda will head to the bench following five straight starts, going 4-for-17 (.235 average) with three home runs and seven RBI during that span. In his place, Trevor Plouffe will DH and bat fifth.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
5 months ago

Duda went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Duda continues to provide a power presence for the Rays and fantasy owners, as Sunday's shot was his ninth round tripper since joining Tampa Bay on July 28. However, his .188 batting average is a category crippler. Additionally, with the Tampa Bay offense scuffling, Duda's upside is capped. He's best left to deep settings at this stage of the game.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
5 months ago

Duda is out of Saturday's lineup against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He takes a seat with lefty Carlos Rodon on the hill for Chicago. Steven Souza gets the start at DH, hitting second, while Peter Bourjos slots into the lineup in right field.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
5 months ago

Duda is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Jason Vargas on the hill, the Rays are loading up the lineup with right-handed hitters. Steven Souza is starting at DH and hitting second.

Lucas Duda
1B/DH FA
5 months ago

Duda went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 12-0 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Duda got the Rays' scoring barrage started in earnest with a 393-foot shot to right in the third with two on. The veteran slugger now has five round trippers in August, but they've all notably come within the last 12 contests. Manager Kevin Cash has consistently found ways to get both Duda and Logan Morrison in the lineup simultaneously, a strategy that's helped the Rays maximize the potency of their lineup while also keeping both players' fantasy owners happy.