8) Lucas Duda
Many may remember Lucas Duda best for his bad defensive decision in the 2015 World Series. When he wasn’t making bonehead decisions at first base, he was regularly slugging home runs at the plate.
Duda was never an elite home run hitter when compared to the rest of the league. He only ever reached 30 once as a member of the Mets. He had a chance to do so in 2017, but a trade to the Tampa Bay Rays ruined the opportunity.
For all of his faults, Duda did hit 125 Mets home runs over the course of eight seasons. To what I’m sure comes as a surprise to many, only six men have hit more home runs for the organization.
The length Duda spent in New York definitely contributed to his overall total. After parts of eight years with any team, a player is sure to compile large totals in the areas they excel most.
Even when listing out the best first basemen in the franchise’s history, Duda is worthy of a big mention. He’s arguably the best at the position produced from the farm system. In recent years, he’s one of the better power hitters they’ve drafted as well.