Ranking the 15 greatest Mets infielders in franchise history
13. Lucas Duda
Lucas Duda was one of the more frustrating players I've watched as a Mets fan. It seemed like pitchers either couldn't get him out or were striking him out every at-bat.
Even with the ups and downs, there is no denying that Duda is one of the 15 best infielders in franchise history. His 125 home runs as a Met put him eighth on the franchise's home run list.
He was a key piece on the 2015 National League Pennant winning team. Duda slashed .244/.352/.486 with 27 home runs and 73 RBI. There was one stretch of eight games in which Duda hit nine home runs and 12 RBI. He hit three in a game against the Padres and hit three in the pivotal three-game series in which the Mets swept the Nationals at Citi Field and tied them for first place in the division.
Duda's best offensive year came the year before. He had 30 home runs and 92 RBI with an .830 OPS. He also would hit 30 home runs in 2017 split between the Mets and Rays,
Duda will always be remembered in a pretty negative light due to his error in Game 5 of the World Series. That play obviously broke everyone's heart but should not take away the rest Duda accomplished in Queens.