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Newest New York Met: Who Is Lucas Duda?

FLUSHING, NY - APRIL 13: A Mets logo inside the ground is seen on opening day at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea Stadium as the Mets home field.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Mets ParadiseCorrespondent ISeptember 2, 2010

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With the rosters expanding on Wednesday, the Mets announced Tuesday night that they will call up RHP Jenrry Mejia and OF Lucas Duda.

While we all know who Mejia is, most of us have may not even heard Duda's name before. So who exactly is Lucas Duda?

Lucas Duda was born on February 3, 1986 in Los Angeles California.  

Duda went to Arlignton High in Riverside, California.

At Arlington High, Duda hit .493 with nine home runs, and 33 RBI in his junior season.

Following high school, Duda went to USC for College, Duda in 143 games at USC, hit .274 with 11 HR with 81 RBI.

Duda was drafted by the Mets in the seventh round of the 2007 draft.

In the minors, Duda has gradually progressed. He started the 2010 season in Double-AA Binghamton.  

Duda was so successful in Binghamton that he was called up to Buffalo after only 45 games in Binghamton. 

This season he has combined throughout Buffalo and Binghamton in 145 games to hit .304 batting average with 23 HR, and 87 RBIs. If those numbers don't impress you, Duda had a streak earlier this season where he hit a home run in five straight games.

Okay, so those are his numbers, but what about the guy himself? Is he a future Mets outfielder?

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