“[Duda] is really one of the hardest workers I’ve been around,” hitting coach Kevin Long said. “Some of the challenge I have as a hitting coach is backing him off. We still have our days, some days I can’t keep him away from the field or away from some of the drills, but for the most part I would say instead of going six out of seven days max-out crazy, he is probably at one or two days, which is quite a turnaround.


“The main goal for spring training is to remain healthy, get your work in and get ready for the season,” Duda said. “I think the program I’m on right now, whether it be 80 percent of what it was last year, I feel great, my body feels great and I’m looking forward to the season.”

Source: New York Post

4 comments on “On Lucas Duda swinging fewer times this year

  • Mike Koehler

    I don’t know if over-working in the cage or drills was an issue. It seemed like the problem was swinging at bad pitches and the source of that is more likely in his head than a fatigued body.

  • Patrick Albanesius

    As always, I’ll state that Duda could have a breakout year. As always, I think something will derail that. But he’ll still manage near 30 homers for all his streakiness.

    • Name

      Umm he’s already top 10 1b… what are you expecting?

      • TexasGusCC

        Top 10? Hmmmm…

        Goldschmidt, Votto, Davis, Freeman, Rizzo, A. Gonzalez, Abreu, M. Cabrera, Hosmer, Duda


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