Beltran Says Duda Will Be A Great Player

An article by posted on March 14, 2012

Yesterday, former Met Carlos Beltran spoke to reporters and actually had some nice things to say about his former team. Beltran said he felt bad for Met fans who want see contender right now, but sees the Mets as a young team with great prospects, but that it’s going to take some time

He’s very excited about what he sees in left fielder Lucas Duda:

“I think he’s gonna be a great, great player for the Mets… He has the potential to go out there and compete and put up some good numbers. He has the power and the talent. I think he is going to continue to get even better now that he will play everyday. He’s one of the Mets’ great young players.”

Duda was one of the league’s best sluggers during the second half of the 2011 season. Since arriving to camp two weeks early, Duda has done nothing but impress. He has been working hard on improving defensively, and almost daily he puts on a hitting show during batting practice.

After missing a couple of days with a sore back, Duda came roaring back on Monday and belted a monstrous grand slam.

It’s going to be fun watching Lucas Duda this season.

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