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Jeff Duncan
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 457 of 1043 players
Jeffrey Duncan
Born: December 9, 1978 at Harvey, Ill.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.02 Weight: 188

Jeff Duncan was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on May 25, 2003, and September 14, 2012.


First Mets game: May 20, 2003
Last Mets game: May 5, 2004

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May 27, 2003
Jeff Duncan made it to the big leagues faster than I thought. I've seen him play for the Capital City Bombers when they played the Lakewood Blue Claws in Lakewood, NJ two years ago. My friends and I picked on him all night long and continued to do it for all three games of the series. On Sunday, the last game of the series my friends and I met him and got his autograph. The next year he came back to Lakewood for the SAL League All-Star game which I got a photo with him. This year I saw him play for the Binghamton Mets in Trenton. He remembered all of us from the season before and he came over and talked with us before the game. He told us he was glad to see us and that he appreciated us coming out to support him every year. Who knew he would be on the Mets two weeks later? I wanted to be there for his first game, but I couldn't make it out, hopefully he'll be up long enough for me to go see him play in the big leagues.

May 27, 2003
At last! Someone who can actually catch fly balls in center and can bunt for base hits! What astounding concepts. Have we finally found our first legitimate leadoff hitter since Rickey in '99? Way to go, kid. Hope he sticks. I'd much rather see him out there than Burnitz.

Joe Filgiola
July 15, 2003
Hey, Mets fans: Let's keep our eyes on Jeff Duncan. Like Ty Wigginton last year, he seems to have all the tools necessary to be an everyday player next year.

He plays center field well, has excellent speed, and is versatile with the bat. He can move runners over, can lay a bunt down for a hit, and can spray the ball all over the place. If he and Reyes develop, then the Mets won't have to worry about the top two spots in their batting order.

Duncan also reminds me of Tampa Bay's Rocco Baldelli in terms of his style of play. However, he needs a better uniform number than 61. That's more for an offensive lineman than a speedy outfielder.

Mr. Sparkle
August 2, 2003
I don't want to jump on the Jeff Duncan bandwagon already as I've seen too many guys get off to fast starts and then fizzle like Raul Gonzales last year, but I have to say I love what I see so far. He appears to be very good defensively, something the Mets sorely need in the outfield and he has good plate discipline, knows how to work out a walk and has good speed. I can live with him in center next year, IF, the Mets get some power for right field next year and IF Piazza is playing first. We currently have only Cliff Floyd with any real power and will need a couple of extra guys with pop in the line up so in order to have Duncan in there every day you need pop. I'm getting ahead of myself a little bit but who else is not thinking of next year. Duncan will go into spring training as a question mark since he will be un-proven but if he does pan out he COULD be great. Of course he could also hit .200 the rest of the way and fizzle out.

Bay Ridge Mets
August 2, 2003
Let's pray that this kid, who's really older than I, but still a kid, will do better and better. He looks real good thus far, very intense out there shagging flyballs. He's got great speed, and seems to know his role on the ballclub. Good luck for Jeff.

Mr. Sparkle
October 10, 2003
When will we learn not to jump on the band wagon of a hot start by one of the farm hands? Jeff dissapeared after his first couple of weeks and was an automatic out in the tradition of Mike Bordick the last month and a half. His potential is still there and if he could hit .270 and walk he'd be a good centerfielder with power around him in the outfield but let's face it, he needs a full year in AAA before he can dream about being in Flushing again.

May 20, 2005
The Mets seem to have three types of players:
  1. players they trade away who blossom and become stars
  2. players they trade for who are stars and somehow can not longer play as soon as they reach Flushing and
  3. players who come up and hit .300 in the first three weeks of their Mets career and then hit .150.
I'm afraid Jeff was in category 3.

Ed K
August 18, 2005
How's this for timing: The Mets released him from the minor league system the day before the Beltran-Cameron collision. Hate to see him go. I thought he had a chance to return to MLB.

Doctor Worm
July 16, 2006
Currently playing for the Las Vegas 51's, the Dodgers' AAA affiliate. Hope he makes it back to the show.

April 29, 2008
Jeff is playing for the Somerset Patriots in the independent Atlantic League this year. He's still got the speed he showed with the Mets... hopefully he can make it back to affiliated ball.

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