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Jordy Mercer

27-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

AVG

.171

HR

0

RBI

2

R

2

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Opinions are mixed as to whether Mercer can play defense well enough to take over the everyday reins at shortstop in 2014. He lacks range and was often replaced in the late innings last year. Mercer's...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/27/1986   BORN: Seiling, OK   COLLEGE: Oklahoma State   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

April 14, 2014  –  Jordy Mercer News

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Jordy Mercer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 A Hic 50 206 192 21 48 11 7 0 4 18 4 3 12 44 1 1 0 .250 .300 .349 .649
2008 21 A Sta 6 25 24 5 6 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .280 .500 .780
2009 22 A Lyn 131 571 513 64 131 50 36 4 10 83 10 6 41 93 3 14 0 .255 .314 .400 .714
2010 23 AA Alt 126 538 485 67 137 36 31 2 3 65 7 1 31 69 6 9 7 .282 .329 .373 .702
2011 24 AA Alt 72 301 265 40 71 31 17 1 13 48 6 3 23 35 3 6 4 .268 .329 .487 .816
2011 24 AAA Ind 60 250 226 39 54 20 13 1 6 21 3 3 13 43 3 0 8 .239 .304 .385 .689
2012 25 AAA Ind 56 236 209 28 60 19 14 1 4 27 3 5 20 45 1 2 4 .287 .357 .421 .778
2012 25 MAJ PIT 42 68 62 7 13 7 5 1 1 5 0 1 4 14 0 1 1 .210 .265 .371 .636
2013 26 AAA Ind 26 109 96 11 32 8 6 1 1 19 3 1 12 17 0 1 0 .333 .404 .448 .852
2013 26 MAJ PIT 103 365 333 33 95 32 22 2 8 27 3 2 22 62 5 1 4 .285 .336 .435 .771
2014 27 MAJ PIT 14 47 41 2 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 8 0 1 2 .171 .255 .195 .450
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jordy Mercer
3-Year Averages MAJ   72 215 197 20 54 18 13 1 4 16 1 1 13 38 2 1 2 .274 .324 .411 .735

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Jordy Mercer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .255 .195 .450
Apr. 15 @Cin 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .158 .250 .184 .434
Apr. 14 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .143 .393
Apr. 12 @Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .270 .156 .426
Apr. 11 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .265 .138 .403
Apr. 10 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .258 .148 .406
Apr. 9 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
Apr. 8 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .296 .174 .470
Apr. 6 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .273 .158 .431
Apr. 5 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
Apr. 4 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .214 .353 .214 .567
Apr. 3 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .182 .490
Apr. 2 ChC 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
Mar. 31 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .235 .267 .502
Last 14 Days 38 2 7 1 0 0 2 3 8 0 0 2 1 2 .184 .273 .211 .484
Last 30 Days 41 2 7 1 0 0 2 3 8 0 0 2 1 2 .171 .255 .195 .450

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Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14
2013 1 26 1 78
2012 7 1 28

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Jordy Mercer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201378134100.410.6921.152
2012103010.100.200.367

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013255204173.247.357.654
2012524140.231.404.690

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170141101.265.347.649
2012383120.158.342.537

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013163197172.307.528.898
2012244030.292.417.787
Jordy Mercer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A Hic 206 192 5.8% 21.4% 0.27 77% .306 .099
2008 21 A Sta 25 24 4% 12% 0.33 88% .250 .250
2009 22 A Lyn 571 513 7.2% 16.3% 0.44 82% .295 .145
2010 23 AA Alt 538 485 5.8% 12.8% 0.45 86% .324 .091
2011 24 AA Alt 301 265 7.6% 11.6% 0.66 87% .267 .219
2011 24 AAA Ind 250 226 5.2% 17.2% 0.30 81% .271 .146
2012 25 AAA Ind 236 209 8.5% 19.1% 0.44 78% .350 .134
2012 25 MAJ PIT 68 62 5.9% 20.6% 0.29 77% .255 .161
2013 26 AAA Ind 109 96 11% 15.6% 0.71 82% .397 .115
2013 26 MAJ PIT 365 333 6% 17% 0.35 81% .331 .150
2014 27 MAJ PIT 47 41 6.4% 17% 0.38 80% .212 .024
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jordy Mercer
3-Year Averages MAJ   215 197 6% 17.7% 0.34 81% .323 .137

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Jordy Mercer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.171 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.212 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.195 SLG
TERRIBLE
.024 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
6.4% BB Rate
WEAK
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.450 OPS
TERRIBLE
.255 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Jordy Mercer (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Martin Perez TEX 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.667 2.667
Adam Wainwright STL 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Jered Weaver ANA 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Logan Ondrusek CIN 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Heath Bell TB 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Gio Gonzalez WAS 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.667
Matt Cain SF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Ross Detwiler WAS 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 .333 1.333 1.667
Jon Niese NY-N 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Matt Guerrier MIN 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for Jordy Mercer (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Pettibone PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Ottavino COL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Harang ATL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Rex Brothers COL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Sam LeCure CIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jean Machi SF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Hefner NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Hoover CIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Harrell HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jordy Mercer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mercer committed his second error of the season Sunday and went 0-for-3 against Milwaukee. He has just three hits in his last 27 at-bats.

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Mercer is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

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Mercer went 1-for-2 with a walk Wednesday, raising his spring average to .243 in 37 at-bats.

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The Pirates intend to give Mercer a chance to serve as the team's full-time shortstop in 2014. “Mercer has moved forward and will get every opportunity to play shortstop,” Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Barmes will work as a utility middle infielder.”

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Mercer will start at shortstop in Game 2 of the NLDS Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Michael Sanserino reports.

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Mercer went 3-for-4 with his eighth home run Sunday, missing the cycle by a double.

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Mercer hit his seventh homer Tuesday, going 1-for-4 against the Cubs.

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Mercer was 2-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI in the Pirates' extra-innings loss to Cincinnati on Friday night.

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Mercer went 4-for-5 against the Rangers on Tuesday, continuing his season-long trend of trashing left-handed pitching.

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Mercer is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers.

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Mercer is not in the lineup for the second consecutive game, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Mercer became a forgotten man at the youthful age of 25 in 2012. He played in 42 games for Pittsburgh but collected only 62 at-bats. He's got pop in his bat -- seven of his 13 hits went for extra bases -- and he's solid in the field. Unfortunately, he'll likely spend another year on the bench or at Triple-A with $5 million-plus starter Clint Barmes on the books one more year. Mercer may never hit better than .250 or so in the majors, but he did hit 19 minor league homers in 2011. For that reason, he's worth keeping an eye on in case Barmes gets hurt or traded.

2012

Mercer combined to slug 19 homers and drive in 69 runs split between Double-A and Triple-A in 2011. The 2008 third-round draft pick doesn't project to hit for average -- he has a career .262 mark in four minor league seasons -- but his power potential and defensive ability give him some play. The free-agent signing of Clint Barmes probably wiped out whatever chance he had of starting 2012 with Pittsburgh. Another solid season in the minors could earn him a recall during the summer. Mercer will turn 26 in August and the clock is ticking. The Pirates have Chase d'Arnaud, Josh Harrison and now Mercer battling for backup time. As a result, there's little reason to jump on him in fantasy leagues.