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Jordy Mercer

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

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For the second straight season, Mercer got off to a terrible start. He batted just .192 with no homers and nine RBI through the end of May but continued to play because of his steady defense. After Ju...

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

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Jordy Mercer Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Pirates in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

January 15, 2016  –  Jordy Mercer News

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Mercer and the Pirates agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.1 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Gazette reports.

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

Mercer went 1-for-3 Saturday with a three-run blast, his third home run of the season.

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Mercer went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

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Mercer has eight hits in 19 at-bats since Jung-Ho Kang was injured Sept. 17.

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Mercer will start at shortstop and bat seventh Friday against the Dodgers.

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Mercer is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs.

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Mercer is not listed in Monday's starting lineup against the Reds, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Mercer went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, an RBI and two runs scored in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

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Mercer (leg) was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Giants, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Mercer is batting .240 with one homer and three RBI in 25 at-bats during his rehab stint for Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that Mercer (leg) could return at some point this weekend, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports.

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Mercer (leg) has begun a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis and is batting 3-for-10 through his first three games.

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Mercer (leg) was spotted taking grounders on the field prior to Sunday's game, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

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2015

Manager Clint Hurdle stuck with Mercer during a horrendous two-month stretch to open last season, when the shortstop batted below the Mendoza Line (.190/.227/.261) in his first 152 plate appearances. That confidence was rewarded, as the 28-year-old slashed .280/.335/.437 with 11 homers and 49 RBI the rest of the way. Hurdle moved Mercer into the No. 2 spot in the lineup on occasion against tough lefties, but for the most part batted him eighth. Mercer likely won't cost much in drafts and has no competition at shortstop, two selling points in fantasy. The former Oklahoma State closer makes for a cheap endgame pickup who'll start more games than a majority of NL shortstops.

2014

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 overall line of .285/.336/.435 in 333 at-bats was boosted tremendously by his ability to crush left-handed pitching. The shortstop hit .410 with a 1.152 OPS against southpaws, albeit in 78 at-bats. Mercer, who has hit as many as 19 homers in the minors, belted eight in 2013 (including seven away from PNC Park's spacious left field). It's quite likely he slips under the fantasy radar heading into 2014, but has upside based upon how much action he sees.

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.