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Jordy Mercer

28-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

11

RBI

53

R

55

SB

3

2014 Preseason 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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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Back
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   

September 16, 2014  –  Jordy Mercer News

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Mercer is a late scratch Tuesday with a tight back, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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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 STA 6 25 24 5 6 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .280 .500 .780
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
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 138 513 469 55 124 38 25 2 11 53 3 1 30 80 5 5 4 .264 .311 .397 .708
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3-Year Averages     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      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Jordy Mercer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 16 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 14 ChC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .311 .397 .708
Sep. 13 ChC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .310 .397 .707
Sep. 12 ChC 5 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .309 .396 .705
Sep. 11 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .306 .394 .700
Sep. 10 @Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .306 .396 .702
Sep. 9 @Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .305 .396 .701
Sep. 8 @Phi 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .304 .394 .698
Sep. 7 @ChC 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .303 .388 .691
Sep. 6 @ChC 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .302 .381 .683
Sep. 5 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .254 .301 .374 .675
Sep. 3 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .301 .377 .678
Sep. 2 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .379 .682
Sep. 1 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .374 .677
Aug. 31 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .304 .375 .679
Aug. 30 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .302 .366 .668
Aug. 29 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .304 .369 .673
Aug. 27 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .304 .369 .673
Aug. 26 StL Did not play.
Aug. 25 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .307 .373 .680
Aug. 24 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .307 .373 .680
Aug. 23 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .306 .373 .679
Aug. 22 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .308 .377 .685
Aug. 20 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .311 .380 .691
Aug. 19 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .311 .381 .692
Aug. 18 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Was 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .312 .383 .695
Aug. 16 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .312 .383 .695
Aug. 14 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .313 .384 .697
Last 7 Days 22 3 8 2 0 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .440 .455 .895
Last 14 Days 50 7 16 4 0 3 10 4 4 1 0 0 1 1 .320 .364 .580 .944
Last 30 Days 88 10 23 4 0 4 12 5 8 1 0 0 1 3 .261 .298 .443 .741

Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 133 1 1
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
2014114143201.316.465.817
201378134100.410.6921.152
2012103010.100.200.367

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014355418332.248.375.673
2013255204173.247.357.654
2012524140.231.404.690

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014240253282.275.371.697
2013170141101.265.347.649
2012383120.158.342.537

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014229308251.253.424.719
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 STA 25 24 4% 12% 0.33 88% .250 .250
2008 21 A HIC 206 192 5.8% 21.4% 0.27 77% .306 .099
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 513 469 5.8% 15.6% 0.38 83% .299 .133
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3-Year Averages     215 197 6% 17.7% 0.34 81% .323 .137

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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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.264 AVG
AVERAGE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.299 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.397 SLG
WEAK
.133 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
5.8% BB Rate
POOR
15.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.708 OPS
WEAK
.311 OBP
WEAK

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

Mercer collected three singles and three RBI across five at-bats in Friday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.

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Mercer kept up his strong play Monday, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.

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Mercer will start at shortstop Monday and bat seventh against the Phillies.

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Mercer was at bat with one out in the top of the seventh inning and the score tied 3-3 when a severe thunderstorm soaked Wrigley Field Friday afternoon. After a one hour and 52 minute rain delay, and with more rain in the forecast, the game was suspended.

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Mercer clubbed his ninth home run of the year, a solo shot off Adam Wainwright in the third inning, in a 1-for-4 performance Tuesday against the Cardinals.

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Mercer is batting .147 (5-for-34) with zero extra-base hits in his last 12 games dating back to Aug. 14.

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Mercer is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, MLB.com reports.

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Mercer (forearm) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

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Mercer (forearm) is not in the lineup Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports.

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Mercer (forearm) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports.

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Mercer (forearm) is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Nationals.

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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.