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Jordy Mercer

28-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

AVG

.242

HR

2

RBI

19

R

21

SB

3

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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. ...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Leg     EST. RETURN:  9/8/2015
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   

July 20, 2015  –  Jordy Mercer News

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Mercer (leg) will head to the 15-day disabled list with a lower-leg contusion and MCL sprain, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 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 149 555 506 56 129 41 27 2 12 55 4 1 35 89 5 5 4 .255 .305 .387 .692
2015 28 MAJ PIT 80 298 273 21 66 16 14 0 2 19 3 1 17 48 4 2 2 .242 .289 .315 .604
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3-Year Averages     98 328 300 32 79 26 18 1 7 29 2 1 20 55 3 2 3 .263 .314 .400 .714

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

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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
Aug. 1 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 30 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 28 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 26 Was Did not play.
Jul. 25 Was Did not play.
Jul. 24 Was Did not play.
Jul. 23 Was Did not play.
Jul. 22 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 21 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 20 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .289 .315 .604
Jul. 18 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .289 .315 .604
Jul. 17 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .293 .320 .613
Jul. 12 StL 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .293 .322 .615
Jul. 11 StL 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .291 .321 .612
Jul. 10 StL 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .293 .324 .617
Jul. 9 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .290 .317 .607
Jul. 8 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .294 .321 .615
Jul. 7 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .297 .325 .622
Jul. 6 SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .298 .326 .624
Jul. 5 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .297 .326 .623
Jul. 4 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .294 .326 .620
Jul. 3 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .294 .326 .620
Jul. 2 @Det 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .248 .297 .330 .627
Jul. 1 @Det 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .290 .322 .612
Jun. 30 @Det 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .239 .288 .320 .608
Jun. 28 Atl 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .288 .323 .611
Jun. 27 Atl 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .279 .310 .589
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 64 4 19 3 0 0 5 4 15 1 1 0 1 3 .297 .333 .344 .677

Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 79
2014 144 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
2015515021.255.353.686
2014121143201.314.455.803
201378134100.410.6921.152

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015222162172.239.306.585
2014385429353.236.366.658
2013255204173.247.357.654

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201514050131.264.329.633
2014252253283.266.361.681
2013170141101.265.347.649

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201513316262.218.301.575
2014254319271.244.413.704
2013163197172.307.528.898
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 555 506 6.3% 16% 0.39 82% .289 .132
2015 28 MAJ PIT 298 273 5.7% 16.1% 0.35 82% .287 .073
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3-Year Averages     328 300 6.1% 16.8% 0.36 82% .303 .137

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2015 Stat Review for Jordy Mercer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.242 AVG
WEAK
82% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.287 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.315 SLG
TERRIBLE
.073 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
5.7% BB Rate
WEAK
16.1% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.604 OPS
TERRIBLE
.289 OBP
POOR

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

Mercer (leg) will return to Pittsburgh to be reevaluated, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Updating a previous report, Mercer is dealing with what is being called a lower left leg injury.

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Mercer was carted off the field Sunday after suffering an apparent left knee injury when the Brewers' Carlos Gomez caught the shortstop's leg on a slide into second base, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Mercer is batting leadoff for the first time this season in Sunday's outing against the Cardinals.

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Mercer went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Cardinals on Friday.

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Mercer, who is batting fifth Friday, has five hits in 13 career at-bats versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.

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Mercer extended his batting streak to five games Sunday, collecting three hits against the Braves.

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Mercer went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Atlanta on Saturday.

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Mercer was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles including a walk-off rip to score Andrew McCutchen with the winning run in the 10th inning of a win over Atlanta on Friday night.

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Mercer is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

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Mercer went 3-for-3 Wednesday, giving him five multi-hit efforts in his last 14 starts.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.