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Jordy Mercer

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

AVG

.244

HR

3

RBI

34

R

34

SB

3

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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.

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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 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 149 555 506 56 129 41 27 2 12 55 4 1 35 89 5 5 4 .255 .305 .387 .692
2015 28 AAA IND 7 26 25 3 6 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .240 .269 .360 .629
2015 28 MAJ PIT 116 430 394 34 96 24 21 0 3 34 3 2 27 73 4 3 2 .244 .293 .320 .613
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3-Year Averages     122 449 411 41 106 31 23 1 7 38 3 1 28 74 4 3 3 .258 .308 .370 .678

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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 Cin 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .293 .320 .613
Oct. 3 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .291 .315 .606
Oct. 2 Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .294 .318 .612
Sep. 30 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .295 .319 .614
Sep. 30 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .297 .322 .619
Sep. 29 StL Did not play.
Sep. 28 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .295 .322 .617
Sep. 27 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .298 .325 .623
Sep. 26 @ChC 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .300 .328 .628
Sep. 25 @ChC 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .301 .321 .622
Sep. 24 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .300 .318 .618
Sep. 23 @Col 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .303 .321 .624
Sep. 22 @Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .297 .314 .611
Sep. 21 @Col 5 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .296 .314 .610
Sep. 20 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .289 .301 .590
Sep. 19 @LAD 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .305 .597
Sep. 18 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .287 .302 .589
Sep. 17 ChC 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .289 .304 .593
Sep. 16 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .287 .302 .589
Sep. 15 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 15 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .289 .304 .593
Sep. 13 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .240 .292 .308 .600
Sep. 12 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .296 .312 .608
Sep. 11 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .311 .605
Sep. 10 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .312 .606
Sep. 9 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .296 .314 .610
Sep. 8 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .296 .315 .611
Sep. 7 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 6 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .297 .318 .615
Sep. 5 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .298 .321 .619
Last 7 Days 22 1 4 1 0 0 4 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .217 .227 .444
Last 14 Days 49 8 14 5 0 1 9 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .321 .449 .770
Last 30 Days 96 10 21 5 0 1 12 7 22 0 0 0 1 0 .219 .269 .302 .571

Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 115
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
20158110041.284.383.738
2014121143201.314.455.803
201378134100.410.6921.152

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015313243302.233.304.580
2014385429353.236.366.658
2013255204173.247.357.654

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201519270201.250.302.588
2014252253283.266.361.681
2013170141101.265.347.649

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015202273142.238.337.637
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 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 555 506 6.3% 16% 0.39 82% .289 .132
2015 28 AAA IND 26 25 3.8% 19.2% 0.20 80% .263 .120
2015 28 MAJ PIT 430 394 6.3% 17% 0.37 81% .292 .076
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3-Year Averages     449 411 6.2% 16.5% 0.38 82% .300 .112

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2015 Stat Review for Jordy Mercer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.244 AVG
POOR
81% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.292 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.320 SLG
TERRIBLE
.076 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.613 OPS
TERRIBLE
.293 OBP
POOR

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jordy Mercer

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.