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Jordy Mercer

30-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

AVG

.249

HR

11

RBI

48

R

42

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Mercer likely means more to the Pirates than he does to fantasy owners. The shortstop finished third in the NL with a .985 fielding percentage, captaining an otherwise mediocre infield defense. He hit...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   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, $4.325 million deal with the Pirates in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.

August 7, 2017  –  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 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 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
2016 29 MAJ PIT 149 584 519 66 133 36 22 3 11 59 1 1 51 83 7 2 5 .256 .328 .374 .702
2017 30 MAJ PIT 115 448 402 42 100 35 20 4 11 48 0 4 43 70 0 2 1 .249 .321 .400 .721
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3-Year Averages     138 521 473 52 119 32 23 1 8 49 2 1 37 81 5 3 3 .252 .308 .355 .663
Career  (View All)     674 2,450 2,216 238 566 175 117 12 46 228 11 11 182 391 21 14 17 .255 .315 .381 .696

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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
Aug. 17 StL 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .321 .400 .721
Aug. 16 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .323 .401 .724
Aug. 15 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .252 .326 .405 .731
Aug. 13 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .324 .405 .729
Aug. 12 @Tor 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .327 .409 .736
Aug. 11 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .326 .401 .727
Aug. 10 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .328 .404 .732
Aug. 9 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .331 .408 .739
Aug. 8 Det 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .258 .333 .411 .744
Aug. 7 Det Did not play.
Aug. 6 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .334 .409 .743
Aug. 5 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .336 .414 .750
Aug. 4 SD 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .339 .418 .757
Aug. 3 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .335 .416 .751
Aug. 2 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .336 .415 .751
Aug. 1 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .339 .420 .759
Jul. 30 @SD 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .340 .419 .759
Jul. 29 @SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .339 .415 .754
Jul. 28 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .339 .418 .757
Jul. 26 @SF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .341 .421 .762
Jul. 25 @SF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .341 .424 .765
Jul. 24 @SF 5 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .341 .426 .767
Jul. 23 @Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .338 .415 .753
Jul. 22 @Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .338 .415 .753
Jul. 21 @Col 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .339 .419 .758
Jul. 20 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 19 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .341 .413 .754
Jul. 18 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .342 .415 .757
Jul. 17 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268 .345 .419 .764
Jul. 16 StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .346 .420 .766
Last 7 Games 27 1 4 1 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .148 .179 .296 .475
Last 14 Games 48 4 8 3 0 1 4 2 10 0 0 1 2 1 .167 .208 .292 .500
Last 30 Games 99 8 19 6 0 3 12 6 18 0 0 1 2 3 .192 .241 .343 .584

Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 114
2016 146
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
201794133140.213.372.665
2016102164120.275.451.829
20158110041.284.383.738

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017308298340.260.409.740
2016417507471.252.355.669
2015313243302.233.304.580

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017187184190.246.385.704
2016241344250.290.402.762
201519270201.250.302.588

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017215247290.251.414.737
2016278327341.227.349.649
2015202273142.238.337.637
Jordy Mercer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Martinez STL 24 6 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .250 .250 .292 .542

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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% .303 .099
2009 22 A LYN 571 513 7.2% 16.3% 0.44 82% .285 .145
2010 23 AA ALT 538 485 5.8% 12.8% 0.45 86% .318 .091
2011 24 AA ALT 301 265 7.6% 11.6% 0.66 87% .260 .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% .346 .134
2012 25 MAJ PIT 68 62 5.9% 20.6% 0.29 77% .250 .161
2013 26 AAA IND 109 96 11% 15.6% 0.71 82% .392 .115
2013 26 MAJ PIT 365 333 6% 17% 0.35 81% .330 .150
2014 27 MAJ PIT 555 506 6.3% 16% 0.39 82% .285 .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% .290 .076
2016 29 MAJ PIT 584 519 8.7% 14.2% 0.61 84% .286 .118
2017 30 MAJ PIT 448 402 9.6% 15.6% 0.61 83% .276 .151
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3-Year Averages     521 473 7.1% 15.5% 0.46 83% .287 .103
Career     2,450 2,216 7.4% 16% 0.47 82% .290 .126

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Jordy Mercer Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 986.3 -1 242 1 -2 0 507 -1 382 -1 -2 6 -2
2016 SS 1245.3 -14 244 -11 -3 0 610 0 504 -6 -3 -1 -7
2017 SS 976.7 -4 194 -3 -1 0 480 -4 164 -1 5 -1 -7
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 0 1 -1 0 0
2016 SS 0 1 1 -11 0 -9
2017 SS 0 2 1 -3 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Jordy Mercer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.61 BB/K
GOOD
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
15.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.721 OPS
WEAK
.321 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.249 AVG
WEAK
.276 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.400 SLG
WEAK
.151 ISO
WEAK

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

Mercer went 1-for-4 with a double against Cincinnati on Thursday.

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Mercer is out of Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Mercer, who went 0-for-3 against the Cubs on Friday, is hitting .156 over his last 45 at-bats.

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Mercer is not in the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Philadelphia.

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Mercer collected a pair of hits -- including his eighth homer -- Sunday against the Giants.

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Mercer is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.

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Mercer will start at shortstop and bat eighth Thursday in Milwaukee.

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Mercer went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

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Mercer is back in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

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Mercer is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Mercer went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in Saturday's win over Miami.

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Mercer went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.

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Mercer went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Monday's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Mercer went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles Saturday against the Mets.

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Mercer went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs against the Braves on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 June 1, Mercer hit .269 in 288 plate appearances but the power never showed up. He hit only three home runs with 34 RBI on the year, down from 12 HR and 55 RBI in 2014 (his ISO dropped from .120 to .076). Eventually the team will look for better offensive production from its shortstop position, putting Mercer in a somewhat precarious spot going forward.

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.