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Jordy Mercer

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

AVG

.304

HR

1

RBI

13

R

10

SB

1

2016 Preseason 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: 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, $2.1 million deal with the Pirates in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

April 23, 2016  –  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 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
2016 29 MAJ PIT 21 95 79 10 24 6 5 0 1 13 1 0 9 13 3 2 2 .304 .380 .405 .785
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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
Career  (View All)     431 1,513 1,374 140 357 110 80 5 25 134 11 6 97 251 17 12 13 .260 .312 .380 .692

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
Apr. 27 @Col 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .380 .405 .785
Apr. 26 @Col 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .384 .405 .789
Apr. 25 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .370 .386 .756
Apr. 24 @Ari 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .377 .394 .771
Apr. 23 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Ari 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .305 .386 .407 .793
Apr. 21 @SD 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .273 .354 .327 .681
Apr. 20 @SD 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .350 .346 .696
Apr. 19 @SD 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .321 .292 .613
Apr. 17 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .227 .308 .273 .581
Apr. 16 Mil 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .220 .298 .268 .566
Apr. 15 Mil 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .279 .231 .510
Apr. 14 Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .308 .257 .565
Apr. 13 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .324 .267 .591
Apr. 12 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .355 .296 .651
Apr. 11 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .357 .292 .649
Apr. 10 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .360 .286 .646
Apr. 9 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .364 .316 .680
Apr. 8 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .444 .400 .844
Apr. 6 StL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .364 .749
Apr. 5 StL 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .444 .500 .944
Apr. 3 StL 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Last 7 Days 27 5 9 2 0 1 4 4 4 1 0 1 0 1 .333 .438 .519 .957
Last 14 Days 52 7 17 4 0 1 9 6 7 1 0 1 2 1 .327 .393 .462 .855
Last 30 Days 79 10 24 5 0 1 13 9 13 1 0 2 2 3 .304 .380 .405 .785

Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 21
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
2016152120.400.6001.126
20158110041.284.383.738
2014121143201.314.455.803

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166480111.281.359.702
2015313243302.233.304.580
2014385429353.236.366.658

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016283060.214.286.580
201519270201.250.302.588
2014252253283.266.361.681

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016517171.353.471.902
2015202273142.238.337.637
2014254319271.244.413.704
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
2016 29 MAJ PIT 95 79 9.5% 13.7% 0.69 84% .354 .101
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3-Year Averages     449 411 6.2% 16.5% 0.38 82% .300 .112
Career     1,513 1,374 6.4% 16.6% 0.39 82% .302 .120

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2016 Stat Review for Jordy Mercer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.304 AVG
ELITE
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.354 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.405 SLG
WEAK
.101 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.69 BB/K
GREAT
9.5% BB Rate
GOOD
13.7% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.785 OPS
GOOD
.380 OBP
ELITE

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

Mercer's estimated 466-foot blast off Patrick Corbin on Friday gives him a .444 batting average in nine at-bats as Pittsburgh's leadoff hitter against southpaws.

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Mercer went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs Friday at the Diamondbacks.

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Mercer went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double Wednesday in San Diego.

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Mercer will bat leadoff Wednesday against the Padres.

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Mercer collected a pair of hits Tuesday, including a game-winning, opposite-field single against St. Louis.

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Mercer will bat seventh and play shortstop Saturday against the Reds.

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Mercer (pink eye) is out of the lineup again Wednesday but is expected to return for Thursday's game, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Mercer (pink eye) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox, Root Sports Pittsburgh reports.

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Mercer (knee discomfort) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Tuesday.

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Mercer left Sunday's game against the Orioles after apparently injuring his left leg.

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The Pirates may bat Mercer leadoff against left-handed pitching at times in 2016, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.