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Jordy Mercer

31-Year-Old Shortstop – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

AVG

.252

HR

5

RBI

31

R

32

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

You do not even need to squint that much to see that 2017 Mercer was the same guy as 2016 Mercer. It is crazy to see consecutive batting averages and on-base percentages that close to one another whil...

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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, $6.75 million deal with the Pirates in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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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 145 558 502 52 128 43 24 5 14 58 0 4 51 88 0 2 3 .255 .326 .406 .732
2018 31 MAJ PIT 87 332 301 32 76 29 22 2 5 31 2 0 23 70 0 3 5 .252 .313 .389 .702
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3-Year Averages     136 522 471 50 119 33 22 2 9 50 1 2 43 81 3 2 3 .253 .318 .365 .683
Career  (View All)     791 2,892 2,617 280 670 212 143 15 54 269 13 11 213 479 21 17 24 .256 .316 .384 .700

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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
Jul. 20 @Cin 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .313 .389 .702
Jul. 15 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .252 .311 .389 .700
Jul. 14 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 14 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .312 .393 .705
Jul. 13 Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .312 .394 .706
Jul. 12 Mil 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .253 .312 .392 .704
Jul. 11 Was 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .307 .387 .694
Jul. 10 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .303 .377 .680
Jul. 9 Was Did not play.
Jul. 8 Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .245 .307 .383 .690
Jul. 7 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .308 .385 .693
Jul. 6 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .309 .389 .698
Jul. 4 @LAD 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .312 .393 .705
Jul. 3 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .309 .390 .699
Jul. 2 @LAD 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .313 .395 .708
Jul. 1 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .309 .388 .697
Jun. 30 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .313 .394 .707
Jun. 29 @SD 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .318 .400 .718
Jun. 27 @NYM 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .315 .386 .701
Jun. 26 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .316 .391 .707
Jun. 25 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .317 .393 .710
Jun. 24 Ari Did not play.
Jun. 23 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .322 .400 .722
Jun. 22 Ari 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .323 .403 .726
Jun. 21 Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .325 .407 .732
Jun. 19 Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .328 .411 .739
Jun. 18 Mil 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .329 .409 .738
Jun. 17 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .329 .406 .735
Jun. 16 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .331 .408 .739
Jun. 15 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .328 .412 .740
Last 7 Games 20 3 8 3 0 0 5 1 5 1 0 1 0 1 .400 .455 .550 1.005
Last 14 Games 40 4 10 4 0 0 5 3 12 2 0 1 0 1 .250 .318 .350 .668
Last 30 Games 93 7 21 7 0 1 9 6 30 2 0 1 0 2 .226 .280 .333 .613

Jordy Mercer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 87
2017 144
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
2018755191.307.453.815
2017121154180.248.405.723
2016102164120.275.451.829

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018226274221.235.367.664
20173813710400.257.407.735
2016417507471.252.355.669

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018157191162.293.420.765
2017246255250.248.386.704
2016241344250.290.402.762

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018144134150.208.354.634
2017256279330.262.426.760
2016278327341.227.349.649
Jordy Mercer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Anthony DeSclafani CIN 12 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750

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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 558 502 9.1% 15.8% 0.58 82% .284 .151
2018 31 MAJ PIT 332 301 6.9% 21.1% 0.33 77% .310 .137
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3-Year Averages     522 471 8.2% 15.5% 0.53 83% .287 .112
Career     2,892 2,617 7.4% 16.6% 0.44 82% .293 .128

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Jordy Mercer Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
SS 2017 1241.7 -1 22 -4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2018 744 -13 33 -10 0 -1 -2 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.33 BB/K
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6.9% BB Rate
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21.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.702 OPS
POOR
.313 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.252 AVG
WEAK
.310 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.389 SLG
POOR
.137 ISO
WEAK

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

Mercer went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's victory over Milwaukee.

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Mercer went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Nationals.

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Mercer is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

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Mercer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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Mercer went 1-for-3 with an RBI double Monday against Milwaukee.

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Mercer went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

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Mercer will bat leadoff for the first time in 2018 against the Cubs on Saturday.

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Mercer (illness) will bat eighth and start at shortstop against the Dodgers on Thursday.

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Mercer (illness) is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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Mercer was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with flu-like symptoms.

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Mercer will return to the lineup Tuesday after sitting out Sunday's tilt in St. Louis.

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Mercer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 .283 with a respectable .750 OPS through July before fading once again down the stretch. Mercer played in 149 games, matching his career high, and suffered a forearm injury to his throwing arm caused by overuse in August. The shortstop continued a career-long trend of hitting better against southpaws (.290/.378/.451) than righties (.252/.314/.355), batting leadoff against certain left-handed pitchers. The 30-year-old, who is eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2017, still has no real competition for the starting shortstop spot, though first-round pick Kevin Newman is beginning to make waves in the minors.

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.