Oscar Mercado
Oscar Mercado
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Indians
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Mercado was traded at the deadline from St. Louis to Cleveland in a rare prospect-for-prospect trade, but remained at the Triple-A level for the remainder of the season. In 132 games at the highest level of the minors between the two organizations, the 24-year-old managed a .278/.349/.390 line, good for a roughly average 99 wRC+. That figure certainly doesn't excite, but it's fine for a player who profiles well in center field. Mercado isn't going to be a star, but he's now with an organization that has a shortage of quality outfielders. His combination of an adequate bat and good defense could be enough to earn him a run in the lineup at some point. If that happens, Mercado's speed in particular will interest fantasy owners, as he's swiped an average of 39.5 bags over the last four seasons. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2013. Traded to the Indians in July of 2018.
Posts three hits versus Yankees
OFCleveland Indians
August 18, 2019
Mercado went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, a walk and two stolen bases Sunday during an 8-4 victory against the Yankees.
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The 24-year-old liked hitting at Yankee Stadium, as he went 6-for-9 (.667) with three extra-base hits in the weekend series at the Bronx. The successful weekend has raised his August average to .262. Overall, he's batting .285 with 10 home runs, 35 RBI, 52 runs and 11 steals in 305 at-bats this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
39
1
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
28
1
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .768 128 16 4 12 7 .278 .333 .435
Since 2017vs Right .786 211 36 6 23 4 .284 .327 .459
2019vs Left .768 128 16 4 12 7 .278 .333 .435
2019vs Right .786 211 36 6 23 4 .284 .327 .459
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .787 172 21 7 22 3 .278 .325 .462
Since 2017Away .770 167 31 3 13 8 .285 .333 .437
2019Home .787 172 21 7 22 3 .278 .325 .462
2019Away .770 167 31 3 13 8 .285 .333 .437
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Oscar Mercado compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.32
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
17.7%
 
BABIP
.320
 
ISO
.168
 
AVG
.282
 
OBP
.329
 
SLG
.450
 
OPS
.779
 
wOBA
.341
 
Exit Velocity
88.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.4%
 
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Doubles twice in loss
OFCleveland Indians
August 18, 2019
Mercado went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk and two runs Saturday in the Indians' 6-5 loss to the Yankees.
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Out of Friday's lineup
OFCleveland Indians
August 16, 2019
Mercado is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.
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Riding bench Thursday
OFCleveland Indians
August 15, 2019
Mercado is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
OFCleveland Indians
August 11, 2019
Mercado is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.
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Sitting for Game 2
OFCleveland Indians
August 7, 2019
Mercado is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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