Yermin Mercedes
Yermin Mercedes
28-Year-Old DHDH
Chicago White Sox
Day-To-Day
Injury Foot
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Mercedes didn't see much action in 2020, failing to reach base in his lone plate appearances for the White Sox. The backstop did put together an impressive season in 2019 at Triple-A, slashing .310/.386/.647 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI in just 53 contests. While his 19.1 K% is undoubtedly a cause for concern, it's a common occurrence for power hitters to strike out at a higher rate, and there shouldn't be many questions about Mercedes power stroke after the 2019 campaign. The 27-year-old will have a chance to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster heading into 2021, and he'll likely need to beat out Zack Collins for the backup catching job if he's to start the season in the big leagues. It seems more likely that Mercedes could be a mid-to-late-season call-up, barring any significant injuries to either Collins or Yasmani Grandal. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
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$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in February of 2021.
Exits early Tuesday
DHChicago White Sox
Foot
April 20, 2021
Mercedes left Tuesday's game against Cleveland after fouling a ball off his left foot, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 28-year-old went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being replaced in the field during the fifth inning after fouling a ball off his foot earlier in the contest. Mercedes could take a seat for Wednesday's series finale to provide two full days of rest with a scheduled off day Thursday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+49%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+46%
OPS vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left 1.455 13 4 1 3 0 .500 .538 .917
Since 2019vs Right .975 51 3 3 9 0 .354 .392 .583
2021vs Left 1.455 13 4 1 3 0 .500 .538 .917
2021vs Right .996 50 3 3 9 0 .362 .400 .596
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+15%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home 1.191 22 2 2 4 0 .368 .455 .737
Since 2019Away 1.015 42 5 2 8 0 .390 .405 .610
2021Home 1.191 22 2 2 4 0 .368 .455 .737
2021Away 1.040 41 5 2 8 0 .400 .415 .625
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Yermin Mercedes 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 2019 data (min 400 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
0.40
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
15.9%
 
BABIP
.422
 
ISO
.271
 
AVG
.390
 
OBP
.429
 
SLG
.661
 
OPS
1.090
 
wOBA
.470
 
Exit Velocity
81.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.6%
 
Barrels/PA
9.8%
 
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Homers in nightcap
DHChicago White Sox
April 18, 2021
Mercedes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against Boston. He went 0-for-3 in the first game.
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Continues torrid start
DHChicago White Sox
April 14, 2021
Mercedes went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's win over Cleveland.
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Out of Tuesday's lineup
DHChicago White Sox
April 13, 2021
Mercedes is not in Tuesday's lineup against Cleveland.
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Continues sizzling start
DHChicago White Sox
April 9, 2021
Mercedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the 6-0 win Thursday over the Royals.
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Gets breather Wednesday
DHChicago White Sox
April 7, 2021
Mercedes isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Seattle.
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