Yermin Mercedes
Yermin Mercedes
28-Year-Old DHDH
Chicago White Sox
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
#592
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in February of 2021.
Remains on Triple-A roster
DHChicago White Sox  AAA
July 22, 2021
Mercedes remains on the active roster at Triple-A Charlotte and is in uniform for Thursday's game, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Mercedes appeared to announce his retirement in an Instagram post Wednesday, but he'll ultimately remain with the Triple-A club going forward. The 28-year-old has slashed .298/.365/.632 with four homers, 12 runs and 10 RBI across 15 games in the minors this year.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
29
3
3
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
16
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+37%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .909 70 9 2 11 0 .338 .386 .523
Since 2019vs Right .664 193 17 5 26 0 .244 .306 .358
2021vs Left .909 70 9 2 11 0 .338 .386 .523
2021vs Right .667 192 17 5 26 0 .246 .307 .360
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
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2020
No Stats
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .721 144 14 4 18 0 .264 .333 .388
Since 2019Away .739 119 12 3 19 0 .277 .319 .420
2021Home .721 144 14 4 18 0 .264 .333 .388
2021Away .745 118 12 3 19 0 .279 .322 .423
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
0.43
 
BB Rate
7.6%
 
K Rate
17.6%
 
BABIP
.309
 
ISO
.133
 
AVG
.271
 
OBP
.328
 
SLG
.404
 
OPS
.732
 
wOBA
.323
 
Exit Velocity
80.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.6%
 
Barrels/PA
6.7%
 
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Announces retirement Wednesday
DHFree Agent  AAA
July 21, 2021
Mercedes announced his retirement in an Instagram post Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
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Demoted to Triple-A
DHChicago White Sox  AAA
July 2, 2021
Mercedes was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
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Not in starting nine
DHChicago White Sox  AAA
July 1, 2021
Mercedes will not start Thursday's game against the Twins.
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Not starting Tuesday
DHChicago White Sox  AAA
June 29, 2021
Mercedes is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
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Doubles, drives in three
DHChicago White Sox  AAA
June 27, 2021
Mercedes went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over Seattle in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.
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