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Birth Date12-16-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight197 lbs
Age24 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 CLE 24 26 108 30 6 0 3 5 19 3 4 1 .306 .358 .459 96 -0.1 1.9 -1.0 0.3
Career2610830603519341.306.358.45996-0.11.9-1.00.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 CRD Rk GCL 42 186 .244 .317 .330 .262 99 -4 5.6 1.4 87 0 -2.8 1.6 -7.2 -0.1
2014 JCY Rk APP 60 274 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 85 0 0.0 0.0 -12.4 0.0
2015 PEO A MID 117 513 .254 .319 .364 .282 101 -8.9 14.1 5.2 93 0 -9.3 7.1 -10.7 0.7
2016 PMB A+ FSL 125 506 .245 .316 .344 .253 92 -14.4 14.5 4.6 81 0 4.1 1.1 -19.6 0.5
2017 SFD AA TEX 120 523 .258 .324 .389 .348 101 14.5 14.2 0.7 114 0 -2.8 5.7 7.2 2.7
2017 SUR Wnt AFL 22 102 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 COH AAA INT 32 119 .252 .312 .384 .325 99 -3.6 3.5 0 93 0 -0.4 -2.2 -0.7 0.0
2018 MEM AAA PCL 100 427 .271 .341 .418 .323 94 11.3 12.5 0.7 108 0 -3.2 8.1 5.8 2.4
2019 CLE MLB AL 26 108 .242 .314 .411 .355 104 3.1 3.2 -0.7 96 19 -1.0 1.9 -0.1 0.3
2019 COH AAA INT 30 140 .272 .347 .461 .373 99 5.8 4.8 -0.3 137 0 6.3 1.0 5.7 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 CRD Rk GCL 186 163 18 34 5 4 1 50 14 17 39 12 4 .209 .290 .307 .098 3 0
2014 JCY Rk APP 274 245 41 55 9 1 3 75 25 20 37 26 7 .224 .303 .306 .082 1
2015 PEO A MID 513 472 70 120 23 3 4 161 44 23 61 50 19 .254 .297 .341 .087 5 5
2016 PMB A+ FSL 506 442 50 95 23 1 0 120 27 44 71 33 20 .215 .296 .271 .057 5 6
2017 SFD AA TEX 523 477 76 137 20 4 13 204 46 32 112 38 19 .287 .341 .428 .140 4 1
2017 SUR Wnt AFL 102 87 9 23 5 0 0 28 11 14 18 6 0 .264 .363 .322 .057 1 0
2018 MEM AAA PCL 427 382 73 109 21 1 8 156 42 36 64 31 8 .285 .351 .408 .123 3 2
2018 COH AAA INT 119 103 12 26 5 1 0 33 5 13 23 6 4 .252 .342 .320 .068 0 2
2019 COH AAA INT 140 119 24 35 10 1 4 59 15 16 32 14 3 .294 .396 .496 .202 0 1
2019 CLE MLB AL 108 98 21 30 6 0 3 45 12 5 19 4 1 .306 .358 .459 .153 0 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 370 0.4865 0.5270 0.7590 0.7667 0.3000 0.8768 0.4737 0.2410 0.0000
Career3700.48650.52700.75900.76670.30000.87680.47370.24100.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CLE $
2018 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/17. Re-signed by St. Louis 3/18. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from St. Louis 7/31/18.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2013 (2-57) (Gaither HS, Tampa). $1.5M signing bonus ($0.9714M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 264 38 65 10 1 7 26 16 60 15 6 .270 .323 .407 92 7.9 LF -1, RF 0 0.7
80o 245 34 57 8 1 7 23 15 57 13 5 .253 .306 .391 85 4.5 LF 0, RF 0 0.4
70o 232 32 53 8 1 6 21 13 55 12 5 .249 .299 .380 80 2.2 LF 0, RF 0 0.1
60o 221 30 49 7 1 6 20 12 53 11 5 .241 .292 .374 75 0.5 LF 0, RF 0 0.0
50o 210 28 45 7 1 5 18 11 51 10 4 .232 .279 .356 71 -0.9 LF 0, RF 0 -0.2
40o 199 26 42 6 1 5 17 10 49 10 4 .228 .274 .353 67 -2.2 LF 0, RF 0 -0.3
30o 188 24 38 6 1 4 15 10 47 9 4 .218 .267 .333 63 -3.5 LF 0, RF 0 -0.4
20o 175 21 34 5 1 4 14 9 44 8 3 .210 .259 .327 57 -4.7 LF 0, RF 0 -0.6
10o 156 18 28 4 1 3 12 7 40 7 3 .192 .237 .295 50 -6.1 LF 0, RF 0 -0.7
Weighted Mean2132846715191252114.235.284.35772-0.6LF 0, RF 0-0.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-11 16:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Yusniel Diaz, Oscar Mercado, Yordan Alvarez and Daz Cameron by projected plate appearances this year, and what is rhe range / error bars?
(PA prognosticator from PA)
Mercado, Alvarez, Cameron, Diaz, although Mercado's the only one who seems to have an obvious route to any significant PT, as the Astros have the depth to keep Alvarez in the minors and the Orioles and Tigers have no incentive to bring anyone up early. (Darius Austin)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Oscar Mercado, Bader, Randy A, J A Garcia..... these guys seemed destined for part time in Stl. Should we be investing in any? Will their ultimate positions depend on if they stay w Cards? Any of them good enough for Cards to make room or clear space to play in 2019?
(Ghost of McGuire from Midwest)
Bader has to have some sort of regular role in 2019, I'd imagine. But man, that OF is clogged up pretty bad. I like Mercado a lot and I think Arozarena is classic Cardinals Devil Magic material but it's a legit question if they're going to debut in a STL uni. Semi-related, keep an eye on Elehuris Montero. He was a preseason breakout pick of mine when I did my top 50 for prospects1500. (Eddy Almaguer)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)When I see Delvin Perez I can't help but think of Oscar Mercado, another glove first SS of a few years back. Why does the industry, or yourself, believe he can figure out how to hit enough? Has it to do with being 3 inches taller than Mercado or just a better swing? *Disclaimer I am not a scout and you have 0 reason to accept this a valid comp
(Lotion from In a basket)
That's an interesting comp, even if I don't agree with it. The thing I see in Perez -- and some see it and some don't -- is a chance for big raw power. There's so much bat speed, and he's going to fill out. There's concerns about the hit tool, as there should be, but man, the upside, the upside is palpable. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Have you gotten a chance to take a look at Oscar Mercado? Cardinals SS in High-A looking good with the glove and on the basepaths. Any fantasy value here?
(Will from Gainesville)
We'll have some notes on him shortly, one of our FSL guys caught him last weekend and another is sitting on Palm Beach this weekend. The speed is legit, though he's raw on the bases. Big question will be whether he gets on base enough to use it. Shows some plate discipline, line drive hitter. Alcides Escobar-type potential if it works out? To be continued though, certainly an interesting profile. (Wilson Karaman)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason. Do you see Oscar Mercado as a future SS for the Cardinals?
(dixie_flyer from st. louis)
I don't. I don't think he will hit enough to be a major league regular. (Jason Parks)


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