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Jordy Mercer SSTigers

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-27-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age33 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsR
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1.02015
1.62016
0.32017
0.92018
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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
2012 PIT 25 42 68 13 5 1 1 4 14 1 0 1 .210 .265 .371 73 -2.1 0.1 0.5 0.1
2013 PIT 26 103 365 95 22 2 8 22 62 4 3 2 .285 .336 .435 100 0.5 -4.0 1.0 1.1
2014 PIT 27 149 555 129 27 2 12 35 89 4 4 1 .255 .305 .387 90 -5.6 3.9 10.2 3.2
2015 PIT 28 116 430 96 21 0 3 27 73 2 3 2 .244 .293 .320 72 -12.6 2.1 2.7 1.0
2016 PIT 29 149 584 133 22 3 11 51 83 5 1 1 .256 .328 .374 92 -4.5 3.0 -7.4 1.6
2017 PIT 30 145 558 128 24 5 14 51 88 3 0 4 .255 .326 .406 96 -0.8 -1.2 -18.7 0.3
2018 PIT 31 117 436 99 29 2 6 32 87 6 2 0 .251 .315 .381 87 -5.4 -1.0 -3.0 0.9
2019 DET 32 74 271 69 16 0 9 13 57 2 0 0 .270 .310 .438 91 -2.1 -1.1 1.4 0.9
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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
2008 HIC A SAL 50 208 .258 .325 .374 .303 106 -4.3 5.9 2.5 85 0 2.8 0.0 -6.0 0.5
2008 SCO A- NYP 6 25 .234 .302 .334 .250 98 0.5 0.7 0.2 94 0 0.6 0.5 -0.7 0.1
2009 LYN A+ CRL 131 580 .252 .331 .379 .293 97 6.6 17.7 6.9 95 0 4.3 -0.1 -0.8 2.9
2010 ALT AA EAS 126 538 .258 .328 .393 .320 97 5.4 15.3 2.1 98 0 2.8 0.3 -0.3 2.1
2011 ALT AA EAS 72 301 .257 .322 .388 .260 84 19.8 8.9 4.1 119 0 7.7 -2.5 6.2 2.4
2011 IND AAA INT 60 250 .258 .322 .399 .271 97 -5.8 7.8 1.3 87 0 0.9 1.7 -2.9 0.8
2012 PIT MLB NL 42 68 .257 .315 .399 .250 95 -1.9 1.9 0.5 73 17 0.5 0.1 -2.1 0.1
2012 IND AAA INT 56 236 .255 .326 .391 .346 100 6 7.0 2 120 0 2.9 1.8 5.3 1.9
2013 PIT MLB NL 103 365 .253 .313 .393 .330 98 4.8 9.6 3.1 100 8 1.0 -4.0 0.5 1.1
2013 IND AAA INT 26 109 .256 .324 .384 .392 99 3.9 3.1 1.3 150 0 3.7 -0.3 4.4 1.2
2014 PIT MLB NL 149 555 .251 .313 .387 .285 101 -2.8 14.3 6.5 90 7 10.2 3.9 -5.6 3.2
2015 PIT MLB NL 116 430 .257 .319 .403 .290 93 -12.2 11.6 5.3 72 8 2.7 2.1 -12.6 1.0
2015 IND AAA INT 7 26 .255 .316 .390 .263 101 -0.5 0.7 0.3 85 0 0.5 -0.2 -0.8 0.1
2016 PIT MLB NL 149 584 .252 .320 .409 .286 94 0.7 16.5 7.6 92 9 -7.4 3.0 -4.5 1.6
2017 PIT MLB NL 145 558 .251 .321 .416 .284 95 -1.3 16.3 7.5 96 9 -18.7 -1.2 -0.8 0.3
2018 PIT MLB NL 117 436 .246 .316 .401 .306 96 -5.9 12.2 5.6 87 10 -3.0 -1.0 -5.4 0.9
2019 DET MLB AL 74 271 .252 .319 .432 .316 102 -0.7 8.2 2.5 91 8 1.4 -1.1 -2.1 0.9
2019 LAK A+ FSL 4 16 .247 .314 .356 .000 90 -3.3 0.4 0 30 0 -0.2 0.0 -1.0 -0.1
2019 TOL AAA INT 12 50 .271 .351 .459 .270 95 -1.6 1.7 -0.1 90 0 -0.3 0.9 -0.7 0.1

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
2008 HIC A SAL 208 192 21 48 7 0 4 67 18 12 44 4 3 .250 .300 .349 .099 1 1
2008 SCO A- NYP 25 24 5 6 1 1 1 12 2 1 3 1 0 .250 .280 .500 .250 0 0
2009 LYN A+ CRL 580 513 64 131 36 4 10 205 83 41 93 10 6 .255 .320 .400 .144 3 3
2010 ALT AA EAS 538 485 67 137 31 2 3 181 65 31 69 7 1 .282 .331 .373 .091 6 6
2011 IND AAA INT 250 226 39 54 13 1 6 87 21 13 43 3 3 .239 .304 .385 .146 0 3
2011 ALT AA EAS 301 265 40 71 17 1 13 129 48 23 35 6 3 .268 .329 .487 .219 6 3
2012 PIT MLB NL 68 62 7 13 5 1 1 23 5 4 14 0 1 .210 .265 .371 .161 1 0
2012 IND AAA INT 236 209 28 60 14 1 4 88 27 20 45 3 5 .287 .357 .421 .134 2 1
2013 IND AAA INT 109 96 11 32 6 1 1 43 19 12 17 3 1 .333 .404 .448 .115 1 0
2013 PIT MLB NL 365 333 33 95 22 2 8 145 27 22 62 3 2 .285 .336 .435 .150 1 5
2014 PIT MLB NL 555 506 56 129 27 2 12 196 55 35 89 4 1 .255 .305 .387 .132 5
2015 PIT MLB NL 430 394 34 96 21 0 3 126 34 27 73 3 2 .244 .293 .320 .076 3 4
2015 IND AAA INT 26 25 3 6 0 0 1 9 3 1 5 0 0 .240 .269 .360 .120 0 0
2016 PIT MLB NL 584 519 66 133 22 3 11 194 59 51 83 1 1 .256 .328 .374 .118 2 7
2017 PIT MLB NL 558 502 52 128 24 5 14 204 58 51 88 0 4 .255 .326 .406 .151 2 0
2018 PIT MLB NL 436 394 43 99 29 2 6 150 39 32 87 2 0 .251 .315 .381 .129 3 1
2019 TOL AAA INT 50 43 11 10 3 0 0 13 4 5 6 0 0 .233 .340 .302 .070 0 0
2019 LAK A+ FSL 16 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .000 0 0
2019 DET MLB AL 271 256 24 69 16 0 9 112 22 13 57 0 0 .270 .310 .438 .168 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 249 0.5502 0.4538 0.8142 0.5401 0.3482 0.8919 0.6667 0.1858 0.0028
2013 1369 0.5172 0.4412 0.8295 0.5579 0.3162 0.9063 0.6842 0.1705 0.0145
2014 2002 0.5060 0.4590 0.8009 0.5933 0.3215 0.8952 0.6226 0.1991 0.0077
2015 1574 0.5184 0.4409 0.8300 0.5735 0.2982 0.9103 0.6637 0.1700 0.0023
2016 2250 0.4849 0.4338 0.8463 0.5830 0.2934 0.9151 0.7176 0.1537 0.0000
2017 2167 0.4915 0.4158 0.8435 0.5906 0.2468 0.9173 0.6728 0.1565 0.0000
2018 1675 0.4979 0.4412 0.7767 0.5947 0.2889 0.8871 0.5514 0.2233 0.0000
2019 1067 0.4977 0.4124 0.7841 0.5537 0.2724 0.8741 0.6027 0.2159 0.0000
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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
2014-09-15 2014-09-18 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-08-15 2014-08-15 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Tightness -
2014-04-18 2014-04-18 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Contusion Spiked - -
2012-08-18 2012-08-18 DTD 0 0 Right Wrist Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 DET $5,250,000
2018 PIT $6,750,000
2017 PIT $4,325,000
2016 PIT $2,075,000
2015 PIT $538,000
2014 PIT $515,500
2013 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$14,203,500
2019Current$5,250,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$19,453,500
6 yrTotal$19,453,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 95 dBoras Corp.1 year/$5.25M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2019). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/12/18. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 120, 125 games played. $50,000 for 130 g.
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2018). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2017). Re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.075M (2016). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.538M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (3-79) (Oklahoma State). Signed 6/08, $0.508M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anticipating that he will be the everyday shortstop when he suits up for Detroit this spring, Jordy Mercer will be the most-experienced player to make his team debut at that position for the Tigers since Jhonny Peralta in 2010 and the oldest (I think) since Adam Everett in 2009. I've scouted Mercer's modest stat line, but you've watched him regularly with the Pirates. What do you think it's reasonable for the Tigers to expect to get from Mercer in 2019?
(Alec Denton from Atlanta)
Mercer is your basic generic shortstop. The advanced metrics all agree that he's become a below-average fielder, but it's more a case of him not making the spectacular play than butchering routine ones. Jose Iglesias he's not. Two things to be concerned about. First, he's never played more than 149 games in a season, so expect to see a fair amount of Ronny Rodriguez. Second, the bat, which was acceptable in 2016 and 2017, declined in 2018. Could be injuries, or could be a guy who's 32. In any case, he's down-in-the-order placeholder, but looking at the Tigers' farm system, I'm not exactly sure for whom. Isaac Paredes? Tigers gonna win, what, 65-75 games this year, maybe? Mercer's not going to keep them out of the postseason or anything. (Rob Mains)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)What is Kevin Newman going to be?
(Hector from Texas)
How much do you like Jordy Mercer? (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kevin Newman? Does he take over for Jordy Mercer in the next year or two?
(Justin from The Fieldhouse)
Newman is like the Dom Smith of shortstop prospects for me. He's fine. I get it. It's a solid major leaguer. It just doesn't excite me. But I imagine that is the timetable yes. And speaking of... (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-10-07 19:30:00 (link to chat)Follow up: Which of these two teams offends you more by their decision to choose an alternate uni for tonight's game? Also, who hits the first flyball for PIT and in what inning?
(JQ from NJ)
Jordy Mercer, second. :)

Neither. I prefer these unis to the Cubs' grays and the Bucs' whites. In a perfect world, Pitt wears their throwbacks, though. - MT

Gonna disagree with Matt here, and say no flyballs are gonna happen this game. I feel good about this. - CG (NL Wild Card Game Chat)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the Mets, what would your infield configuration be for the rest of the season (with Wright and without)? Has Tejada done enough at the plate to start getting consideration for more playing time at SS?
(mattstupp from NYC)
If I were the Mets I probably wouldn't have the same collection of players for the remainder of the season. That doesn't mean Tulo, but I'd shop around to see how I could rearrange the parts. Maybe that means trading Daniel Murphy, maybe it means trading Wilmer Flores. Either way, the Mets have too many options at second and third and not enough at shortstop, so trying to snag a Jordy Mercer (who is admittedly having a poor season) or someone along those lines would appeal to me.

As for Tejada, I would reckon he has done enough to earn more PT. Even so, I'm not banking on him keeping it up (in terms of hitting or playing time)-in part because the Mets aren't sweet on him (reportedly due to work ethic concerns). (R.J. Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I am so up in the air about 2B and SS where to look for the future in Dynasty league. Can you rate the following. DJ LeMahieu, Marwin Gonzalez, Brian Dozier Jordy Mercer,. Thank you for the time you put into this. As of now I have Doizer at 2nd and Mercer at SS with Jose Reyes.
(OB1 from NYC)
Woof.

Dozier, Marwin, DJ, Jordy. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)As we near the end of the Clint Barmes era in Pit, will Jordy Mercer get first crack or will he be leapfrogged by Hanson, Santos, Ngoepe, etc.?
(Statorama from WI)
Hi Statorama. With the disclaimer that I am nowhere near this situation, my guess from just looking at their ages and levels of experience would be for Mercer or Santos to get first crack. The others seem too far away. (Geoff Young)


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