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Portrait of Kent Mercker

Kent Mercker PBraves

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
20 692 1325.3 74 67 25 4.16 5.1
Birth Date2-1-1968
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
Age51 years, 8 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1989 ATL MLB 2 1 4.3 0 0 0 8 6 4 0 99 16.6 12.5 0.0 8.3 0% .500 3.23 4.96 12.46 114 4.83 116.3 0.0
1990 ATL MLB 36 0 48.3 4 7 7 43 24 39 6 104 8.0 4.5 1.1 7.3 0% .264 1.39 4.42 3.17 98 4.36 101.6 0.3
1991 ATL MLB 50 4 73.3 5 3 6 56 35 62 5 105 6.9 4.3 0.6 7.6 0% .251 1.24 3.46 2.58 89 3.25 75.2 1.5
1992 ATL MLB 53 0 68.3 3 2 6 51 35 49 4 103 6.7 4.6 0.5 6.5 0% .237 1.26 3.76 3.42 104 3.88 94.0 0.7
1993 ATL MLB 43 6 66.0 3 1 0 52 36 59 2 100 7.1 4.9 0.3 8.0 0% .272 1.33 3.30 2.86 93 3.47 74.9 1.4
1994 ATL MLB 20 17 112.3 9 4 0 90 45 111 16 101 7.2 3.6 1.3 8.9 0% .256 1.20 4.14 3.45 86 3.11 62.6 3.4
1995 ATL MLB 29 26 143.0 7 8 0 140 61 102 16 98 8.8 3.8 1.0 6.4 0% .282 1.41 4.43 4.15 104 4.74 97.1 1.8
1996 BAL 0 14 12 58.0 3 6 0 73 35 22 12 98 11.3 5.4 1.9 3.4 0% .289 1.86 7.14 7.76 141 9.78 193.1 -2.3
1996 CLE 0 10 0 11.7 1 0 0 10 3 7 1 97 7.7 2.3 0.8 5.4 0% .257 1.11 3.93 3.09 132 7.36 145.2 -0.2
1997 CIN MLB 28 25 144.7 8 11 0 135 62 75 16 100 8.4 3.9 1.0 4.7 0% .258 1.36 4.80 3.92 118 5.33 110.9 0.8
1998 SLN MLB 30 29 161.7 11 11 0 199 53 72 11 100 11.1 3.0 0.6 4.0 0% .326 1.56 4.09 5.07 113 6.37 132.0 -0.9
1999 BOS 0 5 5 25.7 2 0 0 23 13 17 0 97 8.1 4.6 0.0 6.0 0% .280 1.40 3.50 3.51 106 6.61 128.5 -0.1
1999 SLN 0 25 18 103.7 6 5 0 125 51 64 16 104 10.9 4.4 1.4 5.6 0% .318 1.70 5.38 5.12 112 6.26 121.7 0.0
2000 ANA MLB 21 7 48.3 1 3 0 57 29 30 12 85 10.6 5.4 2.2 5.6 0% .296 1.78 7.13 6.52 133 7.83 150.8 -0.9
2002 COL MLB 58 0 44.0 3 1 0 55 22 37 12 119 11.3 4.5 2.5 7.6 0% .319 1.75 6.37 6.14 119 7.22 154.8 -1.0
2003 ATL 0 18 0 17.0 0 0 1 15 7 7 1 100 7.9 3.7 0.5 3.7 0% .241 1.29 4.15 1.06 104 4.68 98.1 0.1
2003 CIN 0 49 0 38.3 0 2 0 31 25 41 5 100 7.3 5.9 1.2 9.6 0% .265 1.46 4.48 2.35 112 5.34 111.8 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 71 0 53.0 3 1 0 39 27 51 4 96 6.6 4.6 0.7 8.7 0% .254 1.25 3.70 2.55 100 4.07 84.0 0.9
2005 CIN MLB 78 0 61.7 3 1 4 64 19 45 8 107 9.3 2.8 1.2 6.6 0% .295 1.35 4.28 3.65 107 5.88 126.4 -0.3
2006 CIN MLB 37 0 28.3 1 1 1 28 11 17 6 97 8.9 3.5 1.9 5.4 0% .247 1.38 5.82 4.13 115 6.12 124.7 -0.1
2008 CIN MLB 15 0 13.7 1 0 0 13 8 6 1 101 8.6 5.3 0.7 4.0 0% .279 1.54 4.93 3.29 118 6.61 140.9 -0.2
1996 TOT MLB 24 12 69.7 4 6 0 83 38 29 13 98 10.7 4.9 1.7 3.7 0% .000 1.74 6.60 6.98 140 9.38 185.1 -2.5
1999 TOT MLB 30 23 129.3 8 5 0 148 64 81 16 102 10.3 4.5 1.1 5.6 0% .000 1.64 5.00 4.80 111 6.33 123.1 -0.1
2003 TOT MLB 67 0 55.3 0 2 1 46 32 48 6 100 7.5 5.2 1.0 7.8 0% .000 1.41 4.38 1.95 109 5.13 107.6 0.1
CareerMLB6921501325.374672513076079171541018.94.11.06.242%.2831.444.594.161095.35111.15.1

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1987 DUR A+ CRL 3 3 11.7 0 1 0 11 6 14 1 8.5 4.6 0.8 10.8 0% .000 1.45 3.45 5.38 0 0.00 0.0
1988 DUR A+ CRL 19 19 127.7 11 4 0 102 47 159 5 7.2 3.3 0.4 11.2 0% .000 1.17 2.33 2.75 0 0.00 0.0
1988 GRN AA SOU 9 9 48.3 3 1 0 36 26 60 2 6.7 4.8 0.4 11.2 0% .000 1.28 2.55 3.35 0 0.00 0.0
1989 ATL MLB NL 2 1 4.3 0 0 0 8 6 4 0 99 16.6 12.5 0.0 8.3 0% .500 3.23 4.96 12.46 114 4.83 116.3
1989 GWN AAA INT 27 27 168.7 9 12 0 107 95 144 17 5.7 5.1 0.9 7.7 0% .000 1.20 4.05 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
1990 ATL MLB NL 36 0 48.3 4 7 7 43 24 39 6 104 8.0 4.5 1.1 7.3 0% .264 1.39 4.42 3.17 98 4.36 101.6
1990 GWN AAA INT 12 10 58.3 5 4 1 60 27 69 1 9.3 4.2 0.2 10.7 0% .000 1.49 2.17 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
1991 ATL MLB NL 50 4 73.3 5 3 6 56 35 62 5 105 6.9 4.3 0.6 7.6 0% .251 1.24 3.46 2.58 89 3.25 75.2
1992 ATL MLB NL 53 0 68.3 3 2 6 51 35 49 4 103 6.7 4.6 0.5 6.5 0% .237 1.26 3.76 3.42 104 3.88 94.0
1993 ATL MLB NL 43 6 66.0 3 1 0 52 36 59 2 100 7.1 4.9 0.3 8.0 0% .272 1.33 3.30 2.86 93 3.47 74.9
1994 ATL MLB NL 20 17 112.3 9 4 0 90 45 111 16 101 7.2 3.6 1.3 8.9 0% .256 1.20 4.14 3.45 86 3.11 62.6
1995 ATL MLB NL 29 26 143.0 7 8 0 140 61 102 16 98 8.8 3.8 1.0 6.4 0% .282 1.41 4.43 4.15 104 4.74 97.1
1996 BAL MLB AL 14 12 58.0 3 6 0 73 35 22 12 98 11.3 5.4 1.9 3.4 0% .289 1.86 7.14 7.76 141 9.78 193.1
1996 CLE MLB AL 10 0 11.7 1 0 0 10 3 7 1 97 7.7 2.3 0.8 5.4 0% .257 1.11 3.93 3.09 132 7.36 145.2
1996 BUF AAA AA 3 3 16.0 0 2 0 11 9 11 3 6.2 5.1 1.7 6.2 0% .000 1.25 5.75 3.94 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CIN MLB NL 28 25 144.7 8 11 0 135 62 75 16 100 8.4 3.9 1.0 4.7 0% .258 1.36 4.80 3.92 118 5.33 110.9
1998 SLN MLB NL 30 29 161.7 11 11 0 199 53 72 11 100 11.1 3.0 0.6 4.0 0% .326 1.56 4.09 5.07 113 6.37 132.0
1999 BOS MLB AL 5 5 25.7 2 0 0 23 13 17 0 97 8.1 4.6 0.0 6.0 0% .280 1.40 3.50 3.51 106 6.61 128.5
1999 SLN MLB NL 25 18 103.7 6 5 0 125 51 64 16 104 10.9 4.4 1.4 5.6 0% .318 1.70 5.38 5.12 112 6.26 121.7
2000 ANA MLB AL 21 7 48.3 1 3 0 57 29 30 12 85 10.6 5.4 2.2 5.6 0% .296 1.78 7.13 6.52 133 7.83 150.8
2000 LEL A+ CLF 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 0% .000 0.00 2.18 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 COL MLB NL 58 0 44.0 3 1 0 55 22 37 12 119 11.3 4.5 2.5 7.6 0% .319 1.75 6.37 6.14 119 7.22 154.8
2002 CSP AAA PCL 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 15.9 10.6 10.6 0.0 0% .167 2.94 22.27 21.18 0 0.00 0.0
2003 ATL MLB NL 18 0 17.0 0 0 1 15 7 7 1 100 7.9 3.7 0.5 3.7 0% .241 1.29 4.15 1.06 104 4.68 98.1
2003 CIN MLB NL 49 0 38.3 0 2 0 31 25 41 5 100 7.3 5.9 1.2 9.6 0% .265 1.46 4.48 2.35 112 5.34 111.8
2004 CHN MLB NL 71 0 53.0 3 1 0 39 27 51 4 96 6.6 4.6 0.7 8.7 0% .254 1.25 3.70 2.55 100 4.07 84.0
2005 CIN MLB NL 78 0 61.7 3 1 4 64 19 45 8 107 9.3 2.8 1.2 6.6 0% .295 1.35 4.28 3.65 107 5.88 126.4
2006 CIN MLB NL 37 0 28.3 1 1 1 28 11 17 6 97 8.9 3.5 1.9 5.4 0% .247 1.38 5.82 4.13 115 6.12 124.7
2008 CIN MLB NL 15 0 13.7 1 0 0 13 8 6 1 101 8.6 5.3 0.7 4.0 0% .279 1.54 4.93 3.29 118 6.61 140.9
2008 DYT A MDW 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.26 0.00 95 4.84 99.0
2008 LOU AAA INT 2 1 1.7 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 85 10.6 5.3 0.0 0.0 0% .286 1.76 5.08 5.29 109 4.92 100.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 205 0.4488 0.4390 0.8333 0.6522 0.2655 0.8833 0.7333 0.1667
Career2050.44880.43900.83330.65220.26550.88330.73330.1667

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
2008-06-03 2008-09-28 60-DL 117 103 Low Back Strain -
2008-05-06 2008-05-29 15-DL 23 20 Low Back Strain -
2006-08-12 2006-10-01 60-DL 50 45 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-08-17
2006-07-21 2006-08-07 15-DL 17 15 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2006-05-11 2006-05-26 15-DL 15 13 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2004-05-16 2004-06-04 15-DL 19 16 Low Back Tightness -
2003-06-25 2003-07-10 15-DL 15 14 Low Back Sprain -
2002-06-06 2002-07-30 15-DL 54 45 Left Hand Fracture -
2000-05-12 2000-08-12 60-DL 92 80 - Head Cerebral Hemorrhage - -
1999-09-07 1999-09-23 15-DL 16 13 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1998-06-14 1998-07-01 15-DL 17 15 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
1997-08-17 1997-09-01 15-DL 15 13 - Low Back Strain - -
1991-08-09 1991-08-24 15-DL 15 15 - Not Disclosed - -
1990-04-11 1990-05-07 15-DL 26 22 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1987-05-05 1987-08-30 Minors 117 0 Left Elbow Surgery Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 CIN $600,000
2006 CIN $1,350,000
2005 CIN $1,250,000
2004 CHN $1,200,000
2003 CIN, ATL $550,000
2002 COL $500,000
2000 ANA $850,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$6,300,000
7 yrTotal$6,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 148 d1 yr/$0.6M (08)

Details
  • contract purchased 3/31/08
  • re-signed as a free agent 2/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 12/04, 2 year/$2.6M (05-06), 05:$1.25M, 06:$1.35M
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 12/03, 1 year/$1.2M (04)
  • acquired in trade from CIN 8/03 contract purchased 3/03 signed as a free agent from COL 1/03, 1 year/$0.55M (03) (minor-league contract)
  • signed 1/02 (minor-league contract)

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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