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10 Jordy Mercer SS
Height/Weight: 6-3/204 | Birthdate: 8/27/1986 | Birthplace: Seiling, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 27/21 | Average Draft Position: 277.97
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)460.0010.00.26540.0048.002.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2766.25428321
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000801000
201301261780000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis38111 .325 .421 .289
vs Miller (Career)711 .571.143.143
vs RHP228554 .283 .342 .241
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/10/2014Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
Tommy La Stella, 2B ATL
Robbie Erlin, SP SD
Jacob deGrom, SP NYM
07/10/2014Matt Adams, 1B STL
Robert Stephenson, SP CIN
Khris Davis, LF MIL
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD
Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
07/10/2014Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
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7/9@STL4010100
 
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Latest News
Jordy Mercer drives in four in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/14) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer played a big role in an 8-2 win over the Phillies Friday.

Mercer went 2 for 4 with four RBI, as he drove in two runs with each hit. He brought two around on a first-inning single, and then plated  two more with his double in the seventh inning.

Mercer is hitting .243/.283/.359 in 78 games for the Pirates. 

Jordy Mercer remains deep-league option
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/14) You might be surprised to know Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has been the sixth-highest scoring shortstop over the last 28 days in Head-to-Head leagues, and he's been the fourth-ranked shortstop in Rotisserie leagues in that span. Maybe even more shocking is that he ranks ahead of Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in both formats over the last 28 days.

Mercer has been pretty good since a minor benching in late May. He is batting .295 with a .500 slugging percentage and .823 OPS in his last 22 games. It's been one of the best stretches of his career.

Mercer credits his surge to being able to drive the ball to the opposite field. It seems to be helping his confidence at the plate, but I'm just not convinced this is more than a hot streak.

As I wrote in this week's Waiver Wire, I'm a little more confident in J.D. Martinez and Steve Pearce after they made mechanical tweaks to their approach because at least they showed offensive potential in the minors. Mercer showed some pop in the minors, but he was never a standout offensive player. I still believe Mercer remains more of a Fantasy option for deep leagues.

Jordy Mercer developing into more confident hitter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/14) At the end of May, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to pull shortstop Jordy Mercer out of the lineup for two games as he was struggling offensively. It seems the brief time off was beneficial, as Mercer has been on an offensive tear for a few weeks.

He's batting .300 with a .525 slugging percentage and .854 OPS in his last 20 games. Over that stretch, he has three doubles, five home runs, 14 RBI and 16 runs.

"The start of it is hitting balls the other way," Mercer said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Staying on balls and driving them into both the left and right (field) gaps. Everything kind of takes care of itself after that. Once I get a good hitting position, I let it fly."

Manager Clint Hurdle likes what he sees from the 27-year-old infielder.

"His month of June has been very solid," Hurdle said. "He's getting his swing off. He's playing solid defense. His confidence is growing. It's fun to watch him get in the box now with more intent."

Jordy Mercer smacks sixth home run Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/22/14) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Cubs Saturday.

Mercer has homered in back-to-back games as well as three times in the last seven games, the latter of which represents half of his season total. He has hit .234/.268/.362 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 218 at-bats.

Jordy Mercer knocks fourth home run in win Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/14) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 8-6 win over the Marlins Saturday.

Mercer kicked off the day's scoring with a solo home run in the second inning, and he chipped in another RBI with a fifth-inning double. He has hit .230/.261/.342 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 196 at-bats.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/11/14@ CIN7:10 pmMat Latos
7/12/14@ CIN7:15 pmMike Leake
7/13/14@ CIN1:10 pmJohnny Cueto
7/18/14COL7:05 pm
7/19/14COL7:05 pm
7/20/14COL1:35 pm
7/21/14LAD7:05 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012PIT42627131541401 .265 .371 .210
2013PIT1033333395827226232 .336 .435 .285
2014PIT842793370628145411 .291 .366 .251
Total 2296747317815604013044 .311 .401 .264
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012PIT2B7423419041.000
2012PIT3B1000000 ---
2012PITSS28956163914 .982
2013PIT1B10110001.000
2013PIT2B26201063172313 .972
2013PIT3B11303001.000
2013PITSS7863315892141249 .962
2014PITSS817432182233638 .981
2014PITOF1000000 ---
Total  21117182522358022108 .973
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012PIT512310100
2013PIT22214515467
2014PIT14010233369
Total 4132705881216
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013PIT5802001200 .333 .250 .250
Total 5802001200 .333 .250 .250
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 A-Hickory50192214870418124443 .300 .349 .250
2008 A-St. College6245611121310 .280 .500 .250
2009AFA-Lynchburg1315136413136410834193106 .314 .400 .255
2010AA-Altoona Curve12648567137312365316971 .329 .373 .282
2011AA-Altoona Curve7226540711711348233563 .329 .487 .268
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians602263954131621134333 .304 .385 .239
2012AAA-Indianapolis Indians562092860141427204535 .357 .421 .287
2013AAA-Indianapolis Indians2696113261119121731 .404 .448 .333
Total 527201027553912511422831533493722 .321 .404 .268
 
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